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WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K


OP kh siarko sanok 2 | 52
15 Feb 2010  #61
does not sound like there is much to do,exept for grinking ale is that all.O how about work market.
g60edition 6 | 175
15 Feb 2010  #62
Not for much longer at the rate pubs are shutting down.

Very true.Its a sad time for publicans

does not sound like there is much to do,except for drinking ale is that all.O how about work market.

There is plenty to do.I live on the coast so plenty of water-sports to do or lazing on the beach,when and if the sun comes out!This is also a short drive away thenewforest.co.uk. There is plenty to do in most places it depends what you are into.

As for the work market ive been lucky even after being made redundant last Christmas I was working the next day.So the work is out there.
Harry
15 Feb 2010  #63
Not for much longer at the rate pubs are shutting down.

Blame the anti-smoking Nazis for that!
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Feb 2010  #64
Very true.Its a sad time for publicans

Where are all the cultural touchy feely people at on this? This is a national treasure that's being lost. You have idiots camping out to keep runways built and one of the cornerstones of UK culture is just fading away.

Blame the anti-smoking Nazis for that!

That and people going to crap chains. Wetherspoons is doing well..
OP kh siarko sanok 2 | 52
15 Feb 2010  #65
Blame the anti-smoking Nazis for that

I live in Canada it is really bad in hear,but lucky me i do not smoke and the cigarettes are 10 dollars a pack some poeple make that per hour.
Harry
15 Feb 2010  #66
Where are all the cultural touchy feely people at on this? This is a national treasure that's being lost. You have idiots camping out to keep runways built and one of the cornerstones of UK culture is just fading away.

Pubs have always been class equalising. This means that they can never been highbrow and thus are not proper 'culture'. Besides, the people who know what is good for us (i.e. having a blanket smoking ban with no exceptions) and will enforce it no matter what the cost is. If that means 50+ pubs per week in UK go to the wall, so be it (they prefer the bland gastro-pubs anyway).
Myszolow 3 | 157
15 Feb 2010  #70
It's kind of hard to lament the closing of pubs to be honest. Yes I enjoyed going to them when I was a teenager (from 14-24) but the booze is overpriced compared to elsewhere.

They won't all close. But anyway, pubs were all about drinking and smoking and playing darts and pool. They're trying to stop people drinking and smoking now because they're bad for you.

Playing pool and darts isn't, but I bet some smartarse will try to ban that next. :)

If you've got time and money to have any fun, you can't be working hard enough to fill Gordon's coffers with tax money. :(
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Feb 2010  #71
They won't all close. But anyway, pubs were all about drinking and smoking and playing darts and pool. They're trying to stop people drinking and smoking now because they're bad for you.

Why not just ban fatty foods and force people to run in the morning? Heart disease kills over three times as many people in the UK as smoking does.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
15 Feb 2010  #72
Seriously, haven't you strange people heard that beer is supposed to be cold? (Ice cold I might add!)

Lay off one of the few remaining cultural differences of the UK;) A nice pint of room temperature ale is luvverly - OK I like Guinness but a nice pint of Pedigree or other bitter is really good. Anyway what's the point of ice cold beer when it's minus something or other.
krysia 23 | 3,058
15 Feb 2010  #73
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K

Beautiful country.
Lots of interesting museums.
Beautiful parks to walk your dog or ride your horse.
Buckingham palace.
Changing of the guards - nice looking horses.
The guards.
Architecture.
Food.
Harrods.
Taxis, tubes.
UK has beautiful collies.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
15 Feb 2010  #74
Not for much longer at the rate pubs are shutting down.

More micro brewerys than ever before...so there's more choice of beer than there was even though there are less pubs.

Whats so special about England...We have beautiful countryside, lovely lakes (if you like sailing), fab canal water ways (narrow boats and smaller sailing boats) and excellent venues for bands! So if you like the outdoors or like gigs...you've cracked it...not that many Poles experience this side of England, they're stuck living in shitholes with the rest of the immigrants complaining about the weather and about the food here...

We're also less judgmental, people tend to get on with it without judging people by how they dress or what they look like....
krysia 23 | 3,058
15 Feb 2010  #75
We're also less judgmental, people tend to get on with it without judging people by how they dress or what they look like....

Ain't that the truth.
In Poland the first thing they look at is what you are wearing. Specially the women, they will start from the shoes all the way to your hair. Like who cares what you wear? UK has cool new styles, there is freedom of expression, unlike in Poland where people are afraid to dress differently and worry about what they say about you.

In the UK you see all kinds of races of people, but when you see someone looking different in Poland they will stare at you, but they are getting better at opening up to new things, which is good for Poland thanks to joining the EU.

In the UK you can eat anything you want, in Poland same old stuff, gołąbki and bigos over and over. Yes it's good, but try something different there..
Seanus 15 | 19,706
15 Feb 2010  #76
I totally agree with the ladies above. The UK has so many beautiful spots, some of the top universities, a huge range of international brands and cuisine available in more than one outlet ;) ;), alpine sports options, is steeped in culture and there is so much diversity in terms of dialects.
Rogalski 5 | 94
15 Feb 2010  #77
At least we are not driving on the wrong side of the road

But we don't have bilingual signs in French as well as English. And that's worse.
mira - | 115
16 Feb 2010  #78
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K

-british accent
-salt&vinegar walkers
-it's never too cold nor too hot over there
lol
Wroclaw Boy
19 Feb 2010  #79
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K?

Pubs
time means 5 | 1,310
19 Feb 2010  #80
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K?

There will be 220 real ales, all served through handpulls making this Festival the biggest hand pulled Festival in the world. The British ales will vary from summer style, easy drinking beers through to heavy, beautiful, dark, winter warmers.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
19 Feb 2010  #81
That's reason enough in my book. Some Kent ale would go down very nicely right about now :)
g60edition 6 | 175
19 Feb 2010  #82
Some Kent ale

Over in the UK in July?

kentbeerfestival.com
Seanus 15 | 19,706
19 Feb 2010  #83
I'll likely be back in August but my parents have access to more than enough ale. I sampled quite a few types at Xmas.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
15 Oct 2010  #84
The people are more educated. Food is better. They can speak their own language properly. They dress better. The women are more elegant. Public transport is better.

Do you actually live here? There are endless threads on here about the low standards of the Education sys in Poland and when you can understand Polish then you have a right to say they speak their own language well, cos they really dont, just like every native speaker of every language. Do u speak english perfectly bravo?????

As for public transport, most of the busses cant, or struggle to get up the hills in Gdansk. The trains are old and **** and if you live in sopot, to get from Gdansk transport choices are limited.

So shut up until uve lived it ok????
jonni 16 | 2,485
15 Oct 2010  #85
They dress better.

Are you being serious?
bimber94 7 | 254
15 Oct 2010  #86
And let's not forget a........good curry (as was the secret agent's code in Kipling's 'Kim'). Oh for a Vindaloo.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
15 Oct 2010  #87
no demeaning questions at the airport

Of course not, that only happens to people with British passports, especially at London airports ;)

The last time I flew via Heathrow to Manchester, I had to pass through FOUR security checkpoints to connect to my internal flight at T5, and was treated like a criminal at baggage screening. Yet the non-EU (mostly African, of course) passport holders are waved through quickly like VIPs at a popular nightclub!

Only in the UK!!

I totally avoid LHR now. F*** 'em!

I agree that Muslims seem to reproduce like rabbits (which seems a trait popular with many immigrants) so they may just about be the majority of the population in a few northern sh!t holes

Southern sh*tholes like London and Luton aren't exactly faring much better ;)
jonni 16 | 2,485
15 Oct 2010  #88
Yet the non-EU (mostly African, of course) passport holders are waved through quickly like VIPs at a popular nightclub!

Those are probably the ones with UK visas issued by the British government in their home countries, whereas EU passport holders - the majority of passengers in most airports all have to go through together. I kind of miss the days when I'd get off a flight from Poland, and just sail through while the Poles had to queue.
Avalon 4 | 1,068
15 Oct 2010  #89
Do you actually live here?

Yes.I do live here. Yes, its not perfect. But, if I felt the same way as you, I would fcuk off home to the perfect land. If you think its bad there at the moment, wait until you hear the cuts in services, the increase in taxation, the reduction in benefits, the cuts in education, the NHS, the armed services. All the things you took for granted will be gone. Nothing to do with the new government, purely the excess spending of the last government.

If you spend to exess, you go bankrupt, the last Labour government did this for you.
jonni 16 | 2,485
15 Oct 2010  #90
In Poland they pay extra to have it warm ;-)


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