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... Kings cross building is and I fact London. It's much dirtier than anywhere else I been though and I really notice the **** on the floor..
I'm approached by a woman in her 40's maybe who asks me for spare change so she can get £15 for a warm room for a while. I ask her if she takes Euro and she does :) I give her all my silver and the rest of my coffee. I been a good little helper on my trip.
Yesterday Avery and I took a bus to the nearby Chatsworth mansion, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It is extremely ritzy and has roughly one million rooms and had just been decorated for the Christmas season. Many dukes have come and gone and made changes to the house and ...
... for Guy Fawkes day. For anyone unfamiliar, a dude named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament in 1605 and failed. To celebrate his torture and execution, the people lit bonfires and the tradition has continued through the years. It's a bit odd, but then again so is Thanksgiving to the British. So anyway, we saw a huge bonfire and fireworks last night.
If anyone is wondering the weather is mid 50's and rain. Everyday. Really, it doesn't change. That just about covers it for now. ...
In the first week of driving around Southwell we noticed a sign saying Home Made Ice Cream at Newfield Dairy. Somewhere to go later. Over the next few weeks we never went past the sign again so we checked with one of the locals (Dianne) as to its whereabouts. First left, first right out of Southwell. Still sore and feeling sorry for ourselves, MDW still bruised, we ventured off to Newark with plans ...
... reminisced about what it was like. She apologised that I was not able to have the room I had requested, the one over the front door. It had been, she said, a boxroom. It always seemed quite spacious to me. Now it has in it nothing but a giant chandelier, the floor having been removed to make a double height entry hall.
Joy and I were very pleased to be able to relate to most of the building, the bones of the place remaining recognisable still, despite everywhere having been ...