She taught me some American English: when visiting Florida, she had asked for 20 cigarettes as a shop, and the clerk started counted counting out 20 boxes of cigarettes. When she explained, he told her that she needed to ask for 20 packets, not cigarettes.
I went to Barkingside with hair still damp from having it cut. I had never taken that bus before, and so hadn't realized that I could get there in one fell swoop, without changing units of transportation. Last week, France; today, Barkingside; next week, Leicester.