Whirlwind!

Playing the Dowager of Harewood House...with the actual Dowager in the background...
Playing the Dowager of Harewood House…with the actual Dowager in the background…

This transfer absolutely flew by!! I don’t know where the time went. The last two P-days were so fun. We organised a get together with the sisters we exchange with at Kirkstall Abbey and we all just had a great time.  Some lady’s giant schnauzer decided to join the party. Then today we went to Harewood House, which is a large estate nearby. The grounds were all blooming and it was absolutely incredibly. If you look in the picture of me in front of the house, the Lady Dowager who lives in the upper part of the house decided to rock up in her Land Rover in the middle of my photo shoot. Not cool Lady Dowager.

Sister Kuhn and I have had some fun encounters the past couple of weeks. We were trying to contact this man the other day off a record that we had. We couldn’t find him, but we knocked the street anyway. Everybody was very private and pretty much shut the door in our faces. We asked one guy his name and he said, “Why would you need to know a thing like that?” By this time we are used to this kind of thing. Anyway, it progressed like this the whole street until June. What a classy lady. She was a pretty elderly lady and we just started chatting about her garden in the front. We bonded about having the same name, and then turns out all of us have birthdays in June. She let us in, and basically she is our new English grandma. She is interested in doing family history, and funny enough she has the same last name as our bishop. So who knows.

We met an Italian student recently. The day after we met him, he called us and wanted to meet with us. He had looked up our website and found out our lifestyle is pretty similar…turns out he is vegan, doesn’t smoke, drink, or drink coffee or tea. He is really curious, came to church. He is mint. We were able to get him a Book of Mormon in Italian.

We are still teaching a couple of Chinese students even without Sister Wynder on the scene. It is still doable because they have been here in England a while, but some things are a little trickier. One of them is named Tango, and he is really cool. We asked him if he knew there was an orange soda here named after him, and he just laughed. I love being in a uni area, it’s the absolute best!

Oh by the way, I’m staying in Leeds again for the next six weeks. Score! Best area ever!!

Love you lots!
Sister Zurcher

I got a love package sponsored by Trader Joes from Amy Cheng. Love her to death! Saved my life!!
I got a love package sponsored by Trader Joes from Amy Cheng. Love her to death! Saved my life!!
Harewood House has penguins for some reason...things people do with money
Harewood House has penguins for some reason…things people do with money
Check out the library in this place. This will be my house someday!
Check out the library in this place. This will be my house someday!
P-day at Kirkstall Abbey with the sisters, and Skye the Schnauzer
P-day at Kirkstall Abbey with the sisters, and Skye the Schnauzer
P-day at Kirkstall Abbey with the sisters, and Skye the Schnauzer
P-day at Kirkstall Abbey with the sisters, and Skye the Schnauzer

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