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... sure I'll find a way to slip it into polite conversation.
What I've mainly got out of this trip has been more of a cultural experience. I think I've spent too long in Sweden to truly be culturally English (if such a thing exists, which I very much doubt considering what a motley lot we are) ever again. This I suppose is inevitable, as I've never done the ex-pat thing and all of my friends and acquaintances are Swedish. I've also ...
... blind. I have to literally pause her film, wave my hands in front of her eyes and even resorted to poking her arm when she didn't respond to me talking to her. I seriously gotta pee and now she's asleep. Fortunately I am flexible and athletic enough to actually stand balanced on my seat (in turbulance)and clean jump over her into the next available empty seat and finally a dismount into the aisle. I was like a gymnast! I didn't wake anyone and ...
... to look like a yuppie tosser). So I take a mental picture instead. And I'm delighted to finally hear people calling each other "duck".
In yet another cafe, the discussion turns to central heating, that ever-topical subject in the British Isles. How expensive it is and why you're better off putting in double glazing instead (said 'double glazing' apparently being plastic sheeting). Most Swedes wouldn't even ...
... as ever. We then walk up Brocco Bank to what used to be a warren of student halls and flats, searching around in vain for Earnshaw Hall, where I lived in my first year. After consulting Google Maps, I see a pile of rubble where it used to be. Earnshaw, along with other nearby halls, was apparently pulled down in 2006 to make way for the new Endcliffe student village. All very modern and fabulous, I'm sure, but I can't help feeling sad.
... huge bunch of flowers from Marcus and Jenny and of course, the Miss Piggy companion for Kermit... who himself sends a very big thank you to Claire!
I would have said we are now counting the days until we leave, but Norma started that months ago...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center