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"Braveheart" has a lot to answer for!

sunny 66 °F

As promised in a previous entry, my Hallowe'en "costume" is on view in the photo gallery. I am now confident that US students have been given some further insights into Scottish traditions and customs. Thank you Mel Gibson!

John arrived in DC on Saturday 3rd November and so this occasioned a premature "Spring Clean" of my living quarters! Needless to say, John has now been shown where the cleaning products are as well as the vacuum and iron to ensure that he doesn't suffer from withdrawal symptoms from domestic duties away from home!

Within the space of a week we have had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Lang Lang play Mozart and Chopin at the Kennedy Center, experience the NT production of "War Horse" again at the Kennedy Center and view a hilarious music hall style production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" performed by the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society. John has also taken advantage of the beginner's "special" at the Hot Yoga class by attending 4 sessions for the price of one in the space of a week, ( the Aberdonian psyche is hard to leave behind!).
It would seem that John has settled in well to DC living and is actually looking forward to visiting some museums!

Thankfully the hullaballoo over the Presidential election has now abated and television advertising can resume to the more comfortable
product zone of Pop Tarts and Weight Loss Programs! I am still awaiting an invite from Barack and Michelle to the lighting up of the White House Christmas Tree but understandably, they've been rather busy over the past while! I have however purchased the official White House Christmas Tree ornament which features President Taft and his family smothered by presents in the the first White House motor car. All I need now is a 6ft Christmas tree (devoid of squirrels!) to hang it from.

Today, (Monday 12th November), I started my first Scottish Country Dancing class for staff at Annandale HS- I now realise how skilled Ceilidh dancing is! I'm confident however that with plenty of practice and revision of the terms "right" amd "left" we might make some improvements!

Next week is "Thanksgiving" and if you are a turkey, now is the time to take a bargain break to the Galapogas Islands! We have 2 days off school although the holiday extends over 4-5 days as most people need that time to drive/fly to where they're going in the US!

It's hard to think that we are well into autumn as temperatures in DC are still in the mid-high sixties (F). I do however have an industrial ice-scraper in the car just in case!

Happy Thanksgiving to All


Posted by mhwedwards 17:55 Archived in USA

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