Another beautiful day in the USA!
We can get v v v v v v used to this weather. It’s pretty much perfect at 72 degrees at the weekend. It’s a little bit like being on our holibobs!
Cinquo de Mayo!
I thought I would do my part in celebrating Mexican freedom and have a few margaritas and some quesadillas, seeing as the 5th of May is what it’s all about here in American-land.
What I learned:
Tacos are for eating in the privacy of your own home, because they are very messy buggers.
People really just love having an excuse to eat and drink, whatever nationality.
Re-fried beans need to be followed by Zantac (Gaviscon).
Margaritas are addictive.
Disabled vs Handicap
So, in the UK I don’t think we have used the word ‘handicap’ since the 90s, maybe, when referring to someone with disabilities.
So that’s why the USA parking sign below particularly struck me. In the UK you just wouldn’t see the word ‘handicap’ anywhere.
And I guess I’m not sure what the politically correct term is in the USA. I don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong, but I just know that the parking signs for those who are disabled are different in the UK from the USA.
The Kentucky Derby
This little piece of American-ness passed us by a little.
However, what I was really interested in, as I am back in the UK, is the wholly shallow end of the spectrum……what on earth are people wearing for such events?
So, it’s time for a USA vs UK fashion / style stand off for the most outrageous/awful/incredible outfit of this bunch…….
Admittedly, the Kentucky Derby fashions are donned by celebrities, and the ones from Aintree, UK, are worn by….well, I don’t know who, but it’s worth a look regardless! 🙂
The celebrity Kentucky Derby fashions
The general public fashions at Aintree…..