We went to the base (RAF Croughton about an 11/2 hours away) to get our military IDs and shop at the base PX, class 6, and commissary, open bank accounts etc. Having been in Wiesbaden where there is a huge base exchange, this could only be described as tiny. Commissary was tiny, BX tinier (is that a word?). Can't imagine what we would need to go there for in the future, but we had to make this trip, it was a chore that had to be done. It WAS really great to get out of the city. Thanks to our sponsors Adele and Justin for taking us, so we could check that box.
Views of the countryside.
|Sheep in the Cotswolds|
|Church in Stanway|
Friday, we got to finally got to go house hunting with Jo, the housing officer. She had 5 properties for us to see.
Most were small townhouses, in new estates, not what we were looking for. The 4th property was detached house (not a town house) and was really nice, with a very big kitchen, pretty little garden, great views, and a huge master suite. It is not exactly what we were looking for, but it is immaculately clean and bright with lots of windows. It is located in a very nice part of town across the street from a green, very quiet, yet an easy bike ride to shops. I think we can be happy there and the best part is, there is PLENTY of room for guests.