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... it! You have to commit and go for it apparently!! Anyway, got a train and two planes to go before we get there! I really enjoyed writing my blog when we went to Sri Lanka and a lot of you said you enjoyed reading it so that's why I'm doing it again! Hopefully the wifi will be good throughout the trip so I can update you all on our Asian adventure! Kirsty ...
... the systems work well and that I now know how they work!!
Oh, it was good to back home with Wayne and Di - a home away from home - I love the conversation here - they are both very well informed and are happy to share what they know with me :-)
I spent a few days recovering, watching the Rugby World Cup FINAL (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) with Wayne and Di's family, who were all dressed in All Black jerseys!
... than that they have signs posted in stating "Mind your head"and the streets are narrow and have many areas where there isn't any vehicles allowed so you can wander without getting run over.
The minster is partially covered in scaffolding and they are doing a major repair of the stone work and have quite a story attached to how they have been doing all of the restoration of this grand and beautiful building. At first when you see this ...
... oh and York is also famous for its 300 odd pubs.
So after a huge walk around we found this awesome bistro beside the River Ouse called The Slug and Lettuce to stop for lunch. It was busy so that was enough for us to make our way inside. We found a table, grabbed a couple of Corona's and ordered lunch. The place was humming and had a lovely vibe. We ordered a lovely squid entree then mains. When the guy bought our ...
My first call today was on the York Minster, to see the interior this time. Admission includes a free guided tour, which is quite good because for 10 quid I'd want something a little more than the standard information pamphlet. Our guide was another lovely older lady and the tour was really very good, more churches should do these. However she did mention the Minster had 200 employees and 450 unpaid volunteers. It would not survive without the efforts of the volunteers.