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Me and Tarah

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I've written at length before about this subject, but here—for the first time—you'll get to see me whine talk about the things I miss most about England.

As ever, I should point out that I am perfectly happy living in the U.S. but occasionally—about one day out of every month—I get this overwhelming desire to just leave it all behind and go and get myself some proper fish 'n' chips from the chippy.

Watch the video below.

This article was written by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has written for BBC America and Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share these articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


  1. Laurence, I don't think you would even make regionals in the Whinge for Britain trials. You seem like such a nice bloke who wants the familiarity of his native land once in while. I know I felt the same way about America when I lived in East Anglia.

    I am sure people have told you about proxy servers and access to British television by now. If they haven't, I can fill you in.

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  3. I miss Crumpets. And Salad Cream. *sigh*

  4. Having tried crumpets and Heinz Salad Creme (not together!), I can say that those must be something one has to have grown up with in order to enjoy properly. (Rather like an American missing English muffins and Kraft Miracle Whip.) But that was a response to another commenter, not to you, Laurence. You and your wife sound delightful. I enjoy her deadpan replies to your heartfelt whinges. What you're missing doesn't really seem like whinging, to tell the truth. The first commenter's second sentence says it all.

  5. That was a fab Alan Partridge accent :)

  6. i miss waitrose but thats all. I don't miss the dismal weather and the unhappy people!


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