Tag Archives: expat

Garden and Gun

“Your Father and I have been thinking,” said my Mum, “and we wondered if you’d like to have your wedding money for your 40th birthday instead.” Pause. My reaction: 1. You have wedding money put aside for me? Ah that’s … Continue reading

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US ❤ UK

The findings are in. My exploratory yet exhaustive qualitative research into the state of the UK-US Special Relationship, conducted over the past few days under a number of strict scientific guidelines (“I will buy you a drink if you answer … Continue reading

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a Washington D.C. diary, of sorts

There is a man who walks very slowly down my street every morning. He never walks on the pavement, always the road, keeping close to the parked cars. I spotted him once downtown. He’s not hard to miss. Dressed completely in black, … Continue reading

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happy anniversary to me

This weekend I celebrated my first year in DC and felt I deserved a reward. What do you give to mark the first anniversary as an expat in the United States? And why don’t they sell greeting cards for this … Continue reading

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