"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #21
Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Leicestershire, England
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
I LOVE the UK and the people, etc, etc..........not been to Norwich but they have a great mass transit system that I would die for if it was in Houston......love their lingo, too...of course my hubby works for a British oil company (no, not BP) and so we often go thru London a lot-HATE Heathrow airport, however......what an adventure at such a young age--it's mum who's going to have to do the adapting--for your daughter it will be high adventure and something to talk about for years to come---they even have versions of Walmarts but they go by other names which I can't think of right now--even set up the same way but yes, otherwise it is very expensive to live there--you have perks, too, Mum, you get to visit.........

Walmart runs a supermarket chain called Asda.
__________________

__________________
"It's the sort of drink where you have one, then a second and then you wake up the next day with no clothes on in a different town wondering how you got there" - Anthony Bourdain.
James_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 02:34 PM   #22
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Thanks, James, I couldn't remember the name but it felt like home to be in there---hahaha!
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 02:51 PM   #23
Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Leicestershire, England
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
Thanks, James, I couldn't remember the name but it felt like home to be in there---hahaha!

Theres several chains of supermarkets in the UK. Sainsburies, Tesco and Morrisons all offer the same experiance in Asda, but all in slightly different styles.
__________________
"It's the sort of drink where you have one, then a second and then you wake up the next day with no clothes on in a different town wondering how you got there" - Anthony Bourdain.
James_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 03:18 PM   #24
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
I've been to a Tesco's and loved that as well.....Sainsbury's is a staple and the people are just as nice as in Texas--the ones in Reading think that I'm a hoot.......they always ask me where I'm from.....
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 12:03 AM   #25
Head Chef
 
MexicoKaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico
Posts: 1,914
Elaine, I lived in England for three years, about 30 miles from Norwich, and often went there to shop. It is a beautiful city and the English people are warm and friendly. It is easier to live in a foreign country where the people speak the same language - I am still struggling with my Spanish, but love living in Mexico. My son and his family live in Wuhan, China, where he and his wife teach in an international school. So if it weren't for Vonage, our family would never get to talk to each other! I am not saying it is easy. Try to think of it as entering a different phase of your lives - your dear daughter will be the richer for having this wonderful experience. And her in laws-to-be must be very nice people, to invite her for such a lengthy visit. I like the idea someone suggested of sending them flowers. Gets everyone off on the right foot....will they come to the US for the October wedding?
__________________

__________________
Saludos, Karen
MexicoKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.