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13 Sep 2008 00:00 by grumps Star rating. 11 posts Send private message

HI
IM INTERESTED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF THINGS PEOPLE ARE MISSING FROM THE UK SUCH AS FOOD OR TV PROGRAMMS
ITS FUNNY THE LITTLE THING U MISS WHEN U CANT GET THEM
MANY THANX



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13 Sep 2008 15:59 by mr.kevin Star rating in Costa Blanca. 187 posts Send private message

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You can get mostly any thing in Spain that you got in UK but may be at a price. 

You can also be easily ripped off as well if you are not carefull especialy with English TV. Just use your head and plenty of common sense.



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13 Sep 2008 18:01 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4018 posts Send private message

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My neighbour misses Wickes,MFI and B&Q. I miss bookshops, big ones with coffee shops and WhSmith,Boots and Superdrug.Parks with ponds, theatre and olde worlde England. If I think of anything else,I will let you know!

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13 Sep 2008 21:22 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1476 posts Send private message

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I miss Pork Farms pork pies, Betty Newmans ( a cafe in Leicester which does wonderful cakes and THE BEST coffee ), and autumn leaves.

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13 Sep 2008 21:22 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1476 posts Send private message

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Whoops, posted twice............Blonde Moment AGAIN !!!!!


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15 Sep 2008 21:25 by Acapulco Star rating in Costa Blanca South.. 341 posts Send private message

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I just want the opportunity to miss something

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17 Sep 2008 14:28 by fazanbill Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

The smell of freshly cut grass.



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17 Sep 2008 16:55 by georgia Star rating in Algorfa (As seen on .... 1842 posts Send private message

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Fanzanb8ill,
If you miss the smell of cut grass,nip to Polaris when they are cutting the fairways,ummmmmmmm,it smells gorgeous!!!

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04 Oct 2008 20:23 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6943 posts Send private message

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Just found this thread. Karen, you miss Thorntons milk chocolate coffee creams & Thorntons fondant mice &  pigs  , come on now !!

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04 Oct 2008 20:27 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1476 posts Send private message

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I don't miss those, More, because kind people bring them here for me !!

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04 Oct 2008 22:02 by irenemontague Star rating in liverpool/carvajal . 794 posts Send private message

Hi all i miss our english bacon bye irene



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05 Oct 2008 10:47 by Sten46 Star rating in Hatton, Derbyshire &.... 210 posts Send private message

Council tax
Cold
Rain
Car tax
Parking charges
Cold
Rain
Traffic wardens
Getting up at 3.30 am for work
Cold 
Rain
Fog
Ice on the windscreen in the mornings
Petty jobsworths
Mr Brown and Mr Darling
Rain
Cold

and other stuff far too numerous to mention!

Bring it on - the sooner the better - I'm looking forward to missing it all!


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05 Oct 2008 12:41 by Poppyseed Star rating. 892 posts Send private message

Everything already mentioned and FRESH semi skimmed milk.

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05 Oct 2008 14:48 by Sten46 Star rating in Hatton, Derbyshire &.... 210 posts Send private message

Yeah - proper milk - forgot about that!

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05 Oct 2008 16:30 by Candyfloss Star rating in Cardiff / Mar Menor. 1599 posts Send private message

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Is proper milk hard to come by then?
We never find it a problem in the mercadonnas. It's just Aldis and Lidls that don't sell it by us.



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05 Oct 2008 17:30 by Poppyseed Star rating. 892 posts Send private message

Ahh, but their version of fresh milk is not the same as ours !!!  I have never found our 'proper' milk anywhere else in the world and tea just isn't the same without it.

I think I read somewhere on here that Iceland have it, but we don't have one within easy reach. In fact i emailed Iceland begging them to open a store near us but they never replied!


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05 Oct 2008 17:41 by bobaol Star rating. 2172 posts Send private message

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So what's wrong with the milk?  I find it excellent in tea/coffee etc and full cream/semi-skimmed/skimmed/buttermilk all available,  Personally don't drink the stuff neat (yuk! Do you know where it comes from?).  British bacon (and British sausages, steak and kidney pies etc) all available from Carrefour but prefer pancetta or Serrano, anyway.
Certainly won't miss paying over 2 quid for 4 tasteless oranges shipped from South Africa about 3 months ago or Chilean pomegranites which appear to have lost their juice on the way.  Even those who miss cheddar cheese should pop along to Consum or Carrefour where it's actually cheaper than Tescos but I'm still having fun trying out all the different local ones that are available.
Probably the only thing I'll miss are my grandchildren but hoping they'll visit quite often.  My wife reckons she'll miss the Glengettie tea bags but she appears to have packed enough to last her the next ten years, anyway. 




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05 Oct 2008 17:54 by Patty_1 Star rating in Hertfordshire. UK. .... 1064 posts Send private message

 Yes we manage to get the semi skimmed milk, English bacon albeit a little bit more expensive than UK. Pork pies our son loves them but he had to go into Quesada to buy them, Johnsons I believe. Quick save sell most UK products in Benijofar. What are Glengettie teabags Bob?  Not heard of them.  I think TV will be what we will miss.     Pat

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05 Oct 2008 17:57 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6943 posts Send private message

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We only drink black coffee but use milk on cereals. We do tend to just pick up the semi skimmed UHT milk from Lidl's but I do remember buying fresh when we first shopped after completion so I would think it would have been in Mercadona in Guardamar at that time, 2003. 

I really miss looking out of the window (where I am now) & seeing the terrific panoramic view we enjoy here, living so high up. We look across to the Cardiff area across the Bristol Channel to the left &, to the right, to The Mendips. I enjoy coming home here to Kewstoke after almost a month at a time in Spain. I know it's another two months (usually) till we go back.  Currently, I'm happy to have the best of both worlds.

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05 Oct 2008 18:42 by bobaol Star rating. 2172 posts Send private message

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Glengettie tea, specially made by Typhoo to complement the soft water found in Wales.  Generally stronger than the Typhoo brands, sometimes difficult to get outside Wales but is stocked in some Tesco stores. 

http://www.localsonlycoffee.com/Taylors-of-Harrogate-Glengettie-Tea-p/letglengettie.htm

As the link doesn't appear to work, try Googling Glengettie.  A favourite with British Forces since 1815.




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