The British Are Coming / Los Británicos Están Llegando

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I HAVE SO MANY PHOTOS to share and so many stories to tell. But the British aren’t just coming. They’ve arrived. And it’s like being back on Carnaby Street, the center (centre) of style in London.


TENGO TANTAS FOTOS PARA COMPARTIR y tantas historias que contar. Pero los británicos no solo vienen. Han llegado. Y es como estar de vuelta en Carnaby Street, el centro de estilo en Londres.

Her name is Dorothy, but you can call her Dot.
Se llama Dorothy, pero puedes llamarla Dot. (Es un diminutivo para Dorothy y significa “punto”.)
Where do I begin?
¿Dónde comenzo?

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

36 thoughts on “The British Are Coming / Los Británicos Están Llegando”

    1. When i come too….shes getting those cro…cro…cro…CROCS. where the sun doesn’t shine lambchop!!!!! * hold on to chair for support*

      1. Mistress Maddie:
        It really is hilarious how we all immediately think of you when we see Crocs. Have you EVER tried a pair on? I owned a pair of DAWGS from Canada (similar). I bought them from a vendor at a trade show 15 years ago when my job had me at a LOT of trade shows. I must admit, after standing around for 10 hours in dress shows for days on end, my dogs were tired and my DAWGS were heaven. But, now, probably because of you, I will never own anything like that again. OK, it’s really more because of people like the guy pictured… but I DO consider your opinion.

    2. anne marie:
      He was and, yes, I thought the same thing. I now get so excited when i see someone in Crocs (more rare than it used to be); I want Maddie’s reaction.

    1. Bob:
      I know it’s hot out when Dudo spends the day inside. I know an outfit is bad when YOU don’t like it. Dotty should have had polka dot shoes. I was disappointed. (And a headband or bow.)

    1. Raybeard:
      I wonder what would happen if that guy was caught walking down Carnaby Street. He’d probably start a fashion trend in London.

  1. Yikes. Definitely the opposite of eye candy unless we’re talking about a sour patch. The kind that makes your face contort into a grimace.

    1. Mary:
      I love that. Ooh, is it eye candy? Well, it’s sour patch candy! There’s way too much of that around.

  2. Everybody sing! “Cause it’s summer, summertime is here. ‘Cause it’s summer, my time of year.” Anne Marie, name that tune!
    This made me too happy at six a.m. before my morning coffee 🙂 Thank you Scoot!

    1. Deedles:
      Ooh, I can hear that song playing on the radio. Was the group called War? Yes! I just looked it up. Anyway, fashion, turn to the left, fashion, turn to the right, we are the goon squad and we’re coming to town… beep beep.

  3. Someone fetch me a gin….with bromide in it.

    And they look even more hideous with those legs. Thanks Mitch….i may need another lie down….wheres’s the bromide???

  4. Dot is cute – I would wear that and it would work. The poor person in photo 2 looks like they need a little nourishment; even their crocs are baggy! Stay inside, Mitchell.

    1. Wilma:
      Dot made me smile. I was disappointed she was wearing plain black shoes. And, yes, even his crocs ARE baggy!

    1. wickedhamster:
      I almost chased that guy down the alley to get that picture.

  5. And you had me thinking I was going to see some cool fashions. Bad boy.


  6. At least the fellow doesn’t have his bathing suit leg hiked up. I still find that ‘look’ so mystifying.

    1. Sheila:
      Those shorts are so short already. He probably waited until he hit the beach to tuck them up like a diaper.

  7. In Ken’s coastal North Carolina hometown, they call the seasonal tourists “Dit-dots.” As in: Dit dot boat leave yet?

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      That’s perfect. Someone here must have a good name for ours.

  8. I talked to one of my American co-workers yesterday and she said she and her husband are going to Spain in a few weeks. So you’ll not only have the British, but a handful of Americans, too! (They live here in London, though.)

    1. Steve:
      Americans are a rare sight right here in Fuengirola. But, glad none of us need to worry right now about Americans visiting from the US of America. What a mess.

  9. I’m sure you’ve seen that wonderful BBC series Benidorm with the great Shelia Reid as the epitome of the Brit tourist?

    1. Willym:
      I haven’t. But I’ll look for it. I was there for a few days at the end of a business trip in 2006.

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