Originally written August 1, 2010
Well, today was the end of an era. We said goodbye to 193 Elm Grove, Stan’s shop, Bib & Tucker and the need to take the 22 and 23 buses.
Today was our last day in the apartment, and now Fi and I are staying at her parents’ house in Kent.
I’m sure that this experience, and by that I mean the move home, is more intense for Fi. She’s moved to her childhood home. I assume that I will feel that same intensity when I head home, but for now it just feels like any other day, just in a new location. It’s the life of a nomad.
Fi’s parents have been really generous though. I am staying in the house’s downstairs apartment. That means I have a little kitchen and a bathroom to use. This gives me a bit more independence, and that is something I really appreciate. I wish my house had one of these. However, I could see myself really liking it and living at home longer than I should. But enough about that.
This next week should be fun. I’m considering going to London or a really big mall, or as the English say, shopping centre, “nearby” to shop at Zara. They were having a sale while in Spain, and if I could have fit tons of clothing in my backpack, I definitely would have shopped with Mateo.
So, until tomorrow and when I’m dressed like a proper British 23-year-old, good night.
Oh, here are some pictures of the inside of the house.
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