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V is for Vehicle Watch Scheme

This one is actually quite “brilliant” [I love this British expression–I’m adopting it. The clerks in the stores always tell me I’m “brilliant” when I manage to give them the right change for my purchases…it’s quite the ego boost. Anyway, … Continue reading


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U is for Urban Congestion

London suffers the worst traffic congestion in the UK and amongst the worst in Europe. Drivers in central London used to spend 50% of their time in queues and lost 3 million pounds every week in wasted time caused by … Continue reading

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P is for Puffins and Pelicans

The British have successfully complicated the simple task of crossing the street as a pedestrian. They have at least five (and counting) different types of crossings, all named for animals. From Wikipedia we learn… A pelican crossing, as distinct from … Continue reading

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K is for Kickdown

kickdown is a way of achieving quick acceleration when needed by sharply pressing the accelerator pedal right down causing a quick change down to the next lower gear. To return to the higher gear, ease the pressure off the accelerator pedal. This … Continue reading

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Simple Kindness

Within a few weeks of arriving here we visited the Huntingdon Ward for the first time. I met an older, British sister there who was from Liverpool. I told her how much we liked the Beatles and that we had gone … Continue reading

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Yankee Ingenuity

I wanted to check out the little artsy knick-knack store down the road for a table-top Christmas tree, as the large one in the shed out back is too big to fit anywhere in this house; I can’t imagine where our … Continue reading

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Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

We are hearing the fireworks and saw a few in the skyline on our way home tonight– Remember, remember, the fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plot We see no reason Why Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot ….

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Learning new things

Creep and Peep: This is what we do when we leave our driveway each time–edge out slowly, creeping/inching our way as we look one way then another for that sudden rush of a vehicle going 70 mph on our small … Continue reading

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Settling in

So, now that we’ve been here for a month, here’s a little recap of adjusting to Life In England: Federdecken: We arrived to a completely furnished home, but one thing that was lacking was our bedding of choice–federdecken. We tried for … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

I had a dream last night that I was planning a meeting and felt prompted to tell the story I heard while in the MTC. When I woke up I realized I hadn’t actually recorded that story in my journal, so … Continue reading

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