the clouds. Real Ale. The seasons (but not winter). The cosy pubs. The proximity to so many countries. The history. The variety of accents. Flowers in the spring. the music. that there are lots more gingers over here like me. having pale skin is normal. yorkshire puddings in the freezer section. boots. long days in the summer. Turning my face to the sunshine and not worrying about sunburn. The rolling green hills. "Why 'ay man" (the geordie accent). the seaside.