Living In America ..You say Goodbye, I say Hello, ...

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kickassangel Sat 04-Jul-09 14:46:45

New Thread.

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kickassangel Sat 04-Jul-09 14:50:33

so ....

This is the thread where it's All Change.
The list WAS

*East Coast*
MaNanny - Boston
Twinmommytobe - Boston
MuminCT - CT
Greatgooglymoogly - NY State
Yesthereare4ofthem - NY State
Brooklynmom - NYC
alarkaspree - NYC
MKG - New Jersey
Mummimamma - PA
Poetmum - PA
Twirl - MD

Earlybird - TN
jabberwocky - AR
Sunchowder - Florida
Marls001 - Bentonville, AR
Tinpot - NC
MadameDeathStare- AL

SuperBunny- Chicago
Dodgykeeper - Dayton, OH
Chocchipcookie - Ohio
KickAssAngel - Ann Arbor, MI

Alipiggie - Boulder, CO

AnnieLaurie - Seattle, WA
Dooneygirl - Oregon City, OR

SittingBull - nr San Francisco
Califrau - Milpitas
loopsngeorge - Brentwood, LA
Syd - Manhattan Beach, LA
SofiaAmes - LA
LATyke - Redondo Beach
CarmenSanDiego - San Diego

Texan - Dallas
Tiggyhop - Houston
Vixie78 - Houston
BananaPudding - Austin
Cosmicdust - East Texas

Hellish - Ottawa
Shouldlistenedtomymum - Hamilton
Nooka - BC
Jacksmama - Langley

*Exotic Islands*
Anorak - Bermuda
cp - Trinidad
Barefeete - BVI


Could people help me out with updates? So many of us have been moving around, I am a little out of touch.

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SuperBunny Sat 04-Jul-09 15:44:11

Hello new thread! Thanks Kickass.

So Mananny leaves tomorrow and we are wishing her lots of luck. I am leaving on Friday. Cali is off for a visit very soon and you and Ali have just come back. Didn't Bunkups go too? There's been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing on here!

My sister has asked for a shipping list and I don't know what to put on it, only weetabix for Dinner so far.

kickassangel Sat 04-Jul-09 23:23:43

I think you mean 'shopping list' - you're getting obsessed with shipping things!

ok, you need
REAL champagne
bacon (well, maybe not)
clotted cream, scones, strawberry jam & fresh strawberries
Yorkshire Gold tea bags/leaf tea
yorkshire puddings
fresh bread
fondant fancies
jaffa cakes

just trying to think hwat else i swooned over when i went to sainsbury's. it was all so wonderfully familiar & easy to know what I liked!

RE: the list above, there's at least one 'mexican' who posts sometimes, methinks possibly due to have a baby any moment. i haven't been on 'mainland' mn threads for a long time, but I think she posts on the 'only child' thread a bit, and sometimes here. Don't want to leave her, or any other out, so I hope no-one feels excluded if they're not listed.

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SuperBunny Sun 05-Jul-09 01:50:36


Yes, shipping lists are taking over my life - I had no idea it was so complicated! Bloody Export codes.

I will def demand clotted cream and homemade scones. And fondant fancies. Good list, Kickass.

People can add and remove themselves from the list, can't they? I like when we have new people join us.

Did everyone have a lovely 4th?

jabberwocky Sun 05-Jul-09 03:36:12

Love the thread title

We had a nice day. Went to my parent's house on the lake for swimming and kayaking then had bbq, twinkie cake (an annual tradition) and a nap.

Weirdly they did fireworks on Friday and I think there are more tomorrow but no big official display today hmm

SuperBunny Sun 05-Jul-09 03:38:56

Oh, I remember your Twinkie cake!


jabberwocky Sun 05-Jul-09 03:49:06


kickassangel Sun 05-Jul-09 14:05:23

yeah, our fireworks were on fri, so we had a happy 3rd! dh got let out of work early, about 12.30. the big park that had fireworks had a band playing, huge bouncy castle things for kids, a climbing wall, all sorts going on. we met with friends & sat round drinking, chatting, listening to music. a bit like a festival. sadly, teh toilets were also a bit like a festival!

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LadyRaRa Sun 05-Jul-09 14:06:13


kickassangel Sun 05-Jul-09 17:03:14

yanks call ALL sparkling wine 'champagne' they are the ONLY country I have come across which doesn't adhere to the international agreement, that only the champagne region can create champagne. not quite sure why.

you can get french champagne, but it's vv expensive.

have you just decided against moving here?

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jabberwocky Sun 05-Jul-09 18:20:21

Well, <jabberr assumes oenology-type expression> not ALL of us do that.

Just the lazy ones...

SuperBunny Sun 05-Jul-09 18:26:17

I'd never noticed that. Not that I drink much champagne but I am sure people call it sparkling wine round here.

Now I really fancy some prosecco.

I remember a very patrinising 'friend' when I first arrived in the US who would speak to me very s l o w l y and LOUDLY to make sure I understood him. He said, "Now, this is a kind of cheese. CHEESE. We call it C H E D D A R. Do you know what Cheddar is?" I didn't like to tell him that, not only am I familiar with the cheese but also with the town from which it originates. Bless him!

SuperBunny Sun 05-Jul-09 18:29:42

Mananny is on her way! Good luck mananny. Thinking of you.

jabberwocky Sun 05-Jul-09 18:32:29

Good luck mananny!

kickassangel Mon 06-Jul-09 01:34:20

Good luck mananny.

I went to cheddar a few weeks ago.

Did you know that Stilton isn't from Stilton? It was, apparently, made in Leicestershire & sold at the Bell in Stilton, which it then got it name from. If ever you're near it, THAT's agood pub to go to!

Ah, pubs. Never the same anywhere else. There's a 'welcome home' activity you should plan, sb.

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Mimsy2000 Mon 06-Jul-09 04:06:35

is this the new thread for those who have moved to the states??? hope so. have just moved from london to austin texas. i'm originally a yankee but have lived in london for so long that i'm totally a fish out of water.

there doesn't seem to be any mumsnet equivalent over here. are there any good online communities? promise i'm not a total sad-o, do have a few real friends. maybe one or two;-) just missing mumsnet but also don't really feel too connected now that i'm in the states.

ok, bye y'all.

SuperBunny Mon 06-Jul-09 04:36:59

Ooo, I love Austin! Welcome mimsy.

I suggest the following:

mom's clubs

I don't really use any of them (well, I did dabble in meetup and have used mamasource) but know people who do.

Mmm, pub.

Mimsy2000 Mon 06-Jul-09 04:50:43

thanks superbunny - i'll check out the sites.

mananny Mon 06-Jul-09 06:40:26

I am in Ireland and I am tired!!!! Feel so zombified by taking a redeye and not sleeping a wink I don't think I will know what is going on til some time tomorrow! Have to transfer to Dublin then to Heathrow.... then I will collapse and sleep for 18 hours.

SuperBunny Mon 06-Jul-09 06:48:37

OH, Mananny! So glad you are part way home. You will be exhausted... maybe that'll help couteract the jetlag.

Take care, get home soon and have a wonderful sleep xxx

CarmenSanDiego Mon 06-Jul-09 06:57:35

Oh dear, I really need to get over my aversion to any website with mom or mama in the title... don't I?

How's everyone doing. Thought I'd check in on the thread. Sorry that you're going, SuperBunny - you were very nice to me when I first posted here!

Really enjoyed the fireworks over San Diego last night - and Craig Ferguson doing the CBS show afterwards from Boston. Does anyone else have a bit of a giggle that they have 'Ere we go, ere we go, ere we go' as a 'patriotic song' here? grin

Mimsy2000 Mon 06-Jul-09 13:02:32

carmensandiego - the national anthem is the same tune as 'god save the queen'....

jabberwocky Mon 06-Jul-09 15:48:37

I heard it was also the tune of a British drinking song. hmm

CarmenSanDiego Mon 06-Jul-09 15:53:46

Oh, that's 'My country tis of thee' - I stared in horror when I first saw all these Americans singing it misty-eyed.

I think the national anthem is The Star Spangled Banner though. Which to my ear sounds a bit like 'We wish you a merry Christmas' at the end.

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