It’s been a few weeks since I wrote about how we’ve been settling in Kinghorn. (NOTE: Mr B has go so fed up with the phrase “settling in” because we are asked about it all the time -he’s not fed up with the kind people asking us that I hasten to add! – so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!)
To be honest, its not seemed like Mr B and I only moved ‘up the road’ from London to Fife 6 weeks ago, it feels like we’ve been here more than a couple of months and we have settled amazingly quickly in that time -both physically in the house we’re renting, and emotionally too with the reality of change (and my close friends know how much I REALLY don’t like change!).
Out of all the things I was worried about moving, one of the biggest worries was how that things would be without having the set of tight knit friendships that I had in London, and although we definitely don’t have any friends our own age (however the sprightly and cheeky Mr B now says “your age” now that I have entered my late 20’s – sigh -while he is still dancing around in the realms of his mid twenties – argh!) in Kinghorn it’s actually been really nice getting to know other people within the church that Mr B is doing his placement, and spending time with other friends within Fife and Edinburgh, as well as having plenty of time to spend time as a couple and doing housey things (is it normal to think of the weekly food shop as fun or does that novelty wear off?!)
The other thing I was really worried about was the difference in size between Richmond/London and Kinghorn/Fife and while the difference is notable and I do miss the easy access into the city, the train ride from Kinghorn to Edinburgh is beautiful along the Fife Coastline and actually everything we need day to day can be found in the towns of Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline. The next post I do will detail the relaxing day today that we’ve had which has helped me appreciate Kinghorn in all its small town glory.
As well as feeling really settled, I am really looking forward to welcoming lots of friends from London visiting us this month and next before the hecticness of Christmas settles in. Both of my bridesmaids, Isabel (and Tim her husband) and Laka are making trips up in November and December, as well as other friends who are coming up for a ceilidh we’re having in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks. We’re really looking forward to catching up on all their news and spending time with them while we show them what our life in Scotland is like.