Tag Archives: Brit Abroad

Afters, Biccies, and Sweets, Oh My!

With Thanksgiving out of the way we’re now firmly into “Holiday Season” here in the States — which means indulgence. Also “buying stuff,” but let’s focus on the food for now. Afters (Desserts) To start with, there’s no such thing … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

I noticed on the kitchen calendar this morning that tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day here in the States. This isn’t a federal holiday — nothing closes — but there will be stories aplenty in the media about the Japanese … Continue reading

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Weather Reminds Us That America is … Big

It’s easy to forget, sometimes, just what a big country the USA is. For a Brit, one of the best ways to grasp this size is to take a look at the weather. This is today’s national forecast map from … Continue reading

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Driving in America

You can’t write about living in America without talking about cars — particularly if you live in the ‘burbs. To say this is a “car-oriented culture” is an understatement; suburban shops and entertainment places are built around parking lots (car … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday

This week brings the most American of all holidays — Thanksgiving. Celebrated the fourth Thursday in November, it’s easily the biggest celebration of the year; the day before is easily the busiest travel day of the year. School children have … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Fall

Fall is my favorite season here in the mid-Atlantic region of the States. Back in the UK, autumn’s dominant color is grey — grey clouds, grey skies, grey mood — with a background of soggy brown that gradually fades into … Continue reading

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Aftermath of the Presidential Election

I’ve spent the past 36 hours trying to decide whether — and how — to write about the presidential election that happened on Tuesday. This isn’t a ‘political’ blog and I don’t want to unleash a rant on my readers; … Continue reading

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