Post # 1
The NYC apartment is now empty (aside from the air mattress I am sitting on).
Tomorrow I return the cable box and router.
Tuesday I pick up my wedding dress and drive to Maine.
Saturday I marry my fiance who has been my best friend for 7 1/2 years.
Monday we leave for a short mini-moon in Quebec.
Friday Sept 30th we fly to London to start our lives there.
I’ve lived in NYC for 5 years and the US my entire life.
This has been the plan since March but I can’t believe that by next month I will be married and a permanent resident in another country…
I’m such a huge mix of emotions right now, I feel like I’m just watching myself go through all the motions because I can’t fully comprehend the gravity of all that is actually happening!
Post # 3
A lot ahead of you! Remember, you’ll make so many new memories along the way. I know it’s scary with a big move, but you have your Fiance at your side!! Wishing you a beautiful life together and many many happy memories. You seem like a strong girl, so no worries, you got this!!!
Post # 4
@Mrs.Firefly1: Thanks! I cannot believe how much my life is changing in 2 short weeks.
I’ve already picked up and moved cross country (when I went away to college) and I know Fiance and I will make new friends together.
But I’ll probably be back on here a bit to see some familiar “faces” when I first get across the pond.
Post # 5
I have to say that I am so jealous! I don’t foresee ever moving more than 1-2 hours from where I grew up. It’s so exciting to experience new places. Good for you and you husband to be! Europe in general is so incredible. Think of how much closer you’ll be to the hot-spots there! Good luck!
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: Yes, please stick around here after you get married! I am saddened when I see bee’s get married and never see them around anymore. Plus, you may make some friends via WB that are closer to you when you are living in beautiful London. (I just totally had the Paul Rudd movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” come into mind— You sound like you’re from London!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znW6bHxzExc) Ok, sorry! lol! Hope it made you smile : )
Best wishes to you, I’ll let some other bee’s chime in!
Post # 7
I’m totally jealous you’re moving to London!! I visited England when my grandparents lived there, and we saw everything we possibly could and it just wasn’t enough. I love the culture, architecture, everything… 🙂
Good luck with the wedding and moving!! It’ll be such a great adventure and you’ll have so many wonderful stories to share!
Post # 8
After I get married, I’m moving 4000 miles away! Please stay on and keep us updated! I’d love to know how you are going to deal with the stress!
Wish you the best of luck!
Post # 9
(((hug))) I’m so excited for you!!!! I can’t even imagine how you must be feeling right now. I’ve made a little list for you about what I love in England:
1. Everyone offers you tea all the time… it’s like a hug in a mug to them.
2. People have awesome accents.
3. The culture and history… walking down the street and imagining who has walked down the very same streets, it’s breathtaking.
4. People think Americans are SUPER COOL!
5. Plain hobnobs. Hands down, my favorite biscuit.
6. You don’t have as many ridiculous reality TV shows there.
7. There are so many different cultures, you can still get a wide variety of takeout foods.
8. You can take a train to France! Hellooo…. how cool is that?
9. Borough Market. Make sure you try the raclette.
Okay, now that I’ve gone on and on about food, let me give you another (((hug)))
Post # 10
@KatNYC2011: oh my goodness – I’m excited for you! I’ve read some of your posts about this before but wow, I can’t imagine going through two huge changes at once like this. I hope everything goes smoothly! 🙂
Post # 11
So scary yet so exciting at the same time! Be sure to stick around after your wedding to A) post recaps and pretty pictures and B) update us all on your exciting new life in London!!
Post # 12
That is a lot of change. Remember to have fun and breathe along the way!!
Post # 13
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: I LOVE hobnobs, but I think my favorite are the dark chocolate covered kind. Fiance has already suggested we take the train to Paris for the weekend after we get to London. He’s never been a “spontaneous traveler” so I’m excited for this change. He and I both love to travel but his work schedule can be very demanding so it’s hard for him to plan in advance. The fact that we can hop on a train Friday afternoon means we will probably get to travel a lot more!
Borough market is great too, haven’t had the raclette there, but had an amazing chorizo and arugula (excuse me rocket) sandwich!
@HawaiiBamaBride: Good luck with your move too! Where are you headed?
@Mrs.Firefly1:That did make me laugh. I love Paul Rudd
Post # 14
As for travel, flights around Europe are CHEAP. You can get a flight from London to Dublin for $80/pp. Train is not the only option! Plus, check out cottages4you.co.uk.
I felt the same way. I’ve known since November that we were moving here. It all felt very far away. As it got closer and closer, it was all very surreal. I’ve also never lived outside the US.
A list of things I love about the UK so far:
1) People are very friendly!
2) The food (milk, meat, cheese, etc) tastes better. I guess because of less chemicals in their processing that the US? Or maybe it’s crazy preggo hormones effecting my tastebuds, lol
3) Tons of awesome Indian and Chinese takeout.
4) The countryside is gorgeous.
5) It’s fun feeling like you’re walking through history all the time.
6) You’re just a few hours drive from tons of places/things aren’t as spread out.
Post # 15
@zippylef: I can agree that the food really does taste better. Probably also because you are closer to the source for all the milk, butter and cheese. I LOVE a good crumpet with english butter on it. YUM!
I also love indian food, so I’m excited to have so much good indian food around.
I don’t think it’ll sink in for me until I’ve been in London for a few weeks and realize that London is now my home and I am not coming back to NYC for any extended period of time.
Post # 16
@KatNYC2011: It really is. Like I said in that other thread, I’ve been here a month and I’m still kind of struggling with the fact that this is home now. It’s gets better and better though.
We have a different situation though because we don’t have any of our things. The military takes a couple months to get our stuff to us, so I’ve been unable to personalize our house at all. It makes it hard to settle in.
I got to call my mom for the the first time last week and as soon as we heard each others voices we both started crying. lol. I’m going to fly home for a couple months next year after Darling Husband gets deployed and it feels weird to think that I’m not going to see my family for that long.