It can’t be that bad: Lyall is married to a Brit, and Collins is already trying to work out how to extend her visa so that she can stay in the UK for a third year. But there is one bit of British culture that Collins says she will never understand. “English desserts I can never quite get on board with,” she says, laughing. “The fruit and booze combination! When I flip through the Sunday supplements, there’s never anything I want to make for dessert.”

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