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What do you like about living in Britain?


hythorn 3 | 580
31 Oct 2011 #61
I am serious about the pickled eggs though
years later they are banging on about them

and they are utterly revolting

no one orders them so they have probably been in the jar for years

I had one once and suffered from the worst indigestion of my entire life

but still they are not as bad as toad in the hole, that really is nasty
OP chichimera 1 | 186
31 Oct 2011 #62
freedom to wear what you want without too much hassle from the locals.

I was shocked when I saw in England a man wearing flip-flops in November. In Poland he would be taken either for an extreme weirdo or for a homeless who can't afford a proper pair of shoes..
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
31 Oct 2011 #63
I am serious about the pickled eggs though
years later they are banging on about them

I can imagine. I've never dared try one. They just seem "wrong" somehow.

but still they are not as bad as toad in the hole, that really is nasty

So you don't like Yorkshire pudding, or sausages?

I've only ever had a home-made toad in the hole (my mum's, and mine). Mine's great - I make great gravy to go with it too. I expect that a ready-made supermarket version would be pretty awful though. Like my bigos, really - which is naturally a secret recipe, and better than everyone else's, of course; but the ready-made stuff in jars is inedible.

I was shocked when I saw in England a man wearing flip-flops in November. In Poland he would be taken either for an extreme weirdo or for a homeless who can't afford a proper pair of shoes..

That's just lazy.

In some (chavvy) parts of the UK, women go shopping in nighties, pyjamas and slippers. That's far worse than flip-flops. Talk about no dignity.
hythorn 3 | 580
31 Oct 2011 #64
I like sausages and I like yorkshire pudding
however the combination of the two I find utterly inedible

some poor half cremated sausage surrounded by yards of yorkshire
resembling a turd encased in polystyrene

I am sure yours is very nice but at our house toad in the hell night was not
the culinery highlight of the week

I was out shopping once in January and is was bastard cold and there
was a woman with a toddler in a stroller who was barefoot

in Poland the mother would have been horsewhipped
Seanus 15 | 19,706
31 Oct 2011 #65
It's British Week at Lidl btw. Some goodies to be bought.
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
31 Oct 2011 #66
no one orders them so they have probably been in the jar for years

Used to have pickled egg eating competitions with my mate after a night on the lash, managed five once!

BTW cheers for the heads up Seanus will be popping in on Wednesday as well!
PWEI 3 | 612
1 Nov 2011 #67
would love to know if anyone has ever tried deep fried mars bars? personally cant think of anything more revolting,but they are popular in scotland, which has very high rate of heart disease....lol

Personally I prefer the deep-fried Snickers but I've only tried them in Warsaw.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,845
1 Nov 2011 #68
they seem to be utterly mesmorised by the horror of a jar of pickled eggs in a chippie

pikcled eggs are freaky and weird. Are they ever actually eaten?

Beef and guiness pie and the West Wales hills..;)

English breakfast is superb. An Italian student I fed it to even complimented it! What higher accolade? He had it for dinner though........
Wroclaw Boy
1 Nov 2011 #69
recently was published a list of the 50 best breakfasts and the english one earned the top spot. why? dont know? english breakfast is a direct attack on liver and pancreas. horror.

grilled bacon and sausage, eggs fried on a griddle, some stewed tomatoes and a bit of toast, whats wrong with you nigga? It doesnt have to be fatty, in fact the best British breakfasts are not fatty - these days.
sascha 1 | 826
1 Nov 2011 #70
whats wrong with you nigga? It doesnt have to be fatty, in fact the best British breakfasts are not fatty - these days.

usually u get that in hotels and there its fatty, nigga
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
1 Nov 2011 #71
but still they are not as bad as toad in the hole, that really is nasty

I have never heard of that before, so looked it up on wikipedia. It sounds edible to me. Perfect comfort food after a hard weekend.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
1 Nov 2011 #72
But there is at least the Sherwood Forest in my neighbourhood and it keeps me alive :)

Not that far from me then,though Im closer to Barnsdale forest , the REAL location of Robin Hood :) ( 'e was a Yorkshire-man,not some Nancy from Notinghamshire ;) )

have you got upto Whitby yet? Its a real must, a bit of a trek but any chance you get you have to visit it,its magical (and the home of Dracula :) )

And I quite like the weather :)

Yups,all 5 seasons in one day ;) Was brass monkey cold this morning,tonight was out in shirt sleeves :) (and Im not a geordie ;) )

I personally love the trains - one can't even compare them with trains in Poland and the staff is ever so nice and helpful.

I really must get on a Train again then,last time I rode them it felt like wartime Europe with the gestapo checking tickets and the residents of the local loony bin as my carriage companions...........Oh,wait, it was a "wartime Weekend" on the North York Moors Steam railway.......

I love Peak District

Gorgeous place isnt it, have camped there many a weekend. Have you visited the Blue John Mines? ( a mineral/crystal thingy, not a mine for male prn stars...) .

If you like peak district, visit Snowdonia near me..

Seconded, theres lovely...;) Start in Barmouth on the beech in the morning,wander over the old bridge and be in the mountains by lunch time,stunning part of the world. And the people are very friendly too, dont believe that guff about the North Welsh (of course,my Scotland footie shirt may help there as your Polish accent will..)
pam
1 Nov 2011 #73
In some (chavvy) parts of the UK, women go shopping in nighties, pyjamas and slippers. That's far worse than flip-flops. Talk about no dignity.

i am trying not to laugh because this must have been a common event at one time. asda have now banned people from their stores wearing pyjamas. of course can understand why, and never would i think about shopping in pyjamas...however it is perfectably acceptable to wear maybe just bikini top and very short skirt.. not quite so chavvy maybe...but at least people in pyjamas are not flashing their bits for everyone to see..lol! britain is just far too pc these days...
Cardno85 31 | 976
1 Nov 2011 #74
but they are popular in scotlan

Amongst tourists exclusively you will find, I am not trying to defend chip shop cuisine, but having worked in one I know that it was only ever prepared for tourists.

Popular it is not, deep fried Pizza however...
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
1 Nov 2011 #75
all about food?

what I like about Britain:
my neighbours don't poke their noses
I'm 2000km away from my 'family'
I wouldn't get where I'm (work-wise) working in Poland (because I don't have Masters)
Recruitment process is better and more transparent than in Poland (which I've found out recently - from a cousin)
They don't expect (UK) PAs or admin support staff to have BSc (or Masters)

Most of all - despite various legislations and other things that Joe Average calls silly - UK is more balanced/down to Earth than Poland

Food? viva English brekkie, viva Friday's fish and chips and viva occasional take away!
(Jacket potatoes also on the list)

Coronation chicken is one of my fav - for the taste and colour (if prepared properly)
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
1 Nov 2011 #76
Coronation chicken is one of my fav

*****that sound Homer makes when he see's dohnuts*********
You can even get a ready made sandwich filler of this from a certain major supermarket begining with T ending in ESCO....;) Its surprisingly nice,perfect in a crispy baguette type bread......oh gawd, Im starving now and my nearest T***Os is 10 miles away lol
hudsonhicks 21 | 346
1 Nov 2011 #77
I personally cringe when im late-night shopping in my local tescos.. ******* chavs out n about in their nightwear LOL
modafinil - | 418
1 Nov 2011 #78
I love Peak District - anyone has been there? A wonderful, wonderful place

Worthwhile going there in autumn, like in the next few weeks when it turns rusty orange and red combined with a clear morning sky...

but it's usually chinese people in some ****** run down chip shop doing the cooking and it aint great!

Best chips I ever had was in Snowdonia or just outside, en route out to England. Laughed that the chippy had a guest book, and then after a few miles and the first chip, had to turn back to get more.

Indian food is hardly "exotic" in the UK

I still think Indian food was invented in Yorkshire for their pallets. All those spices used in India are there just to keep the flies and mosquitoes away. I went to a Blue Elephant Indian in C. London had beef fillet on the menu. McDonald's in India doesn't do beef the BigMac is made with chickens which are less blessed.

they seem to be utterly mesmorised by the horror of a jar of pickled eggs in a chippie

Is the word for egg and testicle the same in Polish? Might be why.

but english breakfast..ugh far too greasy for me

The 'Saturday' breakfast in my childhood house meant no need for lunch while out malingering on the high st.

but people rarely have time these days to spend it cooking. do you know how to cook stew?

Housewifery is history. My stews are made in a pressure cooker now in less than an hour.

but still they are not as bad as toad in the hole, that really is nasty

That or bangers & mash both with onion gravy are the best comfort foods, as said. Try adding herbs to the batter like sage and douse it in gravy with mustard. That guy you saw in flip-flops, he was going home to Toady, best way to enjoy it is to let the day's elements give you a battering.

Personally I prefer the deep-fried Snickers but I've only tried them in Warsaw.

If the oil is hot enough the liquid in the batter turns to steam preventing oil seeping in. Next time try it with icee-cream and honey.

Coronation chicken is one of my fav - for the taste and colour (if prepared properly)

I like chicken with cashews. I like Raisins with Cashews. But Chicken with raisins may as well be the chicken's droppings.
Meathead 5 | 470
1 Nov 2011 #79
There are two Englands, London and the English Countryside. To enjoy the English Countryside one has to get a trail guide and walk the footpaths that dot England. Beautiful and full of English history. And the second thing about England that I love, the English woman. Bright, literate and witty. Maybe a lot of you think Polish women are much more physically beautiful but English women are a heck of a lot more fun.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
1 Nov 2011 #80
i am trying not to laugh because this must have been a common event at one time. .

i think it's because wearing skimpy tops and short skirts is considered "dressed" (yeah I know, what's the difference between a skimpy top and just a bra... lol), whereas wearing pyjamas isn't really "dressed". i suppose it's because peope tend not to wear underwear underneath pyjamas and nighties lol. It is strange that exposing less flesh is considered "undressed", but that's the way it is here I suppose... lol.

Oh, and back on topic: I forgot Christmas pudding and mince pies. I've already had three Christmas puds and a couple of dozen mince pies and it's only 1st November lol :D

There are two Englands, London and the English Countryside.

What?? Do you work for the BBC or something?

What about urban England outside London? Let's face it, that's where most of England's population live, believe it or not.

And the second thing about England that I love, the English woman. Bright, literate and witty. Maybe a lot of you think Polish women are much more physically beautiful but English women are a heck of a lot more fun.

There is some truth in this. Of the three most beautiful women I've dated, two were Polish. However, one was English. Unfortunately, one of my Polish girlfriends was also the fattest and least attractive of all the women I've dated (don't ask, lol), so don't believe everything you hear about Polish women. I do think that English women are a bit more easy-going and more fun than Polish women; however, in my experience, Polish women are much more likely to want to commit, so it depends on what you're looking for really.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
1 Nov 2011 #81
I can imagine. I've never dared try one.

Then you should. A well-pickled egg eased into a bag of cheese and onion crisps by a curvey English barmaid is a thing you can't die without trying.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,845
1 Nov 2011 #82
And the second thing about England that I love, the English woman. Bright, literate and witty

thank you! thank you!! xxxxxxx
polmed 1 | 216
1 Nov 2011 #83
My ex was appalled, intrigue, satisfied and then told everybody he'd eaten one.

Did he survive ? Just asking , no need to answer .
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
2 Nov 2011 #84
I love living here because of....

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eye lashes
Silver white winters that melt into spring
These are a few of my favorite things!

...and decent bitter, Dartmoor, Exmoor, The Lakes, The Highlands, smokies, good golf courses, black pudding, meat and potato pies, Liverpool FC, my friends and being able to appreciate most cultures of the world in a singgle bar in London.

<posted after perhaps one two many pints of the aforementioned bitter>
Teffle 22 | 1,321
3 Nov 2011 #85
fried bread etc yuk!

Of course.

But everything else is no more greasy or stodgy than a lot of Polish stuff.

It's funny, the amount of times I've heard "oh English breakfasts, far too greasy ugghhh etc" and yet every single "foreign" person I have prepared one for has loved it - German, Dutch, Spanish, French, American, Canadian...yes...and Polish.

It VERY much depends on the quality of the ingredients though - possible to get a cheap and nasty one I suppose, like everything else.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
3 Nov 2011 #86
the problem is that Poland doesn't even seem to understand the concept of ready meals.

Why should they? its pointless. I can slap a Chinese/india/Thai meal together in ten minutes and it will be tens times better than chilled crap.
PWEI 3 | 612
3 Nov 2011 #87
Yes, but it is far more hassle to source the ingredients (in correct amounts) and prepare it, especially in Poland. Sometimes all one wants to do is pierce the film and set the microwave.
Wroclaw Boy
4 Nov 2011 #88
Toad in the hole, its sausages surrounded with a Yorkshire Pudding batter mix, if you like Yorkshire puddings and sausages whats the problem? I made it the other day, and loved it.

Lancashire hot pot, lamb and vegetable stew, again awesome if made correctly. Succulent lamb with vegetables - topped with thinly sliced potatoes.

Jam roly poly, sponge mix pasted with jam and then rolled, no problem there either.

Boiled beef, can be extremely succulent especially if you have a tough cut then flavor the liquid properly. I seal my beef, then boil for about two hours in stock and red wine, add carrots then season, flavor and thicken.

Spotted Dick is just a standard vanilla sponge with raisins, then served warm smothered with custard.

DUDE who's been doing your cooking?
hythorn 3 | 580
4 Nov 2011 #89
you are entitled to your opinion

if you now want to start a campaign for the promotion of boiled beef and cabbage, then good on you
hudsonhicks 21 | 346
4 Nov 2011 #90
The only traditional english food i like is roast dinner on a sundays, and cottage/Sheppards pie.

toad in the hole is boring and crap :-D

i much prefer something exotic with tonnes of spices and exotic ingredients


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