Sunday, 22 April 2007

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

It's another lovely day in southeast England. I'd always heard that it was rainy and gloomy in the UK most of the year (and my source was British friends, so they should know). So either it's been an unusually sunny winter, or maybe my friends are a bit pessimistic. If they could be here now to see the sun shining in through the balcony windows and gleaming on the rippling River Kennet below my window, or to hear the ducks quacking away, they'd have to admit there really are more than two weeks of nice weather in England. They'd still find other things to be pessimistic about (perhaps it's a British trait?), but I've already found several things to complain about, too. This is a crazily inefficient country. It's maddening and even upsetting when you're dealing with a problem, but it's good for a laugh once the trauma and drama of trying to get some agency or business to complete a simple task is over. And when it's all done, there's still that kickin' river view to offer consolation.

1 comment:

  1. I like the blog & pictures & love the cute (groovy?!!)little portrait.
    I put the site on my favorites, & I hope you'll add some more about the interesting oddities you've noticed in the people & the government & the businesses there. Keep up the good work!


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