A Year and Change – looking back on my first year in the USA.

I couldn’t have found a more appropriate film title than this one, I’m now a year into my new life in the USA and things are still changing. … More A Year and Change – looking back on my first year in the USA.

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Holiday Inn – the US Obsession with Holidays

Americans and especially American retail outfits are obsessed with holiday theming and what’s more, the holiday will not even be over before the next theme is on sale and the old theme discounted. … More Holiday Inn – the US Obsession with Holidays

The Ex-Pat Tag – a break from our usual transmission.

Like many other bloggers/ immigrants, I follow the blogs of several other Brits abroad, or US settlers in the UK as a means of staying in touch and feeling part of a large community of shared experiences. One of my favorites ,  Kylie of Between England & Iowa, recently honored me with a mention in her … More The Ex-Pat Tag – a break from our usual transmission.

Critters

We just had our first critter encounter ,with a psychotic chipmunk. It dashed across the road at us and Black Dog was all “what is that? I must kill it!” Brown Dog started baying like the Belvoir in full cry and leaping so high off the ground in cat pounces, it was more like flying a kite … More Critters

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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Halloween

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