Christmas in London

Old Oct 13th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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Christmas in London

I will be visiting friends in London during the Christmas week. Can you suggest items to take them that they can't easily find there.
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Old Oct 13th, 2003, 11:35 AM
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It depends where you are coming from.

If you are Australian, it's probably hard to get maple syrup, for instance, but easy if you are from the North-East US or Eastern Canada.

If you are in the south-east US, why not take a big bucket of Barbecue pork with you, if your flight is direct?

Or a box of your country's candy bars. Many countries have some sort of local speciality.

Maybe your friends could make good use of a bolt of local cloth. And some people who are good friends would be happy to receive a framed photograph of something special from near where you live. A nice shot of a New Zealand mountain or the Chinook arch as seen from Calgary, or .... depending on where you live.

A friend of mine in west Texas once sent me her local newspaper, just so I could get a feel for where she lived. I'm in a giant city outside the USA, and found her local paper fascinating. She also sent my son a lariat; something we don't find locally. If you are from cowboy country, Brits might like something along this theme.

Stamps, if smart children are involved.


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Old Oct 13th, 2003, 01:10 PM
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Are there any prohibitions against taking meat or other food?
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Old Oct 13th, 2003, 02:32 PM
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It's one of those sites which is less helpful than appears at first sight. Read the whole of the site very carefully. In essence, you can't import meat from outside Europe.

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Old Oct 13th, 2003, 03:42 PM
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RE>In essence, you can't import meat from outside Europe<

Raw or cooked?

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