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Well it's official! We found a flat finally and after quite alot of back and forth and paperwork hell we are getting the keys to our flat this friday(June 23)!! So I might be out of blogging touch for a little while until we get the internet set up and I have some time to write. I will definatly post some pictures as soon as I can. Of course, my entries have gotten a little few and far between as of late I apologize. The flat is really awesome, its about a 10 minute walk to town and in a converted victorian house that has 3 flats. Our flat has just been refurbished and has a brand new kitchen and hardwood floors! After where i've been living the last couple months, I am gunning to get in there now. I'll have to take the train to work now but its only 2 stops and still about 10 mninutes. Richard gets to walk to work lucky guy!
The last couple weeks we've just been packing and getting stuff together to move. It's been really hot here and it's getting quite uncomfortable living with so many people so we've been spending alot of time out and about. We went to a fantastic indian restaurant called Kutti's on Oxford Street in town here. It was quite authentic and we had 3 courses! We carried our tummy's out about 10pm after our complimentary Bailey's shots and vowed to return soon for a repeat. I love my curries!
Today we went to the Farmer's Market in central town. They had lots of organic fruit and veggies, fresh meats and fish, fresh herb plants, homemade fudge, and of course beer. Everything was grown or made in the Hampshire district, the purpose being to raise some awareness and support for local produce. We bought some fudge of course, and some wholewheat scones...or as I call them much to Richard's dismay, tea biscuits. We also found out that there is a weekend chocolate market in Eastleigh in July that we are definatly going to make a day of. Thats my kind of market!
To stay cool (they have no air-con anywhere here!!!) we spent a couple hours in Waterstones book store, which is a large chain similar to Chapters. We both love reading so we just split up to our respective sections and met up awhile later. I could spend the whole day just lounging in a bookstore. I found a fantastic food book called "Super Foods, Super Fast" that has a great breakdown of different fruits and veggies and what they do for you, as well as really awesome 7-day detoxing diets to help you with different ailments. Rich is really into cooking and loves food of course and I've been trying to eat healthier and use food and supplements as a way to feel better. With my birthday looming in the next few weeks I've realized it's now or never to start taking care of myself!!
The world cup has been manic over here. England fans are absolutley crazy for their football. It's been quite exciting I must admit even though I'm not a big football fan. I have promised to go and watch a full game proper this tuesday at the pub when they play Sweden. Im assured that its an experience not to be missed!
My friend Jenn from Baton Rouge is coming over here at the end of the month. Her sister is in Chichester which is a 45 minute train ride from Southampton. She'll be over here a week and we plan to meet up at some point. It will be nice because she's here over Canada Day weekend. Rich said Chichester is really lovely as well so we'll probably go up there to visit. I'm looking forward to seeing her!
Well, I will blog when I move in and post some pics as soonb as I can. Ahhhh freedom soon enough.
http://tinyurl.com/nj2td For all my pics.