I might have saved C2 from the mountain (A Bit Kaput), but I can’t be in all places all of the time, every minute of every day. What mother can? Try as we might to protect our children and keep them out of harm’s way, the reality is accidents are definitely going to happen. So how do we stop from worrying about them? We don’t… Read more
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For the last few weeks, I have had my fair share of advice on whether or not I should have surgery following my injury. (A Bit Kaput) According to one of the consultant specialists here, I am in ‘no man’s land’, which suggests that if I was 10 years older, I would not be considering surgery and if I was 10 years younger, he would strongly advocate that I have an ACL reconstruction. So what do I do?… Read more
Immediately I feel like an indignant schoolgirl, slouching my shoulders and sighing out of tedium while I write, ‘I will not chew gum in class’, on the blackboard 20 times. But I politely reply , ‘Well, I suppose it is because I was NOT BORN in London’. Think about it. Wouldn’t it seem a little bit odd if I actually DID have an accent? Sure, Madonna sounded like a Brit when she lived here and Gwyneth probably does now too, but what adult American moves to another English speaking country and HONESTLY develops an authentic accent? I can tell you, it is not a natural process. You have to come from that place – otherwise it just isn’t right.
I have lived in London for 14 years. But I was born in New York… in New York City…a lot longer than 14 years ago. My passport says United States of America (and another says Republic of Ireland, but that is another story) and my residence is in the United Kingdom. I AM American, and I sound like an American. Because I grew up in America.
But I am also a Londoner, even if I don’t SOUND like one, I think. I’m not normally self obsessed with these kinds of questions because, does it REALLY matter? But lately it has been bothering me because…