A Family Thanksgiving

Having originally hoped to be in America for Thanksgiving, before my Father’s health and certain financial issues intervened and we decided to delay our application, I was determined to have a family Thanksgiving with JT and the children. Also it seemed quite authentic to mark the occasion as a European, by turning up to a … More A Family Thanksgiving

Sleeping Beauty – US and UK bed sizes

It turns out that like many size related issues, things change as you cross the pond. (For example as soon as I set foot on American soil, I drop two dress sizes, my feet get two sizes bigger, thamy boobs stay exactly the same size.) A super king in the UK is roughly equivalent to a king in the US (see, everything is larger in America), but my interest is piqued by the discovery that there are different kinds of king size on a state by state basis.
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Always a big deal for me, I missed this year because of a migraine, luckily a friend came over the following wednesday so that we could carve our pumpkins any way, so I thought I would show case my pumpkins, past and present. 2008 i was in America until just before Halloween and the pumpkins … More Halloween