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Old Apr 8th 2015, 7:19 pm
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Good to hear this, agreed Brits can definitely be a bit negative about things, but I think they do it in naiveté perceiving that things are so much better elsewhere, when in reality the Western world is fairly similar and has similar issues.

I guess you don't know what you have till its gone!!
Yes, they can seem rather sheltered.
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Hi Lorry1,
Good to hear from you. You must have been back two years now.
I love this weather. We are renovating our garden, so I get to spend plenty of time out there. We are working towards making it low maintenance, for us, and for if we want to sell it in the future. It's not huge, but has lots of bits to it.
Are you still working in the same line of business? Travel, if I remember correctly!
Good memory! I do work in travel but now specialise in cruise & river cruise holidays. So, if you want to book a cruise...

Great week to be doing your garden and I'm glad you're enjoying it. I can't wait to work on my own garden. We are currently renting, but it's weird, I still feel more settled then I ever did in Canada.
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Good memory! I do work in travel but now specialise in cruise & river cruise holidays. So, if you want to book a cruise...

Great week to be doing your garden and I'm glad you're enjoying it. I can't wait to work on my own garden. We are currently renting, but it's weird, I still feel more settled then I ever did in Canada.
River cruise holidays? Now you have my attention! Do share. Sounds like something we will have to do once back.
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I would like to do the Baltic Cruise. Mr J will take a bit of persuading, though!
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River cruise holidays? Now you have my attention! Do share. Sounds like something we will have to do once back.
It's wonderful. Hubby and I did an 8 day on the Danube from Budapest to Passau, Germany passing through Vienna, Salzburg and a couple of smaller cities. Small ships, all-inclusive, docking right near the city. You can also cruise from Amsterdam along the Rhine, in France, Italy Portugal, Vietnam & Cambodia, plus many more. I would highly recommend it!


Originally Posted by jemima55 View Post
I would like to do the Baltic Cruise. Mr J will take a bit of persuading, though!
Hope you can convince him as a cruise is a wonderful way to travel. Lots to do on the ship like a big floating hotel. Unpack once, see many Countries on one trip. Just book it then tell him he's going My hubby never really wanted to cruise but now he loves it.

p.s - sorry to totally hi-jack your thread, Sally!

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Thank you for this positive post. I've lived away for 15 years and am moving back with two children under 5 this summer. I've been so anxious lately about the whole process (still waiting to hear about my husband's visa application) but your post has definitely cheered me up!
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It's wonderful. Hubby and I did an 8 day on the Danube from Budapest to Passau, Germany passing through Vienna, Salzburg and a couple of smaller cities. Small ships, all-inclusive, docking right near the city. You can also cruise from Amsterdam along the Rhine, in France, Italy Portugal, Vietnam & Cambodia, plus many more. I would highly recommend it!




Hope you can convince him as a cruise is a wonderful way to travel. Lots to do on the ship like a big floating hotel. Unpack once, see many Countries on one trip. Just book it then tell him he's going My hubby never really wanted to cruise but now he loves it.

p.s - sorry to totally hi-jack your thread, Sally!
Mo probs, it sounds lovely!
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Thank you for this positive post. I've lived away for 15 years and am moving back with two children under 5 this summer. I've been so anxious lately about the whole process (still waiting to hear about my husband's visa application) but your post has definitely cheered me up!
Good luck!
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Sally, it's lovely to hear from you and I'm so glad things are working out for you. I always enjoyed your posts when I was thinking of coming back.

Your experience pretty much mirrors mine although we live in very different places.

I've come to believe that life is 98% about attitude though, so I'm not surprised that you're enjoying life.

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Perhaps all of us returning expats can change the negativity one person at a time. I hear it from family and friends in England and I want to shake them. England and Britain is not that bad, far from it.
I think it's partly the British loving to moan and partly insecurity. When people asked me 'why did you come back?' I'd say 'because it's brilliant here - so much better than America' and almost always, people would break out into a smile and say something like 'yeah, it's not bad is it?'

After being here a while, you find it washes over you and you even find yourself having a bit of a moan yourself The other day, someone said to me 'isn't it a lovely day?' and I said 'yes, but it's going to be RUBBISH tomorrow.' Couldn't catch myself before it came out of my mouth. Hee!
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Sally, it's lovely to hear from you and I'm so glad things are working out for you. I always enjoyed your posts when I was thinking of coming back.

Your experience pretty much mirrors mine although we live in very different places.

I've come to believe that life is 98% about attitude though, so I'm not surprised that you're enjoying life.



I think it's partly the British loving to moan and partly insecurity. When people asked me 'why did you come back?' I'd say 'because it's brilliant here - so much better than America' and almost always, people would break out into a smile and say something like 'yeah, it's not bad is it?'

After being here a while, you find it washes over you and you even find yourself having a bit of a moan yourself The other day, someone said to me 'isn't it a lovely day?' and I said 'yes, but it's going to be RUBBISH tomorrow.' Couldn't catch myself before it came out of my mouth. Hee!
Thanks! Glad things are good with you, too.

True about the attitude. The country hasn't changed but I appreciate so much now. From gentle spring sunshine to non-sweet bread and shop assistants who call me darlin' No doubt I will join in with the downers at some point too
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TThe country hasn't changed but I appreciate so much now. From gentle spring sunshine to non-sweet bread and shop assistants who call me darlin'
Here they call you 'love' but it's the same idea

The best thing about the bread is how it toasts. Why doesn't American bread get that crisp outer texture?
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Here they call you 'love' but it's the same idea

The best thing about the bread is how it toasts. Why doesn't American bread get that crisp outer texture?
Very noticeable also with pitta bread and crumpets.
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sally redux forgive me if I am wrong.. but are you the one who has the place in NY? Is England full-time for you now or will you come back and forth? I hope to be back in UK within 2 years so working and saving as much as I can..I am fully aware may not work out but have to try. No ties here at all so...
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sally redux forgive me if I am wrong.. but are you the one who has the place in NY? Is England full-time for you now or will you come back and forth? I hope to be back in UK within 2 years so working and saving as much as I can..I am fully aware may not work out but have to try. No ties here at all so...
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sally redux forgive me if I am wrong.. but are you the one who has the place in NY? Is England full-time for you now or will you come back and forth? I hope to be back in UK within 2 years so working and saving as much as I can..I am fully aware may not work out but have to try. No ties here at all so...
LA, baby. Back in England for good. I'm sure it will work out for you!
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Why doesn't American bread get that crisp outer texture?
It the over-proccessed refined flour. Butter on toast - my main staple after school many moons ago.
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