And I am in love. I didn’t even buy anything, I just looked around because I was in shock. Also because the shop was only open for another hour I didn’t have time to try things on. They have trendy clothes for outrageously cheap prices. I saw NOTHING over £20. Even if you convert it to the American dollar it’s not bad. So that’s where I’m shopping for the next six months. I’m gonna STOCK UP. I don’t care if it’s mass produced and everyone and their mom has it, when I go home to America nobody will have it.
Then I went to Sainsbury’s for some grocery shopping. I was getting very low on food supplies. I’ve been living off sandwiches and cereal so I was really excited when I bought stuff to make a salad. YAY, REAL FOOD. It’s also cheaper than shopping at the Co-op on campus and they have way more stuff. When I first moved onto campus I bought 2 bags worth of food and stuff for £40 at the Co-operative and today I got 3 bags worth for the same amount at Sainsbury’s. So, yes, well done, Sainsbury’s. But Sainsbury’s charges a pound to use a carriage/trolley! Maybe you get it back when you lock it up again but I wouldn’t know cos I only had a £2 coin and 50p. It makes sense, since it’s in a city area and they don’t want to lose all their trollies, but still. Weird.
During my evening shopping run, between my Boots/Primark visit and Sainsbury’s, I was sitting on the bus and I realized how happy I am to be in England. I’d dreamed of coming here for 12 years, since I was 8 or 9 years old. Right before leaving for England I spent 2 weeks regretting and worrying about my friends back home. But I need to be here, I need to do it for myself. And hopefully when I get back home I’ll be more fulfilled and confident. On the bus I also realized how much I love it here, at least what I’ve seen over the past two weeks. And I thought, If I could live here for the rest of my life I would be happy. But I was fantasizing a bit. I’m still in the honeymoon phase, I think, and I would miss home too much to think about leaving it forever. (Although with the government and this SOPA/PIPA bullshit going on I wouldn’t mind forsaking the US haha)
Anyways, thanks if you managed to get through all this and read to the end haha. And thanks to all my followers that I don’t know in real life! It’s flattering that people want to hear what I have to talk about. :]
Off to rewatch Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall while enjoying my late dinner of sandwich, crisps, and cider (I love being able to drink legally here haha) to try and figure out how [SPOILERS] he faked his death [/SPOILERS]. I’m still not over it. That show gives me so many feelings. And I’m really glad I’m in England to experience it in real time on real TV! I’ve decided I’m going to visit the apartment they use as the exterior of 221b Baker Street in London some weekend soon and visit Speedy’s café haha! I’m not that far away but I won’t be here forever so I might as well get my fangirling out while I can.Brighton England UK study abroad Sussex Uni University of Sussex Primark Sainsbury's Sherlock London