Category Archives: expat observations

How to be an ex-pat: Pimms

Weather is a guaranteed conversation here. It’s cliched, but socially useful, and in the case of the past few days, an expression of national celebration. It’s probably because this will be all for the English summer of 2012, but nonetheless, … Continue reading

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The dog does not eat better than you… yet.

Some people fantasize about weddings, careers and babies. I don’t buy into any of that nonsense.* I dream about dogs. And late last month, with perfect timing to be the best adult birthday present ever, we brought home the first … Continue reading

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16 & Pregnant vs. Underage & Pregnant

I love the BBC. In the pie chart of reasons why I moved to the UK, it’s a colour you would see right away. There’s Doctor Who and Masterpiece Theatre-destined exports, and crazy docu-series, including high-brow versions of trashy American … Continue reading

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I am more excited about the Royal Wedding than my own.

True fact: This month I am more stoked about the impending nuptials of William and Catherine than I am my own June wedding. And not just because I have had two four-day-weekends in a row. Right now in Halifax, West … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confessions of a GP

The book: Confessions of a GP The author: “Dr. Benjamin Daniels” The words I still don’t understand: locum. Picked this book up in my latest library run. I’m glad I did as I felt extraordinarily cheated by the musical episode … Continue reading

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In praise of the clearance avocado

As a native Californian (note, the appropriate use) there are quite a few things I miss living in the UK, and I’ve ridden more than my share of waves of homesickness. Unsurprisingly, a lot of it’s related to food, and … Continue reading

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