So Halloween is upon us, a 3 day event this time. I had to attend two parades yesterday, one for pre-school and one for school, tonight we’re going to a party at one of the neighbouring houses, and tomorrow of course, we’re trick or treating. Of course we hadn’t tried and tested the costumes till […]Read more "HALLOWEEEEEEEEN PART I"
Well, I guess this is a topic I’ll constantly add to. So this is only the beginning, and as someone who’s very interested in languages, I am out hunting for Americanisms all the time. One thing is certain: it’s English, but very often, it feels like it’s nothing to do with English at all. And […]Read more "THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE"
I guess it’s time I wrote something about baseball. Not that I ever thought I would, or even thought I could get remotely interested in it. But The San Francisco Giants just made it into the World Series, which is a really big thing, and even I got affected by the general excitement. Everybody here […]Read more "BASEBALL!"
Halloween is fast approaching, and oh my goodness, it’s a big big deal here. Now it’s been creeping over to Europe for the last 5 years or so, but whatever I’ve seen there is nothing compared to here. You can’t walk down the road (not that anybody really walks down the road anyway) without being […]Read more "HALLOWEEN MADNESS"
Just found this on the BBC website: It’s San Francisco Week! just to give you an idea….Read more "SAN FRANCISCO"
So it was Columbus Day today, which, I’d always thought, was a public holiday in this country. But it isn’t in California. In fact I didn’t notice that it was Columbus Day until I went to the post office and found it was shut. In other US states, schools are closed, banks are closed, some […]Read more "COLUMBUS DAY"
Oh dear, my poor old blog has been shoddily abandoned…. I’ve been busy, very busy, my parents arrived a week ago, and things have been pretty hectic since then! Two days after they got here, we left for Yosemite National Park for 3 days, and I’m still getting over the whole experience. This is, after […]Read more "YOSEMITE"