I Am An Anglophile

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 195 People

    Immigration Irritation

    To make this as short as possible - I am an American who lived in the UK on and off over the last 4 years and left my home, job, and bf due to changes in the immigration laws in the UK. As a result of all of that, and the tireless effort I put in trying to stay (not to mention...
    EthanHuntIMF33 EthanHuntIMF33
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    Born On Saint Georges Day

    Is it because I was born in france in front of the Dover white cliffes, or because I was born on the 23 rd of April, I ever love everything about England, the so rich culture, the English food, the English way of life .Every years, we are going to the little town of Canterbury...
    misterpickwick misterpickwick
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2012

    How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways ;)

    I read Shakespeare, I adopt the slangs and I dream of going there when I grow up ;) I study their culture and traditions, especially their interesting history. I love fish and I eat chips :D What's not to love in U.K.?
    ArthurKirkland ArthurKirkland
    22-25
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

    and I've never been to UK.

    I want to live there. Well, at least, if I could visit it for once!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    Something About The Queen's English..

    I just love how they speak, with perhaps the exception of the Cockney Eastenders....although, I didn't mind Julie Walter's character in "Educating Rita". The Irish and Scottish, however, are my favourite.
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Aug 3, 2010

    England, My First Love

    I think I was British in a past life because for some reason, the Uk is my most favourite country that exists.  I love everything that has do do with the UK,  except for a few things (racism, violence, cost), but other than that, if it would be possible I would live...
    DragonAround DragonAround
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    Why?

    I'm a Yank, who's an Anglophile.  Well, it's a bit more general than that, but I don't know the equivalent term for a fascination with the entire British Isles plus Canada and Australia. I've had the fascination since elementary school; then in graduate school, my wonderful...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Jun 4, 2008

    My Friends Have Ate Yorkshire Pudding Many Times.

    I probably can't be considered an anglophile .I was born in Leeds and i will always be , "England till I die." In 66 and came to Ohio in the early 70's. I write blog about "FOOTBALL",well  in the USA it is considered soccer. I am a longlost Yorkshire lad...
    Dmaddale Dmaddale
    41-45
    Nov 23, 2008

    I Am A Brit...But

    I was surprised to see this group, and browse some of the stories about people who are not British having a love and an affinity for my own culture. I understand this very well, as one, I love Britain, and two, I also have an affinity to another country and culture that is not my...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    Apr 2, 2013

    Falling For England....

    Like many things in my life, my love of England stems from an obsession with the Beatles. It is well beyond that now, but it started there. I quickly developed an addiction to tea that I never expected (PG Tips, please)...it seems that I now need tea like some people...
    lennonfan909 lennonfan909
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Born To Be A Brit

    Over the past few years I have become more and more fascinated by British culture. The accents (in particular), and what is known as British English. I have always felt like I should have been born in England, as all my natural manner and speech has always been similar to...
    DamienYork DamienYork
    31-35
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2012

    If I Could Close My Eyes and Wish Myself There

    I have always felt I should have been born there. I wish I could have tea time, add the "U" to words like colour, favour, ect. I love damp weather, english accents and wellies. I decorate my house in an english style and read english books. As a child I awoke early so I...
    LilacsandLavender LilacsandLavender
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Nov 29, 2008

    So much so that I'm planning to visit the UK

    within the next two years and hopefully move there. I would like to live if not in London then somewhere in Kent.
    Stella25 Stella25
    36-40, F
    May 25, 2015

    A Hopeless Anglophile

    I became an Anglophile at a young age. It started with Coronation Street and Monty Python and grew as I learned about British history, culture, bands, and sweets. At this point I'm a hopeless case! I live in Canada so sometimes getting my fix can be tricky ;-) Fortunately, I'm...
    sweetsami sweetsami
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    It's Almost Overwhelming

    I really didn't expect to fall in love with another country. I'm American, and in American fashion I didn't know a lot about other countries and didn't care too much. But then I started talking to these English boy on the internet and it was as far as me flying over there to...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Dec 28, 2008

    I Just Love 'Em!

    I'm so attracted to and fascinated by England. Being a HUGE Beatlemaniac doesn't hurt. ;) I hope to visit Liverpool and London, one day. I love to watch, "As Time Goes By" on PBS. I taped Prince William's and Princess Kate's wedding. I used to go into a store and fake an...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2013

    Us Brits Rock!

    If you're looking for a site that tells you more about all things quintessentially english, then check out this one..! http://www.essentially-england.com/index.html
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    Sep 27, 2010

    I Love Anything British

    I have been watching English shows and interested in English cultures since I was in my teens and am now in my 50s.  My heritage is mostly British although I have a little French, Dutch and some German.  I teach English.  I am now collecting hard bound copies of Agatha...
    Moromans Moromans
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2011

    I Wouldn't Say I Was Ob...

    I wouldn't say I was obsessed, but I do appreciate their culture as well as all other cultures. I think that the differences in our world, in every individual needs to be appreciated. It is the human race that we are all in, and we all have things to share and offer...
    wolflady5 wolflady5
    46-50, F
    May 4, 2008

    A Couple Of Home Truths...

    Hello there. I must say I find it a little odd that anyone should wish to be an Anglophile. I'm a proud Englishman myself, but I've travelled a little and found that every country and culture have a uniqueness and appeal that outshine almost anything we have here in Britain...
    LucasTheEnglishman LucasTheEnglishman
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

    I Love British Things!

    I love lots of British things, i shall list some here:Chocolate: Yorkie Bars!!   Singers/Bands: One Direction, The Saturdays, Adele, and Jessie J.   TV Programmes (so many to choose from!) : Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures...
    hhcoolmv1 hhcoolmv1
    18-21, F
    Feb 29, 2012

    British Born American

    Ok so pretty much I'm an Anglophile of the highest caliber, and it all started in 7th grade. I would do this fake accent to people and they would actually believe me, I would get such high off if it to the point where I didn't want to stop doing it...like at all. As I got older I...
    Redcoats23 Redcoats23
    22-25, M
    Aug 12, 2013

    I Wish So Desperately That I Was British!

    but alas, i am merely american.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    19 Responses Oct 1, 2007

    2007 Is Probably The Last Year The Uk Had Any Residual Power Left Over From Its Empire : Now It Is Broke ...

    2007 is probably the last year the UK had any residual power left over from its Empire : now it is broke ...Power and wealth as it were is now in Asia.As far as Canada, Australia and NZ the question is : did the UK leave behind a legacy for the nation to survive in the long run...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 6, 2011

    Thank You

    Thank you everyone for taking an interest in my country's culture.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013

    Born In The Wrong Country

    I have been fascinated by Britain, England specifically, since I was a little girl. I could never tell you why; I was just attracted to all things British. The first time I stepped off the plane in London Heathrow Airport, I felt like I was coming home. Many years and several...
    whisperofangels whisperofangels
    46-50
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    Music From Britain

    I figured this might be a logical place to say this : Not only do I love the style and culture of Britain, but I have always had an affinity for the music. There are basically three centers of modern popular music in the world : The Good Ol' USA Sweden and of course the UK...
    ukswings ukswings
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2010
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