Instead of stewing in pain and misery over the things I am going to miss, I’ve decided to accentuate the positive, as the poster in my third grade classroom inspired us to do because, you know, being a third grader is rough. SO, instead of continuing my heavily food-related list of things I’m going to miss back home, I’ve decided to list all of the crazy things I’ve discovered here that I wouldn’t be able to get back home and would most likely miss if separated for too very long.
1- Jammy Dodgers, little jam-filled cookies (errr, biscuits) that contain everything that could possibly be bad for you. Hence why I love them and could probably go through a pack a day.
2- Erroneously spelled words and strange phrases, such as “kerb” and “fly tipping.” How can you have a bad day when there are official signs all over the place that misspell even the simplest of words?! Not possible.
|Meaning, no peeing in the street|
3- Raccoons, skunks and owls confined to the zoo, rather than roaming the streets. Not only is it nice to not have to worry about having trash strewn around the street by a stupid raccoon or being sprayed by an annoyed skunk, its really amusing to see people get EXCITED over these pests. I’ll admit, it’s kind of sad about the owls, though.
4- Having awkward encounters on the street with complete strangers as we both try to dodge one another and we both go in the same direction, making for an odd-looking little dance until one of us just stands still and let’s the other pass. I always used to say, “I’m sorry,” until I was called a bloody Yank. Is it that obvious?
|KERB!? Do you mean CURB!?|
5- Hot water bottles are actually kind of cool. I’m not sure how many people under the age of 75 in the States know what one is, and it is a real shame. I’m going to start a trend when I got back and insist we stop using central heating in lieu of these babies.