Moving back to the UK what can we expect?

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  1. DaveyR

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    Paul and I are moving back to the UK in a few weeks after 5 years away.

    OK I've heard all the snow and constant rain stories and we are prepared for that but what changes can we expect from being away for so long?
     
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    Kids with hoods=bad. Girls that arnt preganant by 14=wierd.


    I dont know when you left, but if you have been keeping up with the politics, nothing has changed.
     
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    Doesn't sound a lot different then :biggrin1:
     
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    "that's so gay" is a popular phrase

    4.5 earthquakes are averaging one every 18 months :0 in the central and north of england

    kwik save and woolworths no longer exist (u prob already heard)

    Emmerdale is as popular as Eastenders and Corrie Street nowadays
     
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    I may have to get back into TV if people are still as obsessed with it as I remember.
     
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    Sunshine, palm trees and a bus pass.

    :wink:
     
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    Hmmmmm - methinks someone his misunderstood my post :biggrin1:
     
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    Random street violence (a sign of the second coming of jesus) is also common
     
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    LOL i reckon Lem is right you know, about the second coming bit, some customer i served today was singing and asked me why i don't sing so i said i can't because it starts raining and she laughed and told me everyone can sing, i laughed and assured her i was an exception, she then said have a nice day, stuck her hand in her handbag and pulled out a book and told me to read it before walking off. It was a spiritual book of some neverheardofbefore Jesus worshipping group. :rolleyes:
     
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    Why are you moving back?
     
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    I think he is doing it to be closer to me! Anyway where are you moving? I'll be in London late in the spring for work if you want to meet-n-greet!
     
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    For a variety of personal reasons.

    Well we are moving back to the North East where we haven;t lived for 19 years so it's pretty exciting. We'll try our best to get to London and meet you. :wink: We'll know for sure nearer the time.
     
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    My bad. Oh what changes?

    Silly me for not realising you already had a bus pass before leaving!

    :tongue:
     
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    We have flying cars and robots to service our every sexual desire.

    The foods just as shitty, however.
     
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    Cheeky young git :tongue:

    My cooking skills acquired out here will raise the standard. :smile:
     
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    I've lived away from the UK for the last twenty years, I return to travel in the UK and Europe , visiting friends and family every two years. The first thing that I always notice when arriving in London, is how grim and unhappy it seems, sometimes even menacing!! This dissipates after awhile but is a remaining impression each time. I'm always pleased whilst there that I have a return ticket to Asia, where I feel most at home. Things I miss most are of course family and friends, then a good pint of Guinness or more and tele-wise Corrie!!! I watch a lot of English Drama and Comedy via the internet, but can't view Corrie!! One thing that I always appreciate there is rinsing my face first thing in the morning with really cold tap water, so very refreshing and also so potable. Another is walking the family dogs on windy hills. Living in a hot and humid climate, I do miss the cold wind that you wrap your-self against yet feel so alive whilst braving. Colour in your cheeks!! I'm not sure what you miss and appreciate most and cannot really answer your question, but these are always my impressions when I return.
     
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    Damn you Davey!!!!
    I had it all work out to visit you on that paradise island you were living in!!!!
    Now I have to visit you in London:):):):)
     
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    I think its unfair to say the UK is unhappy and grim. Look at any other country in the world. Not many are as safe and have the culture of the UK. Very few have the history. We may seem miserable but it makes us happy to be so.:biggrin1:
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. After having lived on a dessert like volcano for 5 years I can honestly say that I do miss the seasons. Yes even the winter. I was last back home 3 years ago and the amount of green was a welcome sight. It will be a pleasure to take the dog for a long walk through fields or along the river bank instead of clambering over volcanic rock.

    You won't catch me living anywhere near London. :rolleyes::cool: Once for 4 years was enough.
     
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    Lemon, I am English, I understand that you are so happy to be miserable!!
     
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