Thursday, June 07, 2012

A Very Important Detail

Which is: we are no longer homeless.

It's been a few weeks since we moved into our new home, but much of that was spent cleaning, waiting for an internet connection, unpacking, waiting on an internet connection, trying to order new appliances and waiting on an internet connection.

Strange priorities? I think not.

The last house thoroughly traumatized me and I will definitely never ever ever understand the British cultural aspiration to own a very very old house. Please give me something new and shiny and watertight and not full of damp and mold, thanks.

...which is exactly what we got. We moved into a remodeled 1970's bungalow (very undesirable by most locals' standards), but I don't care because it's new and shiny and watertight.

With a UTILITY ROOM! and a bathroom....DOWNSTAIRS! Each a holy grail in terms of home features here, to be sure.

We're in (yet another) new village. Smallest yet, but I  keep seeing ladies walking with strollers so perhaps I won't be too isolated. However, this will require me to go outside and stop creepily peeking out the window. What can I say, I'm a little bit of an introvert.

In other news, there was this thing last weekend/this week called "the Jubilee" where everyone got a four day weekend and pretended to be very patriotic. Now that it's over, we'll all go back to watching nightly specials detailing which boring village the Olympic Torch went through today.


  1. Good to see you found a new home you like and that you are back connected to the world :-)
    Sounds as if you will love your new life and I believe once you go for walks with your little one you will make lovely new friends! But yes, you need to leave the house for that :-)
    Happy weekend, Tina in Germany

  2. The most tiring part of moving is cleaning. But don't worry. You will see the fruits of your hard work once everything is done! You just need to go out and reach out to your neighbors. After all, you will be living with them from here on out. So you might as well befriend them and enjoy their company while you’re there.

    -Brendan Amorose

  3. Just wanted to pop in and say hi from a fellow girl from Texas named Adrienne (who kinda looks like you), dating a Brit in England! Small world!