TEA AND DRIZZLE: WHAT EXPATS MISS MOST ABOUT THE UK
The British weather – it’s cold, it’s rainy, it can never make up its mind – and it’s been revealed as one of the home comforts that Brits are most likely to miss after moving abroad. Expat funeral plans may not be at the top of their minds! However, they are even more importan to expats families than prepaid funeral plans at home. But I digress…
According to a new survey by Avalon Funeral Plans, almost a quarter of people who’ve moved to sunnier climes admit to pining for the occasional rain shower.
A decent cuppa topped the poll of things expatriates longed for! 27 per cent of those surveyed said they craved a well-made cup of tea and would prefer a brew to a piña colada any day.
The research, which identified the top 10 items Brits miss about their former homeland, uncovered some surprising results.
Only nine per cent of expats said they missed their family the most. The poll ranked loved ones at number four – behind the traditional Sunday roast, which came third.
Mike Cooper, managing director at Avalon Funeral Plans, commented: “The saying ‘you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone’ certainly seems to apply here! Who would’ve thought that people would miss a bit of rain more than their family when they move abroad?”
Eight per cent of respondents yearned for a pint in their former local, with 160 people stating that a night back in their old drinking hole would be their idea of heaven.
Ranking near the bottom of the list was the soap opera. Five per cent of expats said they missed watching their favourite British TV shows, while Heinz beans was revealed as the taste of home for nearly 100 people.
Mike continued: “We work closely with many people who’ve decided to retire overseas and it’s the happiest time of their lives – but the results of this survey just go to show that you can take the person out of Britain, but you can’t take Britain out of the person!”
Avalon recently launched the Paradise Plan Expat Funeral Plan specifically for Brits looking to retire overseas. The plan provides dual certification. It covers customers with a plan of equal value in key destinations including Spain, Portugal, Turkey or Cyprus. But at the Prepaid Funeral Review we can advise you about alternative expat funeral plans– contact us.