Miffa Chan

Ridin’ on Kingdom of Boredom’s roads
April 15, 2012, 9:42 am
Filed under: England, High output cars, united kingdom
The one of us who have no airport to build a circuit in UK, like Top Gear, settle with riding on their roads.

I had more fun in New Zealand with the Falcon Mark II Xr6, but I blew two rear tires.

The worst place in earth you can be, try it, you’ll hate it.
April 11, 2012, 8:47 am
Filed under: England, idiots, london, united kingdom
With the 2012 Olympics being held in London, I need to ask you to go there. Being London one of the few places I promised myself I will never go, destiny made me a good move and I was forced to be there for a couple of days.
Kingdom of Boredom. That’s another way to translate United Kingdom.
Everything is disgusting, all the stupid places are not worth to visit, are crowded, stupidly expensive, and just suck!
We will try to make a list of ten or a thousand reasons you shouldn’t visit that damn place, but if you are studying English, please ask your father or mother to put you there for a month in summer.
That will be Summer of Hell (and you will return home speaking poorer English than before)

Quest for the perfect UK place – Oxford
April 7, 2012, 8:23 am
Filed under: England, idiots, Travel, united kingdom
We continue our search for the best place to live close to London but out of it.
A nice place we have been told is Oxford, a lively cosmopolitan city that is chosen by many expats.
Well, getting there is easy and fast with those double carriage (I would say two lanes) roundabouts every few miles. 
We have driven in almost all the countries who drive the wrong way of the road but here you have to pay EXTRA attention to look to the right when entering.
After these lines you will find some pictures of Oxford. We just don’t like it, for many reasons but one of them is they don’t like visitors, or at least they to bring a car.
In a Public parking – covered- we struggled to enter , because it was designed for Fiat 500 alike cars. Inside, not enough room to put the car into the marks. No problems let’s find another one. This time it was open air but really great parking lots.
Let’s pay, 3.90 pounds an hour (is this New York?). Ok, let’s use the credit card, blast they don’t take, a 20 pounds note, they don’t take notes…
You can only use coins, no change is given and you have to enter your number plate!!!
And besides all this mess in the country I am living they consider than a Eco Tax of 1 euro a day in unfair for tourist!
May be they’re right it’s unfair that in Barcelona, for example, you can pay with credit card in the streets and Parkings

Quest for the perfect Village
April 5, 2012, 9:30 am
Filed under: England, homes, M1, St Albans, Tometaro, Travel, united kingdom

“I can’t live in London, father bunny, for obvious reasons: first of all is big, dirty, expensive, plenty of people that don’t like me and that i dont’t like…Besides I have always dream of living in the countryside”

Taking this into consideration we need a place close enough from London and not only that with easy access from/to the city.

North from London following the M1, about 45 minutes from London you can find two places that are well known for being London’s dormitory towns: Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

We first visited Hemel Hempstead and is such and ugly city that we didn’t take any picture of it. It’s big, unattractive, old looking. We’d rather life in “Los Monegros” than there.

So just a few Miles heading East from that ugliness you can find St Albans. There were Romans there (they called the city Verolamium) and you can visit some ruins (something that we did not do because of our tight agenda).

It’s nice, it has the proper size, a nice center, a cathedral, a tower clock, it has nice houses in the outskirts…

So we visited our friends John Taylor to figure up how much a house costs. 

1.4 Million GBP !!!! (ok, it has 6 bedrooms and a nice garden…)

Ok John I will think about it, but so many Aston Martins and an Audi RS8 parked in the supermarket were some clues that pointed about that.

Next check will be Oxford in the Midlands.

Miffa has just bought a farm!
April 3, 2012, 9:33 am
Filed under: country living, England, farms, Travel, united kingdom
Well, not really, she is dealing about prices and payment, but she is confident in getting a nice price and a long term loan with the HBSC.

It’s located just twenty miles North of London, and it has the perfect size, rather small!! They breed rabbits, pigs, goats, sheeps, Guine pigs and other small animals. They even have a Llama!

But Miffa will need to invest a lot in infrastructures, because the location and the machinery is in bad shape.
 The Village has nice houses
 Mike’s favourites

a week old piglets

Miffa and Tometaro travel to Buckinghamshire (England)
April 3, 2012, 9:17 am
Filed under: England, Travel, united kingdom
After sometime idle, for different reasons Miffa and Tometaro travel again. This time Miffa is checking places to live in the countryside.

Following advice for some friends of her she has selected several spots North of London, around M1. This is about 45 minutes to 1 hour from London.

This was our first time in United Kingdom, and probably is a place that we had not visited in our whole life. Let’s say we don’t care about this country. We have been in New Zealand (that indeed is a tiny copy of it) and after the initial hype about grass, sheeps and cute houses… that it!

But for a good reason may be Miffa will be forced to live there for a while so she decided to invest some money in a nice Victorian house. 
 we got a S Class Mercedes, nice start
 Inside there was no phone, it’s fake!

Nice houses, let’s check the price