Today, on the the day, it’s been three years since we packed a bag each and moved to UK.
So I thought, what better way to reflect on this time we’ve spent then by looking through all the old pictures I’ve taken but decided against publishing the first time around. Not because they were bad, but rather they simply didn’t fit the narrative at the time.
A month before we left I had flown to the UK by myself to attend a couple of job interviews.
Some days it feels like only yesterday that we were sitting nervously at Arlanda, waiting for our connecting flight as I managed to schedule an interview with a company called Sitewizard.
A week after our arrival I had a job offer from the very same company which I happily accepted. But let’s be honest, I would have scrubbed toilets had it meant being able to provide for my family.
The first few weeks were rough, we didn’t have a permanent place of residency yet and living in rented accommodations was growing increasingly unaffordable.
Finally, after looking at a few mouldy places we managed to find one that we both liked and could afford.
Sure, the place was a bit empty at first but at least it was ours. Ours to furnish and live in.
It didn’t take long before we had ourselves some furniture. Second hand furniture from British Heart Foundation that just needed a bit of TLC.
Doing our best to adopt to our new life we tried exploring the British way of life; Getting used to continuously being asked, “You all right mate?”, the weather shifting between raining and not to back again within the span of 30 minutes and eating things like Blancmange.
Sure, sometimes it was hard. Sometimes we missed some of the things we had left behind. But it wasn’t all in vain as every now and then, those things would come by and visit us, whether it was friends and family or weather we held dear.
Other times, we were “forced” to make our own fun.
All in all, not a bad three years. Another two years and we’re eligible to become naturalised as British citizens.
And finally. What about me?
Well, I suppose I’ve changed a little in the past three years as well.