Today marks three months since I joined Mr. N in the UK. Given that neither of us had ever set eyes on Lancaster before the move, I am so thankful we landed in a place that we like as much as we do. We’re surrounded by so much natural beauty here, and I’ve loved exploring this new to me part of the world — and I’ve really enjoyed sharing those adventures so far with all of you.! And we’ve both been struck by the friendliness of the people we’ve encountered here. All things considered, and especially given some of the bumps along the way to getting here, I think we’re both settling in well to our new home.
I had a lovely weekend at my parents’, then came back to Philadelphia to a half unpacked apartment and the start of a new academic year at a new institution. So the last few days have been hectic. But this afternoon, I cleared off a corner of my increasingly buried kitchen table, made a pot of tea, knit a few rows of my new socks (Susan B. Anderson’s Smooth Operators), and snapped a picture: