Weekend Reflections

What a weekend it was! So much happened…so many decisions made which could change our lives forever….but for the good 🙂 I am really happy to share some good news with my readers. S’s got a wonderful job offer so we will be relocating soon!! Yayy!! <:o)

Nyways, like one of my friend pointed out to me yesterday…May was a very eventful month for us. It first started off with S’s birthday…and then follwed with all our Visa extensions…without which getting this job would have been pretty difficult but the icing on the cake was finding a place to set up our new home in Staines.

The chain of events started off on thursday…receiving the offer letter, then our visa documents, submitting his resignation letter and finding a new place….and all this happened in a span of 72 hrs. We were astonished to find a new place in just 3 hours. Now the only aspect I am nervous about is the packing and moving. I am sad when I think of leaving MK. I have made some very good friends here…I am used to the place….it is a beautiful city to live in but ocassionaly one does feel lonely.

Milton Keynes is a new city. It was designated as a new town only in 1967. It is one of the most planned city’s in UK. The best thing I like about this city is the foot paths 😀 where we go for our regular walks. You don’t have the problem of heavy traffic. It’s green, it’s beautiful. MK also has some of the best restaurants…one of our favourites being Nando’s….which I just found out is also in Staines. Double Yayyy <:o) !!!!

Staines is a very good city too. The best thing I like about the place is it’s close proximity to some of the most important cities and tourist spots in UK. Heathrow airport is just 4 miles away, Southall…famous for it’s Indian restaurants and Indian Stores is just 12 miles away…and to top it all…Windsor castle and Eton College are just 8-9 miles away. The Grand Union Canal which branches off from the River Thames flows through the city…which gives it beautiful landscape and recreational facilities with some of the best boating places and picnic spots. Laleham village, which was adjudged an ‘Outstainding Neighbourhood’ during Britain in Bloom, 2007 is just a mile away from where we live. The residents and volunteers also hold various outdoor activites…like Fairs, Carnivals, K9 walks and Village Fairs. I just hope these events are open for all and not just for Laleham village residents.

Anyhoo, I think I can confidently say that Staines is a place to be…..even before moving. Just hope I won’t be disappointed once I get there. With riverside restaurants, good shopping areas and it’s close proximity to London…S and I can have a ball 😀 We love the outdoors. Milton Keynes does have beautful lakes and parks…but we need to get our car out for almost everything. It shouldn’t be the same in Staines. I love walking, going out for drinks and with the High Street just 20 minutes on foot, I am sure to love it!!!! Hope I’ll make new friends 🙂 like I did in MK.

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7 thoughts on “Weekend Reflections

  1. Relocation…that’s the worst thing to do. In my 8 years in Singapore, i have shifted 5 homes. Even after so many years, i still almost live out of a suitcase. Its precisely because i hate to carry my stuff while relocating.

    Hope you find new friends and activities at the new place. Good Luck.

  2. @ Liju: I moved to the UK in 2001 and since then I must have relocated atleast 7 times :o( I absolutely hate it too..but this time round I am looking forward to it since I will be getting rid of ALOT of stuff 😀

    @Amit: Let’s hope it does live up to my expections 😀

  3. Yay! Hurrah! and more ..
    That’s great news!! I am so glad you are out of your blues(the last two posts- your mood wasn’t spectacular)

    Great work on the photo blog.

    [when you said you were relocating, i thought you were moving to US for a moment there]

    Take care .. and let me know if you need a hand in packing 😉

  4. I could! Most definitely I could. But sergeant, I think we have an insignificant problem – yes my light-bullet(my bike that travels at speed of light) isn’t functional yet!!
    We should hook up over IM/Email rather than just pinging each other in comment space.

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