Monthly Archives: May 2011

Up the duff in America

So, I got pregnant.  Which is a good thing, because a large part of the motivation for giving up my nice old job was the impracticality of conceiving a child when you and your husband are on separate continents.  This … Continue reading

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When M broke it to me that we were moving to Chicago, one of the major silver linings in it for me was the proximity of Kalamazoo. Of course, this probably sounds back to front – Kalamazoo is an unremarkable … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Britain no. 5: Marks and Spencer

There are times in a woman’s life when only Marks and Spencer will do.  When you are facing a boring Saturday night in on your own and feel that a chicken jalfrezi and a lemon pudding are exactly what you … Continue reading

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The view from the 23rd floor

Sorry for the long delay between posts to all three of you who are clamouring for my blogging return.  The receptionist job lasted through the month of April, and though I was extraordinarily underemployed I never quite got up the … Continue reading

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