Thursday, June 17, 2010

Planning... The Return

It's official - I have told most of my clients, with some sadness. We're leaving the UK in July!

We'll likely be back in Wellington in September. I hear there are tables practically booked at certain restaurants already. :)

Right now I have just under a month left at work, and so does Brendan. I've already started packing, but I keep having to unpack things I want again so probably not the best idea!

Very much looking forward to seeing you all when we get back.

Friday, June 04, 2010

A guide to British-isms of the white middleclass variety

A quick guide to some phrases you may encounter....
  • "I'm not being funny but..." = I'm about to complain or say something negative
  • "yeah" = quantifier similar to "innit"/"eh", one rung up the social ladder
  • British place name pronounciation: "ces" = "s", "thw" = "v". Or just say it fast and you'll be right.
  • "You alright?" = How are you?
  • Lush = nice