Is it right to feel UK sick…?
I’m quite the Francophile – it’s my guilty secret, what with me being and English gent and all that. But the French have it so good – great surfing beaches, superb mountains and that just don’t give a crap attitude. Good weather too which means you can do all that eating outdoors thing. They do love a good strike though, which is a little off-putting. 😉Posted 6 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
In my limited time living overseas (3 years in Germany), I can honestly say that I did not miss this wet misserable island for one minute.
But, for 12 months after we returned to the UK, the kids kept asking “when can we go home again?”Posted 6 years ago
I felt the same. I still occasionally feel the same now TBH.nicko74Member
Ah, I think in your situation juan, yes, possibly. If you’d grown up here as a nipper, all through university and 10 years of work in London then no, not at all.
I’m in Canadia, celebrating my 13 month anniversary. I miss lots of little things (historic buildings, sausages, squash and the understanding of it, bacon butties, football, cricket), but it’s the big things that really make it – the quality of life, the overall niceness of people, the hot Canadian women who love an English accent. I realise it may change, but right now I see the UK as a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there (again)…Posted 6 years agoemanuelMember
lived in the uk,italy and now spain.
sick of all of them,miss all of them,when I change.
just can’t win I suppose.
Don simon,I’d wanted to ask you about leaving spain,guess I don’t have to now.
Read voltaire’s candide,last night.put it all into a bit of perspective.Posted 6 years ago
asides from being funny,and short,both good things in a book.deserterMember
I live in Canada and missed the UK a few weeks ago, so when the missus got fired I thought it was a good time to come ‘home’ to make sure we were doing the right thing, after 2 days all 3 of us wanted to come back to Canada which we now refer to as home and moan a lot less about
can’t see us coming back for a good while tbhPosted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
I’ve lived and worked abroad for long enough to know that I could never leave Britain; I love the weather, the landscapes, the culture and the history – no other nation takes as much pride and interest in its own history. Britain has more charitable organisations than any other country in the world, we love doing things for other people less fortunate than us.
Here’s an illustration: I was once listening to a programme on R4 called “Does He Take Sugar?” which is about disability. They were covering a conference in southern England for people who suffer from a certain type of blindness. They interviewed a Frenchman who had this and had travelled over to attend the conference. When they asked him why, he replied: “I listen to the programme every week from my home in northern France. When I heard about this conference I just had to come; you probably don’t realise this but in France we have nothing like societies and support groups for sufferers of certain illnesses, we don’t have charities and we don’t organise meetings and conferences. That’s why I came to England.”Posted 6 years agoDracSubscriber
I’m not surprised Juan you made a lot of friends when you were over and really did get right into our culture and travelled around. It’s a great country only the miserable ones complain about it being miserable. I’ll gladly live in many other countries but I do love the UK.Posted 6 years agoHansReySubscriber
things i miss about UK—
– the humor
– eye contact
– not being the random foreigner who speaks the local lingo like a toddler
– friendly women (if not so easy on the eye)
– semiskimmed milk
– good coffee
– better bus drivers
– hills and country pubs and cafes
– village centres
that’s all for now 🙂Posted 6 years agoElbowsMember
I’ve been in Germany for 8 years now and miss the beer, pies and the humour – and not being looked at like an alien when I refer to my friend’s yellow Fiat Panda as Thunderbird 4.
I know it’s time for a visit home when I start day dreaming about riding in Dalby forest followed by Fish and chips at the White Horse Cafe, mmmmm, I’m going to book flights this evening.
However, when I’ve been back in the Republic of North Yorkshire for a few days, I’ll miss the beer, kebabs and being able to filter out (or not understand)the cr@p that a lot of people speak.Posted 6 years ago
I’ll swap with you too – its getting dark early, the wind was freezing yesterday and the sky is grey today. It looks like winter already
Careful what you wish for. You’ll have no job, people would be very rude, irrespectful (is that a word), impolite and won’t give a rat ass about you. Cycling will be the most painful and dangerous experience you’ll ever have and although your meal will be cheaper, everything else would be very expensive and you won’t be able to take any picture as non one will process your films any more.Posted 6 years ago
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