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London Update

March 14th, 2014 at 07:15 am

I'm still here in Londontown. Since I've last checked in DH and DD have been here and gone, I've been to Prague with students and to (glorious) Nice with a friend. I will never ever complain again. It's been grand and glorious and wonderful.

And the weather this spring has been glorious. I've been very very busy, trying to juggle four classes, four preps, and my freelance project evaluation.

So, I'm off to do some grocery shopping.
London prices are still just staggering, and truth be told, I've sort of abandoned the idea of living in London itself. Even diehard Londoners are cringing at the price of property. But a smaller city might still work for us.

I've got a friend joining me here for a week starting tomorrow, so I expect my expenses will go up a bit this week. Except for France, I've been very frugal, packing lunches and bringing coffee most days. DH and DD will be back in four weeks. They are faring well as is his job. But I miss them a lot.

But it's been glorious--so much art, so much walking, some many quirky wonderful things. More later on interesting and depressing shows on food insecurity (not mine!) here in the land of London billionaires.

7 Responses to “London Update”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Good to hear from you! Glad you've had glorious weather, and how lucky you've been to miss the winter here! Enjoy all your quirky wonderful things! I keep telling myself I'm gonna get there yet!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Glad things are going so well! I agree about prices; if we ever get to move there, we'll be living in a smaller city, not London.

    How long are you there? AS flies in April 6.

    Envious of the time you're having! The only other European locale I've been to besides England is Amsterdam. Would love to visit France, Italy, Greece, Spain ... the list goes on!

  3. Kiki Says:

    So glad it has been a good time. I have traveled all over the continent but never made it to England or Ireland. I hope to go to Ireland this fall but I am afraid it may have to be next spring.

  4. Buendia Says:

    It is soooo expensive! We wouldn't really want to live in London anyway... there are a lot of smaller cities that are so nice, and I like a smaller community. My husband is partial to the "cathedral towns." Not sure when or if we'll move there... when I lived there before we lived in Dublin, so I've never lived in the UK. I could live in Ireland again - I loved it! But still - probably outskirts of Dublin rather than in the city centre.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    My semester lasts, ceejay, until April 11, but I'll be here another couple weeks after that. I was in Oxford last week and could have stayed two more days at the Ashmolean alone. I know how much you like Oxford. I do like the neighborhood feel of the part of North London where I live. I've had the nicest things happen. I know all the supermarket checkers and the folks in the shops. During a recent tube strike when all the buses were full and passing us by, a woman at the bus stop called a cab and invited several other people to share it with her, but it was her treat. Since then, I keep seeing her and the others. It's very sweet in a city of 8 million people to see how human people can be.

  6. Buendia Says:

    My husband is from a town that is close to Oxford (well, close by my standards, not as close by English standards). But I've never been, because we always hang out in his home village with his dad... one day...

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    I enjoy reading about your travels. Pics.. Please.. someday?

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