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Typically 'English' present

Post by dsd » Mon 11 Jun 2018 19:23

One of my fellow English teachers is retiring and we need a present for her for Friday! I wanted to get her something typically English as she spent a year there many years ago and still remembers her time there fondly.

Any ideas? Either the actual present or where I could go to find one?

Many thanks in advance

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Post by martyn94 » Mon 11 Jun 2018 20:44

Wilkins of Tiptree marmalade. A sort of Anglo-Spanish present: made from Seville oranges, but the best UK use of it. The big hypermarkets usually have some in their “expatâ€￾ range.

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Post by dsd » Mon 11 Jun 2018 22:30

Ok thanks; good idea as a top-up present but I would ideally like something she could keep longer. Budget around 80Euros

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Post by Nigel » Tue 12 Jun 2018 06:45

What are her interests...how about a Magazine subscription

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Post by Allan » Tue 12 Jun 2018 09:54

I think you have left it a bit late to get something for Friday.

What about a hamper of typically English produce, someone like Fortnum & Mason might be able to ship one.

Or a coffee table book about England

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 12 Jun 2018 14:24

Where was “her timeâ€￾ in England? You could get books, or even things, themed on that. amazon can deliver by Friday, if you’re lucky, if you pay the extra, or have “premiumâ€￾ (aka “primeâ€￾ everywhere else).

My oldest friend in France spent a week in Sheffield as a schoolgirl on some sort of jumelage. She remembers it fondly, but still speaks of “le gravyâ€￾ with a sort of holy terror. You could get her some Bisto, in an ironic way.

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Post by dsd » Tue 12 Jun 2018 17:28

Thank you all for your suggestions. I agree it's a bit late but we only heard she was retiring last week and colleagues were slow about contributing money.

I thought of Prime and a book on Cornwall (I remember her telling me about a boyfriend she had in Falmouth) but got voted down by the others.

A colleague is going shopping in Perpignan for a shawl and I went to 5 Continents and got a pretty container of English biscuits and also one of English breakfast tea, plus a bottle of Guinness as a reminder of a trip to Dublin we did with the kids a few years ago.

Again, many thanks

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