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How do I tip in LA? I know, I know, I know.  You get to America and you’re like why do I need to tip? It costs me a fortune in tips. You might not like it but there is a logic behind tipping here in the US. I saw a great article written by […]

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How to do an "Ask" for a School Formal

What sort of English is that I hear you shouting at me.  How to do an “ask” for a school formal? What does that even mean? Well, if you’re the parent of a teenager living the dream in 90210 you may well know what I mean.  If you’re the parent of a…

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It's 2017 in LA but something's not quite right. And I'm not happy about it. I want my LA back. OK, please.

It’s 2017 in LA but something’s not quite right. It’s been a while since I’ve written.  And I have to confess to you straight up that I’ve been a little obsessed.  Yes, I’ve been a little obsessed, but not with the things I should be obsessing about in…

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Renewing my expired CA Driver’s Licence. Yes I know, it's a constant battle with the DMV, my favourite place in LA.

Renewing my expired CA Driver’s Licence? (California but you know that!) Doesn’t it seem like only a few months ago I (finally) got my Californian driver’s license? Well.  At home you can renew your license for 5 years or 10 years (5 years now if you’re…

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How to raise the perfect LA Princess in five easy-to-follow steps.

Ever wondered how to raise the perfect LA Princess?  Have you heard of the phenomena I like to call The LA Princess?  The LA Prince exists too but in merely a shadow of their counterpart.  Let me explain. Firstly, welcome back after a bit of work and a…

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Five reasons why I won't leave the US just because Trump is the President Elect

Five reasons why I won’t leave the US just because Trump is now the President Elect I called it after Brexit: there’s a nasty feeling in the air all over the world: fear and hatred fills us.  We’re paranoid and there’s (seemingly) nothing we can do to…

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Election fever hits America. In a big way. It's been ONE & A HALF years in the making and "the day" is almost upon us. It's Monday morning here in LA and the nation is abuzz with election fever. And we can't wait for it to be over.

Election fever hits America.  In a big way.  It’s been ONE & A HALF years in the making and “the day” is almost upon us. It’s Monday morning here in LA and the nation is abuzz with election fever: people are going to the polls early which means the talk…

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Los Angelinos love to talk routes. What way will you come? Which way did you take? #onlyinla #itstartedinla

Los Angelinos love to talk “routes” Routes.  Better known to us Aussies as which way to go. We call them “roots” they call them “rowtes” (row as in argument not what you do in a boat).  However you say it Los Angelinos love to talk about it.  It starts…

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My favourite day of the year is here but it's not the same being in LA. Or is it? Celebrating Melbourne Cup Day in LA #itstartedinla #cupday

Halloween makes way for Thanksgiving and Christmas … but in Australia November kicks off with Melbourne Cup Day: Celebrating Melbourne Cup Day in LA In one day here in LA the shops switch over from Halloween mode to “baking season” and, of course, “The…

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Do Australians celebrate Halloween? The answer is "sort of"--some do, some don't #halloween #itstartedinla

I often get asked the question: do Australians celebrate Halloween? It’s a well-known fact that Halloween is an “American” thing.  I wrote about it last year and how I was embracing Halloween now that we’re in America.  In fact, we started embracing it…
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