Homesickness strikes

I'll preface this by saying that anyone who considers themself an Anglophile, while they might not possess a British passport, is absolutely a Brit at heart. Along these lines, I'm curious to know what (if anything) gives you pangs of homesickness for old Blighty?

I'm working abroad right now and listening to the Gloucestershire vs Surry commentary last week (a disappointing result, I might add), I was hit by an unexpected pang of homesickness, which had me thinking about the memories of all those journies between Burford and Bourton on the Water on chilly Friday evenings in November for a curry and pint.

Caught me a little off-guard, so I'd like to know what is it that makes you miss Britain?


  • So many things, the feeling of walking through history, the air and the lovely feeling of it on one’s face, the people in the villages, the scenery, especially the flowers, the beautiful buildings, the art, sitting outdoors at a pub in Banbury on market day watching the shoppers. Neither least nor last the unbeatable fish and chips.

  • I couldn't agree more - especially the feeling of walking through history (I've certainly gotten that feeling from a few National Trust properties I've visited. There's something wonderful about people watching from a nice village/town pub on a sunny day, and as for the fish and chips, I've certainly been places that do fish WITH chips, but unfortunately not many that do fish AND chips! 😅

  • I'm coming up on 1,000 days since I've been able to visit Britain and it's painful every day. So much that I've actually started consuming a lot less British media because it makes me so sad. It will hit me when I least expect it too - like when I smell or hearing something that I normally only do in Britain. I miss it so much. I cannot wait to go back.

  • edited June 15

    And we can't wait until you're back! 1,000 days is far too long for an anglophile to be away from home!

  • Jonathon, I sometimes wonder what we have done to deserve such a friend as you. The UK is always there for you and yours.

  • Living in Texas, I can honestly say that what I miss about England is walking through history every day. History I knew about from school. Kept me rooted in the present while acknowledging the lessons of the past.

    But what I wouldn't give for a plate of bangers and mash and mushy peas...with some malt vinegar.

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