Monday, September 24, 2007


The front of our building (we're in the back).

Our kitchen/living room. Notice the couch is facing the 'fireplace,' which is of course not a real fireplace, but a gas heater that's surrounded by plaster painted (but not very well) to look like mahogany.
Duracell bunny.

Look, English sheep!

The old part of the city centre. There's also several streets with newer buildings and trendy shops, but all the billboards and shop names don't really make it photo worthy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I've arrived

Hi from England.

I've arrived safe and sound, though the first two days I had trouble keeping my eyes open. The flight wasn't bad, it was non-stop and took a mere 10 and a half hours, just enough time to watch Pirates of the Caribbean, that dog movie with Molly Shannon, eat plane food, and pretend like I could sleep on plane.

The flat is big, 2 bedrooms and a kitchen/living area, it came furnished with 2 love seats and a small washer. Washer meaning washing machine. One of the benefits of having no long term memory is that it's apparently really easy for me to replace American words with English. So far I don't think twice when saying post code or cinema (instead of movie theatre) and now I get to put washer down on the list.

We live right next to a metro station, literally right next it (the real reason why we can afford a two bedroom). It's only a 7 minut ride to the city centre, which isn't bad. The city is big, not like LA or new york big, but there's basically everything you need here, three shopping centers, all the famous English shops like Marks and Spencers and H&M (half of the tops there are A-lined, interesting ...). There's even a 'chinatown' which basically means a block with 5 or so restaurants and two small shops.

And now it's time for me to go job hunting, and after that, home. My umbrella is in the other coat, so I hope it's not raining.

Friday, September 07, 2007

New yarn!

We have new yarn.

This one is a wool/nylon blend.And self patterning sock yarn (wool and nylon) with aloe vera.

I've already snagged brown/red yarn for the "store sample."

Some pics of my recent projects will be posted on Saturday (we have a concert tomorrow night so it's going to be a long day!)