It’s been a while, I know. It seems we’ve been settling into everyday life here, so with all the many things there is to accomplish in a day, I have not found space to also sit and write here. I’ll try to fix that.
Sydney is now in school and really liking it. Every morning, rain or shine, we bike through the green, across Trumpington Road, and down some narrow streets to school. It’s quite a nice, short ride. The school is a mile or less away and now the girls have the trip memorised and we zoom there and back in no time flat. Sometimes after school we pop across the road to the park until dark. It’s been getting darker fast these days – by 4:30. Sydney and Norah have made some good friends in the apartment complex here and so they are usually together. It’s fun to see because I have fond memories of living in co-op housing in Vancouver where my sisters and I used to play hide and seek until well into the night with the neighbour kids….Through the seasons. I am homeschooling Norah right now. The schools here are very full and she does not have a place yet. I am not worried though. Norah is a great girl. She is lots of fun, helpful and spunky. We’ve been having fun doing some reading/word games together that Mom Oosterhoff sent. When I get my act together we will focus a little more on math too.
Richard is doing well and is back into the swing of things at work. And as it turns out the people he is working with are really neat people who we get along with quite well. They all have children; and although they are younger than ours, Norah and Sydney LOVE being the big “sisters” and take care of them. Whatever works, right?
I have been running in the evenings, once a week with a friend from church and then once or twice more by myself and attending some fitness classes here and there. Running in particular has been very good for me, though it’s outside of my comfort zone… and to my dismay it’s not getting easier! Though Lynelle has helped to push me and I now run for longer than I ever had. Thanks, Lynelle. The best part is there are few places to run more beautiful than Cambridge and I get to see this beautiful city at night! I run around the west side of the city then cut in through the city centre back home. I run along old cobblestone streets lined with amazing buildings that have been around for hundreds of years – churches, colleges and chapels, warmly lit restaurants and shops where everyone looks cozy and happy. And I jog past taking it all in.
As it turns out, it’s not as rainy here as London. It’s still wet, but I’ve only biked through the rain a couple of times to pick up/drop Sydney off from school and I have not yet run in the rain. However, it is winter and fairly gloomy. Today is a beautiful sunny day, but I just got a weather warning on my phone that says: “There is a potential for gales or serious gales to develop across much of England, Wales, etc. during Thursday night into Friday…” But hey, might be fun to run in that actually… though I suppose it depends on weather (lol, I kill myself) or not it’s helping you along or you’re fighting against it… on second thought, I’ll stay inside 😉