Originally Posted by mxcolin
Since I left the UK about 5 months ago for sunny Southern California I thought I'd compile a list of things that I miss/don't miss about the UK........
Oh my God. A kindred spirit! SO pleased you posted this. I also moved to California from the UK in October. I agree with most of your list.
I would also add:
Being able to take a car journey anywhere
without losing a wheel down a pothole.
Branston pickle on sandwiches.
Not being asked if I want mustard and mayonnaise on a cheese sandwich???? (Of course not why would you even ask me that?)
TESCOS - never thought I'd hear myself saying that
ITV, Channel 4, BBC2 - good TV in general.
British sense of humour.
The Metric system - come on people - you know it makes sense.
Beaches without freeways right next to them.
Being able to walk to everything.
Politicians that aren't completely nuts.
My kids coasting at school.
Apathy / Lack of drive or aspiration.
Totally utterly crap builders / contractors.
British unimaginitive square box housing built with no skill (see above).
Equally rubbish, poor quality furniture (see above).
People who drive like maniacs.
As you said, there are probably more - I'll add later.
Thanks for posting. What a fun thread.