35 Things You Miss About Britain When You’re Away On Holiday
Going away is nice, but nothing beats coming back home to blighty.
1. Proper tea.
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2. Proper bacon!
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3. Proper queueing!
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4. PROPER CHOCOLATE THAT IS ACTUALLY NICE.
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“No, Hershey’s does NOT taste the bloody same.”
5. Being able to just pay for food at the bar.
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Why must we faff around with a bill being brought to the table?
6. Paying with Chip & Pin.
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So tired of swiping and signing and showing ID. SO TIRED.
7. Eating pizza with a knife and fork and having it be perfectly acceptable.
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Sorry, New York.
8. People not talking to you.
Please stop being so POLITE.
9. People talking to you.
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FINALLY people with some MANNERS.
10. Waiters who leave you alone when you eat.
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“Thanks, Jeff. I don’t need to know your name, nor do I need you to ‘take care of me’ this evening. Please go away.”
11. …but don’t take 1000 years to bring you your bill.
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12. Reliable public transport.
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Even when it’s not-so-reliable.
13. Reasonable portion sizes.
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14. Generally just knowing where you are, and where you’re going.
15. … without the help of our nation’s flag being on every single street corner, house and building.
16. The (glorious) BBC.
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17. British sausage.
18. Heinz Baked Beans.
19. Not being too hot.
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20. Not being too cold.
21. Drivers generally following the rules of the road.
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22. A nice, British breeze.
23. The burble of Radio 4.
24. Sunday roasts.
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Followed by an entire afternoon in the pub.
25. The collective sense of resigned melancholy.
26. Historic buildings that are properly old.
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27. Having crisps and a pint being an acceptable meal on a week day.
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28. Recognising the names of cities during the weather report.
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“I KNOW WHERE THAT IS!”
29. The reassuring grey of British sky.
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30. A group of strangers appreciating and respecting the silence of a public place.
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31. People understanding what the fuck you’re saying.
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“I said GOOD DAY, SIR.”
32. British accents of any kind.
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33. Corner shops and mini-supermarkets.
34. Never taking a day of good weather for granted.
35. PROPER TEA.
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