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Today we went to the Metrocentre which is the biggest shopping centre in all of Europe. After that we went to the Scotland vs Samoa game with my Scottish cousin Nick, and Leaine and Frank came too and I was supporting Scotland and they won 36 to 33.
Then when the game ...
Today we drove to Newcastle and went to see Hadrian's wall at Wallsend because that was where the wall started. It was the site of a Roman fort called Segendunum and I got a Roman coin with Hadrian on it.
Woke up at 7am after going to bed at 4am. Decided to bike to the rental car place as it would take ages to walk. Olly had two bikes so he rode the shittier one and I rode the other one while Darryn sat on the seat behind me trying to keep his legs out of the way. It was quite difficult but we got there eventually. Got our little VW Golf, got some car snacks and then headed north for Newcastle. Olly was guiding us with the data on his phone but about ...
... with the Virgin Rail customer service dudes in India, when I finally hung up the deadline to buy tickets online passed. I went to the station to buy a ticket, and ran into Steve Passant and Keith who had 2 extra first class return rail tickets in their hand so got comped those too! Will have to get Steve a case of wine on my return. A relaxing 3 hour rail trip through boring England (even British sheep queue up in the fields) got us ...
Joe could clearly make a profit from being a tour guide. He is a walking encyclopedia. Im sitting on the couch now, with a glass of red, watching the Europa League final, hoping Ive absorbed at least half of the things Ive learned today. It was a full day. It started in dreary weather, bitter cold, relentless rain and chilling winds. Our first destination was the centrepiece attraction of Durham, the ...