Saturday, 15 September 2007

It's been a few weeks since my last post and to say the least, they have been interesting.
I spent the majority of my weekdays job hunting, which basically means harassing temp agencies and applying for anything that looked like it might pay , or possibly if I was lucky, pay well. Our weekends have been spent touring from coast to coast (literally) with our first trip to the east coast of Norfolk to visit Jon's parents. They live just outside a lovely town called Kings Lynn, in a small village called North Wooten. Since they are just a few miles from the sea we spent the Sunday walking along some of the seaside trails, and enjoyed the incredible autumn sunshine. Our second trip (the following weekend) was down to the western coastal village of Croyde in North Devon. We met 4 of Jon's friends and spent the weekend enjoying one of Britain's most popular surfing destinations. I even tried to surf (which basically meant I bobbed in the water while clinging to my surfboard for a few hours), thanks to Jon and Steve who patiently gave me my first lessons. Luckily for us, the weather continued to be perfectly sunny, with those deep deep clear blue skies I have written about before. Seriously, it has been over a month and I am still in awe every time I look at the sky.

This week, Jon and I went to a beautifully restored art deco cinema in our town called The Rex to celebrate our 10 month anniversary from when we met in India (I know...is that all??).
It was such a fun experience to watch a movie, drink red wine and relax in large comfy velvet chairs seated around our own table.
Last night we went to a birthday party at a bar in London and later walked around Leicester Square and Soho. It was really nice to spend some time in the city, and enjoy some of the nightlife. London is really an incredible city and I can't wait to spend more time there!

Today Jon and I are off to Kent to his friend Andy's wedding, and next weekend we are going to his friend Simon's wedding. So I apologize if I don't get time to update my blog again for a few weeks.

Also, the job hunting has paid off (well a little), I have got a temp job working at the same company as Jon. Which is nice because we go to and from work together. It isn't my dream job, but it is a start. University applications are due in February and there seems to be an endless amount of red tape involved with practically everything I want to do - so I imagine the next few weeks and months will be filled with jumping through hoops (figuratively of course).

We are also planning our trip to Canada which is in just 3 weeks!!! We are so excited to see everyone again!
Enjoy the photos below and I promise there will be more to come soon.

3 comments:

Helen Clayton said...

Hey!! I am the same when I look at the sky and I've lived in England for all but 3 years of my life!! It's so green & pretty here still after Korea!!

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

Hi there!! I am a fellow Canadian girl from Ontario, and I just happened upon your other blog when I was searching for info on Boston Campus in Korea. I've just been offered a job there, and I am trying to research the school as much as possible before I officially accept. I would be so so appreciative if you could drop me a line with any tips or advice about the school. I know it's a little random, but I thought I'd try! From your pics it looks like you had a lovely time there, it's making me really optimistic about going there :)

thanks!
Shannon (theakesa@mcmaster.ca)

PS. woopsie! accidentally deleted my post!