In the thralls of unemployment and getting used to being back in England I am making an effort to see any nearby places that are nice to visit for the day. To be honest, most of them near me are natural places and that really is unfortunate considering this disgraceful spring weather we have been having.
When you are used to British weather you realise you can’t really use the usual tactic of staying in on the rainy day and then making the most of the next, this doesn’t work because every day is a rainy day. The only option is to put your hood up and get a good umbrella that won’t fold back on itself in a gust of wind. A good cosy winter coat will become your best friend. Read More »
Back in August I was feeling a little homesick and wrote a list of the five things I was missing most about England. Now I’m back and feeling a little travel sick. Seeing England again with fresh eyes has made me consider the things I enjoyed about being in a different society.
I didn’t watch television for nine months and so it seems really weird to see people spending four or five hours a day glued to the screen. Often not particularly watching anything but it just being on as if there is a fear of silence within the house. Of course there are some pretty good shows on TV in the UK and the BBC is a world leader but as soon as the good show ends the TV should be switched off. Instead it is left to continue to the next and the next show. The amount of sitting down that happens is really quite worrying.
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In my nine months of travel returning home and reintegrating was the single hardest thing I’ve done. It’s not something you expect to be so tough, everyone says about a culture shock but I don’t really understand that because of course I know what England is like, I’ve lived there for 24 years so the culture doesn’t shock me it’s just the mentality and habits of a day to day basis, which I suppose could be considered culture but on the same ways I visited cities abroad I could see the charm in places here. England was, basically, exactly how I had left it. The only problem was that I wasn’t.
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