Friday we went and looked at a house and had a horrible time with getting around. First off, we dont have a car so we are using public transportation. Then we dont have a phone to call the realtors to tell them we will be late or to look up directions or anything…. I could go into major detail about our troubles, but in the end we saw one house then JR went by himself to see the 2nd. Tuesday we are going to see 4 houses which we are both really really excited about.
Cell phones: so we have been planning on getting phones for about a week now and finally saturday we went to get them…. because we just moved to the UK, we do not have any UK credit…. so we couldnt set up a monthly phone contract….. so JR decided he would try to unlock our phones from the mainland and buy a pay as you go sim card here… he’s been working on it all sunday night and we still dont know if it works. 🙁
So then the TN game was saturday night….. It started at 830PM our time and JR watched it online being streamed. So of course Milo had to show her support
Let me preface this by saying that my husband is extremely prepared and organized…..sometimes a bit too much…. Whenever he does one of these things, i call it a “Booker Move.” Because his dad, Dave Booker, happens to be the most prepared, thorough man i know and Mrs Kim is very organized….now i know that technically I am a Booker now, but these traits didnt magically transfer over to me….. but JR still says im the brains of the operation, so i must have something good going…..now onto my story…..
So Monday we decided to do a dry run to JRs work so there would be no problems tuesday…..Such a Booker thing to do 🙂 So JR looks up the directions of how to get there and everything. We walk to the tube, take the tube to richmond, take the train from richmond to feltham (where he works). Its then that JR realized that he didnt look up the directions from the train station to his actual work…..So not a Booker move. I was shocked and appalled! ….. so we decided to go to windsor castle instead since we were already headed that direction….. so we had to wait for 30 minutes for a train to come back by…. then about 5 minutes before the train gets there JR finds his building on the map posted at the station which he has been looking at the whole time….. Now thats a JR move…but thats another story for another day.
So we head off to windsor castle and its a lovely little town with a castle smack dab in the middle. JR kept saying he felt like he was at epcot 🙂 Anyway, here are some photos.
In case you havent noticed, we have combined our blogs (the hawaii one and Milo one). This will make everything easier. And I have made our blog cute :)…. So just wanted to give everyone an update…
The trip over: The trip was good since the flight is shorter than from hawaii. It was 6 hours and 45 minutes. Milo was wake for the first 3 hours….playing and stuff. She didnt get fussy for a while. Then she slept for the last 4 hours….JR and I dozed on and off while she slept, but you know how it goes. You cant really get any sleep on a plane…Unless you are in first class or milo’s size. We landed in london and had to wait a while in customs but everything went smoothly. Everyone just ooh-ed and ahh-ed at Milo….
We took a london taxi to our apartment….. Its up a flight of stairs. So guess who got to lug all 6 of our humongous suitcases and stroller….JR….and he did a great job. After we got settled a bit, we took a nap and explored the square near our apartment that has shops and food. We pretty much just hung out around here to relax and unwind. Here are some pics of the area up the street.
So today was JRs Birthday Celebration. He got Dress shirts from Banana Republic and Express, a black and decker level that makes it easy to hang things on the wall (sounds boring, but really cool), and 2 xbox games….We went shopping at Ala Moana…..had lunch at this local place called Rock N Sushi….and then went to see Bride Wars….then we went to this fancy kitchen store and got JR a pineapple corer, which he wanted for his birthday…lol….here are a few pics from our fun day….first are a few pics from the mall…funfun….
This is JRs meal….starting from the sushi clockwise….California roll, salad W/ginger dressing, Croquettes (like a hash brown, but with mashed potatos), some strange little pork things, and finally, chester chicken…..it was all yummy….
So that was our day…it was fun and different….we are not ready to go back to work after our extended weekend…..i am holding on to these last few hours before bed…lol…everyone have a great week!!!!