Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jane Austen-esque

I've made it safely to the UK. Had a bit of challenge getting through passport control, but finally after giving the agent quite a detailed explanation of what I am up to for the next six months, she let me through. (Had forgotten to print out my China flight itinerary, so she gave me hassle for that.) I've been staying with my good friends, Nick and Jo, in Bath. My first weekend here we went with 14 other people (friends of theirs) to stay in a cottage in the little surfing village called Croyde, in Devon, where I had a delish pastie and a cream tea. (Tea served with scones, jam, and clotted cream.) The weather was quite cold so I didn't make it into the water, although some of our group did surf. (Crazy lunatics!) I did, however, engage in some drinking games at night back at the cottage, including one in which we each had to pick an animal and make a sound and gesture to represent it. Mine was a jellyfish. The next night we played Twister. Good times.

Back in Bath the past couple of days, my day-times have been chill, kinda lazy. The last two evenings I have gone to town with Jo and we've made some tasty dinners. Tomorrow we head to a village called Lacock, where they filmed Pride & Prejudice. (Not sure if it's the recent one or the old one with Laurence Olivier. I'm guessing it's the latest version...) On Saturday I'm off to Scotland. It's taken a bit for me to get adjusted to this new, strange life--that of the constant traveler. But, I think I will get more used to it. Sorry, this post is rather dry. It's late and I'm tired, but I will write more again, hopefully next time a bit more animated!

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