Part of having a toddler is having about 10% of your brain dedicated to looping what ever song is their favourite this week. I’ve had “this is the way we brush our teeth” stuck in my head for the last week.

Replying to myself


Oh my. I've always done this but never associated it with britishness. 😳

If you mention swans to a British person they’ll tell you swans will break your arm and nod knowingly. No other information will be forthcoming on the topic.

— Jessica Rose (@jesslynnrose) February 4, 2021

This thread gives me all sorts of warm nostalgic feelings. 💗

I have been living in the UK for 10 years this year. Please have a short thread of things that are still weird as hell to me 🧵

— Jessica Rose (@jesslynnrose) February 4, 2021

Twitter telling me I joined twitter 10 years ago today.

It's ok to...

Credit @gilest@twitter.com

Back when people left the house...

British people: “Might rain later, I’ll take an umbrella”

Dutch people: “According to the graphs I downloaded there is a 61.8% chance of precipitation between 9:20 and 9:30am, but if I leave at 9:07 I can avoid it”

— Ben Coates (@bencoates1) June 5, 2019

Toddler pulls a magazine off the shelf to read and nocks most of the shelf on the floor in the process.

Toddler without missing a beat: “Pa you clean it.”


I'm looking forward to people not needing to say 'unprecedented' quite so much.

I walk into the room.

Toddler: Go away papa!

Mama: That’s not very nice.

Toddler: Go away papa pleeease!