The BBC recently reported the findings of a report compiled by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) and the UK Foreign Office. Apparently the falling value of the UK Pound against the Euro is likely to result in fewer Brits taking their holidays (vacations) in previously popular destinations in Europe in 2009. Amongst the destinations likely to be visited instead is the United States, with 13% more Britons coming here than in 2008.
Apparently, this is partially due to excitement over the historic election of Barack Obama as President; low fuel prices and a low cost of living are also given as possible reasons.
Reports of a stealth invasion in retaliation for dumping British tea in Boston Harbor are being strongly denied, sources say.
Hi, my name is Graham Gudgin, and I started "An Englishman in New Jersey" (with a nod to Sting!) in order to share my experiences as an ex-pat Brit living in the United States. My aim is to do this as much as possible with a dose of humo(u)r; I certainly don't want to offend. I've lived in the US since 1998, and believe that a shared experience can help lighten the load.