Street Performers, food and the first day of school!

October 3:

Apparently on weekends York comes alive with street performers and food carts! Today while walking around city centre we came across a man in the square putting on quite the show. We stood there for 25 minutes watching as the man slowly stripped down to a tank top and tutu from a perfectly tailored brown three piece suit while doing many tricks and funnies. Once unburdened by the suit and several other layers of I’m not sure what, he had crowd volunteers (two men named Stuart) straight jacket him and padlock a long chain around him. In 2-3 minutes he was free of the confinement and we went merrily on out way leaving the square happier than when we arrived.  It was fun. 🙂

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our lovely lunch spot. The sandwich was roast beef and cheese with butter. It was heaven.
our lovely lunch spot. The sandwich was roast beef and cheese with butter. It was heaven.

After the street show we wandered some more and found our way to a little cafe called The Wildes Wine Bar. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun. We sat and were thankful for the coming year!

October 4:

Sunday is a hard day when you are trying to find a place to live. Nothing new becomes available and none responds to your inquiries. Because of this it was a quiet day. We walked around the city some more and found a Pizza Hut. John thought that sounded good so we went to try it. English Pizza Hut is not the same thing as American Pizza Hut. To begin with, the restaurant is huge and actually pretty… not a little whole in the wall, then the menu is different,  and the waiters wait on you like a real sit down restaurant. We enjoyed the experience!

Last night we stayed at Katie and Owen’s apartment. Katie is singing soprano in the consort with John. Owen was the tenor in the program last year. They are so sweet. We have really enjoyed getting to know them this last 24 hours. They are letting us stay one more night on their couch.

October 5:

Today was the first typically York day: rainy and dark. Today was also the first day of John’s Masters program! He had two rehearsals with two different choirs and a meeting to set up scheduling and what not. It was so exciting! We also looked at two apartments and really hope that tomorrow is the day we move into one! We got fish and chips for dinner and enjoyed it immensely 🙂

We are happy.

John (far right) singing with The 24, an ensemble on top of his consort.
John (far right) singing with The 24, an ensemble on top of his consort.

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The Doors of the two houses we looked at today. We are hoping to move into one of them soon!

The Doors of the two houses we looked at today. We are hoping to move into one of them soon!

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An idea of the kind of weather and colors that surround us right now.
An idea of the kind of weather and colors that surround us right now.
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4 thoughts on “Street Performers, food and the first day of school!

  1. Love it! Best of luck finding a place 🙂 Our experience with Pizza Hut in China was pretty much the same. It was a fancy sit down restaurant, and a bit expensive at that! But we were thrilled that they had iced tea 🙂

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