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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Visiting the Queen’s Homes

That’s right, last autumn Her Maj had us round for a tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Well, she didn’t exactly lead us around herself, but still.

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

When the queen goes to Balmoral Castle, her holiday house in Scotland, from the end of July through September, she opens the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for touring. We went on the last day it was open, October 1, along with my parents.

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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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