Only rude disinterested person I met was the easyjet check-in counter girl who rolled her eyes at me and just couldn't be bothered. Oh and forgot the post office person who shut shop even though she could see me writing out addresses on boxes to send back here. Could only persuade her to weigh them and tell me the postage and that was only cos I was flying back next day and that would be a sunday. She told the disabled person behind me he should have come in earlier!
Somervilles sells jars of Vegemite.
The Trafford centre in Manchester is a tarted up Marion, but enjoyed the novelty of it especially the food court. Loved the centre of Manchester with the canals and warehouses. Exellent tram service.
Your teenagers pay HOW MUCH for a pair of UGGS. Couldn't resist telling people how they are so not a fashion item here and cost $40-90 :) not equiv of $400
Just wot is it with the orange makeup look for faces.
It takes the same amount of time to get from Stansted into London as it does to fly from Copenhagen to London.
London Underground beats Paris metro, found it very clean, whereas Paris metro smells like a toilet and people just shove in, using their shoulder to move forward until there really is no more room.
Tower of London has the most amount of gift shops for one tourist place.
Junk food is soooo cheap, except fast junk food.
Coke tastes like Aus diet coke. Fanta is yellow.
We really love Liverpool, it is a great place, with great people in general.
French people eat packed sandwiches in queues for Oasis concerts and Baguettes are sold before and in breaks at the concerts. Spotted one guy reading a newspaper before the warm up act.
Some People use the words "credit crunch" as an excuse for everything, especially when they have not lost their job, are not likely to etc.
Fosters should not be sold in pubs, it is a disgrace to Aus beer. It tastes as though someone has swished an alcoholic teabag through a glass of fizzy water.
English sausages are great. I'd forgotten why it is necessary to lather sausages in sauce and onions here. :)
M&S food :) especially choc eclairs.
Loved the freezing cold weather, it hardly rained at all. Still would have gone out in it though. Sorry but that's just me and if I'd brought up my kids in UK still would have gone out with them but just well wrapped up cos that's what we did as kids in UK and we didn't have central heating either.
It's great to be able to zip across to places like York and back in a day. Trains are great. Love the fact that you can get hold of really cheap tickets on internet.
Loved the way Virgin allows on train upgrading to 1st class for 15 pounds. espesh when ticket to london from liverpool only cost 8.
Gregg's cheese n onion pasties and steak bakes andWarburtons oversize bread :)
Danish pastries bought in Denmark are the best I've ever eaten.
Eurostar is great, why would anyone bother trekking out to a distant London airport.
British cathedrals are wondrous. Espesh York Minster and Liverpool Cathedral
It is well worth forking out for a stop over in Singapore if you can. It breaks up the journey and as Singapore is only 2 1/2 hours behind Adelaide helps readjust to time diff and weather. We only stayed 1 night but due to the manchester departure adelaide destination we had 2 full days.
I recommend the Naumi hotel in Singapore. It is a 5 star boutique hotel with great staff and rooms with coffee machine, microwave, hotplate, fridge with free cans soft drink. Large luxury bath and shower. King size bed. Free movies. Free PS / Xbox. Check it out www.naumi.com The hotel is onlt 10 floors high and has a wonderful view of the city from the rooftop infinity pool and deck, the pool is only 1.3 m deep and not very wide but long enuff to do a few laps. The hotel is right next to the raffles hotel and a 10 min walk to the metro and shopping malls. We got an upgrade to a 2 bed suite which would be fine if you had 1 or 2 small children.
Well if you decide to stay in UK I think there is lots of scope if you are already settled with good schools nice house, jobs etc. For those with itchy feet, who end up leaving the Uk, it's a great place to go back and visit.
Teenagers will always buy more clothes even though they bought heaps with them.
Baggage allowance now is apparently 30kgs and we were stressing due to above comment. Our baggage weighed 94kg(not including cabin bags) for 4 people.
Oh well back to work soon, arrived back yesterday, youngest went to school today.