I realize we have been offline for a while but we have now awaken from our long winter slumber. We haven't been traveling January through March but things are starting to pick up again with the end of audit busy season and the start of spring weather and holidays.
To catch everyone up - we have decided to stay in England a bit longer so we won't be coming home in April as originally planned. I have changed jobs in the past few months and am really enjoying my new and challenging role. Steph has also just changed roles in her company moving from audit to business consulting. Its a move she is excited about which should give her some incredible work experiences.
We are also moving flats this coming weekend. After 2 years we have finally figured out all the little apartment intricacies that are important to us (we hope!) and we have found a great flat. We are staying in Clapham Junction but moving to a quiet street, in a Victorian house with a massive back garden that is all ours! The new place is small (just 1 bedroom!) but as Steph puts it, "oh-so-homey". It has the original hardwood floors, decorative crown molding, french doors opening to the garden and a small finished cellar.
Also in the past little while, our friends Hal and Stacie came over to London and we got to spend time with them while they were in town. On the Friday they were in, we took them out for fish and chips to a place supposedly in the top 10 fish-n-chips shops in London and - WOW! It was the best fish and chips I have had since moving here. It's always excellent to have visitors as we often spend a little extra time looking for things to do/eat and we come across jewels like that fish and chippy shop! Rock and Sol Plaice, good name huh. We also had a fabulous dinner in China Town that was chart-topping as well.
Well, I think that's about all that's happened since January. I wasn't lying when I said we were in a winter slumber! Our first official trip of 2009 was this Easter weekend. We took the 4 day weekend to head over to Wales and spend some time out in the country. More to come on that in the coming days.
A couple notes to wrap up the post. Our 2 year anniversary of living abroad has come and gone with today marking 2 full years of us working in the UK. Oh how time flies! We want to thank everyone for their continued support. We couldn't do it with out you.
It is also my Mom's birthday so I want to wish her a very BIG Happy Birthday!
For a teaser I attached a picture from Wales...