Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Things that are different in England (first of a series)

I can walk into a convenience store and purchase a spinach and goat cheese quiche. We are staying at a rental flat on the south side of the Thames, very near the Tower Bridge. The spouse and daughter are at Marks & Spencer getting more food, and I'm enjoying a French pressed coffee and the convenience store quiche, which is really tasty. Goat cheese is surprisingly mild.

The flat has a balcony. 

The weather today is glorious. The forecast predicts that it won't hold, but I will enjoy it as long as it lasts. It's about 10-15 degrees cooler here than at home.

Another difference is the electric kettle for heating water for tea or coffee.

Our cabbie explained the difference between "subway" and "underground" on the ride from the airport last night. The underground is the subway and the subway is a pedestrian underpass on busy roads.

The fact that it rarely gets hot here means that there is a dearth of air conditioning. Also there aren't screens on any of the windows. That takes a bit of getting used to. Luckily this place isn't plagued with mosquitos.



  1. Cool, Vicarious vacation, the next best thing to being there.

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  3. Nice! Thanks for sharing your journey, Wendy. And... psst! Make music contacts! :-D

  4. Glad you made it safely! We're looking forward to more blogs and pics! -DS