1) Putting our loo roll in the bin, not down the bowl – this is now a completely automatic response with all toilet related situations
2) Spitting if we get water in our mouths whilst having a shower – blame the anti-malaria reflex
3) Loudly having a very personal and totally inappropriate convo in the back of the cab, and then remembering the driver speaks perfect English 😳
4) Totally disregarding most aspects of the Highway Code … providing we actually remember how to drive anything with 4 wheels
5) Eating pretty much everything with our hands (bonus points if it’s always the right)
6) Flicking off our flip flops before entering a shop … I did this at the local Tesco on my first day back – totes embarrassing!
7) Being incapable of setting an actual time for social engagements beyond “around sunset”
8) Revel in the joy that is walking past a shop and not being harassed. You’ll notice a traveller by the stupid grin they’re wearing as they walk very slowly past every available retail establishment on our (actually quite rubbish) high street
9) Adopt curious never-seen-before gestures when talking to our friends … Indian head wobble anyone?
10) When meeting people, going in for 5 cheek kisses / a slight bow / a wai / a gesture of namaste (delete as applicable) and ending up head butting your friend’s Mom or full on mouth kissing her – #awks
11) Leaning over the table and helping ourselves to everyone else’s food at a restaurant without asking. What? It’s communal!! 😉
12) Foregoing the offer of a nice comfy sofa at our Nan’s house and sitting cross legged on the carpet because it ‘feels more normal’ these days. Just watch the shell suit next to that pesky gas fire 😉