Tuesday, 29 April 2008

British Expats in Italy!

Late last year I joined a forum especially for British Expats from all over the world. The site is split into sub-forums by continent and then again by country. In Europe the most popular forum is for Spain and in the rest of the world, Australia and New Zealand.

It's been more like a chat room on there this week, with posts literally coming seconds after each other. For some reason everybody was really chatty! Everything from kids TV to sex was up for discussion - sometimes becoming lively as you can imagine!

The difference with going onto a forum solely for Brits is that you all know the country you came from, you know the cultural references, you know how to compare the different school systems, it goes on! When you have a mixed forum, sometimes references go completely over my head! It's also a really fun forum! Swearing is allowed and, as long as it doesn't go too far, you can have a good rant or even have a prod at another poster - someone will jump to their defence anyway or turn it into a joke, so it doesn't matter!

One thread this week got onto all the old sweets you used to be able to buy in the UK - mojo's, pear drops, shoelaces and stuff. Another one got into all the old kids shows we used to watch, well those of us of 40+ anyway! Dr. Who (before he was trendy!) Rainbow, Down By The River Bank, Bagpuss and Mr. Ben! Remember any of them?

Anyway if I've piqued your interest and you are a Brit, or just want to see how we Brits think, the address is www.britishexpats.com/forum then either have a look around or go on over the Italy forum.

1 comment:

Italy expat said...

Hi recently disovered your blog on Firenze, interesting. I have two, http://www.italyexpat.blogspot.com
And www.wineloversworld.blogspot.com
I noticed you equired about good wines to buy in italy.
Im happy to link our sites if you are. cheers Donna. Write me at belladonnasworld@yahoo.co.uk