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TELL US WHAT YOU LIKE/DISLIKE IN UK


ola123  
15 Sep 2006 /  #31
I think I like would like english weather if I were there. There is way too hot in the summer and too clold in the winter in Poland. And I like rain and steady weather. Weather in UK is good, in Poland its freak.
plg 17 | 263  
15 Sep 2006 /  #32
The only problem I have is the one with hot and cold water running from separate plumbing pipes and not mixing....weird

i found what you said - weird

you do not have that in poland

so when you run a bath it only has one tap????????????????

i dont mean weird in a disrespectful way

unsual ( weird)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Sep 2006 /  #33
Of course we have hot and cold taps. It's just that many people in Poland have mixer taps.

It's become a cliche for pissed off Poles to say to anyone from the UK. Why do you have two taps ? It's a sort of put down.
iwona 12 | 542  
16 Sep 2006 /  #34
I have noticed that in England there are more and more mixer taps.

Especially in new houses.

I quite liked when we stayed in Filey-Yorkshire- in old traditonal hotel and there were there 2 taps.
Litttle old fashioned but in nice way.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Sep 2006 /  #35
This is not a dig at anyone. It's just a thought.

They have used mixer taps in England as long as they have used them in Poland. We have a new bathroom suite [here in Poland] The wash basin has separate hot and cold taps.

Even some mixer taps are set by turning hot and cold taps which are fitted to the side of the appliance. Water doesn't just come out at the right temperature.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
16 Sep 2006 /  #36
Mixer taps.........???...............I mean come on guys....get back to the thread......dig deep, come on!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Sep 2006 /  #37
Frank,

I'm sure that you've realized by now that many of these threads go off topic. However, mixer taps are on topic.

But don't worry as I think they've run their course.

What do you like/dislike in the UK ?
Frank 23 | 1,183  
16 Sep 2006 /  #38
.....this is now micro-topic........the mixer topic stuff.............Wroclaw......lovely city by the way!

Am in Ireland..........BTW, 'em, hard to say......there are lots of choices in London etc, economies of scale, things too do, but too congested.................

Also the English are tolerant.................but too a point, as long as you dont interfere in their lives!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Sep 2006 /  #39
Frank,

It's true that London is too congested, and many other cities in the UK. I think it's an easier life in the south-west or north-east of England.
iwona 12 | 542  
17 Sep 2006 /  #40
I don't know if I like it or not- I got used to it but why England wants to be so different to the rest of Europe?

I wouldn't say about driving on the left side but all little differences like:
- addresses- number of the street in the beginning not in the end, post code completely in the end
- 1 and 9- different handwriting than the rest of europe
- In the resturants waiters serving from left side........
truebrit 3 | 196  
17 Sep 2006 /  #41
I don't know if I like it or not- I got used to it but why England wants to be so different to the rest of Europe?

Well,this is how things have been for a long time (hundreds of years).I like the fact things are different.Already we have had to change many of our traditions because the EU says so -like now weighing in Kgs instead of pounds/kms instead of miles etc.I am sure you would not want Poland to be just like Germany etc...
sarah  
18 Sep 2006 /  #42
Things are far too congested here in london, i live in central london just near London and Tower brige and it is simply murder coming too and from work!!!

Whilst visiting other countries it seems like such a shame london has become so busy - especially in rush hour when everyone is trying to get here and there, i can see why it could be intimidating to other people also x
iwona 12 | 542  
18 Sep 2006 /  #43
Well,this is how things have been for a long time (hundreds of years).I like the fact things are different.Already we have had to change many of our traditions because the EU says so -like now weighing in Kgs instead of pounds/kms instead of miles etc.I am sure you would not want Poland to be just like Germany etc...

oh no, we are quite stubborn and we like our polish way of doing things.

I was thinking that it is probably geographical reason that England was isolated as an island so has its own rules of doing things.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
18 Sep 2006 /  #44
True. But still they did force us to change the capacity of our alcohol bottles, from 0,75l and 0,25l to 0,7l and 0,2l, as it is the standard in EU.

I can no longer buy a “ćwiartka” in my leeky store… :)

Really? Well I like to see myself more as a happy drunkard rather than an alcoholic. And there is a huge difference between those two. A drunkard drinks because he likes it, and the alcoholic does it because he must! :)

PS: Oh and every self respecting drunkard must follow the rules of "kultura picia" (culture of drinking) otherwise he may end up as a plain boozer. :)
Shelley  
18 Sep 2006 /  #45
Matyjasz - you get me every time, you humour seems to supass itself every time....
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
18 Sep 2006 /  #46
Quoting: Matyjasz, Post #22
3. The way the women dress in the UK.

Can you explain?

It's going to be a hard one fore me, as I'm a fashion retard :), but I think that basically the thing that I enjoy the most in the style of British ladies is the way they can blend some old cloths, the ones that look as if they were just picked from their mothers wardrobe, with the new ones. It is a very intriguing combination...

Probably my explanation won’t satisfy your curiosity, but at least I gave it a shot. :)
Shelley  
18 Sep 2006 /  #47
Matyjasz - Retro is the word you're looking for - it was a good explination

I'm a fashion retard

Please explain, I feel the need to know how a "fashion retard" dresses...many thanks in advance.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
18 Sep 2006 /  #48
Shelley - Thank you very much. Next time I will be visiting the UK, I'm taking you out to some Pub...Hell, I bet that even Stella is going to taste excellent because of yor company. Pozdrawiam :)
Shelley  
18 Sep 2006 /  #49
Thank you very much. Next time I will be visiting the UK, I'm taking you out to some Pub

I'll hold you to that....
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
18 Sep 2006 /  #50
Hmmm... I am certainly not one of those "Fashion TV" watchers...And at the same time I'm also not one of those guys that look as if they were dressed by their mamas... It is a though question...

I always keep my word. :)
Shelley  
18 Sep 2006 /  #51
dressed by their mamas

thats good to know, they're the ones who usually live with their mothers too!!! not a good look, usually virgin with no social skills...LOL

I always keep my word

Glad to hear it me to, I will be waiting

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