Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's Ex-Pat Meme Time!

I love a good meme, and found this on Noble Savage. As I am an Ex-pat, I shall participate with delight!

5) Name five things you love in your new country

  • The ready availability of pubs, and the socialising that occurs within them
  • The lack of winter
  • The fabulous friends I've met here
  • My flat
  • London, which is my favourite city in the world

4) Name four things you miss from your native country

  • My fabulous friends and family back home
  • Leaves changing in the fall
  • Kraft products (primarily Kraft Dinner & Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing)
  • Having a car

3) Name three things that annoy you in your new country

  • Charley on Big Brother (I know, why am I watching this show??)
  • How hard it can be to meet people
  • The lack of summer

2) Name two things that surprise you (or surprised you when you arrived) in your new country

  • The fact that everyone I know lives in debt
  • Going to the movies is so expensive! Why must it be so pricey?

1) Name one thing you would miss in your new country if you had to leave

  • The social aspect of life in London

Friday, July 20, 2007

It's supposed to be summer...

This is what it looks like outside my window right now. It's noon.

I just heard thunder. And this is the forecast from the BBC's weather site.

That grey streaky square under Friday? Yeah, that's "heavy rain". All day long.

I thought this was summer? I find this unacceptable.