Move Abroad 1

17 Things That Happen When You Move Abroad

Move Abroad 1Some strange things have been happening to me since I’ve moved abroad. It’s changed the way I think, the way I look at the world and even how I speak! Can you relate to any of these?

  • You will become more like your national stereotype
  • Everyone will love your British accent – exploit it!
  • You might start to develop an accent
  • For the first few months you will feel guilty about having a lazy day, there’s just so much to explore!
  • WhatsApp will become a lifeline
  • You will hunt down the closest supermarket that sells marmite
  • Everyone will ask about your thoughts on the Royal Family
  • You become more patriotic than you’ve ever been before
  • You constantly scroll through BBC News to keep up with what’s going on at home
  • You start picking up the local slang
  • You get used to the local weather and react as the locals do (i.e- complaining about the cold when it’s 17 degrees or shrugging off massive hail which smashes car windscreens)
  • You always know the time difference at home
  • The local wildlife doesn’t faze you anymore (Oh, another possum or rainbow parrot? Meh.)
  • You get hooked on a local tv series (hello Masterchef Australia…)
  • You can pick out an English accent from a mile off
  • You realise that people aren’t so different after all
  • You adopt your new home as your own

Do you have anything to add to the list? Let me know via my social media pages or in the comments below!


5 thoughts on “17 Things That Happen When You Move Abroad

  1. Coatington says:

    hahahahaha, I was already hooked on Coronation Street, before I moved to the UK….But I got even more into it when I got there. I was absolutely gutted when I went to Manchester, specifically to visit the set and it was closed 😦 Glad you’re fittin in so well into Australia – Welcome to our beautiful Country.


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