AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – PRINCE ANDREW IS OUT

05
Dec
My husband and I don’t have much time to watch TV and our tastes are pretty different when we do.  He loves televised baseball (yuk!) while I would much rather watch reruns of Downton Abbey.  However, there are one or two programs that we do both enjoy and have committed to watching together when we can make the time.  One of these rare shows that we both love is The Crown, now in its third season and covering the 1960-70s, which include some of the early years of my own life as I was born in 1966 in...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – AMERICA, I AM HOME

21
Nov
When people here in Coastal Georgia ask me when I am next going “home”, I always answer that I am home.  Maybe I am unusual as I know many British (and people of other nationalities) who have lived here even longer than I have who still talk wistfully about land of their birth as ‘home’.  I moved to Coastal Georgia over ten years ago, directly from London, England, and have been a proud US citizen since 2012, submitting my application for citizenship on the absolute earliest day that Uncle Sam allowed me to apply.  My favorite holidays are...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – MORE POLITICAL TURMOIL IN THE UK

07
Nov
I must admit to being very concerned about political happenings in the land of my birth. The latest development in the Brexit saga has led to further delays and the calling of an early general election for December 12th.  As is the law in the UK, a bill to hold a general election has to receive ‘Royal Assent’, the largely ceremonial signature of the Queen, then once this happens, parliament is dismissed and campaigning begins. Brexit pressures have led to turmoil in the pattern of general elections in the UK.  When the fixed-term Parliament Act was passed in 2011...