Hi everyone Hi Mom and Dad (since I doubt anyone else will come across this). I’ve decided to try something new here and start a travel blog. By “start” I mean write this one post and see if I feel like continuing afterwards, and by “something new” I mean “new for me” not “a novel idea” because, let’s face it, there are a million other travel blogs out there that are about much more exotic places than London. Which brings me to my point. I’m moving to London.
For a little while, at least. In a couple of days my partner Sara and I are moving to the UK so she can attend grad school. We both quit our jobs and moved away from Boston (the US one) in preparation to live in London for the next year. We don’t know exactly where yet- we’ve been trying to find a flat online but none have satisfied our set of constraints, listed in order of importance: she likes it, I like it, and the rental agency actually emails us back. Actually, for some reason they only ever reply to Sara- I exclusively get ignored.
Now you may be saying “But Adam, what are you going to do all day while Sara is busy with school?” Well, first off, I’m glad you asked! Second, who are you and how did you come across this post without already knowing everything about me? Anyway, I’m also going to school, but I don’t expect it to be quite as rigorous as Sara’s program(me?). I’ve enrolled in jewel(le)r’s school, which should keep me busy a few days a week. I’ve messed around with jewel(le)ry a bit before- I’ve made lots of rings and earrings, and last year one of my quarantine projects was lost wax casting, which lent itself to some fun pieces. I’m also planning on writing more (hence, the blog), taking a ton(ne) of photos (which should also prove useful for the blog), and, of course, taking on some random electronics projects (which won’t help much for this blog but will hopefully generate some new content for the Projects page).
Well that’s it for now. We fly out in a few days, so if I decide to keep up with the blog you’ll probably see another entry in a week or so once we’re in London. I suppose I should conclude by saying “ta-ta!”
6 thoughts on “Time to Try Something New”
OMG, no clue you were moving!! How fun. Well, if the jewelry thing pans out, my Dad gave us girls itty bitty freshwater pearls from Bahrain that I’ve always wanted to make all the grandkids something from them. Pendant perhaps? Have fun you two!!
Thanks Aunt Stacy! Pearls sound awesome, but let’s see how I do in the class 🙂
Oh dearie me, what rubbish immigrants we are getting these days
Oh sod off, pip pip.
Not certain if you remember me, but I am your mom and dad friend that lives in FL. I am enjoying reading about Sara and your adventure. Quit franking, I’m jealous. I read your passage about the silversmithing class and it brought back some great memories. Back in the day (many days ago) I did a Praying Mantis in silver. I can out great. I drilled out the eyes and epoxied small Rubies in them. I was so cool!!!
Anyway, Looking forward to living vicariously though your adventures.
Hey Bruce! Of course I remember you, and I’d love to see that Praying Mantis some day.