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Monday, July 9, 2018

Connected To The World via U.K. Mobile Phone

Aloha Everyone,

This morning J.J. and I walked to Broadmead to the Vodaphone Bristol store to get our phone activated. We learned a local phrase, “top up” while in other countries, it is referred to as “loading minutes.”

For lunch, we purchased Cornish pasties* (Baked pies associated with an area of Southwest England - Cornwall). They are often filled with beef or chicken and vegetables. Joining other lunchtime picnickers, the two of us selected an old castle wall and enjoyed our meal as we people watched at Castle Park.

We also stopped by at the Box Office to inquire about the plays that are showing this week.

Our mobile phone now works and we can use it to make both domestic and international calls. However, since the phone was purchased in Mexico, it gives out instructions in Spanish. It’s amusing when you are not pressed for time but when we are in a hurry, it reminds us to be patient. We use a smart phone to translate the Spanish instructions.

Here is a sampling of the wonderful food we have been enjoying in Bristol

Aloha -- Cathi