Behind the crumpet

With a venti double in one hand and a home baked scone in the other, I’m taking my family of five circus show on the road from suburban Maryland to one of the most English-y parts of England.  Everyone there will be just like in the musical Camelot, right?

PS: I’ve discovered that some readers think I am actually in a circus.  While my children can seem like elephants, and I often feel like a lion tamer, we’re really just a normal(ish) family of non-circus-performers.

PPS: I don’t put photos of my kids on this blog.  It’s a privacy thing.  You should be relieved, really, because if I didn’t have this policy this would be wall-to-wall of my adorable non-circus-performer children, who are the brightest, cutest, most photogenic, most awesomely awesome kids ever.

PPPS: I guess I should have a photo of myself on here.  Sigh.  Here’s me when I totally met the Queen.  She told me she reads this blog.*

[photo: I totally met the Queen]*PPPPS: I probably made that up.

16 Responses to “Behind the crumpet”

  1. NJ November 30, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Okay, I just have to ask–are you a Dartmouth grad? There aren’t too many people who would reference the homecoming bonfire. Wonderful blog! I hope you and your family are settling in nicely!

    NJ ’93

    • Monique November 30, 2011 at 10:39 am #

      We lived in West Leb for 4 years while husband was in his grad program at Dartmouth & I worked in the libraries. Oh, and sold tickets at the Nugget so I could get in to movies for free. =) Go Big Green!

      • NJ December 20, 2011 at 6:28 am #

        Ahhh…. West leb! We used to love that Chinese restaurant there, until that panda place opened up in Hanover. I was a science major so didn’t have much reserve readings, but was in awe of the orozco mural. An aside, aren’t you amazed by all the pre made meals in uk grocery stores? When we lived there, that was my escape.

      • Monique December 20, 2011 at 10:54 am #

        Oh my gosh, yes, the quality of the prepared meals — especially indian/balti — is great!

        Bet you were in Dana often, if not Baker — I was up on the top floor for a couple of years in the computer lab — but after you graduated. I miss Ramunto’s. Ohhhhh, garlic knot pizza ….

  2. unncle Jack December 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    George told me about your blog. It’s my first visit. A neat one.

    • Monique December 20, 2011 at 10:50 am #

      Hello and welcome Uncle Jack! Make yourself at home! =)

  3. Michelloui | The American Resident March 28, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Hi! Congrats on the BiBs shortlist!! I work with the BiBs and need to send you some info, can youplease send me your email? Many thanks! Michelle 🙂
    theamericanresident at yahoo dot co dot uk

    • Monique March 28, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      Just sent you a message. Thanks!

  4. satnavandcider May 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I enjoy your blog so much that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award.

  5. woodandrope June 10, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Hi, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! 🙂

  6. Sally July 22, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    I love seeing my homeland through a visitors eyes. Especially as a) I’m from Cheltenham b) I’m an expat now myself so a visitor c) your writing is so lively and engaging.

    • Monique July 22, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      Blogging serendipity! I admire blogs like yours: culturally informative … and *delicious*. =)

  7. Daily Presents/Cadigan Creative May 23, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    Hello My Dear Friend…This blogging world makes me giggle. I just nominated you for an award 🙂 Because someone nominated me, and it seems to be a sort of chain letter of awards, but I love awards and was really happy someone actually reads my blog.
    And I love your blog, so you should get a trophy, too.
    Love you.
    Check this out:

    • Monique May 25, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      lol, trophies for everyone!! Thanks, friend!


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