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February 1st, 2014 at 09:55 pm

Hooray! DH's interview went well, and they offered him the contract. He's happy to be going downtown again as it's a shorter commute, and he loves to take the bus. Good all around.

I headed out early, scoping out a route from my flat to the Eurostar Station at St Pancras. A friend is coming over the end of the month and we're going to France, so I wanted to see the most direct route. No problem at all, a very easy bus ride to a tube station on the Picadilly Line. I'll also go that way next week to get DH and DD at Heathrow.

It was fun being at St Pancras. It's a beautiful station, and I enjoyed seeing people rushing off to catch their train to France and watching folks come in. It was so much fun, I bought a coffee and just sat for a while.

Then off to the Tate Britain. Last year many of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings I like were down as the Tate was being remodeled, but I spent a lovely day there and also saw a great photography exhibit.

This may seem silly, but I'm missing my bird feeder at home. We have magnificent backyard birds, frequently 4 or 5 cardinals at once, and sometimes even hawks. So today I bought a small bird feeder and some seed. I have a small patio out the back and thought it might be fun. I can always bring the feeder home if I want. It'll be interesting to see what kinds of birds might appear.

Some quick grocery shopping on the way home, then back here for dinner. This will be a very busy week, so I need to get some work done tonight.

9 Responses to “Ups!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great news for your husband!

  2. Wife of the Deacon Says:

    Hi (Laura/momcents) here. Boy I perked right up when I saw you were at the Tate. That is my most favorite place (artwise) ever. I've got The Lady of Shallot above my fireplace, and tons of other J.W. Waterhouse, Fredrick Lord Leighton, etc. throughout my house. Smile Sounds like you are having a wonderful time and good luck about DH's contract of employment.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good news on the hubster's job!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good news!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Hi IL Laura! I'm not sure I like the way they remodeled the Tate, but at least they've kept the PRB together. Last year they were hanging everything by very odd themes-things like "Pictures with ferns," blah blah. I know I sometimes resist change, but it was ridiculous.
    It's much better now; the same wonderful grey walls and Rosetti near Morris and Burne Jones. In my first foray back into SA, I think I swooned over the lunch lecture at the National Portrait Gallery on Jane Morris. It was SO good.

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    The hawks were there to prey on the songbirds/

  7. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Have you been to the Cockney ATM in Co-op Grocery on Hackney Road? Could be fun to share with students.

  8. TashaC. Says:

    pictures please! Never been to France and I don't see it in my future ever. So let me travel with you through pics and get a visual!

  9. My English Castle Says:

    There's a Cockney ATM? I tried to explain Cockney rhyming slang to a class the other day, and student raised her hand and asked, "Are you making this up?"

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