Food here is really quite good. We stopped at a pub one of the first nights we were hear and of course, I had to order Fish & Chips. This was a wonderful slab of white fish cooked in a light breading and served with crisp chips (french fries to you and me). The one piece of fish covered my whole plate and it was quite wonderful. Another night we had worked real late and were beat so we stopped at an Italian restaurant. One of us order Prawns and I ordered chicken pizza. Nothing like prawns at home. These were small cocktail shrimp on slices of avacado and the pizza might have had 6 small chunks of chicken and 4 pepperoni slices on the whole pizza. The tomato sauce was delicious, but everything else on the pizza was missing in action. Certainly not a Pizza Hut meat lovers like home.
|Historic Building - Lingfield|
|Star Inn - Open fire|
|Sausage & Mash|
Briefly, Transfers are wild. Seems likes anything that can go wrong did for our first transfer. Missionaries come from all over the mission to bring departing missionaries to Hyde Park. New companionships are formed and sent on their way to their new areas, departing missionaries get a nice dinner with the President Jordan, and then we load them up and take the departing missionaries to the Comfort Inn at the airport. That way, whenever their flights are throughout the next day they can get shuttled a short distance to their terminals instead of an hour's commute from Hyde Park to Heathrow. All missionaries were reminded to check tickets, luggage, passports, and to make sure they had returned their flat keys. Elder Davis dropped them off about 10:00 pm. 8:00 am the next morning, a missionary called and could not find his passport. Eight missionaries going to SLC tried to checkin at the airline only to find that Salt lake had not paid for their tickets. A mad scramble to make new reservations, pay the tickets, and with two minutes to spare get them all on the plane. No one has called, so we believe they all made it home.
We are loving the work. The people we work with are really special. The work is hard, demanding, and wonderful. We will miss it when the new office couple arrives, but will get some relief when we start our real assignment in the Self-Reliance Center.