The Potter Tour, or How I Became a Fan

In 1997, when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released, my dear mother heard the words “witch” and “dark magic” and vowed her children would never read such horrible books. Thus, I grew up away from the fandom which gripped an era soon to be dubbed The Millennials. By high school, I had heard…

The Rookie’s Guide to Touring London Like a Pro: Food Basics

Before we start getting into more specific articles, here are a few things that you may not know about the food and dining experience in London. Hopefully, they will lead to a smoother eating experience… or at least amuse you.   -To eat like the British, think posh. I remember being fascinated with how my…

The Rookie’s Guide to Touring London Like a Pro: The Basics

I’m not sure that two weeks in London qualifies me to write How To Be a Successful Tourist articles, but I seem to have an over-attention to detail that lends itself well to explanations and instructions. Besides that, I do what I want! So I am beginning this series as an outlet for all of…

Speaking British

I already covered a lot of the differences between American English and United Kingdom English in Speaking Scottish (along with some words specific to that country), but good heavens, there are so many more! Everyone talks about “biscuit” (which I talk about in The Biscuit Conundrum). There are so many other words that are spelled…

The London Rejuvenation

It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything. Not that there hasn’t been fun stuff happening – I spent five days seeing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I got to wander the streets of Glasgow for three days, and I now I’m in London for two weeks. It’s not like I was too…