It’s Thanksgiving morning, and I’m watching the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is unfolding right now in New York City, and on my TV here in our friend’s house in Portland, Oregon. And boy, is it giving me an idea about just how big this celebration is in this country. The parade’s bonkers!!! I’ve […]Read more "THANKSGIVING!"
Ah, it’s “Holiday Season”! And “holidays”, in this country, mean Thanksgiving and Christmas and all that’s involved around those celebrations. I’m very excited about the former (my first proper Thanksgiving, and arguably the biggest celebration on the American calendar), and slightly apprehensive about the latter. But more of that later….We’re about to start our first […]Read more "GETTING READY FOR THE TURKEY(S)"
BBC newsflash: San Francisco bans unhealthy toys. Told you the Californians are obsessive about food….Read more "FOODIE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA"
The girls are frighteningly good at their American accents, although they don’t really use them. They just mock the accent, and they are good. But sometimes, there are misunderstandings, as the words sound so very different. We were talking about different words used for British words, such as ‘bathroom’ or ‘restroom’ for ‘loo’ or ‘toilet’ […]Read more "THE WONDERS OF THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE"
Ah, things are really quite good. I’m at Starbucks with my laptop, working, cappucino in front of me, it’s warm enough to sit outside, and it’s November. Not a drizzle or grey cloud in sight. Could get used to this!Read more "CALI NOVEMBER"