travelling light

Travelling with hand luggage only is an obsession and proves difficult at times. But gosh I love it when I walk past the weary travellers waiting by the carousel to dance my way into the sunshine of my new destination.
How would you explain Britishness? If we were introducing a foreign ambassador to Britannia with no prior knowledge of her, save for the embarrassing 'ums' and 'ahs' of Mr Bean and Hugh Grant, we would surely draw on a few comfortable self-induced stereotypes.