Two Week Summary.

If you missed last month's post, find it here: "The New Neighbourhood."
We know we have been absent for a few weeks on the blog. We have been job hunting and trying to settle into our lives here in England. We have not done a lot of exploring, but here is an update. We had internet installed on April 20th. It took about 2 weeks to get internet set up. They mailed us a router, then it took another 4 days to for them to flip the switch. Since we got the internet we have been booking an amazing trip for the summer... stay tuned. 

The Orange kitty who visits us.

 We started applying for jobs. Everything we seem to be applying for is through recruitment agencies. We've had meetings with the agency and have let them know what we are looking for. Hopefully something turns up for both of us soon. We found a vegetarian bakery "Veggie Bite" that serves mostly vegan pastries and baked goods and for really cheap. We've been there twice now. (Update: Turns out they were lying about their food being vegan. It cause a controversy and I think it is closed now)

We registered with a medical clinic. It was fairly easy, We just needed to fill out an application and show them our passports and visas. We also needed to live in their neighbourhood to be able to go there. Prescriptions here are also a flat rate of 8.20 pounds each.

We went for a walk into Birmingham City Centre so we could go shopping. I got a pair of boots for £10 at Primark. We passed a canal on the way. We spent the day in Birmingham exploring the Bull Ring. We got free coffee. and then when it started to rain we walked back home.
 A few days later we went for a trip to IKEA. I've never been before, so I was a little excited. We got a chair for the living room, couch pillows, USB outlet and a nightlight (Our bedroom is ridiculously dark at night.)

We continued job hunting and settling in. Relaxing on Saturday night with a game of Risk with our flat mates.
 Yesterday we went for a walk down Harborne walkway, to see what lurks in trails near by.
To see what we are up to next month, find it here: "Vegan PIZZA"

Comments

  1. I hope you enjoy your time in England. I don't live in Birmingham but I go to university there so I hope it's living up to your expectations!

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  2. Glad you got settled in nicely! Your photos are lovely in this post as well.

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  3. What a cool area. I've heard great things about IKEA and that kitty is so cute. I am a huge cat person.

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  4. New Place, New start, how Exciting! I've always thought about traveling this way. Now that my husband is about to retire we have been playing around with the idea. This is inspiring.

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    1. We love moving around. We leave in two weeks to settle somewhere else.

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  5. Wow you are really settling in. I always know I'm home after the last picture is hung and I know where to get a great cup of coffee with WIFI.

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  6. Hooray for settling in and an upcoming summer adventure. I am a big fan of IKEA!

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  7. The walk through Birmingham City looks so peaceful. Love the view! Also, I love the furniture in IKEA because it is so trendy.

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  8. I'm sure you're going to find jobs soon. I think it's terrible that the restaurant lied about their food! I'm glad they're closed. Glad that everything is going well for you guys there.

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    1. Everything turned out better than we could imagine.

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  9. Oh how wonderful to hear you guys settling down and explore your settings. Wow it's insane about Veggie Delight and the false/negligent practices. Wishing you the best in this amazing journey!

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    1. We were just happy to figure it out sooner rather than later.

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  10. What an adventure! I hope you find jobs soon!

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  11. Will keep my fingers crossed for you in the job hunting, am sure that you will pick something up. The trail through the tunnel looks interesting.

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    1. Thank you. We did find jobs shortly after.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your experience of moving to Birmingham. Glad you've settled in nicely.

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  13. Yeah! Shopping day! New boots and new furniture! Sounds like your really starting to settle in! Finally!

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