citizennotsubject

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Hello there! I haven't been around for a while because my life's been kind of boring and nobody needs to hear about that, but now it is slightly less boring. Slightly.

Here's what's been going on with me:

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I don’t believe in the British citizenship oath, but I have to swear it anyway

...which is kind of a problem because I don't believe in hereditary monarchy. Princeps Civitatis (er hang on)!

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What goes into my blog: books, hosting, software and booze

I was thinking about everything that goes into making this site and I wanted to show you what I use: website/blogging services that are good and easy to use; books I find useful, informative and inspiring; and of course the booze that keeps me going.

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Thanksgivukkah in London: Some thoughts from an American Jewish woman

I love doing both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah every year in London because most people in Britain don't celebrate either of them. It makes me think about the holidays more when I can't just pop to my local shop for what I need, but I have to make special trips and plan ahead. For Hanukkah candles I go to Golders Green, the most Jewish neighbourhood in Britain's most Jewish borough; for Thanksgiving pumpkin pie filling and Ocean Spray cranberry jelly I visit one of a handful of American food shops in weird places around London, or source them through a friend.

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Your Questions Answered! (August-September edition)

Hello! Quite a few good questions coming in through the Google machine – I've also had a few through proper email, several of which have been about immigration from the US to the UK. I'm not up on the very latest (although I can say with some confidence things are "pretty crap for immigrants" at the moment), but I can point you to the best resources I used. To the search engine queries!

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Your Questions Answered! (July edition)

I see what search engine queries have brought people to this site and try to help them out. Maybe. A little.

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