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    This particular one is a resident of Melbourne, though coincidentally her family home is in New England. She is lovely other than her egg wrongness. Oh, and the turkey brining....

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      The standard complaint with many USian palettes is that they cannot tolerate any flavour other than processed sugar or any non-processed texture.

      There is an interesting book to be written on how immigrant chefs and restaurateurs adopted "foreign" food for broad US audiences.

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        Then there's this

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          You can add to the list of runny egg haters.

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            Originally posted by San Bernardhinault View Post
            So, yeah.... we might have just bought a house. All dependent on getting mortgages and all that, but... yeah. We seem to be buying a house in a pandemic and during race riots and just at the start of a massive global recession. At face value this seems like a potentially foolish move.

            The weirdest thing is that we never even saw the house. Just estate agent photos. I never thought people actually did that.
            Where is it?

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              It is in Andover, as we thought early on. We looked at the places out on the coast, but the commute down the 93 is just so much easier for the missus given that she's working just off the 93 in Medford. The nice thing is that it's only a couple of miles from the "town center" (as much as there is one), so it's not way out in the backwoods.

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                I was thinking the other day that the weirdest thing in US food is just how much cheese is used, and that it's basically just used for texture. Americans want melty, gooey, stringy-ness (which, I accept, is a wonderful thing), but so often there's no interest in actual cheese flavour. Cheese is just a neutral flavoured texture.

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                  Originally posted by Uncle Ethan View Post
                  I love where we live but a proper winter would be okay once in a while
                  I think the first winter will be kind of fun and exotic. I never lived anywhere that had a proper cold, snowy winter. England just had bone-chilling dampness and temperatures marginally above freezing.

                  I suspect that by winter two I'll be looking for all kinds of weekend breaks in the sun, going on road trips to Florida or something equally daft.

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                    That’s next to Lawrence. I have an old friend that is very involved in community development there. They have a lot of issues but a lot of potential. Some good food there. Lot of Dominicans.

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                      The movers are moving stuff. Not into the truck yet, but they’re loading so much stuff into boxes. There are mountains of boxes. How can there be this many boxes of stuff when we apparently never buy anything.

                      But they have chosen a very weird order to do things in. They think it’ll take them three days, so you’d think they’d leave the kitchen stuff and chairs in the living room until the very end. Nope. So I guess it’s take-out and internet for the evening, rather than a relatively normal last couple of days...

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                        I completely missed this thread, as usual. I have lived in my northern Boston blue collar suburb for 30 years - so feel like I know a bit about the area. Happy to chime in with my prejudiced opinions. And yes, this is the Hub of the Universe.

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                          It’s midnight in Utah. We’re an hour from our hotel in St George. We have three tired and hungry cats. All our stuff was loaded onto a 50ft trailer by two guys in 100 degree heat. The poor sods were leaking sweat. We are on the move.

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                            The move itself must be costing you a pretty packet!

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                              It would be if the missus’s work wasn’t paying.

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                                "I don't wanna change the world
                                I'm just moving to New England"

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                                  All the best SB. Makes a big difference if someone’s work is paying. If my work hadn’t paid for the forty foot container we might never have made it to Sydney.

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                                    Been back on the road for an hour already. I have a cat asleep resting a paw and nose on my arm. The missus is driving. St George Utah seems very mask-skeptical.

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