An American - and honorary "Bronx Girl" - living in little Britain
Monday, 27 September 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
"That Smell" - Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1977
Living on the edge of a village in the English countryside, as we do, we are exposed to a lot of smells. Some are very interesting -- like the smell of a freshly-harvested field; others aren't so great -- like the stench of that poop-based fertilizer that the farmers use on those same fields.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
"Turning Japanese" - Vapors, 1980
(Click on the image for a full-sized version.)
This post is courtesy of my niece Melissa, who spotted this sign near our bus stop in Oxford during her visit to the UK this summer.
Take a look at the first item on offer. Either that's a typo...or...this cafe has come up with a unique variation on that famous Japanese beverage!
Sunday, 19 September 2010
"What I Didn't Know" - Athenaem, 1998
When you make a move to a new country, as I did at the end of 2002, you quickly discover that there are loads of things you don't know...and should, if life is going to run smoothly. Some of those are very important, and some are merely trivial. But even the trivial can add to the feeling of "not belonging" that affects even the most stoic of us.
Friday, 10 September 2010
"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - Temptations, 1971
My husband and I live next door to a Church of England school for youngsters...what we would call an "elementary school" in the US. I love our location, because the sound of the kids out in the school play area is wonderful and so full of life.