to clarify for those people who take things literally. I've just come back from a three week hol in the UK and went to several shopping centres where I had to pay. In Perth you don't have to pay at any of the out of CBD shopping malls. My local town in the North of Scotland you pay at any of the carparks - Ok it's only about 50p but you still need to pay.
You don't pay at any of the beach car parks in WA - you would at many in the UK. I can go about my daily business in Perth without paying for parking (except the CBD) - I couldn't do that in Inverness, Edinbugh, Glasgow or Fort William in the last three weeks. So on average/in general comparing the two places, you have to pay for parking much more than you do here.
Of course you can always leave your car at home in your FREE driveway in both countries and take the bus. Happy now?
Well I'm at a hospital in town for a 10 minute blood test sample appointment. I've had to pay £3 for parking as the minimum charge is 2hrs = £3 . I'm only here 20 mins tops. That leapt up 80p since last weeks 2 visits where it was £2.20 for the minimum stay.
I can't use street parking with ease as most of it is permit parking for residents and the few spots for paying on the day were taken. And streets further away are all full or make me late trying to find a park and then have a 10 minute walk up the hill to get to the hospital.
Grrrrr at rip off parking for sure.
I hated the gloominess of the uk! The winters and the dark nights were really depressing for me! I HATED the cold weather. I didn't dislike the uk just certain aspects of the way we lived our lives! Hubby worked long hours 24/7. We spend a lot more time together here!
Bling-obessed Chavs in fake Burberry.