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Old Jan 25th 2005, 5:59 pm
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To those in Australia: what are the top three things you miss most about Britain? Also what are the top three things you don't miss and are glad to have left behind?
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 6:41 pm
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To those in Australia: what are the top three things you miss most about Britain? Also what are the top three things you don't miss and are glad to have left behind?
Top 3? I have loads of things I miss

1. cooler weather
2. quality food which is cheaper
3. the heritage and history of the UK, culture

things I don't miss

1. built up over crowded towns
2. staff at asda can be so rude (and they don't pack your bags)
3. sorry can't think of anymore
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 6:57 pm
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2. quality food which is cheaper
???????
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 8:20 pm
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Miss:

1. Extended family & friends and being able to 'drop in' for a cuppa without anyone having to refer to diaries and social planners!
2. Changes in weather & the distinctive flora and fauna each season brings
3. Gobsmackingly witty, intelligent humour and cheery chats with complete strangers
3.(a) decent sausages, bacon, black pud, hazelnut yoghurt, curries, beer etc

Don't miss:
1. kids hanging around on street corners
2. people smoking everywhere; overuse of bad language
3. dissapearance of British/local culture due to out-of-control immigration which our 'politically correct' govt's seem unable to cope with.
3(a) Prices so high that it's impossible to take the family out for a day without first approaching the bank for a loan.
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 8:22 pm
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Default Re: Top 3 things you miss/ don't miss

Originally Posted by nursenancy
1. cooler weather
Why go to Oz in the first place?????????
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by ezzie
Miss:

1. Extended family & friends and being able to 'drop in' for a cuppa without anyone having to refer to diaries and social planners!
2. Changes in weather & the distinctive flora and fauna each season brings
3. Gobsmackingly witty, intelligent humour and cheery chats with complete strangers
3.(a) decent sausages, bacon, black pud, hazelnut yoghurt, curries, beer etc

Don't miss:
1. kids hanging around on street corners
2. people smoking everywhere; overuse of bad language
3. dissapearance of British/local culture due to out-of-control immigration which our 'politically correct' govt's seem unable to cope with.
3(a) Prices so high that it's impossible to take the family out for a day without first approaching the bank for a loan.
I would agree with this since our return to the UK, these are the things I would miss going back.

I know kids hang round on street corners in Australia, here I have noticed they roam in packs. I suppose in Australia they would hang at the beach.

Also would not miss

PESSIMISTIC POMS!!!! undefined:scared:

As a rule I try not to generalise but the outlook of those in the UK, or should I say northern England where I live is just beyond me.

Most that I know have a excellent lifestyle, disposable income (unlike us - hehe), but so bloody dower it is not funny and starting to get on my nerves. I now know why we get a reputation as Whinging Poms!!!

Is it the sun that makes those in Aussie brighter??

Pass the Prozac!!

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Default Re: Top 3 things you miss/ don't miss

I miss:

1. BBC Radio 4
2. Crisp, frosty mornings
3. Houses with airing cupboards

I don't miss:

1. Crowded shops with long lines at every checkout
2. Dark, dull, depressing days with low cloud cover
3. UK public transport systems, inadequate parking & traffic lines :scared:

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What I miss...

1. Cobbled streets and crooked little houses
2. Green grass
3. The thought I could pop to Paris for lunch, or Amsterdam for the weekend.

What I dont miss....

1. Adding minimum half an hour to every journey because of traffic
2. Narrow streets that people park on both sides of.
3. Expressionless people
(I could actually go on for ages on the list that I dont miss...)

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Miss

Schools and education.

Travel and Family.

Seasons and a climate that does not dictate my children need chemicals to protect them from it

Dont miss.

British press and the downer it paints of its own country.

Smelly people, sorry but some poms dont shower

That fascination with people like becks & anorexic and that giant hooter woman jordan is it? I really dont care what they got for xmas or how they shag in the shower so whys it on the front page
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