1.10.06 13 °C
I know it’s been awhile since I last wrote. It seems I’m always starting off my entries with this line now! I can say with great relief that we now have the Internet again at home. It was hooked up 2 weeks ago and Rich and I have been squabbling over it ever since. We’ve decided we need to look into getting a laptop very soon as we both use the computer so much. I will be starting classes in the next month or so to finish my business degree and Rich is starting to do his IAQ courses at the bank next month as well. So that laptop will be much needed.
On the home front, we have been quite boring as of late and haven’t been up to much. Although we did go to Bournemouth a few weeks back which was nice. It’s a seaside city and unlike Brighton (though I absolutely love Brighton!) it actually has a sandy beach. I wish we had ventured there earlier in the summer. We had a great dinner at a classic fish and chips restaurant, Harry Ramsdens, that’s right on the beach looking out at the ocean. Bournemouth also has a pier with games and such but not as nice as Brighton and from what I hear not nearly as great as Southend where Rich grew up…yes he’s an Essex boy! For some reason English people bug him about this…until I caught onto the “Essex” image…but that’s another story all in itself.
We’ve both been working a lot and just relaxing on the weekends. Since we got the Internet we had to go out and get a computer desk. Oh the joys of the flat pack and the wonderful task of building it. I can tell you it went something like this,
“Rich, can you pass me that piece?”
“That freakin piece right there…stop watching TV and hand it to me!”
Until of course I left everything on the floor and went to make dinner and left Rich to put it together. Those who know me…know my patience are about as thin as paper. I will no longer attempt flat pack items in the future.
I’ve been getting itchy to travel again lately. Of course we’ll be in Toronto in November but for me that’s not really travelling so much as visiting home. Rich is excited as he is officially in love with Canada. Good thing as it makes for an easier transition to move back eventually. I’m hoping to plan a trip over Christmas as we’ll be here alone and I’d rather just take off and go somewhere for the weekend. I’d like to go to Paris or Italy…of course at that time Italy might be much better. I can’t think of a better way to spend my first Christmas away from home!
I’ve been super busy at work lately. It seems as though they waited until I was working for them and not the agency and then...wham! Heavy workload. I don’t mind though, I’m enjoying it. Last week I took a take a trip on the company plane to Guernsey, which is an Island in the Channel Islands, where the company’s main office is. It was quite exciting, if not a little claustrophobic to be on a plane so small. It only sat 8 people and as I walked across the tarmac to the plane and climbed in I was thinking it was kind of surreal! Guernsey is quite a small island, population only about 65,000 people. As the plane came across the ocean and closer to landing I could see cliffs on either side of it and gorgeous beaches below. I didn’t get to sightsee or anything as I was there for work but from what I saw it was very quaint and the roads were smaller then in the UK! I forgot to mention that it’s not part of the UK either. They use Guernsey pounds, and a separate governing body. Quite interesting.
The weather has gotten chilly this week. Although I don't think a cold as home from what I've heard. Laura brought me back peanutbutter and a couple packs of Kraft dinner this week from her trip home to Ottawa. It will be a KD lunch today. Funny that I never ate it at home before i left. Only since I've come here am I all crazy over it again like I was as a kid, well teenager also..ok lets face it, I don't think I ever went off it for too long! I can't wait to come home and shop..oh I mean see my famiy and friends..haha.
6 weeks and counting!