Today was the third day straight that it rained. At the weekend I plan to go shopping for rain boots. I’d anticipated cold and snow but forgot entirely about rain. I suppose if I’d gone to London rain boots would have been a staple. It’s interesting how the weather is so, well, normal here. Just like anywhere else I suppose. Now that’s surprising! In fact I think the things that have surprised me the most are the things that are the same as opposed to things that are different from here and from America. I guess I expected everything to be so novel and different but I’m taken aback at how much we have in common.