Do you ever feel life is a holding pattern? Well that's how mine has felt for quite a while, which is interesting when you think that in 18 months I've moved 3 times (if you include the move from Los Angeles to the UK) and I've had jobs and been laid off, too. Still, I feel like I'm waiting to land for my life in the UK to finally begin though I think the phrase I really mean is to finally "settle down".
The summer job has been a godsend and has continued on and so far I have a few more weeks left. This is excellent news as I'm still working on obtaining the marketing-communication job I seek. Yes, it's hard out there but there are some jobs available and I'm sure one of them is a fit for me and me for it. So for the moment, I'm still down south, still enjoying living in Ringwood, still facilitating courses and still applying for jobs. It's a holding pattern I tell you!
September, however, had a welcome break from all of it when Mom and Shannon visited for 2 fun-packed weeks. I feel like I could quote The Amazing Race with all of the miles and places we visited which include: Bath, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and Salisbury (of course!), London, Paris, Windsor, Winchester and lots of lovely meals, walks and even some chilling out at home. Most of the pics and updates are on Facebook, but here are a few of my favorite pics:
Mai, oui! That's Paris behind us. We spent the day in Paris (yes, as in flew there in the morning and came back that night).
At entrance of Windsor Castle - that place definitely wowed me. Though we were all a bit tired that day
In front of Westminster Abbey (another WOW place). I wasn't trying to hog the picture, it just happens...naturally. :)
At the end of our day in London (we were too dang tired to do a 2nd day, but hopefully next trip we can stay in London and do it properly). We managed a bus tour, The Tower and Westminster Abbey before heading home.
Dad arrives on the 21st of December (where will I be, down here or up north? I'm telling you, it's up in the air, it's a holding pattern right now!) and am looking forward to that visit!
Today is Sunday and my one day off this week. So I think I'll take Abby for a walk in this cool, autumnal weather, watch some NFL (at least what I can get over here) and maybe chill out in front of the (electric and very "vintage" fireplace) for the evening.