How To End A Friendship Quickly…

Easy, claim you're a Trump supporter (or if you are in the US say you voted for him) and people will think you are crazy, and end your friendship. This may also work if you have been trying to end a relationship, and didn’t know how. It seems to have worked as many friendships have…

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Thoughts On The Crisis In America

Is it that bad, or am I being a tad dramatic? I’ve been told I can be a drama queen, but right now America is unstable, and I’ve never seen Americans behaving so ‘un-American’. Politics aside, what I don’t understand is why Americans are being mean, rude, and pretty much nasty to people that they…

My American Tipping Nightmares

Everyone loves American tourists, as they are renowned to be big tippers, whereas most American servers despair at European tourists as they have a reputation for not tipping generously. Let me give you an insight as to why this is so, and why when British people tip in the US it can bring on a…

10 Of My Favorite ‘Only In The US’ American Stores

There are some stores, even though they have transatlantic counterparts where the original American versions are still so much better, for choice and price. Online shopping and international shipping can bridge that gap in times of desperation, but sometimes the real thing matters, and here’s why… Old Navy. While most Americans see this a budget…

10 American Foods a Brit Misses

Once I am back over the pond, I do miss some American foods that I acquired a taste for. Whether you consider them healthy or not is another matter, but I enjoyed them and hanker for them when I am not stateside. These are the foods I look forward to upon my return that I…

Americanisms that the British sigh at

As American films, television shows, celebrities, and culture dominate the world, most of us know what common Americanisms mean, or we look them up. On the other hand most Americans don’t bother to find out what the equivalent is in other countries, especially in the UK, so here is a mini guide to what we…

10 Chocolate Bars of Worth

I once contemplated taking time out in a Buddhist nunnery to find myself and get away from the rat race. I read the rules: No sex, alcohol, caffeine, or chocolate. The first three I could survive without for a while, but the thought of no chocolate was too much, and was the deciding factor that…

The 10 best cookies (biscuits) in the world

The sign of a good host is a well-stocked cookie jar (USA) or a biscuit tin (UK). A good cookie can be an instant pick me up, a light snack, and is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Here are some of the best cookies (so far) that have crossed my palate. Naturally,…

10 foodie things a Brit misses in America

I love American style food, but every now and then I miss a few familiar items that Americans just don’t understand or get. They are so missing out! Some are an acquired taste, but Americans do pizza well, and also onion rings or strings. Yes, I get excited when I see some Brit food in…