So it’s been two weeks since my man went off to Kenya, though it feels much much longer! I miss him terribly but I’m doing better this week than last. Our roommate was away last week so I was stuck in the house feeling extremely lonely and down. I think it’s harder doing distance when you’re in a foreign country and don’t have the support of friends and family nearby.
Thankfully my other half has been contacting me everyday, and when I was at my lowest he called his mum and asked if I could stay there for a few days, which I really needed. The past week has been better. Just 5 weeks to go!
He just sent me some awesome photos of animals he’s seen as he’s been driving. So far he’s seen giraffes, elephants, camels, boar, monkeys, baboons and zebra’s all in the wild.
I’ve been keeping busy
cleaning manically, avoiding spiders, twiddling thumbs, cooking and tending to the garden.
This week I made Monte Cristo’s (ham and shredded mozza dipped in french toast batter and fried)…
Brie and broccoli-stuffed pasta shells…
And I attempted making my very first roast dinner (scratch the roast part)!
I’ve been using lots of herbs from the garden in my cooking, though the bugs have eaten all my zucchini’s so far (I think it’s the slugs).
In other exciting garden news, I harvested my first and only tomato to date! Woohoo!
Let’s make a salad. Also our rose bush that I thought was done for the season just bloomed again so that’s been lovely. I’ve been keeping my sweetheart updated through photos though his photos to me are about 10 billion times more interesting :p.
Here’s a couple more he sent me:
It really does feel like we’re living in two totally different worlds. I’m happy he’s seeing some neat creatures (the only creatures I’ve been seeing in England lately are spiders in our house… ok. Who opened the Chamber of Secrets?) but I really want him home soon
to get the spiders for me to cuddle. There’s no one I’d rather share my days with :).
British Words of the Day:
Blag it: Bullsh*t it
And what: and? (usually said with attitude)
Bang out of order: not very nice
Got a strop on: In a mood
Get amongst it: Just do it
Proper: very ie; “That’s proper good!”
Give you a bell: give you a call/ring
Scouser: someone from Liverpool
wee: polite-ish way of saying pee ie; “I need a wee!” (makes it sound fun doesn’t it?)
I need a toilet: pretty self-explanatory but you’d never hear a Canadian say it like that
toilet roll: toilet paper
You up for it?: You feel like it?
Made redundant: fired from a job
What’s your favourite British slang? Are any of these new to you? What’s the coolest creature you’ve seen in the wild?