Kate Braithwaite

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C is for Charley horse

Yesterday was the first time I had ever heard the term “Charley horse,” – or so I thought. Here is the text exchange between me and Child 2 that I received: So what is a Charley horse? Well it’s a cramp. Child 2 got a major cramp in his calf…

P is for Persil (you say Per-sill, I say Per-zill)

It is with deep joy that I announce that my favourite (favorite) washing powder (laundry detergent) has just arrived Stateside and is exclusively available at Walmart, only 4.1miles from our house! Here’s an amusing little ad (commercial) for it: The pronunciation is amusing me greatly but what I am most…

P is for Presidents Day

How’s this for an excellent example of the cultural differences between the US and UK… This week we have celebrated Presidents Day with a day off school. Presidents Day used to commemorate the birthday of George Washington on February the 22nd. Nowadays it combines Abe Lincoln’s birthday (Feb 12th)into a…

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