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Love those British shows: Keeping up Appearance, Faulty Towers, Are you being served, Mr Bean ... & also
there are 2 other shows, I cannot remember the titles:
1. old retired folks living in a senior center
2. about a couple, who were first loves, but found each other again late in life (the lady is also the head secret agent of the James Bond movie)
 

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I moved from the US to Denmark earlier this year and the fridges here are tiny compared to what I'm used to. The grocery stores are smaller and there's pretty much one in every neighborhood. In the US, I did big grocery shopping every 2 weeks, here, I shop every few days. A lot of people don't have cars, so it's actually more convenient this way.

Once in awhile, I ride my bike across town to stock up on dried beans from the middle eastern market, paper goods from Aldi, and tofu from the Asian shop, but I do most of my shopping every few days in my neighborhood.

And as others have mentioned, houses here are much smaller. My flat is 108 square meters and everyone thinks it's huge, it's actually bigger than a lot of houses. I don't have any built in closets, just a free standing wardrobe in my bedroom and some open shelves in the bathroom. I'm very lucky to have a washing cellar, though I don't have a dryer.

But taxes are very high and so is the cost of pretty much everything, so people have less.

I'm finding this thread most interesting. I do have a question about meters as I never really took to the metric system in school. :/

Does 108 square meters = 1,162.5 square feet?
 

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I'm finding this thread most interesting. I do have a question about meters as I never really took to the metric system in school. :/

Does 108 square meters = 1,162.5 square feet?
That's it! I didn't really have the metric system in school, so living here is interesting to say the least. Temperature is a blast, takes me a few seconds to register that "below 0" isn't really below 0.
 
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"Temperature is a blast, takes me a few seconds to register that "below 0" isn't really below 0."

LOL! I swear I'd be in big trouble! I know that temperature thing stumps me.
 

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WOW does this thread bring back fond memories! After growing up "Across the Pond" in Ireland I can relate to a lot of things that were said here. We too had a tiny fridge, a "utility room" a fireplace in every room, hung laundry from the line, the milkman delivered milk, eggs and buttermilk (my Nanna used to drink that - personally :puke:YUCK!), the breadman would deliver 2 loves of white and 1 loaf of brown...WOW what memories...I miss them. I absolutely LOVE Keeping Up With Appearances, Are You Being Served, Waiting For God, The Vicar of Dibley and my all time favorite is Eastenders!''

To this day I still love "a cuppa", in fact I'm having a nice one right now! Cheers!
 

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Love those British shows: Keeping up Appearance, Faulty Towers, Are you being served, Mr Bean ... & also
there are 2 other shows, I cannot remember the titles:
1. old retired folks living in a senior center
2. about a couple, who were first loves, but found each other again late in life (the lady is also the head secret agent of the James Bond movie)[/
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1. Waiting For God - Diana Trent and Tom Ballard are the main characters and let's not forget "the idiot Baines" and his sidekick Jane. LOL!

2. As Time Goes By - Staring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffry Palmer as Lionel.
 
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