Tag Archives: British

Mrs Suspicious lives in the West Village

Suspect your nanny is roughing up the kids or that your husband is playing away? Then get yourself down to the Spy Store in the West Village for some top-notch surveillance goodies. Go now before the paranoia wears off!  

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You’ve gone all New York!

This past week, I’ve had several experiences that have made me reflect on what it means to be a Brit in New York – the highs, the lows and the ways it can change you. I had some visitors over … Continue reading

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In NYC, hold the sarcasm, but not the door

Today was one of those days when I was reminded how English I actually am. Until you have actually lived abroad, you often don’t realise how ingrained your cultural habits can be. Or how difference can so easily confuse and offend. So … Continue reading

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The Treadmill that is New York City

Now is the perfect time to write about the pace of life in New York. I’m knackered and I have a backlog of at least ten nights’ sleep to catch up on. Tonight I left work at 8pm on a Friday night; people … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Hurricane in New York City

Aspiring to almost British levels of understatement, signs similar to these went up across Manhattan yesterday. ‘Inclement weather’ doesn’t even begin to cover it … as I write the streets of New York are deserted as everyone cowers indoors to avoid … Continue reading

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You say tomato, I say screw you

Before I moved across the Pond, I’d heard different things about how New Yorkers viewed English accents, which in the US is referred to as the “British accent”. This is essentially the accent used by the Queen, posho Downton Abbey cast members or possibly Simon … Continue reading

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