The Good, The Bad, And The English

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koan
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I'm leaving on a jet plane,

don't know when I'll be back again.

In the meantime I carry with me the memories, good, bad and peculiar to the English, over which I can ponder to summarise my experience to date.

Things I won't miss:

The transit system

The food

General fear of crossing the street

Things I will miss:

The next UK meet up

Going to the pub with Pinky and swashbuckling hats from the locals

Slapping spot

Walking on uneven sidewalks

Following footpaths that have built in steps that allow you to climb gates and cut through other people's property.

The canals.
Carl44
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Post by Carl44 »

Englands gain is canada's loss :D





actually i take that back you will still be online and still be modzilla:-5





er in that case have a great trip hurry back :-4 :-6
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SuzyB
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koan;627827 wrote: I'm leaving on a jet plane,

don't know when I'll be back again.

In the meantime I carry with me the memories, good, bad and peculiar to the English, over which I can ponder to summarise my experience to date.

Things I won't miss:

The transit system

The food

General fear of crossing the street

Things I will miss:

The next UK meet up

Going to the pub with Pinky and swashbuckling hats from the locals

Slapping spot

Walking on uneven sidewalks

Following footpaths that have built in steps that allow you to climb gates and cut through other people's property.

The canals.


You will be missed :-4 You will be back though, won't you? We can have an FG welcome home party :D
I am nobody..nobody is perfect...therefore I must be Perfect!





The Rob
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Post by The Rob »

I truly envy anyone who gets to visit England. I've been an anglophile since childhood. We now have an English neighbor whom I constantly pump for information; one day she'll get sick of it. :p

As to the food: I like the stuff myself. It would literally kill me to eat it every day, but I'd go with a hand grasping my chest and a smile on my face.

And I'd love to spend time in a real pub (we call them pubs here as well, but they have ferns in pots and "heart-healthy" menus, for cripe's sake), but I'd have to start smoking again in self-defense and so it's just as well. :thinking:
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Pinky;627884 wrote: They're banning smoking in pubs as from this month!

I didn't think our food was any unhealthier than yours is TBH...it's the choices we make I guess.


I misspoke (mis-typed). I meant that I love the fried English food I've had, the stuff I prefer over the healthier choices I feel compelled to consume now. No offense meant. :D
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Pinky;627894 wrote: Oh, don't worry, none taken!

I know we're supposedly famous for lardy, stodgy stuff like pies, toad in the hole, spotted dick, etc etc! We don't eat those things all the time though, lol! Jeez, if we did none of us would fit through the doorframes!:wah: :wah:


I spent the better part of my life in the South, land of the Fried. Jeebus, the stuff I ate, and all of it a greasy dollop of Heaven itself. As you say, it's the choices one makes. This one used to choose a labored heartbeat. :rolleyes:
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abbey
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Post by abbey »

Have a good trip Koan. :yh_hugs

You coming back?
koan
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abbey;627978 wrote: Have a good trip Koan. :yh_hugs

You coming back?


One day.

Not sure when yet.
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Have a faberooney time, see you in a few days. :D

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