This week hasn’t been as busy as the last one was… But I have gotten a few things sorted. Our room looks ever so messy, it’s terrible! Every single day I say I’m going to finish and I never do! Hopefully tomorrow I might get some tidying done, since we are not going anywhere.
I think now that I’m doing other things, more relevant things, the idea that I live in the UK permanently and that D and I are actually together for good is starting to sink in. Last night, when I went to bed (at 2.30am!) after some good old tweeting and chatting, I sent him a text saying good night and he replied something corny and it suddenly hit me, that I was going to see him in the morning, that I was probably going to be woken up with a kiss… I don’t think I had actually given it much thought… I guess I am past the holiday feel of my trip, I’m here to stay and it’s starting to feel real…
Today we finally got me a bank account, with Lloyds TSB for mere sentimental reasons and I’ll be phoning on monday to book my appointment to get my NIN (National Insurance Number), and once that’s sorted I will be able to register at the local medical center and register as self-employed with the HMRC so I’m able to sell my crafts without problems… This all sounds all so grown up and foreign to what I was used to in Honduras…
Also, I ventured to town on my own on Wednesday! It proved to be quite the adventure! If that’s even possible.
We live 2 kms away from town, and I have been there with D MANY times, but never on my own, but since we were going to the theater in Southampton that night, I offered to have dinner ready before we left and was asked to meet my mother-in-law at the supermarket at 11am to buy the ingredients for my very exotic Chilaquiles :-p
I headed out of home at around 10.10am to have plenty of time to walk to town, go to a couple of shops and get to the supermarket with plenty of time.
I arrived into town at around 10.25am, which was pretty good timing! And did my fair bit of window shopping, but then disaster struck! I couldn’t find Tesco! It was ridiculous and I was angry at myself! I had been there more than once and knew exactly where it was, or so I thought… I couldn’t see it, or find it on the maps and I walked around town looking like lost puppy with my phone in hand, trying to reach D, who was sound asleep as I panicked!
After some 20 minutes of panicking I remembered my mother-in-law had mentioned something about W.H.Smith (a bookstore) being right across Tesco and I walked straight to Smiths (which I love!) and there it was! Just where I knew it had to be, Tesco in all it’s glory! :-p
By then, my biggest fear was that I was probably late (something that I am particularly known for by my in-laws and that I´m trying to fix at all costs!), but luckily G was just walking in as I was looking for her inside Tesco!
Everything else went fine the rest of the day, thank God!
The Chilaquiles came out perfect, despite the bit of tweaking I had to do to get them the way I wanted them. Mostly substituting pretty much every ingredient! Bag tortilla chips instead of real tortillas (though I did end up making a huge batch of tortillas so they wouldn’t have that fake tortilla texture I hate so much), sour cream instead of mantequilla, mozarella instead of quesillo :-p and cheddar because the mozarella wasn’t enough. After much tweaking with the salt they came out great and were a big hit with my new family We had dinner and then when we got back from Southampton they had some more (Sounds like success if you ask me!)
Those have been the highlights of my week, nothing too interesting really… Hopefully I will start doing some crafting soon and will be posting some things on Etsy next week, mostly cards and things like that, nothing too fancy… I spent a few hours sorting some changes in my Etsy account: Location and new shipping profile and I think I have most of it figured out.
I should probably go… Need to run to our room with a bunch of things! :-p Stay tuned!