Today was moving day! No, not the really exciting kind where we will finally get to move into our own place and unpack for more than a few weeks at a time. But, an exciting one nonetheless as we moved from an Airbnb to a guest room with some new friends, thereby saving ourselves quite a bit of money.
We are ever so grateful for this chance to ease up on our budget and the flexibility it gives us as to when we move on to the next thing. Instead of needing an exact day to either end a housesit or book an Airbnb through, we can stay here as long as we need and leave on a moment's notice if the thing we are hoping comes through actually does come through. (I know, I'm still being vague about it and that's mean but I promise I'll spill all the beans when it's all said and done!)
Moving from one place to another was really quite easy - Vince picked us up in his car, we drove less than 5 miles, then we were at our new place! Vince and Joan are at a retreat in London this weekend so we actually have the house to ourselves for a few days. It feels really weird to be in a house just the two of us without even any pets to care for. We literally have not lived like that since sometime in June of 2018.
After a two-week cooking hiatus (our Airbnb didn't allow us access to the kitchen so we lived with just a mini-fridge and an electric kettle) I am excited to be back in a kitchen. And a well-stocked one at that! The knives are sharp, the spices are plentiful, and they have my favorite kind of non-stick skillet! Ah, the small things.
The town we are (still) in is Welwyn Garden City and it is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year - basically an infant by UK standards. I'll be back on Monday to share all about some interesting tidbits about the town - it was one of the first planned "garden cities" in the UK and used as a model to create planned communities all over Europe! We are apparently here at the wrong time of year, however; there are some neat attractions nearby that I'd like to see including an estate (basically a small palace) and a shell grotto but everything is closed until April. Ah well, we'll enjoy what we can and share all about it soon!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!