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Hello All! I am still alive and kicking in England. Also still without the internet, which is becoming more then an extreme annoyance. I do fear that Rich and I will have to work out scheduled visiting times with the web once we are back online, we will be fighting endlessly about who gets to surf first!
The summer has been winding down and the weather has been getting cooler here. I love it; sorry to all you hot weather lovers. Nothing is better then wearing a sweater and jeans and not sweating your butt off as you walk down the street. Plus, the fall/winter clothes are always much better.
We have been laying low as of late. We haven’t done very much travelling around as we are saving for our trip home soon! I am soooo excited to come home even if it is only for 12 days. I need some more Kraft peanut butter and Rich has got hooked on it as well so that's a problem! I have been Christmas shopping like mad already since we won’t be there over the holidays, I’m bringing it all with me in November! As much as I enjoy living here in England for the time being, I miss Toronto something fierce.
This past weekend was a Bank holiday so we got an extra day to chill out. We went up to Winchester for the afternoon on Sunday because they had a large farmer’s market. They hold them in different cities and towns across Hampshire, the country we live in, every weekend. The one here in Southampton last weekend wasn’t very big but in Winchester it was massive. I love going to these markets and getting fresh bread (Oatmeal and sunflower seeds!), homemade dressings, fresh locally grown veggies, organic chicken and even a bottle of peach wine. We went home and had the most delicious dinner. It was all grown or made in our county and all cheaper then the grocery shops. I wish we had a car; we would become weekend market junkies!
My job is going well, they have asked me to start a temporary contract with them directly instead of the agency. Why not cut the middleman out I say? I still don’t know how temporary or permanent my position will be but at least I’m getting good experience in the mean time so I can’t complain.
On a sad note, Big Brother 7 has finished here. It was on everyday for 13 weeks…. Can you imagine how hooked you could get to that? I did. Haha! Never again though, even if we still only have 4 channels and there’s nothing else to watch.