Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some things we did in our first week...

On Tuesday we moved into our lovely but very big and empty apartment (I think London has scarred us with small flats - we actually freaked out about the space and were wishing our kitchen was squeezed into the living room initially!)

After lugging all this stuff from Stoke Newington to Morningside heights (via Heathrow, JFK, a hotel on the upper west side, 3 taxis etc etc).

Explored our local grocery stores. I think I am going to LOVE food shopping in New York. Although my concerns so far include - no Halloumi and way too much choice in milk.

Spent a lot of time wandering around the city looking up....

 We drank lots of coffee all week including this one in Ground Support (Soho) where we also had possibly the best and most chocolatey cookie i've ever eaten. Look at that ooze.

Spent quite a lot of time on the Columbia campus (right at the end of our street) using the free wifi available in all their cafes and outdoor spaces. We now have internet in the flat but actually I still love hanging out watching students and soaking up a bit of university life.

Did the obligatory photo shoot at Dave's favourite place in our neighbourhood (for Seinfeld fans only...)

Explored our other park in the final days of autumn. Riverside park runs along the Hudson river and is less than 2 minutes walk from our flat

 Did what all people in a new city have to do. Went to Ikea. Twice. Thankfully Ikea Brooklyn is accessed from Manhattan via free water taxi which is way more fun the 341 bus to Tottenham Ikea! Lovely sunny views from the boat.

Then of course comes this...

We also ate the biggest pizza slices I have ever seen 
(have to confess i failed to finish mine - disappointing)

 And some absolutely delicious frozen chocolate custard. Yum!

We also managed lots lets exciting but time consuming things such as setting up bank accounts, applying for Dave's social security number, getting internet in the flat, unpacking blah blah blah. 
A pretty tiring but exciting and successful week!

1 comment:

  1. Love the latest post - full of fun pictures! I am so jealous sxxx


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