The Americans have landed!! The Americans have landed!!
And furthermore, this is what we've done....
We barely managed to get in the country before a terrorist threat virtually dropped the movement of all UK airports to a standstill....of course customs did give us our own special run-around. Then, apparently we were distracting enough to cause a minor accident on the way to Farnborough that same morning. *whew* Despite that, we're all in one piece.
After a quick morning trip to the pike-y fair and a full day's spent at the zoo, I got liquored-up with new British friends while our lovely kids jumped late into the night on a bouncy castle. It was fun for all.....even for the poor Sweethearts that had to drive us home. We bought 'em dinner...er...sort of. We actually just paid for our own and made use of the 2 for 1 dinner deal. They're still in the dark about that, though. Shhhhh.
We were invited for a very civilized curry with Noe's first school teacher. Mmmm, quite lovely. A quick trip to the bog then...*whew* that was stinky....hmmmm....why was that flush so ineffective?...erm....again....again....again...ERM....Okey, okey...now we're getting somewhere....Noe, don't play with that globe over the toi-LET!...*shakes head*...OK, well, Listerine sterilizes, right?....good as new. Alrightly, then, back to our friends....
As indicated by the accompanying photographs, we are regulars of the playground that is a mere 100 meters from our front door. Recently the British boys I met there were quite tickled by the differences in American and British language...knickers..panties....trainers..sneakers....boot..trunk....comfort..fabric softner....hat..lid....tap..faucet....football..soccer. Heard tell as I was walking away..."I'm gonna meet an American girl and move there...." ;)
foist (foist) Pronunciation Key tr.v. foist·ed, foist·ing, foists 1. To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy. 2. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery.