Friday, September 16, 2011

In London!

A photo of the Swiss Alps, The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, and Ruby sleeping.

It’s been months since I’ve posted something on the blog. Mostly due to laziness and a little bit because moving to London was time consuming and stressful and I didn’t feel like writing about how much things were hard. It’s a little whiny to complain about how much it costs to live in London or how hard a move is.

Here is a the last 8.5 months in a nutshell. I took a few weeks off before we moved to London and said goodbyes to everybody in late January. We packed up and moved our stuff in February and lived in corporate housing in Central London for about a 6 weeks, which felt like forever. After that we moved to an apartment in the West Kensington area of town, just outside central London, it is a little bit cheaper, still centrally located, close to transportation, and lastly, allows pets. That’s right! We got a dog. Ruby is a Beagle who is about 4.5 months old now. She is very smart and partly devious like all Beagles are.

Jess and I have done some travelling. We’ve been to Switzerland, Munich, Brussels, Western Ireland, Iceland, Canterbury England, and a few other small places in England. Jess has also been to Montpelier France. We don’t have much in the way of trips planned out at the moment. We’re taking it easy, playing with the dog, and generally relaxing and exploring the city a little bit.

Things I miss the most include Mexican food, Mt. Dew being readily available, and being in the same time zone as friends. All American sports are on during the middle of the night except football, which I intend to watch religiously.

Things I like the most include the global nature of news, easy travel to Europe, and trying new ethnic foods. (Lebanese anyone?) I’m also finding myself getting into soccer(football) and rugby because they are the sports I mostly understand and they happen to be on TV regularly. Cricket, while I mostly understand it, is slow and hard to maintain focus around. I don’t think I can get into the 5 day international test matches. Too much wasted time for me.

I’ve driven on the left side of the road and lived. I can think in £ (British Pounds) and not covert to $$$.

Once I decide to not be lazy I may post photos from the various trips but no guarantees.