Thursday, August 2, 2007

Second anniversary

Two years ago to this very day I moved to England! It's kinda strange to think about. In a way it seems I only just moved here, but it also feels like I've been here forever. So many things have happened in those two years, it seems impossible that it hasn't been longer!

When I moved here, Tony came over to Denmark with an empty suitcase and so I moved here with the content of two suitcases and one carry-on luggage. Of course, back then, I hadn't discovered this wonderful world of crafting, so there were less essentials! Although I did take the innards of my computer which we then reassembled in a new case!

Since then, I've hauled quite a few of my belongings - too many for Tony's liking I sometimes think. But that's probably mostly because I'm not exactly a tidy person. But I think I've mentioned that before! And he definitely knew that before I moved here! ;-)

It's been quite the learning curve, living in a different country. There are similarities between Denmark and England, but there are even more differences. For example, I have a pretty firm grasp of the English language, but that doesn't mean I understand everything. In fact, I feel like the more I know, the more clueless I sometimes feel!

I don't always understand the English humour, I don't always know what things are called and some things seem incredibly slow, stupid or just plain old-fashioned. At times I have felt like I was most decidedly going crazy; that I'd never fit in here - I still feel like that sometimes, although a lot less frequently!

Of course it's not always so easy for Tony to understand this, which I totally understand; he's not the one who's moved away from everything he knows as well as the back of his hand. And that's okay, as long as he puts up with the occasional tantrum and tears!

Which he does. Because he's such a great guy. And hugs and kisses go a long way to keep me sane. But if that doesn't help, there's always his muffins and brownies to fall back on, right!? And I'm still here, so he must be doing something right. Cause I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Tony. And as long as he isn't ready to move to Denmark (we have got to work on those communication skills!*), I'm here to stay.

*That's a quote, from a film. With Bruce Willis. And the Diva Plava Laguna.

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