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Hi From London!

January 24th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Hi SA Buddies:
I'm six days into my London sojourn and loving it. I miss my family, but it's so fabulous to come out of the classroom and find myself in the heart of London.

On the financial front, my wire transfer finally went through, so I'm as fully funded as I can be. My students are really amazed at the cost of things, but I think this will be an excellent experience of living on a budget much tighter than they're used to. I'm sort of accustomed to British prices, and I have to say, my transport pass has allowed me to explore a lot, visit some great markets, and go places I might hesitate to visit if I had to pay.

The flat is great; it's in a quiet residential area of North London, and despite the bus ride, I really like it. I've got all my grocery loyalty cards, have even discovered some coupons, and got a free two pints of milk today.

Some of my extras will be paid for like last night's curry night, and next week's play tickets. I can see I'll need to pack sandwiches at least two days a week, but I'm really enjoying both exploring a part of London I've never seen much of and coming home to a great flat. It was definitely the right decision.

12 Responses to “Hi From London!”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Play tickets? Twelfth Night?
    Will your students be visiting the London Eye?

  2. laura Says:

    Best things I've seen in London: The Roy Orbison Story, The Lady in Black, and the Buddy Holly Story. Ahh ... nostalgic sigh ...

    Have great fun for all of us SA's state-side Big Grin

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Have a fabulous time!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    They're seeing "War Horse" next week, then "One Man, Two Guvnors." We also have lots of fun side trips planned for Fridays to Stratford, Bath, etc. If they want to go to the London Eye, they need to figure out their budget for it. Judging on how much they're spending on going out at night, they'll have to economize!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you have the time of your life! War Horse! How cool!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Ooh, I'm so jealous! We'll be in Oxford about 3 weeks after you come back to the Midwest. Smile We have one friend in London so may attempt a day trip at least.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds like you're having a great time! Yay! Smile

  8. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Hope you continue to have a great time!

  9. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad you are having fun there.

  10. laura Says:

    @ceejay - punting on the Thames in Oxford ... awesome. Though it might be difficult with "littlies" in tow (what my Brit friend referred to my kids as).

  11. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, sounds great! I'm envious!

  12. scottish girl Says:

    Glad you're having a great time! You're the only other blogger on the same time zone as me then. I'm jealous, I've never been!

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