Friday, 20 May 2016

Things American's say

After speaking to an American for months, only to hear he prounouced - Edinburgh, as Edin - Burg. I thought I need to write a blog post of things Americans have said to me. This post is just abit of fun, so please don't take it to heart. 

"You're from Scaaaatland" - Whenever am in America, as soon as you speak and say am from Scotland I always get "you're from Scaaaatland, that's so cool". They pronounce their "o's as an "a". 

"So where in Ireland do you live?" After telling Americans you're from Scotland I always get asked where about in Ireland do I live. Ireland is different from Scotland, check the map. 

"I know of Braveheart and Trainspotting" at least when they tell you they know of Braveheart and Trainspotting they are on the right track, but it would be nice if they said something different than Braveheart or Trainspotting. There's a lot more to Scotland. 

"Edin-Burg" whenever am coming home from New York the person doing the boarding call at the airport shouts "Boarding now for Edin-Burg. I always check the boarding sign and see Edinburgh and laugh. Then Scott spoke the other night on the phone saying Edin-Burg. I said what did you just say? And he said Edin-burg again. Edinburgh is pronounced - Edin-bo-ra. If you prounouce it - Edin-burg we can't be friends. 

"Fish and chips" I hate when Americans discover you're British and they say fish and chips. I don't mind them saying it, but the fact I don't like fish in general. So please don't say fish and chips haha. 

"Salt n sauce or salt n vinegar" Once I was walking in Beverly Hills wearing a Scotland top and an American shouted "salt n sauce or salt n vinegar" I never understood them. Then one day I was visiting my brother near Glasgow and went to a chippy and the chippy said salt n vinegar ? I said don't you have sauce? All my life I'd been used to our Edinburgh chippy say salt n sauce. I spoke to my friend from Glasgow and she said she thought it was strange we have salt n sauce. So yes am a salt n sauce person (Edinburgh)

"Plaid" Scott said recently he got a plaid Scottish umbrella from a Scottish shop. Dude it's called tartan, not plaid.

Have you heard any funny things Americans say ?  

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Home haul

I can't believe it's been 3 years in the summer, since I bought my first home. No matter where I go, I always spot decorative things to add. I keep saying I need to stop buying little so many little things, as I have candles and other things I haven't used.  

Letter tag £1.50   Letter candle £1.50

Tesco have new decorative letter candles and tag letters in store just now. They were only £1.50, so I had to buy the letter "D" my initial in the candle and tag. The candle smells of vanilla, one of my favourite smells. It smells so good, I could literally sit for ages smelling the candle haha. The tag says on the back luggage tag, but I certainly wouldn't use it on my suitcase. I thought it would make a good Christmas tree decoration, or just to hang around the house somewhere. 

Mini trolley - £4     Mini basket £3

How cute is the mini trolley and basket ? I found these in Tiger and thought they were too cute not to buy. I wish I had kids, as they'd make a cool toy for kids since they look realistic than the plastic trolley and baskets you get. I'll maybe sit it on my IKEA shelves, where my desk is. 

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Pub Dinner with my cousin

I met up with my cousin Carla at our local Wetherspoon, for a pub dinner. Wetherspoon has club night deals, which are amazingly cheap if you like the stuff on that night. Monday is what they call Mexican Monday. 

You get any meal from the Mexican menu, plus a juice for £5.89, or alcohol £6.89. Also if you want a dessert you can choose any dessert from the main menu for £2.35, so you're getting around £1 if you have a club meal as most desserts on the main menu are around £3-£4. 

My meal :

Bbq pulled pork & cheese quesadilla 
Glass of Coke 
Chocolate brownie sundae

It was funny a crowd of Americans came and sat at the tables behind us. We over heard them say to each other what is haggis, neeps and tatties? Then they all got fish and chips and salads. I said to my cousin I think Americans think fish and chips, as British. We looked over at their table and just smiled and one of the guys lifted his glass shouting over "light beer, light beer" so I just replied you come all the way from America and don't get haggis? He smiled, looking confused. The struggle of being Scottish we understand Americans clearly, but some Americans say us Scottish talk too fast. 

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