Well, I have just checked into my room here at the agricultural college in rural Shropshire. Beautiful green countryside. My taxi driver who drove me from Stafford (about 16 miles) was very pleasant. We discussed the problems of national health insurance, the worldwide economy, and racism. Lovely man.
So far I have met many friendly members of the world-wide Tse Qigong Centre. Apparently one of the "games" Michael Tse (our leader) likes to play is to have students try to name everyone there. I am notorious for my inability to learn names. So I have concentrated on the first few people I met. Maybe those will stick. If I try to remember them all, I will forget them all.
For some reason, the temperature seems warmer here. 16 degrees C today, but it seems quite warm to me. Perhaps it is the humidity as it is cloudy and threatening rain. If it was threatening rain at this temperature in Salinas, I would be cold, but not here.
We will meet soon for dinner at a Chinese restaurant called Tin-Tin's. I am told that we will go there several times over the next week.