Happy July 4th! I thought this was a good day to share five reasons why I abandoned my native England for the United States.
1. The Weather
It’s not true that it rains every day in the U.K., just most days.
2. The Woman At The Top
Maybe I’m being disloyal, but Michelle Obama is my hero!
3. The Food
What would you prefer? A light California salad or a giant blob of chloresterol-filled Devonshire cream?
4. The High Points
What can I say? California’s Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States, stands at 14,494 feet; Hay Tor, the highest point in the county of Devon, where I grew up, stands at around 1,500 feet.
5. The Scenery
The U.S. is a big, open country with vast landscapes, where I experience freedom. England is a small country, where I feel closed-in.
Obviously I have avoided all mention of politics, but that’s another story entirely.