31 October 2011
27 October 2011
20 October 2011
The "nutter" across the street came over to see who was sitting in the Wimbledon Driving School car parked in front of my house. When she saw it was me she said "Hi Wendy!" and kept talking and talking. I pay for these lessons by the hour so I kept trying to get her to move along. After that, my driving instructor called me Wendy for the next 2 hours.
19 October 2011
A flu shot for Ivy cost me 190 pounds ($300 US). A chickenpox vaccination for her cost me 190 pounds. At least most of the other stuff has been free. Doctor visits within the National Health System are scheduled for 10 minutes or less. I get into the room and start speed-talking. (Not much different than seeing a NYC doctor on an HMO I guess).
10 October 2011
|Haven't seen him around.|
09 October 2011
...she wants to play "piggy in the middle". Not "monkey". She says "waTer" instead of her Brooklyn "wa-der". She asked if she could "have a run around?" when she wanted to get out of the stroller.
I knew it would be strange driving on the wrong side of the road, sitting on the wrong side of the car, but that isn't the strangest part. Here people park on both sides of the road (with the cars facing both directions on both sides). That is strange enough, but then they also drive right in the middle of the street, straddling the white line that separates the 2 lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. The roads are 2-way roads, but they are too skinny to fit 2 small cars at once, so everyone drives in the center of the 2 lanes and pulls over when someone else comes down the street the other way. It is the most crazy system I've ever seen. If neither car pulls over, they just face each other in the middle of the road, until one driver reverses into a parking spot so the other can pass. Why the roads aren't one way streets, I do not know.