Friday, September 17, 2010


We have moved alot - having lived in Kansas, Texas, Connecticut, England and Michigan.  While all places have their pros and cons, I have to admit having the opportunity to live in England was my dream come true.  I really appreciate old architecture, the quality of old construction, all the beautiful details, the fabulous countryside, London, the bed and breakfasts, the sheep, all the AMAZING ANTIQUE SHOPS, CENTERS AND SHOWS, and the warm and friendly people with such an accent we all envy.  Really -  the English can say anything and it sounds great.  I really do not like commercialism, billboards and neon signs are impossible to avoid in most areas of the U.S.

Living in England, was like going back in time 20 years.  Our mail was delivered by the post man riding a bike. The villages have a small market, a fish monger, a pharmacy, a post office and a pub.  One of my favorite things was the cab drivers and their nice clean cars - nothing like the horrible looking yellow cabs in New York with drivers who don't speak English and drive 20 miles over the speed limit.  Last spring, I spent a week in Manhattan and then flew to London for a week.  What a contrast!  The biggest of all was the noise.  In NYC, a horn honks once every few minutes.  While I was in London for a week, I heard one horn and that was on a bicycle.  The lifestyle is less hurried, and people take the time to enjoy life more.  When we moved there, most coffee shops did not offer coffee to go (or take away as they would say in the UK).  We are so accustomed to multitasking and being in a rush.  It is truly a wonderful opportunity to get to experience living in another country. 

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