Dear American friends,
I like a holiday or vacation as much as the next Brit, but enough is enough already! I had to set the alarm this morning for the same time as I’ve been going to bed the last couple of weeks, so that I could move the car in time to beat the parking attendants. And you know something? I was pleased! Ill deal with those vultures any day over carol singers.
The country has finally got off its arse and is moving again. And among the arses now moving, is mine. British Intelligence is back.
To start the new season, and build yet more bridges of understanding between our great nations, I thought Id let you in on how you guys are sold over here.
It seems America is keen on getting more of us Brits, and the strong pounds in our pockets, over to the US of A, and there has been an ad campaign launched over here. With the tag line Youve seen the films, now visit the set I cant help but think it sells you guys just a little short. There must be more to America than the Empire State and that needle thing in Washington that I see on TV so much. Email me some suggestions and Ill see what I can do at this end.
Meanwhile, I did see that movie National Treasure. Can anybody let me know how much of that was a true reflection of US history? People please! I know that theres no map on the back of the constitution, nor a treasure rescued from the Crusades buried under Trinity Church. But what true bits did they throw in? Is there at least a clock on the back of the $100 bill?
Finally, a personal message to a Dara of New York City, who emailed me with the following Brit-related question: How far is Essex from London?
Essex is, geographically, very close. But in every other aspect, very far. Sort of like Manhattan and Staten Island. This link may help: Essex Girls Explained.
Now, all of you back to work!