Friday, March 11, 2011

We're Here!!!!

...We have arrived!!!
We got to Manchester England yesterday morning about 9:30 AM. It was an awesome flight.Even the food was good. The only complaint I have is that it was a bit cramped on both legs of the flight- but anyone who has flown before knows that's the norm.

The place we live in is called Haydock, a quaint little village just outside Manchester.
I haven't been out much to see what's about- but what i have seen of it on my short trip to Tesco today made a sweet impression.

My in-laws have been absolute dreams, making sure we both had everything we need to settle in and make the transition easier. They thoughtfully provided us with a gift basket with all the basic(and a few not so basic) items that we might not have been able to bring. That was a blessing since we were in such a tizzy we completely forgot to bring even our toothbrushes and toothpaste! My mum-in-law had even went out and bought Paul and I BOTH a new bathrobe!

After we arrived, Paul's dad, Glenn, made us a lovely English Breakfast(or in our case-Brunch). After we ate- I was shattered and decided to take a short nap, so Paul headed up to the Tesco with his parents to purchase us both a cellphone. We're now trying to figure out a plan so I can call my family when I want to talk with them since all my incoming calls are free for me but whoever is making them pays thru their carrier. So I basically have to wait for them to call me to get to talk with them more than a couple minutes. We're working on that- so soon as we figure it out- some of you'll be hearing from me in person.

Okay, so after I awoke and paul showed me his purchases, his family began arriving to welcome him home and me to the family. I have got to say that I was a bit nervous about that part of the move- but his family were very sweet and reminds me of my own family a lot. I wont name names, but there are such a thing as Doppelgangers because I've seen them!!!

We all had a lovely visit, then we turned in because it has been a WAY stressful couple of weeks for us all.

I, of course, woke up after 4 hours and just tossed and turned, so I finally got up and went downstairs and chatted with a few friends and family that were on FB at that time of night. I would say unGodly, but it was only 10Pm here.

So that was my time here so far...stay tuned...there will be more!!!


Odie Langley said...

A wonderful report Sunny. Hope you have some pictures to share as well.

Evan 08 said...

Sounds just peachy.

Regarding the cell phone, may I humbly recommend that you start off with skype or something like that? It would be a lot less expensive than calling overseas from a cell phone or landline. Also, skype has video capability. The downside is that you'd have to schedule it, but...

It sounds like you were greeted warmly, and that makes me happy.

You should take a lot of pictures and post them here or on Facebook. You can show England from an American's perspective.

I hope that your move out of the states will take you away from the hand-to-mouth existence you two had here in the U.S.

Saffy said...

I know that my mum and dad have T-Mobile which (when on contract) allows them to call me for up to 200 minutes a month free as part of their plan.

Failing that, there's a number you can dial into from a landline that allows you to call a US cell phone or home phone for just a penny a minute. I used to use it all the time before I moved here. Here's the link:

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MC Etcher said...

Very happy that you two arrived safely! I'm looking forward to hearing all about the UK!