Friday 5 November 2010

It's the little things...

Sandy and I are beginning to settle into our new house, we are (very) slowly making our way through the boxes and perhaps there is a small amount of light at the end of the boxy tunnel!!

This morning as I had my shower and washed my hair I realised that sometimes it can be the little things that remind you how much you miss home. The water here is not super hard like it might be in some parts of England but it is nowhere near as soft as the water back home and as I struggled to get all the shampoo out my hair I thought to myself how much I miss Aberdeen.

For Sandy I suspect the biggest (little) thing is that we don't have a driveway, we are having to park on the street. Almost everything is within walking distance so it isn't a major issue but the parking round here isn't great so we can't guarantee we'll be able to get the car next to the house (which has double yellow lines outside it anyway!).

We were prepared for the fact we would miss my friends and that settling into a new Church would be potentially difficult. We were prepared for the house being different and that Sandy would be doing a completely different job and I wouldn't be doing one at all, but I don't think we had prepared ourselves for those little things, and certainly for me, those are the things that are making me realise how hard this transition is.

On the plus side, as I had my shower I was reminded of how great the bath is here, it is big and deep and fills easily (unlike my old house) so baths become a reasonable option again!! Excellent!

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