I am writing this on my first day in Cambridge, and the sun is shining, believe it or not! The space I rented is perfect. Sarah, my landlady, did an excellent job with creating the space; it’s first class. There are excellent fixtures with the bathroom that has all the bells and whistles! I am very lucky! I am told I am in a very posh part of town, I can walk to city-centre in about 15 minutes through the park, by the river.
It was sad in way to leave Toronto, but I feel I am going to another new home (whatever that means). My friend Eric, from Montreal, took me to the airport, and was very gracious and helpful, with all of my luggage!!
I just registered with the National health scheme, it was very easy and civilized with my British Passport, our OHIP should take lessons, here they welcome you instead of treating you like an alien! Everything is within walking distance, and prices aren’t cheap, but it’s not terrible, (I think it is because of the neigbourhood shopping, not the city-centre! Cambridge is very small (the population is 125,000, including students), everything is reachable by foot; I pick up my bike (pink if you remember) and take it for a check up.
So very happy and pleased!!!
My time in Toronto was spent with friends,
celebrating my 73rd birthday (which sounds very old),
and getting ready for my year in UK. So happy and pleased!!!