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Old Aug 27th 2009, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Thanks, I never realised where it came from.

Funny to think what those houses are worth now.
I couldn't hear it too well but I found the lyrics. Some of today's "City Farmers" must have a similar outlook.

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/so...nbetween.shtml
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Love those old black and white prints
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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen View Post
I couldn't hear it too well but I found the lyrics. Some of today's "City Farmers" must have a similar outlook.

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/so...nbetween.shtml
Thanks for that, yes it was hard to hear the lyrics.
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Old Aug 27th 2009, 7:10 pm
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you're a sick man Simon
but it is a great drink
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but it is a great drink
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No, sorry, I didn't mean I'd MISS proper sausages.....I have yet to meet one over here!

Its just someone mentioned them in their post and I got all over excited....

Ahem....

Hmm, our local supermarket just condensed their English section yesterday....I'm really hoping the put the stuff they took off in their 'reduced' section so I can go English shopping...lol (so expensive at normal price)

Ruth :0)
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Old Aug 27th 2009, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Walkingman View Post
Iced tea - they appear to have lost the recipe in the UK.
More specifically, Turkey Hill Diet Green Tea.

Yum.
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Hmm, our local supermarket just condensed their English section yesterday....I'm really hoping the put the stuff they took off in their 'reduced' section so I can go English shopping...lol (so expensive at normal price)
Fingers crossed! We got three month's worth of Branston Pickle like that!
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Old Aug 28th 2009, 8:39 pm
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I'd miss the colours.

The only places in nature you'll find anything approaching the colours of some of the processed food here is on a fish. The sort of fish that is saying "Come on, eat me if you dare, I'll taste disgusting and then poison you".

Or on a bug. The sort of bug that is saying....

Or on processed food. The sort of food....

Following the colour system of shopping saves a lot of time reading the packets!
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Old Aug 29th 2009, 10:25 pm
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My son said he misses the 'huge burgers'. lol. But he is re-appreciating a good kebab with chili sauce.
Ha! My husband tried one of those at a take-out and was ready to move to the UK.
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Ha! My husband tried one of those at a take-out and was ready to move to the UK.
Are you home already?!
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Old Aug 30th 2009, 6:18 am
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As an American who just moved back from living in the UK for awhile - i miss many, many things from the UK. Your supermarket produce was fresher and of better quality. You grow better varieties of carrots; all my favorite vegetables (parsnips, brussels sprouts, savoy cabbage) are native to the UK climate and taste better. i love quorn & miss it terribly; also Innocent products, biscuits of all sorts, Branston pickle (i pay almost $6 for a small jar here!) and most of all - the cheese! i could go on & on... UK eggs taste better too... though that might be because free range eggs were more available in the UK & we tried to buy them whenever we had the money.

(sidenote: Why are UK eggs so expensive? i never figured out why the prices were so much higher than in the US.)

The only US foods i missed in the UK were honey Chex mix and certain varieties of ice cream (that's maybe one good thing about US food: Americans do ice cream pretty well, i think!). Maybe a few varieties of cold cereal, but i quickly found UK brands i liked.

Suffice it to say that i would do anything for more UK foods to enter the US market.

[sorry to clog up your forum with my non-British-expat thoughts! i'm just interested in why people want to move to the US - plus i have friends in the UK planning to move here soon. That's why i read the forum. Still, i have a deep longing to return to the UK...]
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Old Aug 30th 2009, 8:44 am
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Are you home already?!
I didn't say that ...
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Old Aug 30th 2009, 12:32 pm
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I miss:

Fresh corn on the cob from a farmstand
Ramps (wild garlic) and Fiddlehead Ferns - signs of spring
Fresh ancho peppers
Pepperidge Farm double chocolate Milanos
Diner breakfasts

and real fresh BAGELS (H&Hs in NYC) - the frozen ones in the UK are like fluffy bread-cake.
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Old Aug 30th 2009, 12:52 pm
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I miss:

Fresh corn on the cob from a farmstand
Ramps (wild garlic) and Fiddlehead Ferns - signs of spring
Fresh ancho peppers
Pepperidge Farm double chocolate Milanos
Diner breakfasts

and real fresh BAGELS (H&Hs in NYC) - the frozen ones in the UK are like fluffy bread-cake.
Corn on the cob- ah yes bought some when we lived in the Netherlands that a farmer was selling to the Yanks on the base- it was field corn, not sweet corn.
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