Category Archives: US/UK Differences

“Wash Me” in Bath

While visiting Bath, I was surprised to see such a dirty car in such a posh town. I was tempted to write “Wash Me” in the grime, but wasn’t sure if Brits do that sort of thing, so I took a … Continue reading

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Becoming a Citizen of the World

Living in England is changing me. So subtly that I don’t even notice it day to day. But I recently passed the one-year mark. It’s hard to believe, because time seemed to go so quickly, but here I am…over one … Continue reading

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Dressing the Part

Judge at Wells Cathedral after the swearing-in ceremony for the new sheriff of Wells. When my husband and I arrived at Wells Cathedral in March, we were unable to visit the cathedral as tourists (no walking around and no photography), because … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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