Sunday, May 31, 2009
P.S. Cheers is used to say goodbye and I think hello sometimes. I think its a basic greeting. I am just soaking up the English culture. Cant you tell?!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
So after we left Bury, we went back to Mildenhall and decided to try this place called Crumb's Cafe in downtown Mildenhall. I would tell you where to find it but I don't think you want to find it. I am starting to figure out that people here don't like things that taste good. There is absolutely no flavor in the food here. Also, I got a salad with my meal and asked the waiter for salad dressing. He looked at me confused and brought be mayo. I said, "oh no no, I would like SALAD DRESSING LIKE ranch". After another confused look, he brought me a bottle that said salad dressing but it tasted like mayo. SOOO...MY POINT IS you need to carry a bottle of ranch in your purse. We left there with a feeling of being full but not being content or satisfied. I had a really bland taste on my tongue and I almost threw up. I cant wait to start cooking in my new house. I love American food. I guess you don't realize what you have until its millions of miles away. I love England and the people here and the scenery but no offense, I hate the food. I am pretty sure you get my point. If you want to lose weight, come here. The other day someone was freaking out about a Chili's in Cambridge and how it was so good. I didn't get it until now. I am craving American food so enjoy what you have if you are in the U.S and if not, I am sorry and I am feeling you pain. BUT there is a really good thing about England I must share with you. THE CANDY IS AMAZING!!!!! NOT EVEN JOKING. I am planning a blog post just about the candy. I love it. I think I will only eat candy and see how that works out for me...lol. But I must go. Look for a candy post tomorrow and get excited because there is some really CUTE candy too! I will talk to you later! Thanks for reading. It makes me feel connected and heard. Bye!
Friday, May 29, 2009
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Squatting is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission to use.
I thought I would share with you some interesting news I heard today from the landlord. She said that they always make sure their properties are locked and secure because if not, and a squatter happens to get in, they cannot be kicked out without court orders. She said that she would have to go to court and get court orders to get the people kicked out, because and I quote, "They have rights". She of course thought it was ridiculous but she has to follow procedure. The squatter cannot forcefully enter the house but if it is unlocked or if they find a way in, they can stay. I just thought I would share this funny story with you. Talk to you later. Bye!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Well I just got back from the scariest and most dangerous drive of my entire life! We went and rented a car, and in doing so we signed a death certificate (not being dramatic at all). Gregg did okay for the most part until he decided to take the road that said we were going to London instead of to Mildenhall. I was crying and in a panic because I absolutely hate the road to London! Its the scariest road of my life. Anyways, he also forgot a couple of times that we should be on the left side of the road. I am glad that he gets to practice on a rental before my car comes over. I think that I will never drive over here. This was the freakiest day of my life and I am so glad to be alive after our scary and confusing drive. Pray for us both because we have a rental now! I have to go now! Bye! Talk to you later...maybe.
Today Gregg had to go to work for a little while and I am going to go and get a job! I never thought a job would be so exciting but when you are bored out of your mind, anything is fun. Also, I cant really complain because I want to get a job at the Child Development Center which is exactly the kind of place I like to work at. Anyways, I know this is all boring rubbish (I am already picking up on their English words) but I thought you might like to know what we have been up to. I will have something more interesting to write about later this week. TA TA!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Today we visited the Mildenhall Church of Christ for the first time and absolutely loved it. We knew the church was sound before we came but the people were so kind and friendly. I met a girl my age whose husband is also in the air force and I foresee us being good friends. After church, the preacher took us to Ely, which is a city about 15 minutes from Mildenhall. This was a great little city to visit and definitely not a bad place to look around if you are ever in the area. Apparently the rule here is that the deciding factor of whether or not an area is a town or a city all depends on if there is a cathedral in the town. Since there is a cathedral in Ely it is considered a city...I thought that was funny because Ely is pretty small. So we looked around here for a while and I saw several Adorable coffee shops and tea houses! I will not post anything about them yet until I get a chance to make it back and try each of them. I loved walking down the brick streets in Ely and also in New Market which is another town we visited nearby. England is definitely growing on me since I saw all of the adorable things they have here...not to mention the really cool cathedral! Also, we are going to rent a car sometime this week and the preacher is going to give us driving lessons. We were told to rent from a place called Reliable Rentals. Apparently they are really cheap and easy to rent from so if you are a tourist coming to the area, look for cars that say "Reliable Rentals" on the front windshield. Oh and we went and looked at the housing on the Lakenheath AFB which is near the Mildenhall base and we found adorable housing there that I have fallen in love with. I must live there. I don't have much else to say for today but once I get pictures of the housing on Lakenheath I will post them. Also, we have heard that you can take day trips by bus to London (without the hassle of driving yourself) so we will be visiting London soon. We also heard that Wales is a good close place to visit on a weekend so we are thinking we might go there within the next month or so. Keep watching for updates and I will talk to ya'll soon:)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I have found my getaway car! I love it! I think that if I am going to try and escape this place, I might as well do it in style. I haven't quite figured out how I am going to ask the nice lady if I can borrow her car but I know I will think of something. I also decided that this is the quintessential car to own in England. If I am going to like it here, I must have it. I felt a little more calm and serene when I saw this car. England is actually my favorite place on earth. I just decided that. We were in the parking lot to the on base grocery store when I first laid eyes on this beauty and in about 2 seconds I had Gregg running wildly back to the room to get our camera. I told him I had to wait there so that no one would take it. I did not take my eyes off of it until after I had snapped the pictures. I also heard a guy behind us laughing at me taking the pictures but I didn't care...after all, this is the first thing I have found in England that I actually like. Well that is all that I have to say for today but I plan on trying out a coffee shop that I found in Bury St. Edmunds tomorrow after church so I will have to let you know how it is! Bye for now!
Friday, May 22, 2009
P.S. I think a major reason why I feel better is because my mom suggested that I buy some shoes to make myself feel more at home. I agree. I should.