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back “home”

Well, I am no longer in the UK. I am back in the US, and my it was a loooong trip. Ben and I went to Amsterdam for three days before I had to come back, one final hurrah if … Continue reading

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the countdown begins

One of the biggest challenges of being in a new culture is reconciling the differences between that culture and your own. I suppose that any reasonable person is able to find good things in a new place, no matter how … Continue reading

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quiero tacos

I think the thing I am looking forward to the most when I get back to Portland (aside from friends and family) is Mexican food. It’s virtually nonexistent here and what you do find is very expensive and inauthentic. In … Continue reading

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busy bee

Today I had cream tea. For the first time. I’ve been here 8 months, what have I been doing with myself???

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Lagging

Oh I am falling woefully behind. Today I realized that I am leaving the UK in 8 days, and there is so much stuff to get done beforehand. Lots of places to see and go that I haven’t done yet, … Continue reading

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More food

I hate cauliflower. Or at least, I did hate it. But I recently discovered that like its friend the red bell pepper, it tastes great when it’s nearly burned. Let me explain. I kept seeing variations of a certain recipe … Continue reading

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No wonder everyone here has curtains up

Our bedroom windows face an apartment building that is only about 30 feet away. On the side facing our flat are many large windows and a couple balconies, which are frequently host to young residents, drinking or smoking, especially in … Continue reading

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Someone needs a dictionary

Far be it for me to bitch (ha ha) but stuff like this just blows my mind. Today I was poking around looking for ideas for dinner tonight and I came across a site which had an amusing name so … Continue reading

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Creepy crawlies

I left the wash out on the line overnight because yesterday turned cool and cloudy (despite the unanimous predictions of full sun and 64F) and when I brought it in this morning there were snails on our shirts. Damn snails. … Continue reading

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The meat

This afternoon I realized I never actually said how one would go about cooking a huge hunk of pig to make carnitas or pulled pork. I gave you half a delicious recipe and left you hanging! It goes something like … Continue reading

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