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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an uprooted Englishwoman


August 15, 2019

I know you lot think you have the monopoly on potentially dangerous animals, but you haven’t experienced terror until the world’s most fearsome bird has set its sights upon your dinner.

The humble seagull, vanguard of summer vacations across the world, attraction for small children and clean-up crew when you’ve spilled your lunch. I’m sure they are well behaved on this side of the pond but, in Britain, they are an ever-increasing nuisance.

Why? Because they don’t wait for you to drop your food any more. Buy a portion of fish and chips at any seaside stall in the UK and you have ju...

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