I admit to, at times, seeing life in the U.K. through ever so slightly augmented lenses.
This post is designed to bring balance to the force.
Clearly, austerity measures have had an obvious effect on local councils, the rubbish collection regimes in London have been hit hard. Pretty much everywhere we go there are reminders of this.
Included in that niggle are all the horrible people who didn't pick up their dog's poop. Smelly when it gets on the shoe!
The other obvious downer is the number of people smoking in public. Because of the clamp down on where they can go, the dwindling number of people (in Great Britain 22% of adult men and 17% of
adult women are smokers) indulging in death sticks have taken to the country's footpaths.
Generally, smoking is more prevalent among the poor and is highest in the 25 to 34 age group so it's depressing seeing these folk lighting up slavishly and thinking that they have to do that a large number of times each day to maintain their addiction.
Not cool people! It ain't a good look!
And that's it - apart from those two things I LOVE everything else about this great land!! Great Great Britain.
Love and peace - Wozza