American friends in Britain, where would you be without them?

Posted on February 2, 2009 by peacefulyorkshire

yahooavatar15One cold night on the 31st of January, the three American “She’s not From Yorkshire” gals got together for one big hoopla celebration in York, England. There wasn’t any big occasion per se–there were no birthdays, graduations, new jobs or babies or marriage announcements.  While walking around the ancient city of beautiful York  they probably got excited and talked a bit louder than the others in the streets, their enthusiasm brightening up the dark York snickleways.  They wore wide grins that got lots of stares– were they drunk? Nope– but their laughter echoed through the quaint cobbled-stone streets.

Well, who else could they  rant to about UK tax struggles, their British lurve-life and their wish about really wanting some flowery Cath Kidston wellies even though they don’t live in the countryside?? Without their American-gal-we-hear-your-pain-support-system they would be lost and very lonely indeed. But secretly each of these American women also needed their Betty’s Tearoom fix…and they even waited a lousy and cold 27 minutes outside to be seated.

Of course, of course, after trying to figure out the meaning of life when you’re approaching 30, they started talking about all of you lot (that phrase still makes them giggle!) They decided they needed a mega change on the blog– a new headline pic! Yes, that was what they needed!  Its was their 3 month blogiversary a couple days ago and in honour of  having 8,000 readers in 3 months… well, they decided it was time for a makeover (see above pic– you did notice right?!). Also, Peaceful found other blogs that was using the their old picture on it– including a blog that was written by a Las Vegas stripper. They needed to set themselves apart a bit. No offense to strippers using the same blog pic as them. Kassi the stripper was a really sassy one and seemed very successful.

So, Happy Birthday to “Shes not from Yorkshire” and were glad you’re with us!

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  3. yankeebean February 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I really rely on my awesome America ladies to keep me feeling sane. When I start to get all yankeebean-vs-England, I just arrange a coffee and have a loud conversation until I feel normal again.

    It’s like peacefulyorkshire has said before, they’re my family over here. My sisters, the people I know won’t ‘beat around the bush’, who will really understand the stuff I go through (however trivial it is).

    You rock, She’snotfromyorkshire ladies!!!

  4. peacefulyorkshire February 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Yes indeed we are lucky indeed to have met each other., THANK GOD

    I think that some people find luck meeting at those American expat groups and American Woman’s Clubs. I’ve never tried that route… Sometimes just because someone else is an American in Britain doesn’t mean that you will get a long with them too, does it?
    Does anyone have any really great suggestions for making new American friends another way?

    Us three met randomly … but that’s for another post another day.

  5. pacificyorkshirebird February 2, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I am a lucky lucky girl!!

    Julie – meet NFAH.

    NFAH – meet Julie.

    And you both have the three of us too. I get so much support from our fellow American expats in Britain and indeed our fellow British expats in the US – all through blogs. Wish I’d done it years ago!

    Where were those Cath Kidson wellies in the snow today??? Sheesh!

  6. notfromaroundhere February 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I hope you all know how lucky you are–my lovely, lovely American friends are ALL men! What I would give for a little whinge about the locals with an all American gal…

  7. Julie (formerly just "J") February 2, 2009 at 2:41 am

    I don’t know if we’re going to live in England or America after we finish college (I’m leaving that up to him) but if he wants to stay in England, I hope I’m lucky enough to find a group of American friends like you have :)

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