A cool trend over there is those wool/flannel overcoats and peacoats that English/Scottish/Welsh/Manx (I mean Peoplex)/Irish guys wear. And cloth caps. And waistcoats/collared shirts. Neat!
To all English/Scottish/Welsh/Manx (whoops Peoplex lol)/Irish folks on GAG: You have no idea how lucky you are to have a government that cares about you, and protects you, and what a splendid way of life you have. Your culture is grand. Your people are friendly. And your women are beautiful and traditional. Don't visit, let alone move to Canada, you'd regret it!
The Brits have three things figured out: Whiskey, Race car driving, and Rock and Roll. For the first in traditional men's clothing, including shoes, they are unequaled. Automobiles: Aston Marin, Rolls Royce, Bentley- take you pick, because can't afford any of them!
The food is okay, but the weather, for the most part, is not to my liking. I'd have to winter in Spain. Which gets to money. It seems an expensive place to live. The houses all seem tiny and crowded together. I live in an 1800 sq foot home (168 SqM). Are homes of that size common? I never got far off the tourist track, so I don't know.
Just off the top of my head, to enjoy the same lifestyle I have in the States would cost double. Having only visited and never worked in the UK, I don't know what the wages are like or what type of pension awaits someone who retires from a government job like the one I had (supervising engineer for a mid-size city).
I'm more than happy where I'm at. As for Justin Trudeau, I'm no fan of Buckshot Joe Biden, but so far no one has pelted him with rocks!