I would like to think I’m finally getting the hang of life here. I’ve got a few favorite pubs, I know that when someone says the first floor, they really mean the second floor, I bought some British clothing items (intimidating because of the size difference but I survived!) and I got a British hair cut. This is progress right? The haircut was a bit of a struggle because finding a new hair dresser is never easy, even at home. I chose based on online reviews and proximity to my office so I could go at lunch. I chose a place that was probably a bit too posh for me, since they kept trying to offer me lattes and the hair washing room had a fake fire place. I just wish I’d thought about it a little more, and realized that when she asked me if I wanted fringe, she was asking if I wanted bangs. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet.
Running is going well too. I’ve discovered the world of Park Runs, which is an awesome program that hosts free 5k runs every Saturday morning in several countries. There are a bunch in the UK, and two within a 20 minute drive of where we are, which I have done the past two weekends. That, and the local running club keeps me busy. And being able to go to the gym on my lunch break, although I will say I miss the gym culture from back home. It is impossible to find somewhere reasonably well equipped, clean and fairly priced here, so in general you end up settling for a rather disappointing mixture of the above. But it works, so I can’t complain too much.
As far as travel goes, we booked our trip to Belgium this weekend so it is shaping up to be a busy spring. There was also talk (at the pub so who knows) of venturing to Turkey in the coming months as well. There are so many places we want to go, but obviously due to time and money constraints, we have to pace ourselves. Which is so hard! As is making decisions about where to go!
I can’t believe this is my 5th week of work, the day’s definitely go by faster now. It is going well so far and not so different from working in the U.S. Even if I have to stop myself from saying kips instead of kilo newtons on occasion.
Aside from that, I am ready for summer weather! And I am not sad to be missing the disturbing amount of snow New England is getting. 😦 at least lots of snow days, right?