Memory Lane

By October 12, 2014Musings

My time here in England is still going well. Not too much sightseeing I’m afraid. The days are getting shorter and at this latitude, the sun is gone by 6 in the evening. In the winter, it sets as early as 3:51 pm! Moving from the Midwest to England was a big shock when I was a kid. I remember going to school in the dark and coming home as the sun was setting. Well now it’s time to get used to it all over again!

I’m driving in England too. I was apprehensive at first. I’ve never driven on the other side of the road before, but I have to say… I’m awesome at it! Driving on the left side of the road is no big deal at all. The only issue is when I arrive at a roundabout I think, “Ok, which lane am I supposed to be in again? And uh, where am I going?” I get to my destination eventually.

Bottom line is I’m loving being back in the UK. All the subtle differences between the U.S. and England I find endearing and it reminds me of when I lived here the first time around. A zucchini is called a courgette. An eggplant is called an aubergine. I learned to spell the words oppourtunity and flavour with a “u”, and that’s how it should be. Even as I write this my American spell check is having a heart attack!

I’m taking the train to Manchester next weekend to see a friend and check out the sights. I’ll be sure to take some pictures and update my blog.

Till next time!

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