Saturday, January 18, 2014


My first week in England with Tom has been amazing.
It's gone by so fast and so slow all at the same time.

While on one hand i'm loving where my life is right now,
on the other hand i'm missing my people back home.

homesickness has only been a problem once.
I was lying awake one night missing my little family.

Homesickness is weird because it doesn't mean your not happy where you are.
I think mine means that i wish i could have everyone in one place.

That being said, i haven't been too homesick because i've done this before.
I've lived away from home for most of the past 5 years.

I think out of those five years i may have spent approximately one year at home
if you include summer breaks and holidays.

Plus skype is not only a means for keeping in contact with a british boy.
It's also a way to call your momma while she's on her lunch.
Or a nice way to keep up with the fam on weekends.
Which i still need to do..

I'm living in Tom's parents house with Tom his mum and dad,
sister Holly and grandad Billy.

They are hilarious, and loving and wonderful
which makes this transition that much easier for me.

Tom and I haven't really done much this week.
Other than go to the movies two days in a row...
and eat WAY too much pizza..

I've spent the week settling into life here.
I've figured out the bus system to town
which makes me feel like a local.
I've just bought a GO phone yesterday,
his name is Gregory...

He was only three pound.
Then I just have to top him up for ten pound a month
to keep him living and breathing.

So i now have my very own UK phone number.
Which makes me all giddy inside.

Today Tom is working till 6.
I'm heading back to the bus on my own 
and going to Town for a little window shopping...
or maybe some real shopping..who knows.

I'm also going to take this opportunity to explore a little more.
And now i feel like i can explore more because i have a phone to keep 
me connected in case of emergencies.

Plus mom, if you're reading this, i'll be fine.
I'm only going to be in like a shopping mall area.
So when i say get to know the city center better
i really mean get to know the shopping area better.
Are we all that surprised??
I don't think so ;)

I'm off for now.
Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Well if you ever want to have texty girl chats here in the UK email me at and I'll send you my UK number.

    Amanda x

  2. Sounds like your first week has been awesome! You'll definitely become a local in no time. You're already on your way - the bus system, a UK phone number. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  3. sounds like you're copping well girl. cant wait to hear more about your trip and see more pics. how long are you there for exactly?