Posts Tagged ‘emigration’
In which Jenny gets a weekend in Florida, away from the kids...
Jenny has her first Mother's Day in NY, and reflects on the fact that she's about to become a student as well as a mum.
Jenny still thinks of Ireland as 'back home', so does that mean she'll never be able to say the word 'fanny' without snorting?
So, let's get down to the big question on the Irish/American culture clash: what's the difference in drink culture? The answer might surprise you.
Before Jenny brought the gang to the local village egg hunt, she had to buy some Easter Eggs. How hard could it be?
Jenny's got a foolproof method for handling cultural differences in the US: take cues from The Simpsons. Plus, the world's biggest and most boring St Patrick's Day parade.
Hey! You there! Don't emigrate! You might miss something! One of these uniquely Irish features, for example.
St. Patrick's Day? They have St. Patrick's Month in New York State. Jenny gets to grips with a "foreign" Irish holiday.
Navigating a blizzard on Long Island is one thing. Navigating Valentine's Day and Chuck E Cheese's is quite another. Jenny gets to grips with more unexpected US quirks.
In applying for a potentially rewarding new course in education, Jenny is reminded of a less-than-encouraging phone call she received at home in the past..
How many school fundraiser items are you expected to buy? At least $100 worth. Do you give school bus drivers a Christmas tip? Yes. What the hell is an Arnold Palmer? Half iced tea half lemonade. Jenny tackles the small stuff.
Jenny's taken down her Christmas tree and is eager to get started. Problem is, she's not sure what she's supposed to start. One thing's certain: she has little interest in coming home for The Gathering.