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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #480 on: August 09, 2018, 09:21:49 PM »
I Must say I have loved reading all these posts, yes we do have a few quirky ways us Brits, but a lot is very regional too, so many differences from area to area. I think I am lucky where I live that people are genuinely pleasant and nice and love to chat to new people, I am confident that when Lori moves here, she will be made to feel very welcome and at home.

But this truly was wonderful to read and it inspired me to write a quick poem too, Hope you like it  ;D
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #481 on: August 09, 2018, 10:59:13 PM »
I Must say I have loved reading all these posts, yes we do have a few quirky ways us Brits, but a lot is very regional too, so many differences from area to area. I think I am lucky where I live that people are genuinely pleasant and nice and love to chat to new people, I am confident that when Lori moves here, she will be made to feel very welcome and at home.

But this truly was wonderful to read and it inspired me to write a quick poem too, Hope you like it  ;D

If you want to be popular around here, I'd write a poem about cats.  You can't go wrong. 


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #482 on: August 09, 2018, 11:32:33 PM »
If you want to be popular around here, I'd write a poem about cats.  You can't go wrong.

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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #483 on: August 10, 2018, 12:26:52 PM »
If you want to be popular around here, I'd write a poem about cats.  You can't go wrong.

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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #484 on: August 10, 2018, 01:37:47 PM »
If Lori can practice conversations about the weather - then she will always have people to talk to at bus stops, in coffee shops, in queues etc.

Then, the double whammy, if she gets into a long conversation she can whip out a picture of a cat.  It doesn't even need to be your cat.

Weather and cats - the ultimate useful tool for settling in to the UK.


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #485 on: August 10, 2018, 01:56:03 PM »
If you want to be popular around here, I'd write a poem about cats.  You can't go wrong. 

I just spat my drink out on my desk.  LOL.  Yes, Jimbo has us figured out.


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #486 on: August 10, 2018, 02:15:39 PM »
If Lori can practice conversations about the weather - then she will always have people to talk to at bus stops, in coffee shops, in queues etc.

Then, the double whammy, if she gets into a long conversation she can whip out a picture of a cat.  It doesn't even need to be your cat.

Weather and cats - the ultimate useful tool for settling in to the UK.

Oh good, I love to talk about cats... i have lots of pictures of cats i used to have... they wont know i dont have them any longer  ;D
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #487 on: August 10, 2018, 02:20:59 PM »
If Lori can practice conversations about the weather - then she will always have people to talk to at bus stops, in coffee shops, in queues etc.

Then, the double whammy, if she gets into a long conversation she can whip out a picture of a cat.  It doesn't even need to be your cat.

Weather and cats - the ultimate useful tool for settling in to the UK.

Just have her wander down the cat food aisle in the supermarket and mention to the nearest person, "They're fussy, aren't they?" She'll be there all morning!  ;D


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #488 on: August 10, 2018, 02:25:09 PM »
Just have her wander down the cat food aisle in the supermarket and mention to the nearest person, "They're fussy, aren't they?" She'll be there all morning!  ;D

Going down the cat food isle for me is like an expectant mom wondering the children's clothing isle lol. ;D
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #489 on: August 10, 2018, 02:29:51 PM »
Going down the cat food isle for me is like an expectant mom wondering the children's clothing isle lol. ;D

So you'll be hearing the patter of tiny paws when you arrive in the UK?  :D


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #490 on: August 10, 2018, 03:44:09 PM »
I Must say I have loved reading all these posts, yes we do have a few quirky ways us Brits, but a lot is very regional too, so many differences from area to area. I think I am lucky where I live that people are genuinely pleasant and nice and love to chat to new people, I am confident that when Lori moves here, she will be made to feel very welcome and at home.

But this truly was wonderful to read and it inspired me to write a quick poem too, Hope you like it  ;D


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #491 on: August 10, 2018, 08:27:36 PM »
So you'll be hearing the patter of tiny paws when you arrive in the UK?  :D

Can you be a crazy cat lady  ???  :D AND married all at the same time... is it legal there  ;D
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #492 on: August 10, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »
Can you be a crazy cat lady  ???  :D AND married all at the same time... is it legal there  ;D

Ohhh yes! There are a lot of us here in that situation!  ;D


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #493 on: August 15, 2018, 09:45:43 AM »
Just have her wander down the cat food aisle in the supermarket and mention to the nearest person, "They're fussy, aren't they?" She'll be there all morning!  ;D

Oh my gosh, I live in south Wales, and people here actually do strike up conversations with other people in the shops. Last week,  I chatted with a woman about the puddings at Aldi!  And she started it!  I just pictured doing your "They're fussy, aren't they?" thing around here, and my imagining was awesome!  I might have to try it.  ;D
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #494 on: August 15, 2018, 09:49:20 AM »
Oh my gosh, I live in south Wales, and people here actually do strike up conversations with other people in the shops. Last week,  I chatted with a woman about the puddings at Aldi!  And she started it!  I just pictured doing your "They're fussy, aren't they?" thing around here, and my imagining was awesome!  I might have to try it.  ;D

You do occasionally get a nutter here where I am who actually has the audacity to try to speak to me out of the blue! (/s)

It doesn't happen often but it does happen. I was walking my dog past a neighbours house who happened to be standing outside. They smiled and said "morning!" and I was so dumbfounded I definitely responded looking like a tw*t because I was caught so off guard haha. I just had an awkward but surprised smile and nodded and did and awkward half-mouthed/half-speaking "hiya". I then spent the next 5 minutes of the walk trying to figure out why I responded like such a weirdo!
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