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Understanding Americans

Stunning costal view from Ridgeway Boulevard in Marin Country
California Living In England My Story

Reflections On England & America

Our family lived outside London for the last four years and I miss a lot of things… friends, bucolic England, exciting London, and learning learning learning all the time Having relocated to Northern California last summer, I now have a firmer grasp of both cultures Here’s a…

March 11, 2015
Mailboxes a symbol of America
My Story

You Know You’re In America When…

– …you see – mailboxes with little flags American robins yellow school buses light switch on the lamp, not the cord washer & dryer that can do a week’s worth of clothes in two loads free drink refills a proper glass of iced tea…

April 28, 2014
An American Perspective
Living In England

Observations Of England Through An American Lens

I have an ever-growing list of differences between our two countries Perhaps you will find these interesting… Custom Art by Off The Map Art When an American refers to Washington, they are typically referring to the state on the West Coat In England, ‘Washington’…

October 8, 2013
Driving On The Left
Living In England

Driving On The Left

 Reflecting on passing my driving test 2 years ago, I now find myself to be an ‘ambidextrous driver’ – Which means, when I look at a road with no markings I could pull into either lane, as they both feel right (!) – –…

February 6, 2013
Interview With Expats Blog
Living In England My Story

Interview By Expats Blog

 Recently, I was approached by Expats Blog for an interview I figured, why not? – – I try to find the right balance of what to share personally online, and I’ve revealed a little more about me in this interview with Expats Blog – I hope…

January 31, 2013
Comparing Social Profiles between US & UK
Living In England

Comparing Social Profiles of US & UK

 For years I’ve wanted to write this post which highlights some interesting differences (and similarities) between the US and EnglandI think it shows how culturally different we are * * With a bit of research, here’s a look at each country’s stand on a handful…

November 27, 2012
Living In England My Story

More About Me

Thank you for all your questions last month To be honest, I wasn’t sure anyone would have any ‘wonders’ about me Over time I will answer more questions… * * What do you miss most from the US? What have you enjoyed the most…

November 11, 2012
Election Night at US Embassy
Living In England

Election Night At The US Embassy

What better place to watch the election unfold than in the US Embassy in London?! { cameras not allowed, so all from my phone } The Embassy was all lit up and with tight security * * Live Dixieland music greeted us – so…

November 9, 2012
Living In England

Identity Through Sports: US vs UK

  Displayed during the Summer Olympics * A local taxi driver recently mentioned the county of Middlesex disappeared in 1965 when divided among counties Surrey, Hertfordshire, and Greater London And then he said, I guess it would be like one of your American states becoming…

September 8, 2012