It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything here, but we thought it would give all of you far away friends and family a peek into our lives here in England! Over the next couple of days, I’ll post one entry for each month this year and a bonus post for a place that has become a favorite of ours on this island. We hope you enjoy!
By January, we felt relatively “at home” on our new island home. The summer move, adjustment period, fall travels, and holiday season left us a bit “shattered” (exhausted), so we decided to stay close to home for the winter months.
So what a joy it is to say that London is just a quick train ride from our home! What a blessing! Our first visit of the year was to visit The Churchill War Rooms. We were studying World War II at the time, so this was a great day of learning . . . but it was also really fun! Churchill was such a witty guy, and we had lots of good laughs while reading about him at the museum!
Same day – We are now relatively confident navigating the Tube. I, jen, just love being able to get around the big city easily; however, I don’t love when our family of seven times our ride poorly and ends up smashed into the cars with a billion commuters! Speaking of timing things poorly, we seem to have made it a habit of having to run to our train at the train station – dashing into the station at the last minute after a day of sight-seeing fun; I am sure we are a sight – all seven of us running in one long-stretching line! (Actually I guess, just six of us are running; one of us is usually carrying the three year old!)
This was our one snowy day.
As winter goes in this part of England, about 30 minutes after we made the snowman, all that was left were puddles. Add some wellies and puddles are great fun too!