May Holiday at Moonfleet Manor

For the first May bank holiday weekend of 2018, we rented a car and drove southwest to Dorset, on the Jurassic Coast. The drive took us 4 hours, thanks to all the traffic of everyone else who wanted to get out of the city for the long weekend, and we arrived right at the girls’ bedtime on Friday night.

(Side note: The signs along the way made for interesting reading. Actual names of places in Dorset: Tincleton, Puddletown, Tolpuddle, Grimstone, Puncknowle, and Durdle Door.)

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The Little Prince

Cough, cough. Is this thing on? [Blows off the dust]

“Can’t wait to read your Royal Birth blog post!” my mom texted me yesterday. Oh, right. I have a blog. I nearly forgot. We were in the States for the first two weeks of the month, and we’ve been just trying to get back into the swing of things here ever since.

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An English Easter

This title is a misnomer, because we are actually not having one this year, ha. But I thought I’d give a quick overview of some of the things you see in London around Easter.

First off, there’s time off. Good Friday and Easter Monday are holidays here, so everyone has a four-day weekend. School children (and their teachers) enjoy a long break at Easter, at least two weeks off; some have three.

Easter Bonnet Parade

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E’s Easter bonnet this year

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More Anecdotes

{My Anecdotes are posts in which I comment on my observations of unexpected cultural differences, or just amusing incidents that don’t really warrant their own individual blog post. Read a past Anecdotes post here.}

1. This is the difference between American and English peanut butter:

On the left: creamy, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter. On the right: could be whole-grain mustard? Or wet sand? Wouldn’t want to risk it.

It’s no wonder children here don’t eat PBJs.

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