I’ve finally made it to the UK! Even the last steps weren’t the easiest … my visa arrived last Monday morning, in good time for me to make my Monday evening flight … but alas, UK immigration had other ideas. My entry clearance was good beginning Wednesday, which meant one final round of calls to change flights (yes, customer service representative from Expedia, I do realize I’ve changed this flight a lot and paid many change fees!) and a little more waiting, but Wednesday afternoon I set out from Baltimore and arrived in Edinburgh Thursday morning. I cleared the border with no issues, and Mr. N was waiting to whisk me down (side bar: can you be whisked over a three hour drive, I’m not sure?) to Lancaster and start looking at rentals for us right away as we only have just under two weeks until our temporary accommodation is up and we need a place to live!
So it’s been a blur of a few days, but we found a house to rent (fingers crossed our application gets approved), and I’m slowing getting over jet lag and getting my bearings. We leave Wednesday for a conference down in Portsmouth that we both committed to being at before all the visa malarkey, so between that (we don’t arrive back til Sunday) and hopefully getting moved in the following week, it’ll be just a bit longer before I’m back to regularly scheduled programming. I’m missing this space, and reading all of my favorite knitting bloggers too! Bu til then, I’ve got some new, aptly themed reading, and plenty of knitting to keep me busy until I’m reunited with my stash in the next few weeks:
My Find Your Fade, which is really, truly nearing, completion, in progress Antirrhinum socks (July’s AYOT project), Jamieson and Smith for a Bousta Beanie, and Schoppel-Wolle for the lovely September AYOT project, the Wood Warbler cowl!
And here are a few snaps of my first few days in Lancaster:
Thanks, as always, for spending a little bit of your day here, and bearing with me as I work to getting back to normal. Hope your week is off to a great start!