we are now in our house in london. it was a long journey to get here and a huge shock to my poor feet. i only had sandals when i got off the plane. i am adapting to a huge change in weather, from summer to early spring in one day. didn't seem to bother me when i went from winter to summer in one day. it is early spring and the daffodils and forsythia are blooming but the leaves on the trees are still not happening. we are getting some days of warm weather and then it's cold and rainy.. like springtime in seatte too.
our house is really nice with three floors and three bedrooms. the kitchen has a glass roof with a little garden outside.
we walk 10 minutes to the tube and 15-20 minutes to the village of Crouch End.. true name. it has lots of shops, grocery stores, and places to eat. we have no car here and walk everywhere. after all our car karma in South Africa we are ready to walk. i am not sure i mentioned car trauma, but just take it from me, it is good to not have one.
i went to downtown london yesterday and it took me a half hour. .. not bad.
we have friends here and that has been so wonderful. jeremy and arshia have been friends of connie's for 30 years. they are both doctors working for the national health system. jeremy is the best tour guide you could ever ask for. he knows so many facts and never gets lost. he could be a great taxi driver if he quits his day job. their kids are leo and amy and we love spending time with them. connie's neice also lives here with her husband and we are so happy to have them here. we have been alone for three months mostly. (we had sean and jean for three weeks) so having people around will be great. plus, we will have lots of visitors here. going to be a different experience here.
i will take more pics here and let you know what we are up to. connie went to cambridge today for a conference. up early and walked to the tube and then the train.. a different commute.