Moved into our home – 1 week ago !

1. We moved in last thursday and the 115 cardboard boxes that were packed from our Singapore home were delivered on the very same day. It was chaos and madness to see cardboard boxes all over the place. Fortunately, we have a garage where we could dump most un-opened boxes and settle at our own slow snail pace.

2. With 3 days of moving inn, we had 3 of J’s ex-colleagues (a bengali girl, a chinese guy and a vietnamese guy ) come over for dinner as they were visiting their UK branch office. After some crazy planning at a just being arranged kitchen – I managed to cook Peas palau, Chicken kurma and Chicken fry – which they relished and gulped up in no time – after all the english bland food they were having here 🙂

3. M’s school admission came through at a school that is at a 1/2 an hour walk from home as two of the other schools we’d applied for are Full Capacity (We are applying 9 months  late as we just moved in) Now, the 1/2 an hour walk will seem impossible during extreme cold weather conditions in a few months from now and we have decided to re-apply to another school which is at closer proximity which we hadn’t considered initially as it was a newly started school. Now, with no choice left we look at the benefits of the newly started school and claim that with low class strength – M is bound to be getting individual attention 🙂

4. The initial hiccups of settling down are too strong – like for Ex: A hair cut for J and M – J went hunting around for a barber shop in the locality we’ve moved in and returned back without finding one. Later he found one close to his office and got hit hair cut. The next day when discussing the barber visit informally with colleagues he realised that he was the only one getting a hair cut done at a barber shop. Everyone of his colleagues do it themselves in their homes and save that whopping 15 Pounds ! So , there you go hereafter – introducing the barber of the home for J and M – ME (terrified look ) !! My regular once a month parlour visit to get a basic eyebrow threading and upper lip-chin done is to be far forgotten 😦

5. Living in Europe requires a lot of discipline !!! J’s repeated words. When I land here in Europe I realise that life in India or Singapore – is relatively so easy and simple as compared to here. Most people have a misconception that life is WOW when they live in the US or UK, but it’s factually not so. Life in the US or UK is a struggle – no domestic help, public transport is scarce and you will have to be equipped with too many life skills. However  – Every place has it’s very own +’s and -‘s.

Leaving with a few random pics of Cambridge – The antique city – I will call it ! Most of every building I see here boasts of a 300 year existence calling us ” just borns ” 🙂Image

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Co-incidentally had M’s School admission form in my hand while I saw ” University of Cambridge “. Clicked the picture with a wishful hope he will one day get into this world famous university 🙂

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4 Responses to Moved into our home – 1 week ago !

  1. Good to hear from you and glad to hear things are getting settled. Take care!!

  2. Really happy to hear from you sj! 🙂 Hope everything settles well. For just having been there, I think you people have accomplished os much. Woo hoo! You go girl! 🙂

    Ofcourse the little one will make it to top universities in the world if that makes him happy 🙂 Sigh. Peas pulao ? Drool.

    • sjscribbles says:

      Hey Kismi –

      You are on a roll – I’m loving your pics everyday !

      Yippee..Ur comment makes me feel so good ! Hai na..We are just here and what we’ve done for now – calls for a celebration !

      Yes ! He being Happy in whatever he does is the ultimatum 🙂

      Peas Palau – Yes !!! 🙂

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