When we left for Aberdeen in May, we already had an October trip to the States on the books. It was comforting to know that if we forgot to bring any essentials with us, we’d be back in Louisiana to restock before long.
So, what items are we bringing back? Mostly clothes. When we were preparing for
the move, all of the US stores had their summer lines out, none of which were
UK appropriate. Our timing for this home trip was perfect for the new Fall and
Winter lines so we scooped up plenty of sweaters, corduroys, tights, and boots.
I also loaded up on cetaphil face wash which I haven’t been able to find in
Aberdeen. We’ve been able to find great food in Scotland, though we do miss
certain junk food items. Some examples are low fat popcorn, peanut butter
m&ms, peanut butter cookie mix and dark chocolate raisinettes.
I’m not as
scared of porridge as I used to be, but I bought a months worth of oatmeal as a
We’ve also been jonesing for our favorite TV shows so we bought the first
season of Game of Thrones, Season 6
of Dexter, and Season 1-2 of Downton Abbey.
It was hard to resist
Season 3 of Modern Family and ever
harder to bypass the Complete Series of Dawson’s
Creek, but we had to draw the line somewhere. Maybe next time, Joey Potter.
We plan on signing up for LoveFilm which is the British version of Netflix,
just as soon as we purchase a UK/Universal DVD player. If anybody has any hints
at where to find one of these, please let me know.
Other essentials on the
shopping list were printer-ink, camera lenses, headphones and breadcrumbs. And
of course, we have to pay it forward by smuggling in some goodies for our
American friends back in Aberdeen. I’ve got a few days left, so if any of you
want me to stuff anything in my suitcase, speak now or forever miss your Twizzlers.