One of the reasons I have a preferred grocery store in the States is because I like nice wide aisles, and even there I hate to shop on weekends because it’s too crowded.

But in London, I can handle being trapped behind a column for minutes while five women peer at the yogurt shelf.

In the States, a park that looked like this would make me shudder in horror.

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But in London—“eh, plenty of spots to squeeze in another blanket and picnic basket.”