For whatever reason, most of my bloggy friends are from across the pond, in various different areas. It’s wonderful as I get to get a glimpse into what life is like in different areas of the world.
But occasionally, I am perplexed. Such as the time that Brighton Mum mentioned Scotch Eggs. Had never heard of them and was intrigued. When she explained what they were and how they were made I was baffled. So then, bless her, she found me a recipe and sent it – it then became clear.
Also, she has given me insight into the schooling system over there. Apparently their children finish “compulsory” school (read high school-I guess) and then move on to college at 16! This one still baffles me. But it seems to work for them.
On one occasion, I sent Chic Mama into a fit of giggles because after describing a therapeutic Reiki treatment (of which I knew nothing) she mentioned that the therapist would ring her next week. Me, being ever so curious, asked CM – what do you mean she’s going to “ring” you, I was picturing all kinds of things. Apparently, she meant that the therapist was going to call her. I’m sure there are plenty of other examples of my “learning” moments over at her place, I just can’t think of them now. Am too busy blushing over the “ring” issue still.
thatgirl39 at Forty Not Out presented me with this via one of her tweets. An American Dinner. Of course I had to ask. She informed me that is where each guest brings a different course. I had to laugh at that one. I guess it could be called that – although we call it Potluck.
And just this afternoon, via a tweet, Fab In Your 40s stopped me in my tracks with this one, she was off to make Toad In A Hole. Of course, I replied immediately with WHAT? Apparently, it’s sausages in a Yorkshire pudding (not really clear on what that is either – I think I’ll just Google that one).
So in addition to all the new friends I’ve made; apparently, I’m also getting an education. See? All the time I spend in front of the computer is making me more well-rounded person! (Yes, feel free to use this
excuse explanation, if you’d like!)