This Side of the Pond
Notes from an uprooted Englishwoman
September 19, 2019
It’s the little things that get you when it comes to cultural differences, and the topics on which you know just about enough to be dangerous. The husband and I thought we were talking the same language when it came to the renovation of our bedroom – but we absolutely weren’t.
When I say I know enough to be dangerous, I am referring to two things. Firstly, I know very little about construction. Secondly, what I do know is based on an industry with different climate needs, culture, history and available materials.
We figured this out eventually and have been struggling our way through...