Jack the Ripper

This Halloween was my first year celebrating it away from my home town of Los Angeles. Despite knowing there was hardly any fanfare made for the holiday in England, I threw us a little party. The guests were just me and Greg, but I carried on decorating and planning like it was nobody's business.  I admit, at first I was bummed I couldn't have a big shindig, but I'm always up for having fun! :)  Especially in the face of adversity! Haha. Plus, I had to keep the spirit alive in honor of all the fun times I've had over the years back home :)

I set the mood with a carefully selected Halloween playlist.  Music is essential to any great party.

We had a few dishes of candy to satisfy our sweet tooth.  What is Halloween without tons of candy anyway?

Modern Life is Rubbish

Six weeks.  That's how long I have been in the UK.  It was quite an experience moving out of my apartment, selling things, and getting here.  My sis helped me and our last weeks together were really great.  We played mini-golf, shopped, ate nice things, and had a going away party.  This is our first time apart, but we are adapting.  I still miss my family and friends, but the bonds will never be broken.

Life in the UK is relaxed and there is lots of time to think about the future.  I feel like I am starting from scratch and I am taking it as an opportunity to do new things.  Slowly but surely I say.  Haha.  I am happy for many things.  I get to see Greg when he gets home from work and make dinner and take walks in the countryside. Then in a few months, we'll move to a house and really settle in.  For now, I enjoy my free time and the sunshine while it lasts.  We are in England afterall.

On a sunny day a few weeks ago, Greg and I went for a walk.  This is where I live. Quite the departure from Los Angeles, but a welcome one.

Aside from a few grand houses, most of my neighbors are these nice folk.

Nearby there is a lake with fish.