What are the good things about the UK that you can't live without or would miss terribly. Or what are some kindnesses people have shown you when you needed help, or what was the one point at where your attitude went from "oh my God what did I do" to one of "I actually like this" or "it's not so bad here".
Never went through an "oh my God what did I do" phase, though I sympathise with anyone who has had to painfully tear out roots. My wife and I weren't deeply embedded in the US, in part because she wasn't from there in the first place, and I was very open to a change in scenery, lovely as the scenery can be in the States. My list of missables:
- Open rambling
- Driving on the left, if only because I've realised I've now been doing this longer than I drove on the right
- The NHS
- The British Museum, world-class plunderers though they may be
- Scotland, which I don't get to often enough, but it's nice knowing it's only a (bloody expensive) train ride away.
- Lots of little things which aren't necessarily special in and of themselves, but which together constitute a reasonably satisfying experience. Which is my way of getting out of writing a longer list.
I would also miss having to decide whether to spell some words with an s or a zed, but not terribly. I wouldn't miss calling z zed, which a quick search informs me most of the English speaking world does.