Days Hotel Wakefield
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Finished the cereal we've had left over at the hostel. Walked to the car, filled up the tank just outside Edinburgh and headed towards Durham. Stopped on the coast after Dunbar for a few photos of the cliffs. Continued the long drive south to Durham. Arrived at The Sands car park at 2. Had a quiche and a slice of orange cake at a Mediterranean bakery west across the river from the Durham peninsula. Came up to Palace Green where we saw the entrance to Durham Castle and more ...
... my return.
Back to reality in the central library, it's interesting to see how people in Sheffield are coping with the technological revolution. There's a steady stream of people, probably with no computer access at home, coming here to use the internet. Some of them ask the staff to assist them with various things. Can't help thinking about how lucky I've been over the years and all the help I've received to turn me into if not ...
... I keep having to double take at people. I need sleep. I walk up to my departure gate a few hours early to discover the chairs up there don't have arm rests so I can lay out across them :-) why did I not walk up here sooner?! I manage about an hour laid down with my eyes shut(almost sleep but not quite). I've been in Hong Kong airport for 9 hours and now my flight's been delayed another hour. Another hour?! Listening to the Chinese ...
... The menu includes classics such as drip toast (i.e. toast and dripping, with dripping usually consisting of beef fat), chips and gravy, pie and mushy peas, and treacle tart. All traditional staples in other words, and at prices half those in London. What with that and the flashing Xmas bling, I feel right at home. I want to take a picture but think it would be a bit much to whip out my iPad in the midst of it all (i.e. I ...
... but closed, the department itself having been relocated elsewhere. This will prove to be a recurring theme as we explore our old stomping grounds.
The next day (Sunday), we take the bus out to Sharrow Vale Road, where I lived in my second year. I remember it as quite a bohemian area, and it doesn't disappoint. Still seems pretty down to earth but with even more quirky shops and eateries. And my old terraced house looks ...
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