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25th December 26, 2014
What a great day Tracey has flown home 2 weeks earlier for a surprise visit, mum stayed as usual, drank bucks fizz from 11am. Michelle Steve ,Jade Ted & Mavis joined us for lunch. Started opening our presents around 3.30. Ted & Mavis left around 4 ...
No, the title does not refer to the fact that it is the Fourth of July. After a long week, the gang all decided to enjoy our dinner of hamburgers and hot dogs (provided by our awesome catering staff) and burning our faces off by eating way too much English mustard, we hit the pub.
Our choice for the evening was a pub just down the street ironically named the White House. It is a lovely establishment that is considerably cheaper than some of the other pubs we have ...
... Lots of them. Libraries and college and things. It gave me a few character ideas for the Academy: the Ambassador, the Warden, the Steward, the Librarian...anyways. Too much Philip Pullman.
They turned us loose at noon to do what we pleased and I did a lot. it was nice in a way not being with anyone because I could do whatever I wanted. My first problem was finding a place to sit and eat lunch. I packed my own of course but eventually I found ...
... and above all it is cheap! Its just difficult to cook for one, with no pots and pans of my own, and no basic ingredients or spices. So I am all for the easy route! But I am sure that I will love going home to real home cooked meals!
Following dinner, I headed over to Bridget’s and Tommy’s house to hang out with their housemates and my housemates for the rest of the night.
But before I wrap this up for the night, I wanted to mention ...
... Canal that used to run through the centre of the town. My first introduction to its presence was "Canal Walk" which is the centre of the shopping parade and has been renovated with coloured lighting, new paving, additional trees and a water feature representing the old canal. I would have preferred to see the real canal there; however, that decision was not made ...