Minh and I have now survived our first full week in the UK… and here is everything we accomplished..
- set-up UK bank account
- signed up for internet (but won’t get installed for two more weeks)
- switched over half of the utilities
- groceries and random household goods shopping
- MINH GOT A PHONE!
- got a little more comfortable with driving
After a full week of work for me and exploring (and unpacking and frustration) for Minh, we wound down Friday night with a nice homecooked meal (by me!.. Minh was cooking dinners during the week). We roasted a (spatchcocked) chicken with some veggies and a side of sauteed green beans. Washed it down with a Moscow Mule.. and finished it off with melon and greek yogurt for dessert.
And then comes Saturday.. and THE SUN!! Didn’t even need a jacket in the morning.
We headed off to Ikea to get some home stuff that we forgot to pack and/or didn’t have at the flat… trashcan for the kitchen, rug for the entry hall so we don’t destroy the carpet, big wood cutting board, some kitchen utensils and plastic food containers, etc. etc.. I must say that Ikea in the UK is the same enough.. but still very different…
We also did another Costco run, and attempted to get UK Costco American Express cards.. but that failed. We’ll need to call in to see if they can give us UK Costco AMEX without us having to pay a new membership charge and still get to keep our US cards. We’ll see.
In the afternoon, we rode into town for some (more) groceries.. and it was raining… (so much for the sunshine in the morning!). I’ve discovered a new AMAZING drink called Frijj (sounds like “fridge”). I haven’t tried any of the originals, but I’m IN LOVE with the Honeycomb Chocolate Swirl Milkshake from the Incredible Range… INCREDIBLE IS RIGHT!