Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cling film?

In the UK people do not use the term "Saran Wrap", instead they refer to the clear plastic stuff as "cling film". After making a shopping list the other day I mentioned to Catherine that we were out of Saran wrap (which prompted her to repeat my phrase in a REALLY American accent). Much to my surprise and entertainment the shopping list said "cerrang wrap" when I looked at the final list. It should also be mentioned that the Irish love to use the letters "g" and "h"....often silently. So you can only imagine how entertaining I found the idea that we would be going to Tesco to purchase a roll of cerrang wrap. Needless to say, it was awesome.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dear Readership,

I am currently trying to catch up on the many movies I have missed as of late. Any suggestions would be welcome. Did anyone see Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Do I need to see this movie? I feel like I do....let me know.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Lucky Stuff

I saw a box of Lucky Charms in a grocery store today.
Cost: £5.99 (nearly $12)
I nearly bought it, but my better judgement got a hold of me and I walked away.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My busy schedule

Well I have been adapting to a life of unemployment and self-directed activities. So far it's not going too bad. I've managed to sort out some birthday cards as I recently discovered that I know a lot of people with birthdays in September/October/November.

I've been on the search for a new swimming pool so I can continue my weekly swimming routine. So far one has been very small and the other a 35minute walk away....meaning by the time I walk there and back I've already done a workout excluding the swimming. Other than that I've just been knitting, sleeping, visiting Internet cafes, and doing a lot of walking around. Not too bad really. I have discovered that good American television comes on here between 8:30 and 10am. I've been starting my days with a dose of Will & Grace followed by Frasier.

Don't worry I have been applying for jobs in the meantime as well.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Exchanging things

So I realize that the economy is falling to pieces, but I just withdrew £100 from an ATM and rather than that costing me the usual $200 it was $171!!!!!! Hip hip hooray for the pound loosing its tight grip!!!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Leaving West Dean

Well, my dream two years has come to a close and I have spent the last few hours packing up room 8 of the Dower house. Sad, but true. Just to keep you all up to date I have no job and will be living in Brighton for a month or so until around October 21st...when I will hopefully be returning to America for Annalise's wedding! Than who knows.....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Dear Readership,

I printed my thesis today!!!!!!!


Thursday, September 04, 2008


So there are a lot of dogs in England...people here are dog people. This has led me to start my search for the perfect it turns out there are lots of these. Most recently I have discovered this little guy....he's a Goldendoodle. His name (at least the name I would give him) is Mr. Brown and someday he or some other dog that I think is equally cute will be mine.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Things I'm gonna do after 3pm September 12th

1. Sleep
2. Sleep some more
3. Sit and do the good ole' days with Kristin and Jenny....only without Kristin and Jenny....that's a little sad.
4. Read the rest of the Narnia series
5. Start a knitting factory so everyone gets Christmas presents
6. Watch movies....whilst knitting
7. Not think about pop-up books
8. Blog about all the nothing I'm doing
9. Go swimming and possibly run over old ladies
10. And sleep some more

Oh....and look for a job and figure out what I'm going to do with my life...minor details and things to think about whilst knitting.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I was looking on the gap website today and noticed that many of the items listed under the heading "Loungewear" I would put on as everyday that wrong?

Monday, September 01, 2008

How is it already September 1st?!