Absolute Beginner: The Adventures of a Middle-Aged U.K. Newbie

[Blogger’s note: I was born and raised in America, moved to Canada for love in the early Aughts, and recently relocated again, in my 50s, with my British-born spouse to the southern coast of his homeland. This is an occasional series about learning new tricks in Merry Old England.]

The Weather in Britain vs. North America,
or I’ve Looked at Clouds from Both Sides Now

davHere I am, 11 months into my first year as a resident of the United Kingdom—how time flies! —and so far in this blog series, I’ve covered various and sundry aspects of my nascent British life, including, most recently, battling a vexing device that’s omnipresent in British homes. Yet until now I’ve ignored a concern that looms in the collective psyche here like an ominous, swollen cloud hovering over pale holiday-goers on a pebble-strewn English Channel beach: the weather. Continue reading