What I Miss About The UK


I'm Australian. I like Australia to a degree. It's just so damn far away from everywhere. I've been to the UK a few times and have enjoyed it thoroughly. If you're from the UK perhaps you'll be able to appreciate where you live a little more?  I know i'm jealous of where you live.

1. Waitrose/M&S - We have no supermarkets as nice as these ones. The first time I went into a waitrose I was in awe at how nice it was. I now follow the "overheard at waitrose" facebook page and it's absolutely hilarious. Grocery shopping at waitrose was a hoot (and yes i'm aware I sound like a middle aged mother ;) ).
2. The shopping - Zara, Topshop, Miss Selfridge etc - I spent waaay too much money on clothes. It's not my fault the shopping is so much better over there. I find the shops have more varieties, with styles I actually like. Now I do most of my shopping online due to lack of decent shops around me.
3. Hot chocolates - Hot chocolates are 100x better in the UK! The galaxy and options belgian hot chocolates were my favorite..so rich. My mum and I brought back like 5 bottles of hot chocolate haha.
4. Primark - My love for primark blossomed over time. Each visit I fell more and more in love with it. It's cheap..but the products are still of good quality. Whereas our cheap stores are cheap quality.
5. Walks in the country - I miss the fresh country air with it's faint smell of a fireplace. I'd feel so alive strolling down lanes with autumn leaves covering the ground. Take me baaack.
6. Squirrels - We don't get squirrels here and I think they're THE CUTEST THING EVER.
7. Transport - Our transport here is so crummy. Trains are rarely on time. They're slow. And to be brutally honest..they have a lot more 'rough' people on them.
8. Tyrells parsnip crisps - I had an unhealthy obsession with these. Was constantly on the hunt for them as they were sold barely anywhere. On my second last day in England I found a packet of them and it was like I struck gold. I was ecstatic. I bought three packets.
9. The accents -The english accent is so lovely.
10. It's so close to everywhere - 'i'm popping to paris for the weekend' is not such a crazy thing to say. Over here everywhere is soooo far away. I like how most places in the UK/Europe are 1-2 hours flight away. So civilized.

I want to go back. Stat.

Holly xx

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  1. Well I'm not from the UK but from the Republic of Ireland, and I have been away from home for a period of time, and one thing I definitely missed was Primark. It's just so affordable, we are spoiled for choice, and the things in there are too pretty to resist! Also, I love being close to everywhere here, we can take a train and travel a couple countries, can't do that in America or anything! :)

  2. I've never been to the UK but its definitely in my top places to visit!! I had no idea there weren't any squirrels in Australia! I thought they were everywhere!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    1. When I was over there I joked i'd find a way to introduce them into Australia haha. They're so damn cute :) x

  3. I live in the UK but I never would have thought that these things are what people love about the UK! 4 and 2 I definitely agree with... don't know what I would do without them. You are so lucky to live in Australia, I've always wanted to go there! You accents are just amazing!

    1. Yes your shopping is so good!! For some reason i'm not a fan of the Australian accent but think it's just cause i'm so used to it ;)

  4. M&S is the best, i have to agree!

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  5. Amazing post dear!


  6. I've lived away from home a bit (Australia for a while actually!) and these are exactly some of the things I missed!
    Kirsty x

  7. I used to live in the UK and I must admit that I had a giggle over transport. TFL would drive me BONKERS! I do miss Waitrose though... ;)