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However, I still feel very French amongst my fellow English neighbours. Here are some funny things that I noticed about being French in England, I'm sure other of my compatriots feel the same!
When you're a Frenchie in England...
~ ... You're often shocked at how many other French people there are in England. Especially in London! We criticise you a lot (well, not me obviously but French people in general), but in the end the love is stronger ;)
~ ... You're always slightly surprised when you see some people having dinner at six. Definitely not the same rhythm of life!
~ ... You smile every time you see a French café or bakery. I never knew how the typical Parisian style was popular here - see Pâtisserie Valérie, Café Rouge, etc. That's quite flattering to be honest - although not all our cafés look like that, unfortunately!
~ ... People always try to speak to you in French when they learn where you come from. That goes from the usual "ça va ?", to the "parlez-vous français ?". It's often cute, and if can tell you a secret I love it when English guys talk some French ;)
~ ... You slowly give up baguettes and charcuterie, and turn to more English food. Since I'm here, I've eaten more baked beans than ever and I haven't eaten baguette in months (note that when I'm in France, I eat some baguette bread pretty much every day).
~ ... You can't help but laugh at English students trying to get drunk on cider. Then you see the prices of alcohol here, and you suddenly understand. (I still prefer wine though!)
~ ... You want to make all your English friends realise how lucky they are to live in the country you love so much. At least that's what I feel, but maybe not every French person loves England as much as I do!
I'd love to know if any of you has ever been to France, and what you thought about us French people and about the country! :D