How to flush a British toilet


Honestly, there are some moments during which you just need to stop and ask yourself … what am I doing wrong in this life?

There are some things you will never know until you learn them the hard way. Some things you will never want until it’s too late. Some things you will not wait for until the moment crashes into you disastrously. There are some things in this life you should Google before “winging it.”

I know this now.

Ask anyone what the difference is between a Canadian and a UK toilet and they’ll tell you the same thing.


“Just flush.”

That’s a lie if I ever heard one. Anyone has obviously not had the experience of turning around to find a dangling chain attached to their toilet.

“Pull,” one would think.

One is an idiot.

Thankfully, I learned long ago that it’s not a faux pax to bring your iPhone into the washroom. Goodness Gracious.

Hello from England — the land of tea & crumpets! I’ll be traipsing around this side of the pond for the next while, but I promise this is the last you’ll hear of their toilets.

Actually, I can’t make that promise. Looking back, I’ve written quite a bit about toilets. You could only be so lucky.

Let me know your favorite haunts & I’ll tell you what kind of trouble I get into with the Queen.

xo & yw



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