And the Lovely Loo Award goes to the ladies loos in the Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire. Lots of private loo stalls and sinks, all sparkling clean. Nice faucets with hot and cold water and super strong blowers that actually get your hands clean. Big mirrors, plenty of lighting, and absolutely no trash anywhere. Rating: 4. … More 🚽Lovely Loo Award. Please share yours.
I feel guilty. I really do. All those years in America, I never stopped to admire each of my appliances individually and give them the hugs and kisses they deserve for consistently getting the job done. I totally took them for granted. You’d think being in the EU would mean the appliances over here work … More 😀Ode to the Dishwasher, or is that Dish Washer?
In England, it is not unusual to see the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry on”. You can find it on coffee mugs, tea towels, t-shirts, pretty much anywhere. Some of the items are nicer than others, but isn’t that the way of the world for those of us who like to shop? “Keep Calm and … More 😀Keep Calm and Carry On: When It Comes to Brexit, So Far It’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
When English Bloke bought his ticket at 4 am our time, he called me at 4:01 a.m. to show me the receipt. He was so excited and happy. He showed a high level of understanding of my priorities by immediately emailing a copy of his ticket to American Girl’s Daughter to make sure she knew … More ❤️Second Meeting Plans
It doesn’t take long for an expat in England to realize that nothing is free over here, except for the British Museum or walking in Hyde Park. And honestly it is only fair that something is free in London, given the high price of everything else in the city, including the charge one pays for … More 😀Local Government is Big Business in the UK
If there is one positive about the internet, it is that it makes it much easier for people from two countries to get to know each other. After that first meeting in Paris, English Bloke and I began emailing back and forth, mostly talking about ourselves, family and friends. It was all fairly innocuous–a … More ❤️Ax Murder or Well-Meaning English Bloke?
The other day I took the bus to Grassington, a small town near Skipton where my hairdresser runs her one-woman business. The bus stop is located at a car park operated by the National Park Service. Yes, it’s another one of those state run fundraising schemes, and quite a complex. Located on the River Wharf … More 🚽Must we pay to pee?
English Bloke tells me that “trump” is another term for breaking wind in England. Reminds me of Donald Trump who is so full of hot air. How appropriate is that?
Many of you are have been asking why in the heck I plan to write about loos in a blog about Yorkshire, and there’s a simple answer. It’s a unifier–a subject near and dear to the good women of Yorkshire and their American counterparts because frankly, we are all fed up with the nasty public loos we find … More 🚽The State of the Public Loo, a Common Problem of the English Speaking World
I used to think Yorkshire folks were hardy souls, but I was basing that perception on their ability to handle cold and rainy weather. And yes, it’s true that when the sun comes out and the temperature reaches 65 degrees (18 degrees Centigrade in English speak), everyone in Yorkshire strips off to shorts and tank tops and–as … More 😀”Warm” in Yorkshire is not warm