I really don’t have anything against Britain itself, but I can’t stand mineral water and I kept accidentally drinking it when I did my study abroad in Wales.  And yes, this probably more of a European influence than specifically Britain, but Britain speaks English, so therefore I blame them for a lot of things here.  Luckily, once I arrived I discovered that they had left regular bottled water, not mineral water. Phew!

Drinking bottled water has been a change for me.  I never was big on it to begin with (a large part being the cost in the States), but when I went to Japan for the Fulbright Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education of Sustainable Development (which really needs a shorter name), a lot of the teachers on that trip had pledged to refuse water bottles entirely, and that rubbed off on me.  But here, DON’T DRINK THE TAP WATER.  So bottled water it is.  Oh well.

Cats are hard to draw.  (And in case you were wondering, my sister is taking care of Gidget while I’m abroad.)