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#1 Sat 18 Oct 08 7:48am

andbeek

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From Spijkenisse , Nr Rotterdam, NL
Member since Sat 18 Oct 08

Brits living abroad - what we miss !

Having lived in The Netherlands for 9 years i really miss Branston Pickle , Cadburys chokie and how easy it is in The UK to find vegie food and vegie kitchen bits ( ie gravy )

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#2 Sun 19 Oct 08 5:22pm

Lamlil

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Member since Sat 18 Oct 08

Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

Hi Jonathan..

You can buy all that on the internet like I do from Denmark when I have a craving for Branston Sweet Onion Relish etc.. Google British Corner Shop and simply order.. There are several other internet stores shipping to Europe as well if you google them.. And the shipping rates are very fair.. Less than 10 for 30 kilos..

Good luck..

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#3 Sun 19 Oct 08 6:47pm

andbeek

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From Spijkenisse , Nr Rotterdam, NL
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Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

Thanks Helle,
I have bought a few things on Ebay and had them shipped here, but the postage cost is always expensive so will deffinately have a look through google.
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Jonathan

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#4 Sun 19 Oct 08 11:10pm

Clara

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From Milan, Italy
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Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

I think as the years go by you miss less, I used to miss English Breakfast but i now frantically go in search of Cappucio & brioche when in UK, I have also got so used to good bitter chocolate that I find Cadbury's far too sweet and don't really like it

I do however miss English roasts, English puddings, Stilton cheese,  Christmas Dinners  (with crackers!) the whole going for a cup of tea or coffee with a friend thing (just doesn't work with an espresso )  and a decent pint of local brewey bitter on a Sunday afternoon  yummy

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#5 Sun 19 Oct 08 11:18pm

Mr Grumpy

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Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

Sussex bitter I couldn't do without.

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#6 Wed 22 Oct 08 6:00am

Luvmegrub

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Fri 22 Aug 08

Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

No 1 item is Heinz sandwich spread - original, not the manky cucumber one.  I can buy it here in Australia for $7 a jar so it's a rare treat unless I get a visitor bearing gifts.

Fish and chips with scraps
Club biscuits
Battenburg cake - I'm not an old age pensioner yet but just love marzipan
Good English sausages
Strawberries & raspberries
Wensleydale cheese
Whitby kippers
Yorkshire curd cheesecake
New potatoes
yummy  yummy  yummy

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#7 Thu 19 Feb 09 6:38pm

andbeek

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From Spijkenisse , Nr Rotterdam, NL
Member since Sat 18 Oct 08

Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

Good news - our local supermarket has just started selling HP sauce !

YIPEE !!
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#8 Thu 19 Feb 09 7:17pm

andbeek

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From Spijkenisse , Nr Rotterdam, NL
Member since Sat 18 Oct 08

Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

Hi scurvytoon,
I know what you mean about the TV - luckily we have bbc here , but no itv - so no Corrie ! oops
What i have done is ordered through ebay and cdwow - then i have dvds of programmes i miss - just a shame the online tv viewers ( i.e. on bbc i-player ) are only for in the UK.
Thanks goodness for ebay !
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#9 Thu 19 Feb 09 7:18pm

buyenglish

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Re: Brits living abroad - what we miss !

you can watch them all online you can change your IP to a uk one then you will be fine

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