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Thread #132420 Message #2997011
Posted By: GUEST,Steamin' Willie
30-Sep-10 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Subject: RE: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Lizzie Cornish reckons the country is dumbed down and fucked up.
Err.. no. Maybe you are judging yourself by your comments but having travelled the world most of my working life and now travelling for pleasure; I can say this.
Everywhere I go I see things I like. In the last few years I have had the opportunity (not taken) to relocate to California, New Zealand and most recently Australia. I like being in all those places, (although funnily enough, when in The USA, I feel more at home in Boston than anywhere, even though I spend as much time as I can in the winery rich areas of Western California as my leisure time permits. In a nutshell, I feel privileged and lucky to be able to go where I like when I like.
But do you know what? Apart from a skiing holiday in France earlier this year, all our holidays this year have been spent here. I bought a caravan and enjoy walking in The North York Moors, Cairngorms and Dorset.
My point? I like going elsewhere and respect the offers of academic posts elsewhere, but I am always glad to be home because for me, the only problem with this country is those who knock it. If they buggered off to find their impossible Utopia, that alone would be an improvement.
We could call it "Great Place the Inhabitants are Proud Of Since the Doom & Gloom Mongerers Buggered Off Land."