Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dear Blog Community,

This is a joint blog venture by Amy and Jessica to solicit information and helpful hints, as well as to document the process, adventures, and outcomes pertaining to our British peregrination. Please feel free to offer any advice you may have pertaining to places to visit, things to do, ways to save money, how to court British gentlemen, how to get British gentlemen to court you, how to learn the language in 3 months or less, what exactly is meant by "pound," "meter," "loo," "queue," and "bloody," how to avoid contracting mad cow disease, and where to find the best blood pudding or, alternatively, the best non-English ethnic cuisine.


Amy and Jessica


  1. I want to be the first official comment. Yea! I am! The header looks great amy.

  2. A few definitions, as you requested:

    1) Pound - abbreviation for "pounds sterling", the basic money unit of the UK. Common slang calls it a "quid". It's divided into 100 pence (although it used to consist of 20 shillings, and each shilling was 12 pence).
    2) Meter - the distance that light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second. Approximately 39.37 inches (1.09 yards) in length.
    3) Loo - toilet
    4) Queue - a line
    5) Bloody - an expletive thought to derive from the time of the War of the Roses, derived from the phrase "of the blood".

    If you want to avoid mad cow disease, the safest way is to avoid beef. However, the statistical chance of catching mad cow disease is extremely slim, even before the more extreme measures were put in place a few years ago to prevent its spread.

    Have a good trip!