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Where We Are Now

January 28th, 2014 at 09:05 am

I've been back in London about 10 days now at the same flat in Muswell Hill. I've brought nine students and am teaching two classes plus the British Life and Culture class. I have students from the two other universities here too.

So far, I think they've had a great time, and we're starting to get in the swing of classes. My additional "cultural events" that students pay a small fee for are included in my package, so Friday went to Stratford and Saturday to a fun retro tea with way too many cakes. My classes went to see some Stanley Spencer paintings last week, and I spent a wonderful 90 minutes listening to a lecture on Jane Morris.

I've again been bowled over by grocery prices and am working hard to keep costs down. My landlady has bought some additional housewares and was pleased to see me. I did a pretty good job of bringing the right clothes, and it's been a much milder winter than last year. I haven't bought much but groceries, and had a credit from last year that I used for one of my grocery shopping expeditions.

My university still only pays me for two classes while I'm here, but I've taken on an additional class on line to help pay for things. DH had yet another crisis that came to nothing about his contract, and he's been renewed until June. He and DD are arriving in 11 days for 11 days here. We've been skyping every night which helps us all.

I do have some plans after they leave: The students are going to Prague, and I'm going too at the end of February. My friend who moved to Germany will join me there. I'm thrilled to be able to see her.

I've got a few other things up my sleeve, but that's enough for now. And I can see that I've got to update my goals.

3 Responses to “Where We Are Now”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Sounds marvelous. Take pictures -- especially in Prague! AS will be heading to London for a few days in April. I miss old Blighty. Smile

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Wow...you have been busy and sounds like good plans forthcoming!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad to hear you're having a good time back in London. Smile

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