We spent our first three weeks in England in a serviced apartment. It was nice actually- like three weeks of being on holiday and having someone else to change our sheets.
But, three weeks of instant meals or eating out all day everyday wasn’t going to cut it for us. So, I made easy things in the small kitchen… a pasta bake, a roasted chicken, a few risottos, lots of soup. It wasn’t fancy food, but it was all good and kept us going during our marathon searches for a new town to live in.
We decided on the town of Winchester. Located in the county of Hampshire, Winchester was once the capital of ancient England. The town is full of ruins and cobble-stone streets and cozy pubs. Basically, it’s an English town direct from central casting. We love it. Here are a few shots of our new hometown.
Each of those photos was taken within a five minute walk of our new flat. How cool is that???
And now… we are in our new flat (HA! I said “flat”!) Our flat is in a gorgeous Georgian era heritage listed building. I thought it was appropriate that two travellers from Georgia ended up living in a Georgian era building. We have huge windows, lots of light, a big kitchen and the world’s smallest refrigerator. I guess there are always trade-offs.
To celebrate our new place, and to say thanks to some lovely friends (Hi, Kim and Shane!) who have been very helpful to us during our move, we had our first “dinner party” here last night. I wish I had a recipe to give you, but it was a super simple menu of Greek flavoured lamb meatballs, hummus, tzatziki, flat bread and a big Greek salad. Simple and fresh and easy to make even when some of your things are still in boxes.
So things should be back to normal around here now. I’ll be posting at least once a week, giving you fun recipes as I try them and showing you the food-related adventures that we have here in England. Cheerio! It’s good to be back!