We made it across the pond and are settling into our new digs here in Dorking, England. Paul and I will be trying to update this blog with some of the details of our lives over here. Here are a few comments and observations about our first week here.
Our house has a name! Home away from home is called “Tree Shadows” – doesn’t that seem so very “English” and charming? The homeowners have recently done extensive renovations, so it has a modern and open feel. It should suit our family nicely. The boys certainly have made themselves at home.
We have limited furniture at this point, so packing boxes are having to suffice for a couch and chairs until we can find the real thing. I’ll post more pictures of the house when we have things more sorted around here, i.e. when we aren’t living out of and in cardboard boxes.
We’re having fun grocery shopping and setting up our kitchen. Paul made us a semi-traditional English Breakfast this weekend. We’re also keeping with some of our traditions from home, so per usual Sunday was pizza night. Just as he had his techniques almost perfected in our Portland home, Paul now has to tweak his methods and recipes once again! Good thing that’s all fun for him.
We have done some exploring around town, but haven’t yet ventured too far out of town except for shopping trips. Next weekend we hope to go on an adventure on Sunday. Not sure yet where we’ll go, but we are looking forward to getting out and seeing the countryside.