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US vs UK

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
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
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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
Keep Calm And Carry On
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About ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’

Today,  countless variations of ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ can be seen throughout the UK and US * Available on Etsy  * Although it is well known to have been a WWII morale-booster poster in the UK, it actually was not well distributed at…

September 12, 2012
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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
classic American food
Living In England

American & British Food

Some tasty, some not so much Some very local or seasonal And most are not winning any health awards 🙂 Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup is classic American comfort food ( image via Nation’s Restaurant News)  * I’ve jotted down a list of…

April 15, 2012
Christmas in England
Living In England

Christmas, English Style

As my daughter will remind you in her daily countdown, Christmas is only 10 days away! I believe today is ‘10 Lords A-Leaping’ Day 🙂 Christmas in England is very similar to the US with Christmas trees, stockings, carolers, and Christmas cards { generic ones…

December 15, 2011
American British Baby Names
Living In England

Baby Names & Such: US vs UK

Babies are such a nice way to start people -Don Herrold [Adorable monkey hat available via Cite Fuzz]   A few observations I’ve made recently… 1. * In the UK, I see fewer sets of twins and triplets than in the US * I…

September 13, 2011
Candy Blind Taste Test
Family Activities Living In England

Blind Taste Test: US vs UK Candy

Generally speaking, the UK offers more chocolate-based bars while the US sells more hard candy than the UK Having to choose something offered in both countries, my family was happy to help with a blind taste test of 3 different sweets from the US…

August 9, 2011