Long time no see, blogging world! How are you all? Life has been a mix of lovely, depressing, busy, boring and relaxing since I got back, with a big chunk of frustrating thrown in there too! But now, after spending a couple of months with our parents and dashing about to interviews, John and I are living in Birmingham (in the UK, obviously, not the one in Alabama!). We both have places at the University of Birmingham to start a Social Work MA in September, and in the mean time are working in care. Well, John is working, and I will be working as soon as people (various) start actually doing their jobs properly! This is mostly where the frustrating comes in, but hopefully its pretty much sorted now. We've been living in a shared flat for the last 2 months since we moved here, but are moving this weekend to a new flat and then we should actually be able to settle down for a couple of years at least. I haven't lived in one house for longer than a year for 7 years, so I can't wait to actually make somewhere home!
I haven't been very inspired to blog much since I got back, I think it's probably due to not feeling settled enough myself to want to share anything with the world. I have done one or two posts over on my other blog, susiestummytales.blogspot.com which, as the name suggests, is a solely food related blog. I've been enjoying having a worthwhile sized kitchen and an OVEN so much that food has taken over my life far too much recently.
However, the spring is finally here, the days are warming up and I'm starting to find new places and do new things that I want to share. I'm not promising to blog as much as I did in Japan; Birmingham just isn't as interesting, but I am attempting to make a vague comeback!