1. In the UK, if you went to the sick bay you were handed a wet paper towel. Via Twitter: @CareerMapNews In Australia, you were just given a plastic bag filled with ice. Via instagram.com 2. In the UK, you spent reading time with Biff, Chip, and Kipper. Via amazon.in In Australia, you read Aussie Bites. Via cis.libguides.com 3. In the UK, the best part about lunch was the free milk. Via goo.gl In Australia, the best part was the frozen popper mum snuck into your lunchbox. Ozzy Onya / Via southwestwholesalers.com.au 4. In the UK, you played conkers at lunch. Scott Barbour / Getty Images In Australia, you played handball. Via bit.ly 5. In the UK, the best P.E. lessons were when you could play on the apparatus. Via web.deanery.bham.sch.uk In Australia, the best P.E. lessons were when sports clubs came out and you got to play games and tackle things. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC 6. In the UK, you got excited about rumours that your classroom was getting a heater. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney / Via hangthecode.tumblr.com In Australia, you got excited over rumours your classroom was getting air-conditioning. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBCUniversal 7. In the UK, you got rewarded in swimming lessons with certificates and badges from Tony the Tiger. Via instagram.com In Australia, you were rewarded by advancing from a "Starfish" to a "Shark". Via c2kfitnesscentre.com.au 8. In the UK, a sick day meant watching Ready Steady Cook. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC In Australia, you also watched Ready Steady Cook, but it sucked in comparison. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Network Ten Either that or you watched Judge Judy. 9. In the UK, So...? Kiss me was the signature disco scent. Via amazon.co.uk In Australia, every girl at the disco smelled of Impulse. Via priceline.com.au 10. In the UK, you wished it would snow enough for a day off. Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images In Australia, 40+ degree heat meant the slight chance you would be sent home. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal 11. In the UK, HobNobs were an afternoon tea staple. Via aok.heavengames.com In Australia, no afternoon tea was complete without Vegemite Saos. Via bushbabeofoz.com 12. In the UK, you came home from school and watched shows like Come Outside and Big Cook Little Cook. CBeebies, BBC In Australia, you came home to shows like The Wiggles and Hi-5. ABC, Nine Network 13. In the UK, it was often getting dark by the time you got home from school. Daniel Leal-olivas / AFP / Getty Images In Australia, it was still bright at bedtime. Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty Images 14. In the UK, holiday destinations included pretty much most of Europe. Via instagram.com In Australia, holiday destinations were basically just the rest of Australia. Via instagram.com 15. In the UK, you got two weeks off school for Christmas, which were usually spent indoors and out of the cold. Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images And in Australia, Christmas break was six weeks of summer, baby! Via instagram.com It was hard to appreciate the wintery decor over Christmas when it was hot as balls.