5 Things I Love About England

Five Things I Love About England

Whilst I've loved living in Australia so far, there will always be little bits about England that I particularly like and miss. I decided to list 5 of my favorite things I love about my home country.

1. The Attitude Towards The Weather- Everyone has an obsession with the weather and complains about it, no matter what season it is. We love to hate it. In the winter it's far too cold we're never ever prepared as a country for the snow, in the spring its raining too much, in the summer it's too hot and in the autumn it's downright depressing- we go to work in the dark and return home in the dark. But what is great about the weather is that England actually gets the seasons. Here in Australia, it just feels hot ALL of the time!

2. Tea- It solves everything. Upset? Let me get you a cup of tea. Celebrating? A good cup of tea is in order. It is essentially a big hug in a mug and there is very few English people who'd disagree! Over here in Australia I've managed to source Yorkshire Tea (aka the best tea ever) which has been essential for those rainy Queensland days.

Cup of Tea
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3. English Liberalism- We're arguably a pretty accepting country, and I really like that. We're also pretty open minded and welcoming of all things weird and wonderful. We don't just welcome it though- we seem to embrace it so much more than other countries.

4. The History- You're surrounded by it, and it's actually really cool. I had the pleasure of living in York for the past year whilst I was studying my Masters degree and I loved living in a walled city full of Roman and Viking history. Christmas is always particularly atmospheric, with Christmas markets across the country. I actually really missed Christmas here in Australia as I find the UK really go all out and you can't help but feel festive. There's something just not so festive about air con and the blistering sun here in Australia.

The Shambles, York
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5. The BBC- It's weird; a state funded broadcasting company, but it's pretty good. I only really fully appreciated it after spending extended time in France and Australia but it really does pump out some of the best TV and radio programmes and documentaries I've ever seen (hello Louis Theroux). Radio 4 is particularly good and something I can't wait to get back listening to once we have an unlimited data plan.

What are your favorite things about the country you're from?

9 comments

  1. I've always lived in Australia and I've never felt that Christmas here is very festive either haha! I do like how much more historical the UK can be.

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  2. Definitely! Christmas is just not the same here... although it is nice to be able to enjoy the outdoors more over the Christmas period in Australia! I do miss the history of the UK.

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  3. Lizzy I am a HUGE BBC fan. I watch it all over the world. OK not a news fan but I dig the BBC because where I'm in Bali, Fiji or Thailand I always seem to find it on some channel. Worldwide network for sure and it beats the pants off of CNN or other news services. I dig he accents too ;)


    Fun read Lizzy and great blog. Keep on inspiring!


    Ryan

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  4. I always feel like I'm committing a crime when I turn down tea! xx

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  5. I agree, Christmas in Australia is just not right! I lived in NYC for 4 years and it was wonderful to experience proper Christmas with snow.

    Christine from Adventure, Baby!

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  6. The BBC really is the best isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by Ryan and for your kind words :)

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  7. Turning down tea should be a crime! Everyone knows there's something wrong with me when I turn it down haha.

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  8. Definitely Christine! New York i'm sure would be amazing at Christmas time! Christmas in Australia is just not the same.. but I guess it's nice to be able to enjoy the outside weather without worrying about the cold. And I haven't got ill this year which I always did in the UK and I can only think the warmer weather is to thank for this :)

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  9. So true! I basically had a cold for 6 months one winter in NYC - haven't had anything since moving back!

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