Coffee shops and tea rooms
Wine is very expensive in England
Christmas is everywhere
English Opticians are fast
I miss charity and book shops!
I also remembered not to use my shopping bag as a basket in the supermarket which could so easily have got me accused of shop lifting where-as in France this is a perfectly acceptable thing to do. Only once or twice did I have to think which side of the road I should be on and I did enjoy having Radio 4 on in the car. I only said “pardon” in a French accent twice when accidentally bumping into some-one and by the end of the week I had remembered that when you plug in something when in England you have to press the on switch to actually get the plug switched on!
Do you have you any random observations on differences between France and England? This recent blog on supermarket shopping in France points out a few more differences.