Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to pretend you haven’t really emigrated at all

This is the counterbalance to yesterday’s post. Sometimes I feel a little ashamed of myself: perhaps I would have settled in better if I’d embraced all things American more wholeheartedly. But since a) I never wanted to move here in … Continue reading

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Blowing my own trumpet

I am delighted to have made a ‘best blogs’ list for the first time!  I thought I’d link to it, at the risk of looking rather self-congratulatory, because you might like to check out the full list of 30 best … Continue reading

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Things I actually like about America

Our first year in America is almost over: we’re spending July in Britain, and by the time we get back it will be close to the anniversary of our immigration in August.  In many ways it’s been a pretty hard … Continue reading

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In suburbia

We live in Evanston, the first suburb outside Chicago on the North Shore. Before we moved here, I couldn’t quite get to grips with the American concept of a suburb.  I thought of a suburb as, say, Hampstead in London, … Continue reading

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