A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

7 Nov

1. Grown men should not wear Goofy ears.
2. The writers of Captain Underpants have a new book out, called The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu cavemen from the future. 3. Paracetemol goes by the name of Tylenol in the USA.
4. Sillibanz are really popular here. Really popular.
5. Despite being marketing geniuses, selling absolutely everything Disneyfied, including Mickey crocs, the range of Disneyland postcards is surprisingly small.
6. Kung-Fu Panda 2 is coming out next May.
7. They have very cool Lego stores with a much better range of Toy Story 3 Lego than in the UK. You can get a Lotso minifig.
8. There is no food to which you can’t add sugar.

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16 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. TheMadHouse 08/11/2010 at 1:35 am #

    I love this and think you should do one for each week you are away or at least each place you visit.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 08/11/2010 at 3:08 am #

      I enjoyed doing it, so maybe I shall!

  2. JulieB 08/11/2010 at 12:28 pm #

    What the heck are Sillibanz? *goes off to google*

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 11/11/2010 at 6:32 pm #

      Elastic bands in different shapes. They have no purpose whatsoever, but children seem to love them.

  3. Laura 08/11/2010 at 12:57 pm #

    I’m very excited bu numbers 6 and 7 … but wondering what sillibanz are.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 08/11/2010 at 2:09 pm #

      Basically overpriced elastic bands.

  4. Paula 08/11/2010 at 2:13 pm #

    I always thought Tylenol was something altogether stronger – how disappointing. Did you point out the goofy ears issue to the grown man? I hope you did….

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 09/11/2010 at 4:07 am #

      Tylenol seemed pretty tame when I took it. And it’s men plural. Many men. It would have taken too long to point it out to all of them. Besides, I’m polite you know.

  5. Nickie@Typecast 08/11/2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Thank you – during my secret life of loving all American programmes and books I have always wondered what Tylenol was but never found out.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 09/11/2010 at 6:10 am #

      Any other questions, just ask…

  6. Tracy Burns 09/11/2010 at 7:12 am #

    1: Photos please!!! 2: excellent thats just solved my Christmas shopping dilemmas and 8: just wait till you get to Asia – you’ll discover there’s just nothing in the world that can’t be eaten with sweetened condensed milk or sugar. My kids are going to be diabetic if we don’t leave soon. Even savoury cheese bread rolls have a sprinkling of sugar!!!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 11/11/2010 at 6:31 pm #

      I love Asian iced coffee with condensed milk. Invigorating!

  7. Nmaha 10/11/2010 at 3:56 pm #

    I have been reading your blog for a while now. For some reason I lost the bookmark last week and just couldn’t remember the name of this wonderful blog. I’m glad I finally tracked you down, however, I must say it was really, really tough. A google search with the keywords “traveling with kids 9 month holiday” under blogs, was a dismal failure.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 11/11/2010 at 6:23 pm #

      Well I’m glad you found it!

  8. Karin @ Cafe Bebe 12/11/2010 at 5:02 pm #

    In the US, paracetemol’s “generic” equivalent is Acetaminofin (and Tylenol). If you want Ibuprofen go for Advil. The best part of both of these is that you can buy bottles of 200-500 caplets! It’s BRILLIANT!!!! You’ll never need either again! Giant bottles! I miss those!

    🙂 Karin

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 13/11/2010 at 4:43 am #

      Wow, 500 paracetemol! And I thought they were really safety concious over here. That sounds dangerous!

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