Guest cjdelphi

What do you miss the most from the UK?

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    Guest cjdelphi

    For me up until the last couple of years it was TV, let's face it, TV's as entertaining as watching paint dry with the exception of maybe 1 show which made me laugh which was the Chasers war on everything, Australia just has no concept of comedy.

     

    TV (Fixed for now) i've got my fix.

    Jaffacakes.

    Crisps (Skips, Quavers, Discos etc)

    Cherry Coke (Although about 3 years ago, they had Cherry Coke for about 4 months)

    Cherry Aid. (similar, Australians don't seem to like Cherry Drinks)

    Dandelion and Burdock, although Sarsaparilla tastes similar.

    Dry Roasted Peanuts (And they used to sell them too!)

    Gammon, like they serve at restraunts in the UK, you just don't get it here.

     

    Ever tried to order Chicken Fried Rice from a takeaway here?... they have no idea what that is! home cooked for that.

     

    If you miss ale's go to Parafield airport next to bunnings there's a liquor shop there which sells almost every imported lager/beer you ever drank.

     

    Anything else?..

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    Guest cazzie

    What do I miss?

    Heinz cream of tomato soup

    Tesco tiger rolls

    Tesco honey nut cornflakes

    Tesco sugar puffs

    Warninks advocaat

    The smell of bonfire night/winter/Christmas in the air

    Family and friends

    Tesco/Asda/Waitrose

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    Guest cazzie
    :biglaugh:Family and friends second from the bottom of your list!!!!:biglaugh::mad:

     

    I didn't realise that there was an order of preference:shocked:

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    right here it goes

     

    Family & Friends

    the smell of september arriving

    the smell of bonfire night & christmas

    Knowing familiar faces

    emmerdale, corrie

    free presciptions and dental care for the kids, also free contraceptives

    tesco

    decent clothes shops, i need a Next here

    being paid tips ( im a hairdresser)

    snow

    Bath park (Victoria)

    squirrels

    Pizza express

    ball ponds in pubs

    not having to pay school fees

    the help my son used to get at school

    the community I used to live in

     

    I don't think ive missed anything.....

    by the way I love Adelaide

     

    Laura xxx

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    Guest cjdelphi

    I must admit, bonfire night, guy forks standing around in the chilly air being able to smell a mixture of cooked meat and gun powder and burning smells from bbq's and then all the bangs and whoooshes and pretty lights that follow...

     

    and then the next morning it's usually a bit foggy with a smell of burnt cardboard, yep i have fond memories :)

     

    And yes, friends family, but facebook helps out on that part.

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    family and really good friends

    socialising with friends

    being able to just walk to corner shop/pub/cafe

    prawn cocktail crisps

    coronation street

    the culture/history

    the ability to just book a cheap flight and go europe for weekend for eg

    proper chocolate

     

    oh dear :biglaugh:

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    Guest Richard & Amanda

    Hiya,

     

    I miss Marks and Spencer......... nothing particular about M&S just all of it - being able to bimble around especially on the run up to Chrimbo now.

     

    The shops here are.....erm ......different :err:

     

    I love Adelaide though just wish there was an M&S :wubclub:

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    Central heating, proper insulation, double glazing

    Spanish Rioja wine

    Luxuriant green countryside

    Arm and Hammer whitening toothpaste

    Family and friends

    (Is the order REALLY that important? We do miss them, don't we?)

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    Guest the staffords

    friends(not the tv show!)

    some family

    goin to watch the wolves

    a good balti house

    melton mowbray pork pies

    english country pubs(and the odd welsh,scottish and irish one too)

    not goin dark till late in the summer

     

    took me ages to think of those!

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    I know i am not there,yet.........but i will miss

    sending the OH to Tesco at 2am on xmas eve!!

    Asda cornish pasties, yum yum......

     

    Primark for socks, undies and tee shirts..........maybe target will replace that??

     

    Expensive fuel

    Rain

    Corrie, emmerdale, sky tv.

    Queues for no obvious reason

    Mushy peas

    Spam

    Costco

     

    Some are true.....some are not...........

     

    J

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    I know i am not there,yet.........but i will miss

    sending the OH to Tesco at 2am on xmas eve!!

    Asda cornish pasties, yum yum......

     

    Primark for socks, undies and tee shirts..........maybe target will replace that??

     

    Expensive fuel

    Rain

    Corrie, emmerdale, sky tv.

    Queues for no obvious reason

    Mushy peas

    Spam

    Costco

     

    Some are true.....some are not...........

     

    J

    its people like you that have made foxtel(sky) put emmerdale,eastenders and coronation street on over here..thanks a million...:arghh:

    ps did you see dirty den got killed last night?wow.

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    Central heating, proper insulation, double glazing

    Spanish Rioja wine

    Luxuriant green countryside

    Arm and Hammer whitening toothpaste

    Family and friends

    (Is the order REALLY that important? We do miss them, don't we?)

     

     

    order is for order nazis lol , how u both getting on ?

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    Guest cazzie
    order is for order nazis lol , how u both getting on ?

     

     

    Hello Clare,

    We are getting on really well now thank you very much. I have obviously found it quite difficult settling in but Bill is an Aussie through and through and is in his element now that he has it all - in Oz with his girl! We played tennis near the beach yesterday and I had one of those 'wow!' moments as I kept looking at the sea/scenery as I was playing and I tbought it was just amazing - a lovely moment.

    I webcammed my family at 7am this morning and although it was very emotional - very hard when your daughter is crying and missing you - it was still wonderful to see them and my grandson was on show too!

    All in all, each week is getting easier and I am becoming more fond of Adelaide by the day. I love the weather and outdoor lifestyle. Plus, I used to be a sporty person in my younger days - neglected for 35 years - but now I am gradually getting into cycling, walking, tennis and will be kayaking soon. Hopefully, I will be able to lose some weight and get much fitter than I have been for years, so lots of positives.

    The main thing for me though, is that Bill and I are together and very, very happy - yay!

    Hope you are ok too. Take care, Cazzie and Bill x

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    I miss friends and family....thats it.....

     

    Everything else is replaceble here or an alternative is available!!

     

    Get over the UK....we all came he for a reason!!

     

    Dan

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    Hello Clare,

    We are getting on really well now thank you very much. I have obviously found it quite difficult settling in but Bill is an Aussie through and through and is in his element now that he has it all - in Oz with his girl! We played tennis near the beach yesterday and I had one of those 'wow!' moments as I kept looking at the sea/scenery as I was playing and I tbought it was just amazing - a lovely moment.

    I webcammed my family at 7am this morning and although it was very emotional - very hard when your daughter is crying and missing you - it was still wonderful to see them and my grandson was on show too!

    All in all, each week is getting easier and I am becoming more fond of Adelaide by the day. I love the weather and outdoor lifestyle. Plus, I used to be a sporty person in my younger days - neglected for 35 years - but now I am gradually getting into cycling, walking, tennis and will be kayaking soon. Hopefully, I will be able to lose some weight and get much fitter than I have been for years, so lots of positives.

    The main thing for me though, is that Bill and I are together and very, very happy - yay!

    Hope you are ok too. Take care, Cazzie and Bill x

     

     

    so glad to hear your doing well, missing your family is the hardest part. I dont think you realise just how hard it can be. Im sort of moving out of my really bad homesickness faze a bit to just being badly homesick:biglaugh:but will get there. Good look with the sports, my husband wants a kyak for hi birthday so if your bill can recommend anywhere to get one that would be fab. :cute:

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    :biglaugh:it was a joke hun x

     

     

    thanks clare...diidnt meen to upset anyone..ha ha...

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    :biglaugh:,

    gotchya!!!! Not upset, just thick enough to need clarity on the ppl comment;

    not all us northerners are soap addicts..........and my son will prove it to you:biglaugh:

     

    Have a goodun

    J

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    :biglaugh:,

    gotchya!!!! Not upset, just thick enough to need clarity on the ppl comment;

    not all us northerners are soap addicts..........and my son will prove it to you:biglaugh:

     

    Have a goodun

    J

     

    ha ha no probs...my mrs is (or was) a scouser..after 16years she is just getting used to my "ways"..:goofy:

    regards

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    I miss the obvious things like family and friends and, more importantly, Tesco and Next! But to be honest, there's not really anything that makes me want to go back. And yet, sometimes when it's quiet and I'm gazing out of the window doing the washing up, I get the most tremendous longing for Birmingham and to wander round the Bull Ring and Mailbox and go for a meal in our favourite restaurants there. It sounds silly doesn't it, the feeling doesn't last long but sometimes it's sooo strong.:embarrassed:

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    Things i miss in order of preference...

     

     

    1. My old job ( Although i havn't started looking for a job yet)

    2. A good Indian curry.

     

    Thats all folks.:)

     

     

    Simon.

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