Things I'm Lovin'
Ely- I am just loving my town. I feel comfortable here and I feel like I am starting to feel more involved. I have been trying to run 2+ miles, at least 3x a week and I love rounding the corner and seeing the Cathedral. It makes my heart smile.
Tea/Scones- I'm even getting Van involved on this one! I am obsessed with tea time and we have a lovely spot to go to in Ely. It's called the Peacock Tea Room and I will have to post on this eventually!
British Telly- Favorite shows include: The Undateables, First Dates, Four in a Bed and, of course, Top Gear!!
Spring/Daylight- We are up to 13 hours of daylight ALREADY!! I love it, and I am loving the Spring and the gorgeous flowers that are popping up everywhere.
Golfing in England- Yeah, no big deal....we played around a castle the other day!
My new British Vocabulary- Van and I talk to each other in British accents a lot and practice our new phrases. It's quite fun :)
Things I'm still missin'Family of Course- Miss them like crazy, but so thankful for technology. And my Dad is coming to visit in a month!! I cannot wait :)
American dining/foods- I crave things like Mexican and Panera all the time, but luckily there are amazing foods here to replace those things. We also are totally spoiled with access to the base to get all of our necessary American pantry items like Ranch and Franks :)
Being able to talk to my family in the same time zone- It's hard to coordinate chats with everyone due to the time difference, but it makes me cherish the conversations much more!
Things I'm letting go ofMy car- I miss my girl and her beauty, but she can be replaced one day. I wouldn't mind a scooter though!
Being afraid of driving- I am getting much more confident. I wouldn't say totally confident, but better.
Feeling awkward- I'm definitely over the awkwardness of having a different accent. And I feel confident in my surroundings now.
While we were out for dinner in Dover this past weekend, we spoke with a couple about our time in England. Sometimes you are seated so close to other tables in restaurants here and eventually you end up chatting a bit. Anyway, I was telling them how much I loved England and am already sad about having to leave one day. The wife asked me what it was exactly that I loved so much and I said......It's the simplicity of life, the history, the beauty of the country, and the experiences we gain from living in England. She seemed satisfied with that answer :)
And speaking of returning to the states....whenever we do, mark my words.....I will NEVER, EVER return to Walmart. It will not be a possibility!!
How has it been 6 months in England already??