Wednesday, September 01, 2010

End of Summer Update

I can't believe I haven't posted in 3 months. Twenty lashes with a wet noodle for that. Well, the World Cup came and went, with all 3 teams I was willing to cheer for going out. May, June and July saw absolutely gorgeous weather here in southern England, which makes me not exactly happy with the lousy cold and damp August, but more willing to forgive and forget it. We had a very nice "staycation" for a week here, with day trips to local activities. It was really nice actually, especially since anything longer than a 3 day weekend usually means we are travelling far and away. It was pleasant to not have to pack like we were off to invade Russia, with every piece of equipment under the sun and provisions to feed the invading (colonial, natch) army. Oh, and I should give you a pictorial update of the allotment, including my marvellous pumpkin. Soon, soon.

I should hopefully be posting more in the next month or so. It will be a bit of a departure from my usual Colonial-based posts. I plan to take part in the 6 Items or Less Experiment (part deux) when it gets started here in a couple of weeks. In fact, I'm so keen on this idea, I might not even wait until they officially start it, but as I have a couple of things to get done before the experiment starts, I may indeed wait. More on that in the coming days and weeks...

In the meantime, I will leave you with one passing question more related to regular subject of my blog - understanding cultural differences. This time pop culture.

Why is it one of my favourite UK shows, Dr. Who, only does 12 episodes a season, but all of my favourite US shows, House, Modern Family, Glee, do over 20? Actually, there have been lots of UK "shows" that did a total of 6 episodes. I would call that a long mini-series rather than an actual season run. One of the shows I liked, Sherlock, ran for all of 3 episodes!! You know when they are doing another run? Next year, for 3 more!
Grumble grumble, complain complain.