One year in Britain

Last year I left Germany, took a ferry to live in the UK. Time to note some thoughts about Britain and to share some photos.

At a museum in Bristol I once read a quote from someone probably born in India, who was sent to Great Britain for education, he said

: Britain is an island, it is green, it rains all the time and the food is disgusting.

Britain is in fact an island, which means any coast is never far or any (shudder: pebble) beach.

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Seagulls are never far, too.

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Cars drive on the left.

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It is raining a lot and sometimes thunderstorms let fencepannels fly and you can`t get new ones. Getting a handyman to repair anything takes ages and unreliability seems to be a bit british but that might be my German outlook on things. Maybe “I call on Wednesday” is the polite british way of saying: “I will forget about you”. After all “How do you do” doesn`t mean “How are you”.

When it snows most schools in Britain close and many people won`t go to work. Snow seems to be a totally unforeseen issue every year.

Children are led on a leash. Like here

:     http://strassenfotografien.wordpress.com/?s=leash&submit=Search

There are wonderful landmarks.

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Almost every tiny village has a cathedral- like church.

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Though this might have been in an actual town.

I love british food and being obese is quite common. That`s why fluffy ones like me can get 12 weight watchers sessions (or slimmingworld) on prescription.

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Me more fluffy with a british inhabitant. They all wear suits every day when they are not wearing hoodies. Just kidding.

Of course you can smell roses and drink tea anywhere but there is no better place for this than this cosy, rainy and therefor green island with gorgeous food.

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©Elke Schaub, 2014

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