|Patrotic homespun knick-knackery.|
On the other hand, I would kill for a cup of tea right now! I'm having to get all my tea-fixes via iced tea, which is good... but not quite what I'm craving. I'm also not so hot about the gun laws here: I just don't get that. Plus, the whole 'the car is king' thing: I'm not so mad about that. I'm also a little homesick for sweets that aren't laced with artificial colourings. Ultimately, I'm enjoying my little love-affair with America and Americana, but I couldn't quite live here: not until I find somewhere that sells dairy-free, soy-free margarine, anyway.
Oh - and the things Dr X misses about the USA when she travels to England? Her capacious and quick-cycle washing machine (it is a thing of beauty, I'm telling you!), her efficient gas dryer (another marvel) and corn-based foods. Dr Norton misses family and someone to help him with car-projects, and marmite and salad cream. When Mr Ruby comes here, he misses the BBC and football - especially Brentford. You can get football here, of course, but it's called 'soccer' and there's no Brentford.