Bring on the WEEKEND!

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
  • unpacked!
  • 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.

Spactchcocked chicken before...

Spactchcocked chicken before…

.. .and after...

.. .and after…

Sauteed green beans.. or haricot verts.. can't remember which we actually bought..

Sauteed green beans.. or haricot verts.. can’t remember which we actually bought..

DINNER IS SERVED!

DINNER IS SERVED!

the makings of a Moscow Mule

the makings of a Moscow Mule

And then comes Saturday.. and THE SUN!! Didn’t even need a jacket in the morning.

Bistro-style breakfast on a sunny morning..

Bistro-style breakfast on a sunny 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…

IKEA!!!

IKEA!!!

IKEA Family login? Doesn't work here.. needs a new one..

IKEA Family login? Doesn’t work here.. needs a new one..

IKEA breakfast in the UK

IKEA breakfast in the UK

Might use this set-up for my "next" spring party  (in the US)

Might use this set-up for my “next” spring party
(in the US)

Pretty cool displays at IKEA

Pretty cool displays at IKEA

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.

COSTCO is the same EVERYWHERE!

COSTCO is the same EVERYWHERE!

Isn't this supposed to be the ENERGIZER bunny??

Isn’t this supposed to be the ENERGIZER bunny??

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!

Frijj – The Incredible Range – Honeycomb Choc Swirl Milkshake

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One thought on “Bring on the WEEKEND!

  1. I’m loving all of your posts. Fun to see what’s different and what’s the same. Probably feels nice to have some things like Costco be the same.

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