- Heading back to blighty – vague excitement
1) A decent curry – On my list for return from ozPosted 5 years ago
2) Skips, salt and vinegar chipsticks – never floated the boat, do they stille xist?
3) A proper haggis supper – wtf no!
4) A proper kebab maybe even one of thos folded Naans with dogmeat in it – Only after 30 pints and then it will still be crap. Kebabs are worth eating this end of the world!
5) Nice handpulled beer (less of an issue these days as we brew our own) – Top of the listNZColSubscriber
Its the simple things, heading back for a 3 week holiday to show off the 6month old (at that point, lets gloss over the 30hour flight 😕 )
Having been away for, erm, 14 years and not back since 2009 – what should my priorities be ?
My list is:
1) A decent curry
2) Skips, salt and vinegar chipsticks
3) A proper haggis supper
4) A proper kebab maybe even one of thos folded Naans with dogmeat in it
5) Nice handpulled beer (less of an issue these days as we brew our own)
And can someone loan me a bike in the Claderdale area for a couple of days or point me to where i can hire/blag one ? Will be staying in Calderdale for a couple of days with friends.Posted 5 years agouser-removedMember
Will that include hedgp0rn and a selection of those hanging bag trees as well ?
. Yes, apart from th hanging bags bit. No-one bothers with that nonsense round here, they just leave it where it’s laid.
Seriously though, if you haven’t already, catch a train to Ullapool and take your bike. I guarantee you won’t regret it.Posted 5 years agoperthmtbMember
Ok, so here’s my list…
-Nineteen hours of flying with my 6’4″ frame wedged into an economy class seat.
-Arrive Gatwick on a drizzly cold miserable morning to be greeted by immigration staff with an ‘attitude’.
-Crawl across London in the rush hour traffic at 3mph
Nah, sod it, think I’ll just stay where I am thanks 😀Posted 5 years agoMarmosetMember
I think a good old fashioned pub crawl would be 1st on my list, followed by an 11pm curry where you don’t feel as though you’re keeping the staff up!
Getting up a proper mountain somewhere in Snowdonia
Sitting in a traffic jam – just to reminisce about the daily commute that was 😀Posted 5 years agozippykonaSubscriber
When I was in oz the thing I missed the most was a proper chicken roast.Posted 5 years ago
Steak and beef no problem. Chicken ,no good.
I remember stopping at a Red Rooster restaurant which has surprisingly a huge chicken on its roof only to be told they had no chicken.
The rest of oz I loved.WillHMember
We did the same about a year ago with our then-6-month-old. Arriving in Manchester Airport, cold, chucking it down with rain, smokers huddled outside the doors with the wind blowing in filling the place with smoke… welcome home 🙁
But then it was onto the train and off to show his nibs off to the family, and drink lots of proper beer (homebrewer here too, but the range of bottles of proper beer available at the supermarket was truly staggering, and at the same cost per litre as swappa crates of Waikato/Lion Red etc. here… almost made me want to move back! Then I just resolved to get better at brewing 😀 )
Anyway, the main point of this post was to say that if you haven’t already booked seats with bassinets on the plane, ring the travel agent tomorrow and do it. Extra leg room for you and even though our lanky little monster was almost too long for it, it was fantastic to be able to just put him down for a few hours. There were a number of people on our flight who had to take it in turns holding the baby the entire flight, didn’t look like fun.Posted 5 years agowlMember
Hebden’s Blazing Saddles has an extremely nice Orange Five demo bike, among others. The friendly folk there will point you in the direction of some superb trails, too. Fish & chips from Crown Fisheries. Kebab from Papas. Magic Rock beer from Old Gate. Speciality northern grumpiness from Bonsalls hardware.Posted 5 years agocorrodedMember
For me, its sausages (again) – they’re just wrong here. And cheese – I miss all those wonderful English and French cheeses. You can get some here but not without selling a kidney.
Also, the smell of spring in my formerly local woods (wild garlic, bluebells), a nice bit of chalky downland and sunken lanes, their walls gnarly with tree roots.Posted 5 years ago
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