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Our flat is on a busy road in North London, one of the main thoroughfares connecting two neighborhoods together. Jamaican and Polish barber shops coexist across the road from each other, while betting houses compete with the endless numbers of Turkish kebab shops for the last five pound note in your pocket.
“Do you want to drive, or should I?” My boyfriend Jarl and I were renting (or “hiring” as the English say) a car to move from the temporary flat we had been living in for the last couple of months since arriving in London, across the city to a new flat
I fantasize about having a clothing dryer like I’m a 1940s housewife. Growing up in the United States, if you had a washing machine. you had a dryer. In present-day London, almost everyone has a washing machine while dryers are viewed as an unnecessary luxury.
On my first day of working at an office in England, the person who sat next to me offered to get me a cup of tea. I was new and thought they were just being nice to me. A moment later, my colleague had asked everyone around us if they would like a cup of tea.