A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Day 43 of 365: Busy Bees
Busy bees we were today. I took this while we were out running our errands. I meant to get a picture from when we were in Birmingham, but I completely forgot to pull out my camera and it was a gorgeous day...so Dudley Parish Church will have to be proof enough.
This is what we did in Birmingham. I opened a bank account so I finally have somewhere for my wages to go (once I have wages to actually go somewhere). I had to settle for a picture of the business card as I forgot to take a pic of the outside of the bank itself.
We had to walk from the Timeplan office under the five ways. It's just a series of under-bridge walkways (they call them subways here, but not referring to any train) below a large roundabout at a major road junction near the city centre. Lots of food buggies also down there made it very tempting, but DH and I exercised restraint.
Nearby I noticed an older Five Ways Shopping Centre -- blue lettering on a dirty and moss-covered white building. I made a sarcastic comment to Matt about the graffiti and how it looked like an inviting place to do business. Clearly this was a "happening" place to be, perhaps in the early to mid-90s. It has now been replaced by a more "hip" Five Ways down the Broad Street with a full movie theatre and loads of clubs and bars -- one promoting 'Vodka & Food,' which are life's necessities, obviously.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!