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Receiving You Loud and Hear

Sometimes I feel like I’m stuck in that old joke – ‘It’s windy today, isn’t it? No, it’s Tuesday.’ Except that joke’s set in an old people’s home, whereas this one is set in Brooklyn. I had only been here … Continue reading

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New York, New Year

October in New York. Here we are again. We have watched trees turn from pale orange to burnt copper to crimson red, to leafless skeletons, lush green and pale orange once more. We have felt the days get cooler, colder, … Continue reading

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Things I Had Never Seen Before I Moved to New York (Part 1)

Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that a move to the US would just mean getting used to funny accents, funny words and seeing a good few more hamburgers around the place. All of which are correct assumptions, but it’s the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn taken by storm…and light drizzle

Those who live in our part of New York would call it an anti-climax. I wouldn’t want to downplay the seriousness of hurricane Irene – her severity could only be measured by where you were at the time, and people … Continue reading

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My Neighbours and Other Animals: Part 2

The longer I spend here, the more people I get to know who play a part in our lives. I’ve written before about some of these people and here I thought I would tell you about a few more… The … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible: Leaving The House

Once upon a time, in a faraway land called England, there lived a young girl who was able to get out of bed and leave the house thirty minutes later. She even managed to have breakfast, blow-dry her hair and … Continue reading

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Hot In The City

I knew something was happening when I walked down the street on a warm summer’s day at the start of July and heard a noise in the air that I hadn’t noticed before. Now, four weeks later, I don’t notice … Continue reading

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My Neighbours and Other Animals: Part 1

Much of what makes life in New York interesting are the people around me. I wrote previously about how welcoming we have found most people to be, and that remains true – but it’s not all Disney-style smiles and sunshine. There wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Welcome to America

I never thought that New York would be an unfriendly place, but I never knew just how affable these New Yorkers can be. I say ‘New Yorkers’; how many true natives I have actually met I can probably count on … Continue reading

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