Snippets from Scotland

I'll be studying in Scotland for a semester. I like rain puddles, taking pictures, and mail. I think it'll be a good fit.

Change

In February I was pretty awful at using the British currency.  It felt like monopoly money, and there were so many coins.  Choosing the correct one was always a trial.  In my defense you have 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 pence coins, as well as 1 and 2 pound coins.  That’s double the commonly used American coins, the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. If you want to try and figure it out, 1, 2, 5, and 20 are pictured below, as well as both pound coins.  

Now, I can quickly pull out the exact change for bus fare, and I know that a pound coin is worth way too much to lose in furniture crevices.  I’ve come a long way.  

(See what I did there? Change = coins and change = a difference between then and now. I just couldn’t pass this one up.)

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