Our journey as a pair of Texans learning British way of life.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Howdy from London!

So we're finally here!! We had a lovely uneventful flight and we landed happily at 11am. After the long line at customs we happily picked up all of our luggage...err all of my luggage! Cam's firm surprisingly and thankfully had a car waiting for us when we landed. Which we had no clue about until Cam checked his voicemail. It was a service called Climate Cars and was a Prius!! How in the world they got all the luggage above in one I have no idea!

They had the car take us to their office since our apartment was ready yet, but it gave Cam a great chance to see the location of his office and learn a little about it. A few of the ladies in the office took us to lunch across the street and I had a disappointment when I ordered Fish and Chips they were all out!! :o(

After lunch a black cab was called for us and again we crammed our luggage into a smaller space than it should have been! The apartments were surprising for their size and very nice! (Pictures in the next post!)

After unpacking, having a nice warm shower and getting situated with our space we were happy to walk across the street to the local pub, have a glass of beer/wine and have some food. I finally got my fish and chips and it was great. Cam had another English classic of Bangers and Mash (large bratwurst size sausage that tasted surprisingly like American breakfast sausage and mashed potatoes).
We then quickly stopped in the convenience store next door where we saw this nice little surprise from Texas in the picture below(don't worry we didn't waste our money on them...yet!), then we headed "home" to browse British TV which is oh so interesting!! haha! Then we crashed by 9pm.

A nice start to our first day, now we just have to get used to the idea that we are in London finally after all the waiting and we're here to stay!


  1. Glad ya'll got there ok! :] Can't wait to hear about all your adventures! :]

    -Amanda Smith

  2. I'm so excited to see apartment pics! Post regularly, my friend :)

  3. Hi, I'm B, your cousin Ivan's wife. I hope you don't mind if I follow along. I love reading blogs, and I know what it's like to be an unemployed bum because of your husband's work and move somewhere outside your comfort zone. This is shaping up to be quite the adventure.