Less than two months!!
At that time, I hadn't finalised plans for what I was going to do about my current apartment lease and my two cats. As of Sunday (in the middle of being ill), those matters were cordially settled: a friend is going to sign a new lease with my landlady and take care of my cats till I'm back and I can store some of my stuff here (yay!). As of tonight, I am a grateful recipient of a Chevening Scholarship.
Which means I really have run out of excuses and I need to start sorting/throwing junk/boxing up my things/packing my suitcases, stat.
I knew about the Chevening Scholarship some months back, but then the newly elected UK government called a financial review and there was a little uncertainty about the details until a few weeks ago. Tonight I received my scholarship certificate and scholarship contract at a lovely little ceremony at Eden Hall (which tickled me all the more because this is the same Eden Hall of the "Eden Hall tea party" of 1961 --- see page 396 of Singapore: A Biography). People were delightful, the house was amazing and, as they say, a good time was had by all.
This morning I finally drew up a to-do list, which makes me feel like I've plucked all the stray thoughts that have been flittering around my mind and stabbed them onto a sheet of paper with a pin. Yeah, not so fun.
If anyone has advice to offer on:
- How to set up a UK bank account while I'm still in Singapore, without incurring obnoxious bank fees, or
- Flatshares in central London that are within a roughly 45-minute commute to Goldsmiths,
Labels: London bound