I am from England
I live in America with my American Husband, I have been here six months.
Some pointers about England:
I am from a small town in between London and Southampton, classed as the south east of England. where I lived was about 30 minutes away from a shopping town and just over an hour from London, it was a great location, the beach was also only about an hour and half south from where we lived as was Stone Henge and the South downs ( lovely place to walk) was just 45 minutes away.
England is not as friendly as America however if you live in a very small village or the 'country side' I think people are freindlier.
I love England and my husband wants to get based back over there. I dont mind the wed days, and the 1 month of unbearable heat that we occasionally have (oh and air conditioning IS NOT in every house like it is over here, many business dont even have it!
In England public transport is easier to use then over here in the states, it is also safer and more acessable, although the train fares are pricey and continue to go up.
I have also lived in East England, the norfolk/suffolk counties, this is a cheaper place to buy/rent in comparisons to the south east.
I have a friend who lives in wales (she just got a kitten) and she loves it there.
The only problem we face when and if we get orders back to England is the money, any savings of dollars, will seem so llittle in comparison to how much the pound is worth, it is not bad when you earn English pounds, but initially it will seem like your money wont go far. everything costs double than it does over here, I was reminded of this when we went back to England in the summer for our honeymoon and we were spending the dollars that DH earnt as appose to the pounds I had previously earnt.
It is easier to get cheap cell phones (we say mobile phones) there is a wider selection of plans and phones, the shops on a Sunday will open at 10 and close by 4, even the stores that stay open for 24 hours must close on a Saturday night to abide by the Sunday trading hours. most malls close at 6 unless its a really really big one then it may close at 8 or 9, supermarkets/grocery stores generally close at 10, unless they are 24 hours...
When my DH first went to England he said he was expecting it to be like a little America, he said he was surprised to find it was not like this
England is a beautiful place with so many great historical sights, just riving through villages has me smiling at the quaint little cottages that i would love to one day live in.
OH almost forgot...The roads. roads, cars everything are alot more narrow! we also drive on the other side of the road, mainly manuals, there are not a whole lot of automatics about. older cars don't have AC either.