So, after being in the UK for 9 months, our time is coming to an end. On our last shift at work, we had to show the Brits what a “Pot luck” was. And they kept saying we were having an “American potluck”, so we had to have some American flare – the flag! 🙂
We have come across so many amazing people in our short time there – we had to have one last pint with them before we left. So, we met at Sidewinders for one last hoor-ah!!! We weren’t the only two nurses leaving, another nurse names Faye is headed to Australia with her man – let’s have a combined goodbye party!!!
Me, Faye, Faith and Michelle
And the shots begin – thanks to Louise.
Cheers – Helen, Michelle, Louise, Kate, Drew, Christopher, Faye, me and Tania.
Louise and I
Tania and Michelle
Drew, Christopher, me, Louise and Faye with her sexy legs! 🙂
After Sidewinders, we got our dance on!!! Good times, lots of pints, and good friends. Our Brighton friends will be missed. there is on things over the 9 months that we learned – and that is how to speak British English. Here are some of the sayings/phrases we learned along the way. Sorry, some words are nursing terms. 🙂
Spend a penny- bathroom Muppet- idiot Dummy-pacifier Aubergine- eggplant Capsicum- peppers- aussie Courgette- Zucchini Craic- having fun (Irish) Squash- concentrated juice Que-line Dropped scones- pancakes Dishy- tasty Knob- penis Hank- starving Jelly- jello Pudding- dessert Taking the piss- making fun of Bung- red caps (Nursing) Inko- chucks (pads that nurses use here in the US) Gelo- plasmalyte (IV fluid) Hartmans- Lactated Ringers (IV fluids) BM- blood sugar Let/For hire- rent Bollocks- shit- bad Dog's Bollocks- really good Trolley- cart with 4 wheels Snogging- making out with tongue Busking- playing instruments for money in the street Apple and pears- stairs Deep seadiver - 5 pounds Penny lane- the drain/ grates Whistle and flute- suit Stag and Hen parties- bachelor and bachelorette parties Dog and bone- phone Skank- bugs/ virus Trouble and strife- wife Todger - penis Tosser - jerk off Quaffing- drink it Faffing- being busy but not doing anything Barm cake- bread roll Braces- suspenders Before we left, Marcello met us at the bus station to say goodbye -and like he promised - he had the American Flag from the potluck! Brighton - it has been fun, the memories and friends - will NEVER be forgotten!!! Thank you MATES for everything!!!! xo