Bill Bryson on England

Old Jul 12th 2007, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Hove
I watched him yesterday,Our beautiful English countryside takes a lot of beating,And Oh the sausages looked so good..........................And I have been gone 50 years, going home for Christmas must have one more at least before I fall off my perch and have some real food.
i have just returned from a month in the uk and as usual it was not long enough! our home is a stones throw from the beautiful surrey hills and i love it!

you will notice great changes (some not for the better that's for sure) in the 50yrs you've been away however England still has some of the prettiest countryside anywhere in the world imo! have a great time at christmas!
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Old Jul 13th 2007, 4:49 am
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A great book, indeed and if you get the chance, watch "Notes From a Small Island" on DVD. He does an excellent job. He's a cool guy.
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I've also been a fan of Bill Bryson's for a few years - always enjoyed his newspaper articles and books.

Anybody know when he returned to Britain ? The last article I read by him said they had returned to America for their children's education.

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I've also been a fan of Bill Bryson's for a few years - always enjoyed his newspaper articles and books.

Anybody know when he returned to Britain ? The last article I read by him said they had returned to America for their children's education.

ps good name for a hedge !
I think he returned only briefly to give his kids a chance to experience his homeland (and so his wife could experience 24/7 shopping, I remember him saying...)

But then he returned to his heartland!
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I think he returned only briefly to give his kids a chance to experience his homeland (and so his wife could experience 24/7 shopping, I remember him saying...)

But then he returned to his heartland!
That's a nice way of putting it "Heartland" My Motherland & OH "Heatland".
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Thanks Elvira

Originally Posted by Elvira
I think he returned only briefly to give his kids a chance to experience his homeland (and so his wife could experience 24/7 shopping, I remember him saying...)

But then he returned to his heartland!
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i have just returned from a month in the uk and as usual it was not long enough! our home is a stones throw from the beautiful surrey hills and i love it!

you will notice great changes (some not for the better that's for sure) in the 50yrs you've been away however England still has some of the prettiest countryside anywhere in the world imo! have a great time at christmas!
I have been home a couple of times lived in Germany for over 20 years.
I remember leaving Germany and arriving in Gatwick{see family on the way back to USA] And hearing a couple of woman talking and saying better get a loaf of bread and then have a cuppa tea.That was music to my ears..............Silly really but I knew I was home...........
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I have been home a couple of times lived in Germany for over 20 years.
I remember leaving Germany and arriving in Gatwick{see family on the way back to USA] And hearing a couple of woman talking and saying better get a loaf of bread and then have a cuppa tea.That was music to my ears..............Silly really but I knew I was home...........
haha there's nothing like putting the kettle on and making a good cuppa
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i have just returned from a month in the uk and as usual it was not long enough! our home is a stones throw from the beautiful surrey hills and i love it!
Where in Surrey? All my family are there now. I'm West London originally.
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Where in Surrey? All my family are there now. I'm West London originally.
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That's a nice way of putting it "Heartland" My Motherland & OH "Heatland".

I'm sure anytime He's with you he's in "Heatland" Vic!
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I'm sure anytime He's with you he's in "Heatland" Vic!
I know, I spotted my mistake much later but by then the edit button has gone :curse:
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I know, I spotted my mistake much later but by then the edit button has gone :curse:
That bugs the hell out of me...more so when I'm trying to be very cutting or funny....
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Originally Posted by Hove
I watched him yesterday,Our beautiful English countryside takes a lot of beating,And Oh the sausages looked so good..........................And I have been gone 50 years, going home for Christmas must have one more at least before I fall off my perch and have some real food.
Sounds like you're in for a great christmas
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