Castle Park Hotel
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Living in a dorm with no common room really takes a toll on the development of a social life. I decided that I needed to go out and make some friends so I attended the Zoology quiz and bar crawl. I like animals so I thought I would enjoy spending time with people who also like animals. What I didn't know about the event was that we were all supposed to show up in animal costumes. I went in regular clothes and everyone else ...
... in playing and I was eager to start. I was leaving in December though, and their season went on till February so I knew if I did join I would only get to play half of the season. The cost of playing was also bothering me. I had already spent so much money to come to England; did I really want to spend an extra £335 on football? The equipment I could rent from the school for £110, and I was required to get a gym membership which was £225. ...
... about high winds. The city has a very pleasant feel about it and it is quite compact really. It feels a bit like Chester and I kept expecting to see a city wall but there isn't one. It does have a cathedral and it does have a castle although what remains of this does appear to be enclosed within a brick building and is only open to the public once a week. We did go up the castle motte which is now a pleasant garden area. We found Walkers famous pie shop and ...
... than three pairs of underwear but got caught on the spot check) and I have family in Canada so didn't need to be super organised for that trip.
Now that I am travelling solo I've spent a lot of time 'over analysing' (as my sister would call it) about what to pack. Should I pack 1/2/3 miniature perfumes and or perfume oil, a hoody or a fleece, snacks, loo roll, sleeping bag or sleeping mat...you get my drift.