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    • Marine_life
    • By Marine_life 14th May 17, 10:31 PM
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    Marine_life
    what do you like about living in the UK.....?
    • #1
    • 14th May 17, 10:31 PM
    what do you like about living in the UK.....? 14th May 17 at 10:31 PM
    .....and what do you hate?

    Top 3 of each.

    Been away for 18 years and occasionally think about moving back but not sure.

    What do you think?
    Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot…
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    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 16th May 17, 1:27 AM
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    bushbaby1103
    Like
    Pg tips
    Sweets & cakes
    English Sense of humour, very dry
    Forgot I love PUBS too.


    Hate
    Chavs. And everything associated with them
    The newspapers
    Royals and the deference they expect and enjoy
    Last edited by bushbaby1103; 16-05-2017 at 12:06 PM. Reason: Additional
    • flissh
    • By flissh 16th May 17, 9:58 AM
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    flissh
    Love
    The Nhs
    TV
    Pubs

    Hate
    I'm struggling to think of things I [I]really[I] hate.

    ETA maybe italics not working when you want them to!
    • flissh
    • By flissh 16th May 17, 10:01 AM
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    flissh
    More things I love...
    Strictly
    Lol cats on here
    Lol dogs on here
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 16th May 17, 11:04 AM
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    Livelongandprosper
    I love living in the UK full stop

    There's nothing I hate, nothing that would make me want to live somewhere else
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 16th May 17, 11:44 AM
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    avogadro
    The main reason for moving back would be to be back amongst our own...although after 17 years away I am not sure it is our own anymore
    Originally posted by Marine_life
    I predict that you will enjoy being back and speaking your own language again, but the ever-frustrating healthcare system and the general mentality here may lead you to regret returning.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 16th May 17, 1:46 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    I like being able to stand proud and say "I'm British and this is my country"
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 - 1226.3
    This week 77.42
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 16th May 17, 10:21 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    Nice size country with areas of lovely countryside
    The British music scene from 50s to 90s
    Amazing food - from British strawberries to Melton Mowbray pork pies; Eccles cakes to Stilton

    Hate
    Those who are ignorant, racist, rude, moan about everything and don't care about things over than themselves.
    The benefit scum and their brats
    Our education system.
    • horleyflyer
    • By horleyflyer 16th May 17, 10:37 PM
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    horleyflyer
    Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain - which is to say, all of it. Every last bit of it, good and bad - Marmite, village fetes, country lanes, people saying 'mustn't grumble' and 'I'm terribly sorry but', people apologizing to me when I conk them with a nameless elbow, milk in bottles, beans on toast, haymaking in June, stinging nettles, seaside piers, Ordnance Survey maps, crumpets, hot-water bottles as a necessity, drizzly Sundays - every bit of it.


    (Bill Bryson)
    Girls do it better....
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 16th May 17, 10:45 PM
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    bushbaby1103
    Can I have another go?
    Hate
    Ingrained inequality of the class system
    Narrow scope of education system
    Booze culture, drunkenness is celebrated etc
    Political system not really democratic
    Standard of Television programmes is generally poor when compared to America
    Biased media

    Like
    Countryside, sense of history
    Most of the people
    Food is ok
    Summer weather
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 17th May 17, 7:55 AM
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    Murphybear
    I love

    The weather. It is interesting and variable, my idea of hell on earth would be to live in a hot country

    The scenery, we have some of the most beautiful in the world and for such a small country it is infinitely variable

    The NHS. I owe them a great deal especially over the last few years. The medical staff have been beyond brilliant

    What I don't like

    The obsession people have with mobile phones, especially people who wander across the road without looking

    The obsession people have with football. Some of us don't like it

    The high cost of a lot of things
    • gallygirl
    • By gallygirl 17th May 17, 9:19 AM
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    gallygirl
    I'm living in Spain so a slightly different take on things possibly.

    Likes:
    • Knowing how organisations 'work' and where to go, e.g. problem with bins being emptied I know which dept. to phone.
    • Relatively honest local politicians.
    • A decent cup of tea .


    Dislikes:

    • Weather. Not just the rain and cold but the dark winter months when some days it never seems to get light.
    • Prices, especially for eating out and drinks. £20 for two glasses of wine and a pint, equivalent 'quality' of establishment in Spain €8.
    • Traffic and crowds in general.
    • Booze culture
    • Vacuous materialism
    • Benefits and entitlement culture
    OK that's more than three dislikes and I had to think about the likes, which says it all really!
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
    Mortgage Balance = £0
    "Do what others won't early in life so you can do what others can't later in life"
    • makingplans4nigel
    • By makingplans4nigel 17th May 17, 2:30 PM
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    makingplans4nigel
    Likes:
    Sandwiches
    Being able to moan about absolutely anything
    Talking about the weather with strangers

    Dislikes:
    Warped sense of entitlement of all the classes
    Seagulls when you're nowhere near the sea
    Jamie Oliver
    Come on sucker lick my battery
    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 17, 3:52 PM
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    colinw
    Likes

    Black Coffee in Bed
    Pulling Muscles from a Shell
    King George Street

    Dislike

    Christmas Day
    Electric Trains
    Sunday Street
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th May 17, 4:26 PM
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    Pyxis
    Likes

    Black Coffee in Bed
    Pulling Muscles from a Shell

    King George Street

    Dislike

    Christmas Day
    Electric Trains
    Sunday Street
    Originally posted by colinw


    Ok, , I know that spelling isn't your strongest point, so I shan't comment!
    It conjures up an interesting mental image, though!

    On reflection,I suppose a mussel is mostly made of muscle fibres, so maybe you were right after all!






    (I am wondering what King George Street and Sunday Street are like, now! )
    Last edited by Pyxis; 17-05-2017 at 4:33 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • makingplans4nigel
    • By makingplans4nigel 17th May 17, 4:44 PM
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    makingplans4nigel
    Likes

    Black Coffee in Bed
    Pulling Muscles from a Shell
    King George Street

    Dislike

    Christmas Day
    Electric Trains
    Sunday Street
    Originally posted by colinw
    Surely you could squeeze a few more likes.
    Come on sucker lick my battery
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 17th May 17, 5:24 PM
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    Murphybear
    Like.

    Clotted cream.
    The NHS.
    Pear shaped ladies. (I married one.)

    Dislike.

    The disgraceful activities of the unregulated private parking industry, bringing misery to thousands of people everyday.
    Vitriolic treatment of some people by others who have a different opinion.
    Thinking that celebrities are newsworthy.

    Some of these are not necessarily a UK trait though.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake

    Would that be Devon clotted cream (the best), or Cornish?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th May 17, 5:34 PM
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    Pyxis
    Would that be Devon clotted cream (the best), or Cornish?
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    Zummerzet clotted cream, I specs!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 17th May 17, 5:55 PM
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    pollypenny
    Colin, you hate Christmas Day!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th May 17, 6:02 PM
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    tommix
    I like the fact that I can stand on the roof of my house waving the union jack and shouting at the top of my voice "I am a proud englishman and conquerer of many lands!"

    Without anybody taking a blind bit of notice..
    Last edited by tommix; 17-05-2017 at 6:21 PM.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 17, 6:11 PM
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    colinw


    Ok, , I know that spelling isn't your strongest point, so I shan't comment!
    It conjures up an interesting mental image, though!

    On reflection,I suppose a mussel is mostly made of muscle fibres, so maybe you were right after all!






    (I am wondering what King George Street and Sunday Street are like, now! )
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Oh !!!!!!

    Surely you could squeeze a few more likes.
    Originally posted by makingplans4nigel
    Well spotted!

    Colin, you hate Christmas Day!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    They are Squeeze songs Polly although to be honest I am not the mad on Christmas
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