I updated the last post, I’ll continue to fill it in until I get to today.
“Today” is Wednesday and so far it’s been a bit more settling.
I got my Twin Extra Long bed and made friends with the two maintenance guys, Ian and Mark. They are HILARIOUS! Apparently Ian’s 9 year old girl was an extra in a Harry Potter movie and thought Daniel Radcliffe was quite boring. I think that’s great. She also constantly asks him,
“Dad, have you got your glasses?”
“No dear, I haven’t.”
What a great conversation. I love it.
Mark on the other hand told me that I shouldn’t complain about my room because I have a view of St. James’s Park!!!!! Okay, I appreciate that I have some very nice trees and there is some light that trickles in, but if I were up a floor or two I’d feel a lot better about it. Earlier they were testing the music, and right now they are apparently “testing 1, 2…3…1” It’s pretty amusing. Mark also suggested I go outside and tape up a nice view of the Bahamas so I will constantly have a view… of the .. BAHAMAS! He makes me laugh.
So today started out rainy, continued on rainy (Grant and I went to Tesco) and around 1:50 pm it stopped raining and the sun came out. It is now greyish with sunny intervals and I don’t mind any of the above weather systems. But I can safely say it rained all morning, and I wasn’t saddened by this one bit.
*note: The Tesco is over in Gateshead, and it has amazingly wonderful stuff for very cheap. And there is a butcher shop nearby that looks like they have tasty morsels for a good price as well. The Metro ride is super fast and . . . free? Unless they catch you that is. . .
I am going to take more pictures soon (I took about 3 earlier today, my first ones in England) and those will go up soon.
I also changed my header image to what my dorm looks like, and the football stadium. You can’t see my view from my room since I am on the side around the corner towards the park, but you have bona fide proof there is sunlight in Newcastle. Either that or I’m just really good with Photoshop. 😛
Seriously, there is a lot of sun here, for a place that is supposed to be “always rainy and grey.” We’ve had sun every single day since I got here, and this is the first day it’s really rained. Who knows what other adventures will happen today. . . . .