We arrived in Leeds today, exhausted and jet-lagged. Our house won’t be ready for us to move in until after I attend UK Fulbright Orientation in London in early September, so we are staying in a cramped room in a careworn hotel for now, but it has a nice library that we have taken over.
It has been overcast and drizzling all day…that is to say, a typical Leeds day.
We explored the neighborhood and stopped at a cute sandwich shop called The Bee Hive for our first pot of real English tea and some salads (needed something healthy after all the airport food.)
The shop owner was really sweet and taught us the different coins (Did you know how much bigger tuppence is than a pound coin? What’s up with that?) Then we found a charity shop where Hank and I each scored new rain boots for £3 each (less than $5) and I found a compact umbrella for £2.
Charity shops are amazing here!