Newcastle 365: Week 1

Wow. It’s hard to believe I’ve been here for a week already. I’m starting to get the lay of the land, but I still feel like I just stepped off the plane…

I think every Anglophile has this notion that when you get to England, the world suddenly transforms into a Jane Austen novel. And while I haven’t seen any men in cravats lately (darn it), there is something terribly romantic about this country. From the stone cottages and foggy weather to the accents and the abundance of tea*, everything just begs to be fallen in love with. And I am–head over heels, in fact.

We all knew it was inevitable, didn’t we?

I knew before I started this journey that I would want to document every moment, so I’ve decided to try a 365 Challenge, wherein I will take a photograph every day. Knowing me, that will probably translate to “take a thousand photographs every day”, but I promise not to bore you with all of them. I’ll also continue to do posts about all the fun adventures I’m sure to have (like our trip to Whitby last Friday!), but the Newcastle 365 project will hopefully piece together a glimpse of what daily life is like for this crazy American** expat grad student.

So without further ado, here is Newcastle 365: Week 1.

*Which I don’t drink… **Funny story: The other day, the boys from the neighboring flat came over to introduce themselves. I answered the door, and they were very excited when they realized I’m American. One of them said, “I LOVE your accent!” I found that rather amusing, especially since I don’t have an accent. 😉