The Story of Tonight

Well, last night, actually, but that’s not the name of the song. We’ve had these tickets to see Hamilton on the West End for 14 months, and it was finally our time!

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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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Christmas Jumper Day

You know how ugly Christmas sweaters have become a thing in recent years? I’m pretty sure England invented them. They LOVE their Christmas “jumpers” here. People—all ages—wear them all December long. Remember that scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary when she first meets Mark Darcy and he’s wearing the reindeer jumper?


Yeah, in reality, he wouldn’t be at all embarrassed about it. I’ve seen so many men rocking around in their Christmas tree jumpers and they totally own it.

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