The expat sadnessNovember 8, 2011 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself8 CommentsIs that we\’re actually getting excited over this: Amazing how you miss supermarket choice when you don\’t have it really….. previousHow physics should be donenextGo Georgie Go! 8 thoughts on “The expat sadness” Richard November 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm Is there actually a lack of choice, or do they just not have the choices you want? Narrower range than UK supermarkets, or just different range? Tim Newman November 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm I’ve often said that those who protest supermarkets in the UK should try living in a place without one. John Galt November 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm Strangely enough, I was worried about that when buying my home in the sun in Penang, Malaysia. My apartment there actually overlooks one of 3 Tesco’s on the Island. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn good. However, you are quite correct, there is something about being an expat that means wherever you are in the world, for no matter how long, it’s never really home. Just a home-away-from-home. Sad really. There you go. Andrew M November 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm The irony is that in the UK, people are more likely to buy store-branded goods such as Tesco Baked Beans rather than Heinz. bloke in spain November 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm @4 Wait till you see a tin of Heinz on the exotic foreign foods shelf @ 1,20€ @1Different. Spain, not nearly as much tinned but veg in jars. Serious fish. It’s the UK that disappoints now. Some of the stuff the French tin is incredible. And the cheese. A moment’s silence for the cheese. Shop in Iceland.es once in a while. Full of expats paying over the odds for stuff there’s a local equivalent. Marmalade at 2€ a jar. Jeez, where do they think the word comes from? Or the oranges? On the other hand tea’s a concept no-one else gets. It’s sad anyway. What’s the point in living abroad then trying to eat like you’re in Surrey? bloke in spain November 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm Just a thought, Tim, you got a LeClerk near you? I think there’s one at Portimao? dearieme November 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm Mr Newman, sir! “…who protest supermarkets…”: aaargh! Tim Newman November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm dearieme: guilty as charged! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.