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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.....?
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    • 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?
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 17, 6:12 PM
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    colinw
    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..
    Originally posted by tommix
    Apart from the fuzz that is

    You don't want to get grabbed by the fuzz
    Last edited by colinw; 17-05-2017 at 6:24 PM.
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 17th May 17, 6:20 PM
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    The Last Username
    1 The diversity of the island/s we live on - from the rolling countryside to hills; from ant-like mass of humanity in our cities to gentle village life; to the huge range of regional accents.

    2 The generally friendly and accepting nature of inhabitants. (Those who don't think we are have obviously not travelled widely.)

    3 Food. Rarely will you find such a huge variety and choice, less-so in single places of worship stores such as our supermarkets.

    -1 The current necessity to relate anything and everything to Brexit. Stop it. It is getting more than a little silly now.

    -2 Too many cars. We are a relatively small nation. Let's have less worship of the motorised metal cans with doors please?

    -3 Obvious really - our unpredictable weather. You're almost never safe to leave the house without sun protection, rain protection and an extra layer for when it turns cold.
    Last edited by The Last Username; 17-05-2017 at 6:51 PM. Reason: of not if
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th May 17, 7:02 PM
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    tommix
    The thing I like most about living in the UK is the grey drab streets of london on a wet winters day..The atmosphere it creates makes me feel like I'm in a spy novel.

    That is untill I bump into the local hoodies, knocking back Cider like the world was about to run out of apples..
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    Pyxis
    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..
    Originally posted by tommix

    So, pray do tell......... what lands have you been and gorn and conquered, then?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th May 17, 8:16 PM
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    tommix
    So, pray do tell......... what lands have you been and gorn and conquered, then?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Many Lands Pyx..The land of nod, the land of the giants, the land of milk and honey, the land of the free..You name it I've conquered it..
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th May 17, 8:18 PM
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    Pyxis
    Many Lands Pyx..The land of nod, the land of the giants, the land of milk and honey, the land of the free..You name it I've conquered it..
    Originally posted by tommix
    .......and the Land of Makebelieve!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 17, 8:19 PM
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    colinw
    I like the way all the shops close on a Sunday and all you hear on a Sunday morning is Church Bells....oh hang on that was the 1960's
    I also like laundromats and small post offices where you can buy brown paper.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th May 17, 8:24 PM
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    Sleazy
    I like the way all the shops close on a Sunday and all you hear on a Sunday morning is Church Bells....oh hang on that was the 1960's
    I also like laundromats and small post offices where you can buy brown paper.
    Originally posted by colinw
    I like the post offices that have sprung up in newsagents. NOT.
    Also:
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th May 17, 8:39 PM
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    Pyxis
    I like the way all the shops close on a Sunday and all you hear on a Sunday morning is Church Bells....oh hang on that was the 1960's
    I also like laundromats and small post offices where you can buy brown paper.
    Originally posted by colinw
    I didn't know you could buy brown paper in launderettes!

    Can you buy vinegar there as well?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • jonmoneybags
    • By jonmoneybags 17th May 17, 8:43 PM
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    jonmoneybags
    I like the way all the shops close on a Sunday and all you hear on a Sunday morning is Church Bells....oh hang on that was the 1960's
    I also like laundromats and small post offices where you can buy brown paper.
    Originally posted by colinw
    give us a while and we will be back there, or possibly earlier.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 18th May 17, 6:51 PM
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    Murphybear
    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..
    Originally posted by tommix
    Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan


    ALL.
    He is an Englishman!
    BOAT.
    He is an Englishman!
    For he himself has said it,
    And it's greatly to his credit,
    That he is an Englishman!
    ALL.
    That he is an Englishman!
    BOAT.
    For he might have been a Roosian,
    A French, or Turk, or Proosian,
    Or perhaps Itali-an!
    ALL.
    Or perhaps Itali-an!
    BOAT.
    But in spite of all temptations
    To belong to other nations,
    He remains an Englishman!
    He remains an Englishman!
    ALL.
    For in spite of all temptations
    To belong to other nations,
    He remains an Englishman!
    He remains an Englishman!
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