Monthly Archives: November 2003

Its a small world… or a big family!

Today I hear from Mom that my cousin Anna stayed here a couple weeks ago. She saw me floating around the building or at the front desk and thought I looked familiar, but. “No, it couldn’t be, not Leah from … Continue reading

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The Shipping News

There is a clock radio in my bedroom, tuned to BBC4 radio, tuned by the man who lived in the apartment before me. At 1:00 AM, just before the station goes off for the night, just just before “God Save … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Two more days until Thanksgiving, which is (shockingly) not celebrated here. I mean, it is just the celebration of surviving the first year outside of England. Anyway, the stores to make certain items available for us americans. Waitrose, a small … Continue reading

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teeny tiny things

i just wrote a fantastic list of things in london, which were summarily eaten my our server dragon. the highlights. $200 fine for making eye contact in the tube. catching whiffs of a men’s cologne in my apartment and not … Continue reading

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Make do or Mend

“Make do or mend.” That is a British axiom. (Only if I properly used the word axiom, if not, consider it a saying.) One that got them through World War Two and the years of rationing and rebuilding that followed. … Continue reading

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World Cup of Rugby–England Wins!

Okay, I overslept and didn’t make it out on Saturday morning to watch the face off between Australia and England’s national teams. Too bad, because England won in an amazing game. They went into the second half with a considerable … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, okay, last month.

I clearly remember a time, a little under a month ago, when I knew how to do simple household chores… Like laundry and dishes and cooking. Okay, I never knew how to cook, but I did know how to do … Continue reading

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