Ha, ha, I liked the bit about the americans, if I want to the US, I'd probably be saying Aw my gawd, a McDonalds, and on every corner, that's awsome! Mind you, the way McD is spreading here, don't need to go to the US!
Worked hard today, weeding, cutting grass edges, some planting out, finally decided to sow my runner beans, if they don't come up, well try, try, try again! Also planted out my two butternuts. OH has been hacking and digging to try and get the dead bamboo roots out, which have spread at least 8 meters each way along the fence. Fortunately there is also a concrete wall about a foot high between us and the neighbour so thank goodness didn't go across to them as well. Took us over a year chopping down and spraying every little new shoot with glyphosate to kill it. Dreadful stuff, never again!