Monday, July 14, 2008

Afternoon in the sun...

So I can not lie... we slept in this morning. 6 straight days of getting up at 7 am or earlier, jet lag and walking around London has taken its toll on Chris and I alike. We rolled out of bed around 10:30, got coffee and headed to Hyde Park. We laid down a blanket (my pasmena actually) and enjoyed the London sun. Yes, you read correctly. London has sun! It was beautiful and relaxing. We enjoyed the peace and quite for a few hours, Chris read the paper and I recapped our neighborhood tours. Today sealed the deal... we MUST live near the park. Even if the sun only shines like this for a few weeks out of the year, I will enjoy it every possible moment!

We are hoping to find somewhere between Notting Hill and Bayswater. The council tax (a property tax that must be paid even by renters that is based on the value of your home) is about half in Bayswater. However, last night we headed to the area for dinner and did not feel as comfortable or at home as we were in Notting Hill. The 2 neighborhoods border one another so in a perfect world we will find the perfect flat on the street the seperates the 2 in the cheaper borough! I don't think that is asking too much!

Tomorrow we head home. I am rwady to be home. However, I am also ready to move. The more time we spend in the city the more I can see us living here. I know there will be a considerable adjustment period which is why I am ready! The sooner we get here the sooner I can adjust and start to enjoy this great opportunity!

In a few hours we head to Chris's new office to meet his co-workers for an office tour and dinner. Our flight home is at 10:30ish in the morning London time which gets us home around 10 pm Atlanta time!

Off to the hotel to pack and get ready for dinner... xoxo


Nick said...

It seems you had an amazing time and I can't wait to see all the pictures! Not to worry, Kirk and I will be visiting and perhaps we'll have a photo album for you and Chris as well. Are there wineries in England? More specifically, some local port? You know that's my weakness.... :-)

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you in Tennessee soon!

Anonymous said...

Jen, You make me laugh out loud everytime I read your blog! I look forward to every new post. Laurie