Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Finally, an update

So, finally after what feels like forever, we have an internet connection!

We are getting settled in and starting our life here and we love it! If anyone's been watching the news, England has been hit with record snow fall as of late, so we've been holed up in our cozy little home trying to stay warm! It has been beautiful though, I've seen some of the largest snow flakes of my life in the past week. Now, we just have to worry about flooding as all that snow melts!

Travel Updates:
We've been back to Cambridge a couple of times and really love it!

We ventured over to Oxford today and were a little disappointed. We were expecting a place with an ivy league feel, a place to really dig in and soak up some history and all we managed to soak up was the dirt and grime of an unkempt city.

Lewis Carroll wrote "Alice in Wonderland" here and all we could find on him was a touristy gift shop filled with overpriced Alice-goods. JRR Tolkein lived here and walked the grounds of Oxford with Lewis Carroll...didnt see anything about him either. And the saddest part of all, the Oxford Castle, our first taste of an old English Castle, has been transformed into a tourist trap, complete with a *gasp* Krispy Kreme donut. So, we were a bit disappointed.

We saw Christ Church, which was beautiful, but cost 12 pounds to get into and you could only see 3 rooms, one of which was closed, so we didnt do that.

Needless to say, we were quite disappointed. We're not sure where we're going to visit next in England, but we're heading to Paris to celebrate our birthdays at the end of this month!!! We are both so excited!

Love to all, and pictures to come soon, I promise!

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