Articles Tagged 'Rain'

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Summer in the United States: Not Always a Picnic

I usually say that one of the great things about the U.S. is the guaranteed summer we have. There’s nothing worse than enduring months of gray drizzle or frozen tundra, only to have one fleeting week of sunshine as your summer (eh, England 2012?). Remember the Queen’s Golden Jubilee river flotilla? Yeah, that was my […]

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Six Things This Brit Doesn’t Miss About the UK

Like many Brits in America, I wax lyrical about the Mother Country, but there’s a growing list of things I don’t miss from Blighty. Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) Although they’re apparently also native to the U.S., in my two plus decades here I’ve never come across one. British nettles are like stealth missiles; one minute […]