Language truly is a “regional” thing; English in Alabama, USA is very, and I mean, very different than it is in say, Manchester, England. In fact, there’s a great difference between the way someone from London and someone from Belfast would speak, even though they’re both from the UK.
The following is a guest post. The wet stuff was lashing down on the four of us yet again during the school run. For the third day running the pram was encased in a rain cover, much to my two-year-old’s disgust, and we were geared up in raincoats, busy dodging puddles and juggling umbrellas.
It is one of the world’s worst-kept meteorological secrets; Great Britain is a drizzly, cloudy nation. And for every raindrop that falls to the ground, you can bet there is someone having a good old moan about it. At least, that’s how the stereotype goes.
The following is a guest post. Almost 5 years ago, I boarded a single flight bound for North America. My wife – already a self-confessed Anglophile – was with me, as we set off to an uncertain future in the Midwestern state of Indiana, where we have lived ever since.
The following is a guest post. Prior to my first trip to Great Britain, I knew little about the architecture of the British Isles beyond castles. How much more do you need to know when you are a 14-year old girl? My mental catalog has expanded over the years, (as has my interest in how “real” people […]