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Things you miss from UK

Old Apr 24th 2007, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by W10 View Post
Tube every 4 minutes on average where I live(d), 12 minutes to the west end, one side of London to another in 40 mins...

Coverage of almost every single corner of north, west and east London.

I'd say it was amazing.
I particularly miss the Piccadilly Line in the height of the summer, esp when the train decides to have a rest in the tunnel so you sit there careful not to eyeball anyone just in case they ask 'what the **** are you looking at'
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Originally Posted by W10 View Post
Tube every 4 minutes on average where I live(d), 12 minutes to the west end, one side of London to another in 40 mins...

Coverage of almost every single corner of north, west and east London.

I'd say it was amazing.
You sound like a train spotter?????!!
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 12:01 pm
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I particularly miss the Piccadilly Line in the height of the summer, esp when the train decides to have a rest in the tunnel so you sit there careful not to eyeball anyone just in case they ask 'what the **** are you looking at'
oohhh me too, ME...even better when it is so packed you can hardly breathe and you've been standing for the last 30 minutes and are late for work.

Ahhh...the memories...

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Old Apr 24th 2007, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
oohhh me too, ME...even better when it is so packed you can hardly breathe and you've been standing for the last 30 minutes and are late for work.

Ahhh...the memories...

MM, xx
and not to forget the lovely smell of someone's armpit thrusted into your face
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
i miss your mummy too
But my aim is getting better.
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 12:08 pm
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But my aim is getting better.
looking at your blog, I wonder if your mummy will recognise you when you go home next???
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great topic

the thing i missed the most was my freelance/ wedding photography. though, now that im flying back home tomorrow! ;D i will get back into it.

also miss all my photography gear for that matter! i cant believe i sold it all 8 months ago when i set out for dubai :/ its going to take me ages to save up for it all again.

this is me signing off.. thanks for all the help, info and entertainment folks... B.E stopped me from falling asleep at my desk on many occasions

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Old Apr 24th 2007, 12:20 pm
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great topic

the thing i missed the most was my freelance/ wedding photography. though, now that im flying back home tomorrow! ;D i will get back into it.

also miss all my photography gear for that matter! i cant believe i sold it all 8 months ago when i set out for dubai :/ its going to take me ages to save up for it all again.

this is me signing off.. thanks for all the help, info and entertainment folks... B.E stopped me from falling asleep at my desk on many occasions

xx
you can still get us when you are in the UK!

Safe journey back home
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Chatting with friends the other night the conversation turned to things (not people) we missed from the UK. I could only come up with a couple of things; proper bitter & lazy Sundays with The Sunday Times.

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Everything .... And lovng it!!
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Old Apr 25th 2007, 1:21 pm
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Default Re: Things you miss from UK

Originally Posted by W10 View Post
Tube every 4 minutes on average where I live(d), 12 minutes to the west end, one side of London to another in 40 mins...

Coverage of almost every single corner of north, west and east London.

I'd say it was amazing.
yes, but absolutely rammed during peak times, which makes travelling then a complete 'mare
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Old Apr 25th 2007, 2:24 pm
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Default Re: Things you miss from UK

Roast spuds and yorkshire puds on the bar for a quick bite with your sunday pint, so I'd better include Pedigree as well then.
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Old Apr 25th 2007, 2:25 pm
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yes, but absolutely rammed during peak times, which makes travelling then a complete 'mare
I still don't see why it is a nightmare.

If my choice was '20 mins on the tube when it is rammed' and '2 hours in traffic to travel 8km' I know which one I would choose.
 

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