English expats in Doha

English expats in Doha share their views on the 2011 Royal Wedding Comments

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Lauren Wheeler
‘I’ve been in Qatar for only five months. My partner works here, and there are better work opportunities and weather. I’m enjoying the different cultures and way of life. It’s very relaxed, whereas London is very fast-paced living. The attitude of the Brits is very different from many people’s; we have a stiff upper lip and are hard-working. We also have a sarcastic sense of humour that no-one else gets, and we know how to queue (why is it that no-one else knows how to do this?). We are the home of a good roast dinner and a big fry-up with bacon and sausages (real ones). We are also a very proud nation and Britain is full of history. I’m a big fan of the royals. They’re a lovely couple and I wish them all the best. I can’t wait to watch it on TV as it will be a day to go down in history; it will be the Prince Charles and Princess Diana wedding of the 21st century. I know it is big back home and they are trying to arrange street parties like the ones they used to have back in the day. They have also made it a national bank holiday as well. The place I go when I miss the UK is the beach; it reminds me that life here isn’t so bad and I’m lucky to live in a country where I can go to the beach most of the year. I like to surround myself with good friends and I’ll make a big roast dinner with Yorkshire puddings.’

By Time Out Doha staff
Time Out Doha,

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Posted by: Wasting my time on 21 Apr ' 11 at 07:57

Not very much opinion on the wedding then

Posted by: Nicola Webb on 18 Apr ' 11 at 18:53

Hi Lauren - really nice to read your write up of life in Doha and the fact you will be having yorkshire puddings on the 29th!
I am moving out to Qatar from London at the end of May, likewise with my husbands job... looking forward to it but obviously nervous about leaving family and friends. Any tips you can offer on great places to eat or where to go out and meet likeminded Brits would be great.

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