Aug 15, 2010


I can't believe that summer is already over here. Mornings and evenings are chilly and it's been raining almost every day. Here are a few pictures from the last few weekends. We caught the tail end of a pick your own produce farm and scored some berries and made cobbler. We've been riding our bikes out to some fun gastropubs. The picture of Neil sitting under a willow tree is at The Perch, a classic English pub with huge grounds on the Thames.

On another note, the spiders here are no joke! We were shocked to find this guy in our sink. I'm not sure if the picture does him justice, but he was very large. Every morning I have to fight my way through our front walk because of all the webs from the night before. They are persistent and like clockwork, are always there in the morning. I quickly learned to swat my way through after the first few days of blindly walking through and getting massive webs to the face. They, on the other hand, do not learn and keep on spinning across the walk. I was talking to my colleagues about all the spiders and they say England wouldn't be England without all of the spiders.

1 comment:

Patricia Snook said...

Oh! How darn exciting or you guys!! The spiders do suck :( how are you adjusting to life in the UK? Gosh, with mine and my boyfs contracts coming to an end in Shropshire soon, he's looking to work in research at the uni in Oxford, I can't wait to move down before the year is over! xoxo