Monthly Archives: May 2010

Things I’ll miss about Britain no. 3: not needing to tip in bars

Tipping is right up there on my list of high stress activities, along with having injections, trying on jeans in communal changing rooms and telling my students their essay got less than a 55. Curiously it seems, also, to be … Continue reading

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Hadley Freeman: How to be British

Old Guardian article courtesy of my friend Jane’s Facebook page. Er… are you thinking I should read some other newspapers to make the blog a bit more, I don’t know, interesting?  I promise I will when I’ve finished exam marking.

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Getting excited

So, the move is at the end of August, my husband has written a list of things to do, and the question on all my friends’ lips seems to be: ‘are you excited?’ To which my honest answer is: ‘no’. … Continue reading

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To prepare or not to prepare?

This is the kind of dilemma that would probably occur only to me. Essentially, in any personal crisis I turn, if not to chocolate hobnobs, then to a book.  Ideally both.  So faced with emigration to a foreign land, I … Continue reading

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Things I’ll miss about Britain no. 2: the chocolate hobnob

Oh, dark chocolate hobnob.  You and I have travelled together from my adolescence (when you were invented, I believe) to my mid-30s.  Together we made friends at university; you have cheered me up in every minor emotional crisis; for a … Continue reading

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