So, I speak English or I speak American English, American Southern English and I am learning British English. Mostly, I have no problems either understanding or being understood. I get a lot of, "Where are you from?" and variations on that question. I also get an occasional, ". . .with THAT accent!" Some people are … Continue reading An Almost Common Language
I participated in a spirited and hilarious discourse on a Facebook UK group recently. It all started with a post that ". . . the top sheet on a bed could soon be a thing of the past. . . Top sheet... yes or no?" written as a prompt for discussion. Okay not normally something … Continue reading Where is the Top Sheet?
After just reading my friend Jane Turley's latest blog entry for the A to Z challenge I am feeling a bit like a layabout (which actually I am especially when there is a book to read or a book to find to read) so I think I will be inspired by her and do my own … Continue reading A (America) to Z (Zetland)
Purchasing the everyday essentials to feed, clothe, clean, and tend ourselves is an activity that we must attend to at least once per week. So learning the ins and outs of shopping is one of the first experiences when living in another country. One might think the experience in Britain to be essentially the same … Continue reading Trolleys, Tills and Treacle
We are here for ten months and we now know that M's contract renewal is approved for another two+ years. The consensus is, "We Love It Here!" and we plan to stay a while. Since our collective British ancestors left the southern ports in the early 17th century does this make us REpats? Each day I … Continue reading I Think I am A Repat!