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  • #31
    Some Questions

    Ok so I posted these questions on the UK/ROI group page but haven't had any response so thought I'd try my luck here. Also have managed to get my internet connection working on the laptop (living on a farm temporarily right now) so thought I'd take advantage of it!

    Anyway first up any raw milk drinkers out there? If so have you ever ordered online from Hook and Son? I found their website as was curious to try.

    Also train tickets to London... are they always expensive? Wanted to go this weekend but they were super expensive just for a day trip!

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    • #32
      All depends which time of day you want to travel, and which day too for that matter. But, generally, train prices in the UK are absolutely horrendous. Have you considered going by bus?

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      • #33
        Oh dear! That's not good to hear! I thought travel in Europe was supposed to be cheap :|

        Train takes 1.5 hours but bus 2+ hours from what I've been told! Don't know if I want to sit on a bus for that long. Hmmm takes the fun out of a spontaneous trip if you have to book in advance!

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        • #34
          Haha, well I would ALWAYS advise booking tickets in advance as 'on the day' is so much more expensive. I agree, though - so much more fun waking up and deciding to go some place to visit on the spur of the moment. Perhaps one day I'll win the lotto and wont have to worry about these things!

          A word on going on the bus. National Express buses are not so bad. They are not luxury obviously but it's about the same as 2nd class on the train.

          You can get a single ticket to London for 12 assuming you leave early in the morning at 07:10, journey takes 3h40m. A return ticket is usually double or just under the price of a single.

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          • #35
            Oh wow almost 4hours by bus! Don't know I could handle that! Shame parking in London is so horrible! Oh well will have to look into it and yes spontaneous trips are the best

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            • #36
              My Intro.

              Hello to all. I am John from UK.I am 22 years old. My hobbies are reading and playing games. Mostly i love to play cricket and like to read digest. Now a days i am doing my studies and also a doing a part time job in London. I hope i will enjoy here with all of you. Thanks.

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              • #37
                I studied in UK for a year, so I can only offer an immigrant's view, but two things I'd like to say:

                * Going to London I'd opt for a train booked well in advance and away from busy times like CavemanJoe said. Buses are often late, especially the local ones. My biggest delay was a 2 h 15 min trip stretching to 3.5 h because the driver got into an argument with a mouthy guy and refused to drive on before the cops came to resolve the issue. After that I avoided local buses as best I could. Btw if you take a bus, make sure you have exact change, because the drivers (again local buses) typically didn't have money to give back from even a small bill.

                * I highly recommend Aunt Bessie's Mashed Carrot & Swede (frozen) and Iceland's Swede and Carrot Mash. So delicious and the only ingredients are carrot, swede, butter, salt and pepper. Unlike Asda's and Tesco's own mashes, neither contains potato. I miss them so much. They also made it easier to eat with "normal" people, because mash is an easy replacement for all things potato that the others chose on their plates.

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                • #38
                  UK bus drivers are a simple breed and don't understand the concept of paper money, even if a ticket is 4.50 give them a fiver and they go all stange like you are looking at their pint funny, or trying to spill their bird.
                  You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                  • #39
                    Yep, we're about an hour away from Bristol

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                    • #40
                      I'm in Scotland too

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                      • #41
                        Hi to all the people who have recently commented! Apologies for my late reply... literally just moved into our new apartment today and am finally able to log on to MDA via the laptop instead of trying to navigate through my phone! I think we need an MDA mobile app? Anyway internet connection is better too (wooohooo) so yes!

                        So I see most of you are from Scotland! Well husband and I are hoping to visit Scotland and Ireland while we're here Re the train tickets.... well I was hoping we wouldn't have to book so far in advance...I wouldn't think a train trip would be so pricey! oh well!

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                        • #42
                          I know the trains are exspensive here, but they are clean, always on-time, the food seved is great, there is plenty of room for bikes and luggage, heck the gaurds will even help you with your heavy case, and there is always a seat to be found even at peak times.













































































                          Oh wait no that's only in 1950's television britain
                          You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                          • #43
                            Hahah! Well I found out about the rail card thing, 1/3 off the ticket prices so will apply for that!

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                            • #44
                              Hi Aussie 16, I guess I might be a year behind but I hope you have settled well into the UK. I grew up close to Leamington Spa, but now I live in Scotland near St andrews! Both places I love! It's nice to know there are other like-minded people about, even if we are spread all over the place!

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                              • #45
                                I'm in Milton Keynes and just joined the site today so hello to you all

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