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.
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
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.
We had a busy week with eldest step-child’s 18th birthday and a new addition to the family . See the themed cake I made and meet the fantastic beast himself. … More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!
Last year I got very excited to find out there is a local dog race run in Marquette and then very sad that I wasn’t going to be in the country in time to see it. So this year when I started seeing advertisements for the UP200 I promptly marked it on my calendar and JT … More Cool Runnings – the UP 200 Dog Sled Race
My first halloween in America was fantastic in some ways and a bit disappointing in others. … More Halloween
AS I come up to a year in the US I look back to a post I wrote at six months in the country, I take a look at what I have achieved, what I miss and what I have noticed is different in the US. … More 28 Weeks Later …
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
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.
… More Sleeping Beauty – US and UK bed sizes
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