The Chambers Park Place
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... 11th century Norman Cathedral of Durham. Unlike Westminster Abbey, the Cathedral was very decoratively clean on the inside. The windows were smaller, the construction stone more light in colour and not nearly as covered by inscriptions and tombs. Huge columns, decorated by simple patterns lined the nave and beyond. From the centre of the cross, one could see a good way up the bell tower, and made it easy to imagine what Tintern Abbey might have been like. The back of the cathedral ...
... But it's gradually become more natural to speak English again. As for getting up to speed with new words and phrases, I think the only one I'll take with me is "pop-up shop" (in my day, we just called it a market and weren't too fussy about whether it was temporary or permanent). Seems to be popping up all over the shop (sigh). Oh, and maybe a less savoury one that my old uni friend taught me but that I think I'll have to censor here. Although ...
... my bag i discover that i've smuggled a banana in to the country! Me and James exchange a few funny stories via text which make me giggle and passes the time. I killed a few hours watching Cool runnings on my lap top and then more of my friends in the UK started to wake up so I made the most of the free wifi and chatted to people on Facebook. I haven't really slept since I was at home, in my bed, with Konrad. I miss him and have been seeing his ...
... centre has been gentrified beyond repair, Hillsborough is more like the Sheffield I remember from the early to mid 90s.
I make my way to the indoor shopping centre for lunch, where I find a fantastic, old-fashioned greasy spoon caff called Shoppers Rest, which probably hasn't updated its menu since the 1970s. My southern/Swenglish accent makes me stick out like a sore thumb here but the staff are friendly ...
Officially, I think our trip starts today... our leaving do! Thanks for all the friends and family that were able to make it and we hope you enjoyed the little buffet we prepared. Thank you for the gifts we received too, a delicious cake from Richard and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking