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what do expats miss the most

Post by geordielass » Wed May 18, 2011 11:33 pm

stottiecakes from raes on stanhope rd, just like my mams hot out the oven with real butter, not like the large bread buns greggs pass off as stotties. a walk on the pier,or marine park, and a drink in the grotto on a nice summer night.

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Post by andysfootball » Thu May 19, 2011 10:45 am

litter in the streets

vandalised toilets

dirty buses

fog

drunken brawls

seeing young kids with three bairns

getting dark at 4pm

swimming in the north sea

queing up outside crap nightclubs

dodging spew on the pavements

fights at the fair

north sea wind

and the one day of summer
STAY CALM AND SANDDANCE ON

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by mr-angry » Sat May 21, 2011 9:00 pm

South Shields may have its bad points, with a bunch of parasitic Labour councillors running the show.
But its my town, and I wouldn't swap it for anywhere else in the world.
South Shields, I was born here, and I'll d*e here

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Post by geordielass » Sun May 22, 2011 2:12 pm

until i d read annas story id forgot what i really miss the most about shields its the GREAT CARING PEOPLE

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Post by denis » Fri May 27, 2011 9:57 pm

What i miss is
PEASPUDDING
SAVORY DIPPS FROM DICKSONS
MARINE PARK
STOTTIES

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by memor » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:55 pm

mr-angry wrote:South Shields may have its bad points, with a bunch of parasitic Labour councillors running the show.
But its my town, and I wouldn't swap it for anywhere else in the world.
Well said Mr Angry.

I miss Rickets
Nits
The weather.
Some of the prettiest women in the uk (till they open their gobs)
Walking down Ocean Road on a summers evening and popping in to all the pubs down and all the pubs back.
Finding somewhere to p*ss when all the pubs had closed.
The heroes in the winter who would walk home after clubbing when it is snowing in a shirt no coat.
Bumping into friends you knew at school and after five minutes realising WHY you never kept in touch.
Myrna (wife 300lb's) says she loves Shields and would love to move back here when I retire.
I point out that Shields has a summer which starts 31st of July and finishes the 1st of August.
But for all this I was born in South Shields and it is a lovely place with nice people.
They must be nice coz there are so many Non Sand Dancers on these boards.
(I'm off now for a sob and a lay down)
I always value Pilots wit and input

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by ralph » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:23 pm

Memor, I'm not an ex-pat. just someone who has lived away from Shields most of my adult life, but the place still exerts a massive pull on me. When I come home, I find myself always drawn to the harbour and looking out to the piers and Tynemouth, the least changed places, but so many other landmarks of my youth have now gone, and sadly the same is true of the people - either dead or so changed by age we would not recognise each other if we met in the street. I feel like a ghost doomed always to search for that which has gone.

I suppose that's why I find this site so good, I have never met any of the people who contribute, but we all seem to enjoy returning to the past on occasions - kindred spirits if you like. I think I'll follow your example , lie down and have a good sob. :(

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by Craftymoo » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:38 pm

I left in 1981 and have only visited a couple of times in the last 10 years, but I miss:
Stotties
Dicksons saveloys (even though I am vegetarian!)
Listening to the foghorn while lying in bed.

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Post by jimmywizz » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:23 am

welcome to our website Craftymoo

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by siam sam » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:43 pm

i would have killed for a beef burger when i was in Thailand, mince and dumplings, pea soup. tripe and black pudding and pease pudding, full english breakfast with fried bread, and english mustard.
zip me up in my oilskins and jumper.
no more down the docks i'll be seen.
just tell me old shipmates.
i'm taking a trip mates.
and i'll see them on fiddler' green.

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by philip20 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:19 pm

When in egypt , anything from home i would have killed for, mmm stotties, the bread was bad news. :)

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by geordielass » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:59 pm

home made stotties fresh out the oven with best butter mmm

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by StottieCake » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:23 pm

Thanks to all the stottie fans. I am now thinking of running for the council :lol: :lol: :lol: Not :D

Saveloy dips with peas pudding, stuffing and mustard from Dicksons.......Mmmmmmm

And I live here (just don't buy them often) :D

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by tedster » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:13 pm

loads of stuff i miss currys peas pudding mushy pea's oh the list go's on ,but i have learnrd how to make the stuff i miss most,,but every time i have been ove r for a visit i have meant to get makaway curry ,used to love that ,me mam allways used to make her currys like that ,,proberly the first curry i ever had,,i have moved on throught the years and love indian ,,but still had the craving for makaway or maysan,,,

heres one i made with egg fryed rice the other neet

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by StottieCake » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:38 pm

I like the Maysan curries too Ted. Chicken, chopped onions and mushrooms with basmati rice - Simple and tasty mmm

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by tedster » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:27 pm

yeh dead quick to make ,,,,,mind you the chips were oven ones ,,five min job,, :wink: i have a friend comming over in a month ,so will bring me more supplys :wink:

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by Pilot » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:57 am

When I was deep sea the thing I missed most was Mrs P :wink:
I voted leave

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by andysfootball » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:15 am

i still miss the urine stench at the bus stops and in the phone boxes
STAY CALM AND SANDDANCE ON

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by tedster » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:58 pm

he he andy,,one of the times when i was home one of the boys said that i should start slasshing at the back of the house in the garden and paint graffiti on the walls throw some old cans and bottles ,shoppin trolly old bike,,,and when i get home sick just go and sit round there,,he he

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Re: what do expats miss the most

Post by mazza » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:47 am

Ive been away 10 year now and miss so much, mostly the familiarity and memories when you go places, greggs pasties, savaloys from dicksons, proper currys, sunday dinner at the office, the seafront, marine and bents park, the old buildings like the market place and the town hall i could go on all night :)

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