Parsonage Hotel & Spa
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Up early having trouble sleeping but after another English breakfast buffet we drove into Barnsley City Centre and found a Market of over 203 stalls in progress but the weather has changed raining and very cold so we opted to walk around the city centre for a while. After coffee we then drove to Pots Hamper and met up with our friends for typical scones jam and cream and a few good laughs. Lovely cafe ...
We woke reasonably early again today after we both slept like logs, we definitely needed a good nights sleep. We are slowly adjusting to the changes of a UK lifestyle and way of living but it is still going to take some time, especially getting settled into our new home for the next 6 months. We had breakfast and we went for a walk around town to get our bearings which I am really glad we did, doing ...
... it onto the train with ample time. The train trip took an hour and a half where we were able to see some of the countryside which was beautiful and something different compared to London. Nikki and Luke met us at the platform and helped us carry our luggage from the station to the car. The car trip took about half an hour and thank god we stopped at Houghton Main cricket ground because I was nearly car sick! They drive like rally car drivers over here. After ...
... time of year, probably because it is in the Easter holidays, which I hadn't quite accounted for. As it was the last stop and I had already spent a few hours trying to fill it, I guess I just thought "Oh, I'll take it, it can't be that bad". How wrong I was!
This was a HelpExchange rather than a wwoof. Same concept - food and accommodation in return for work - but the work can be absolutely anything. The place I stayed is a hostel/ B+B/ cafe that used to be a railway station and ...
... in a church though, so I didn't take very many and stuck mostly with the stained glass.
After lunch at Gert and Henry's (best name ever), I went to Jorvik Viking Centre. Jorvik was the Viking age city located where York is today. They have a section of the original archeological excavation on Coppergate (the Vikings called streets gates) under a glass floor and a reconstruction of what the city ...