Posing in front of one of San Francisco’s many colourful houses / My in-flight reading material / The keys to our new apartment / So much peanut butter, so little time / This so-bad-it’s-good vintage paisley shirt may have come home with me after a trip to a charity shop… / wearing my new lip stain from Sephora
Today marks two weeks of living in San Francisco, and until yesterday it was feeling like we were just here having a little jolly before heading home, but now we have our own apartment, it’s starting to feel a lot more real. We started moving some of our stuff in yesterday and although I don’t think we’ll be fully moved in until next week, I can’t wait to be there, it’s just so beautiful.
The first week here was very much centred around Getting Stuff Done – sorting out a US sim card, getting bank accounts set up and viewing a thousand apartments. Ok, it was only 18 apartments, but it felt like a thousand! This last week has been more about settling in, catching up on freelance work and Mr Ship-Shape starting his new job.
Here are a few observations on life in California so far…
It still rains here, though temperature-wise it’s lovely and warm // people actually use skateboards as a form of commuting // San Franciscans have a thing for dogs, especially little ones // Whole Foods is amazing and if I could, I would spend a small fortune there // walking up hills is a feat of endurance, but not as hard as I thought it would be // Thrift shops are amazing // American peanut butter tastes so much better // I think we’re really going to like it here