Tag Archives: New York

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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Brunching Out

There are two things at which New Yorkers excel: shopping and brunch. I can’t say I excel at the former but my performance at consuming the latter is outstanding. Two weeks ago, in a pre-holiday realisation that I needed some … Continue reading

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So This Is Christmas, And What Have You Done…?

…I flooded the bathroom, but had lots of fun… But more of that later. The run-up to Christmas was the best part, as ever, and Mr. Applepip and I made sure it was strung out for as long as possible … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Thanksgiving

As Britons in a foreign country, we feel most foreign when everyone around us is engaged in something we don’t do in the UK. This isn’t to say we feel excluded; it’s just that when Independence Day and Thanksgiving come … Continue reading

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A Spooktacular New York Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en back in our Blighty life meant buying a pumpkin and then carving it. More pressing was the need to stock up on sweets (candy, American people) to get rid of the potential smattering of trick-or-treaters who would half-heartedly bowl … 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 theĀ 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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