What I Miss About The UK

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I'm Australian. I like Australia to a degree. It's just so damn far away from everywhere. I've been to the UK a few times and have enjoyed it thoroughly. If you're from the UK perhaps you'll be able to appreciate where you live a little more?  I know i'm jealous of where you live.

1. Waitrose/M&S - We have no supermarkets as nice as these ones. The first time I went into a waitrose I was in awe at how nice it was. I now follow the "overheard at waitrose" facebook page and it's absolutely hilarious. Grocery shopping at waitrose was a hoot (and yes i'm aware I sound like a middle aged mother ;) ).
2. The shopping - Zara, Topshop, Miss Selfridge etc - I spent waaay too much money on clothes. It's not my fault the shopping is so much better over there. I find the shops have more varieties, with styles I actually like. Now I do most of my shopping online due to lack of decent shops around me.
3. Hot chocolates - Hot chocolates are 100x better in the UK! The galaxy and options belgian hot chocolates were my favorite..so rich. My mum and I brought back like 5 bottles of hot chocolate haha.
4. Primark - My love for primark blossomed over time. Each visit I fell more and more in love with it. It's cheap..but the products are still of good quality. Whereas our cheap stores are cheap quality.
5. Walks in the country - I miss the fresh country air with it's faint smell of a fireplace. I'd feel so alive strolling down lanes with autumn leaves covering the ground. Take me baaack.
6. Squirrels - We don't get squirrels here and I think they're THE CUTEST THING EVER.
7. Transport - Our transport here is so crummy. Trains are rarely on time. They're slow. And to be brutally honest..they have a lot more 'rough' people on them.
8. Tyrells parsnip crisps - I had an unhealthy obsession with these. Was constantly on the hunt for them as they were sold barely anywhere. On my second last day in England I found a packet of them and it was like I struck gold. I was ecstatic. I bought three packets.
9. The accents -The english accent is so lovely.
10. It's so close to everywhere - 'i'm popping to paris for the weekend' is not such a crazy thing to say. Over here everywhere is soooo far away. I like how most places in the UK/Europe are 1-2 hours flight away. So civilized.

I want to go back. Stat.

Holly xx

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  1. Well I'm not from the UK but from the Republic of Ireland, and I have been away from home for a period of time, and one thing I definitely missed was Primark. It's just so affordable, we are spoiled for choice, and the things in there are too pretty to resist! Also, I love being close to everywhere here, we can take a train and travel a couple countries, can't do that in America or anything! :)
    It'sMyLife

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  2. I've never been to the UK but its definitely in my top places to visit!! I had no idea there weren't any squirrels in Australia! I thought they were everywhere!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. When I was over there I joked i'd find a way to introduce them into Australia haha. They're so damn cute :) x

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  3. I live in the UK but I never would have thought that these things are what people love about the UK! 4 and 2 I definitely agree with... don't know what I would do without them. You are so lucky to live in Australia, I've always wanted to go there! You accents are just amazing!
    xXx

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    1. Yes your shopping is so good!! For some reason i'm not a fan of the Australian accent but think it's just cause i'm so used to it ;)

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  4. M&S is the best, i have to agree!

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  5. Amazing post dear!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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  6. I've lived away from home a bit (Australia for a while actually!) and these are exactly some of the things I missed!
    Kirsty x
    www.havethetown.com

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  7. I used to live in the UK and I must admit that I had a giggle over transport. TFL would drive me BONKERS! I do miss Waitrose though... ;)

    www.jewelswandering.com

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