Category Archives: Expat Life

Money, It’s a Hit

Top Row (Left to Right): one penny, two pence, five pence, ten pence; Bottom Row (Left to Right): twenty pence, fifty pence, one pound, two pounds. Ah, money. When I first arrived in the UK, the money seemed like play … Continue reading

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In the Toilet

Toilet with Elevated Cistern and Chain in the Stonehenge Visitors Center. Toilets. Not something I ever thought I’d write about. But why not? After all, I recently wrote about a sculpture called “Piss.” Just the other day I was questioned … Continue reading

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Photos for Aday

I took this and the following photos on May 15 as part of the Aday.org project. From Aday.org: On this one single day we ask you to pick up your camera and help us photograph daily life. What is close … Continue reading

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Bacon and Brie…OMG!

I had my first bacon, brie, and cranberry sandwich not long after I moved to England. It was love at first bite. Have you ever tried a bacon and brie sandwich? If not, you may just be missing out on one … Continue reading

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A Glorious Day

Today is cloudy and gloomy, marking the end to almost a week of absolutely spectacular, sunny, and pleasant weather. It’s already making me appreciate the moments captured in these photos, which I took yesterday while out and about. Is it me, … Continue reading

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My Dirty, Nosey Neighbors

On the way to the grocery store yesterday, I took a few moments to hang with the neighbors. Conversation was limited, but what’s a little silence among friends? Quite a different crowd than I’m used to in the United States. … Continue reading

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Severn Valley and a Full English

River Severn and the village of Newnham on Severn from Pleasant Stile (Sept. 2011). I can write with confidence that the United Kingdom is a land of great beauty. I have travelled through parts of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern … Continue reading

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Apple Dutch Baby

What better way to start the day than to have a delicious and satisfying breakfast. One of my favorite breakfasts is a puffed pancake made in a cast-iron skillet. I’m not sure if my recipe is authentic enough to be … Continue reading

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The Jacket Potato

Menu Board at a UK Costco Potatoes are wonderful. Delicious in every form. My particular favorite is the baked potato with its crisp skin and fluffy insides. I like mine with a little butter or sour cream, salt and pepper, … Continue reading

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No Twist Ties for You

Saturday morning, late, after a leisurely breakfast, you stand in a U.S. supermarket before a tempting array of fruits and veggies, pondering, with plastic bag in hand. But this blog is not about what you decide to put in that bag; … Continue reading

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