Apparently Americans don’t really use kettles. How can they not use kettles?? It doesn’t even bear thinking about. Friends tell me it’s tricky bringing British electricals to America unless they have a transformer. What is a transformer, though? How can you tell if the kettle, juicer, baby monitors, slow cookers and so on will work? Am going on the assumption that basically no electricals will work and we should just buy everything new on arrival. New for New York, has quite a nice ring to it…
Slowly starting to sort out all the young baby items we won’t be needing to take with us, that can be passed on to friends. Quite a lovely job, actually, reminds me how big B now is (nearly 18 months already!)
Spent a surprisingly enjoyable morning ringing up all the companies who’ve posted us catalogues in the past fortnight and asked them to take us off the mailing list “as we’re moving overseas”. Very satisfying.
Found an adorable crumpled map of New York for kids, and we’ve started encouraging T to play with it, slowly getting her familiar with the idea of moving there. C has been to New York recently to start learning about the new job, so hopefully he can squeeze in a bit of time to explore some of the child-friendly areas people have suggested.
Family-friendly areas recommended so far:
– Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Fort Green, Carroll Gardens
– Further afield: Larchmont, Harrison, Rye
Hmmm. Where to live, where to live.