Reason number SIX:
The friendliness of the people. Beyond our circle of friends, people were friendlier in the UK. People serving in shops, people we met on the street, waiters and waitresses. It seemed that people genuinely were interested in engaging in conversation, willing to help out, and share information. And of course, my family over there is Very Friendly.
Charity Shops. I know, you hear all the time that it’s so expensive to buy in the UK…. but it all depends on where and what you are buying. Though we have second hand shops here in Canada, often they are filled with the “junk” of people’s closets. Not so in the UK. Charity shops (second hand stores) are FULL of incredibly fashionable treasures – all at incredibly discounted prices! If you aren’t one that needs to see the expensive price tag to feel good about your purchases, you can look mighty fine by frequenting the charity shops.