February 19, 2014

Expensive Cereal

The other weekend I was in a Tesco Metro in London which had a "foreign" foods section. Part of the section consisted of a shelf of different American breakfast cereals.

Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs

£5.00 for Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs? Roughly $8.25 for a 13oz box of cereal? It has been awhile since I have bought cereal in the US, but my guess is that box would cost roughly $2.50 to $3. I mean I liked Reese's Puffs as a kid, but I am not going to pay 3x as much as I would in the US.

I also spotted the box top for education in the upper corner of the box. I wondering how a British school would react if you tried to give them a box top.

November 16, 2013

Scotland-USA football game

Last night the USA visited Hampden to play Scotland in a friendly. Unfortunately the game was not particularly great and ended as a relatively eventless 0-0 draw.

It was an odd evening for me. While I wanted the US to win, after living in Scotland for over 4 years, it was slightly uncomfortable for me to have to make a clear choice between the two of them. I was literally sitting between the two sides.

You know it was a boring football match when the highlight of the game was this £5 scarf I bought.

Scotland-USA football scarf

July 5, 2013

Jersey's Amphibious Vehicle

The amphibious ferry heading to Elizabeth Castle in Jersey.


May 5, 2013

Gracie the dachshund and the deer

When I was home in America for Christmas, I filmed this video of my brother's dachshund Gracie "attacking" a deer in the backyard.

April 21, 2013


Next up in my series on street foods is currywurst. Currywust is one of the most popular street foods in Berlin and is the German equivalent of a kebab or something from a chippie. It consists of a fried pork sausage sliced up into small pieces and covered with a somewhat spicy ketchup-based sauce. The sauce is what sets currywurst apart from other wurst dishes. It is usually made with ketchup or tomato paste with curry powder and other spices and seasonings. Currywurst is often served with french fries, but you can also get it with a roll.

When I was in Berlin over Easter weekend, I tried currywurst with potatoes at the Ostermarkt in Alexanderplatz. I found currywust to be a nice change of pace from the more traditional German street foods, like bratwurst or pretzels.