moving into the UK   6 comments

There is some catching up to do on this journal.  Essentially, we arrived at Heathrow Airport from Phoenix, Arizona the afternoon of 14 January.  We immediately picked up a rental car and drove–very badly since there were roundabouts to learn and mirror image cars and traffic to contend with–to pick up our cats at the Animal Reception Center.

Right, so there are two future posts: bringing animals into the UK and driving in the UK.

After a minor bureaucratic runaround, we were all safely in the car stuck in traffic on the M25 heading, eventually, to our new, little village north of Cambridge.  We rented an 17th century farmhouse there and were excited to move in.  That is, until we found there was no heat…for the next two days, we suffered in the cold until the furnace/boiler controller could be replaced.

Here we are freezing our asses off in front of the dining room fireplace before bedding down on the inflatable mattresses we brought along:

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Oh, yeah.  The photo suggests another future post: where to buy booze, which is particularly expensive, here.

Here are some more photos of the wreckage:

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pump-lane-front-door

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pump-lane-kitchen

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Okay, that should hold folks until I can get some other photos, take some video, and transfer some of my observations on life and the landscape.

The plan is to update this mostly with the oddities, the not-so-oddities but still things that make it special here, and also keep a pub listing updated.  Until then…

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Posted 2009/02/16 by Drunken Bunny in house

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