We have been here a month, I can't believe it. It has gone so fast!
I was talking to my mom last night and realized that I'm starting to adopt a few British customs:
1. I love my tea especially in the morning. English breakfast tea with a splash of milk is my favorite. I love my fall apple tea in the afternoon and it makes my house smell amazing as it brews! I even bought an electrical kettle.
2. I bought a bunch of lollies to bribe my kids to be good in public. If you go play football, then I will give you a lollie as we walk home. Don't throw a fit, put on your shoes, and here is a lollie.
3. I enjoy walking everywhere. I get exercise all day long and you can always explore new ways to walk. I love the scenery and finding new places to go.
There are a few British ways that I have a hard time figuring out:
1. I can't bring myself to say Cheers instead of thank you. Everyone does it: at the pub, at the store, as you hold a door for them. Jason loves it and has started saying it but I just can't quite do it.
2. The jumping a queue terrifies me. As I wait for busses, I just go on last to make sure that I didn't jump in front of anyone. I always blame the kids!
3. I don't know when it is appropriate to talk to someone and when it is not. I kind of adopted the rule that if they are American, I talk to them like I normally would in the States. If they are British, then I let them engage me first. I think they tolerate me sometimes instead of really wanting to talk to me.