Manchester (Heaton Park)
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... to be allowed to visit the engine shed with lots of pits to fall down and trip hazards. And lots of engines in seriously large bits. Good job I have my iPad filled with heaps of books!! We have booked into a little cottage in the village of Tideswell in the Peak District. We plan on doing lots of day trips from this fairly central spot. On the agenda (I believe) are railways and trains ... There were already a few 'whoops' of delight from the drivers seat as we passed various ...
We started off the day with another great English breakfast. What is great is that every place has a lot of veggie options so eggs, veggie sausage, grilled tomatoes and beans. Yum. Then we walked over to Harvard House which Harvard University now owns. No real connection to Shakespeare other than that the house is from that era and his parents and the owners of this house were friends. Then we well ...
... The final flight of an historic cold war supersonic British Vulcan bomber happened to occur during our lunch as the cherry on top.
Our exploration of the palace grounds was heightened by the presence of the illustrator for 'The Gruffalo' book series. We were able to act the role of the privileged 18th century aristocracy, playing ring toss and lawn bowling, wandering the gardens, all with Gruffalo inspired activities for the kids interest.
Our holiday to Finland started here in Manchester, UK. We travelled up from Birmingham to stay the night in Manchester to catch our early morning flight to Kittila, Finland with Jet 2. We stayed at the Mercure Hotel near Manchester, just a 20 minute drive from the airport.
The holiday starts now!!
I have already noticed many differences in Universities here, compared to Texas Tech and other American institutions. Actual classes haven't started yet, but we have sessions and meetings this week. The entire education system is different here. Students attend primary and secondary school, and graduate at 16. Then they move to college where they study their future career for two years, before moving to University ...