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Living in a dorm with no common room really takes a toll on the development of a social life. I decided that I needed to go out and make some friends so I attended the Zoology quiz and bar crawl. I like animals so I thought I would enjoy spending time with people who also like animals. What I didn't know about the event was that we were all supposed to show up in animal costumes. I went in regular clothes and everyone else ...
... still raining. We tanked up again just short of the M1 and decided to finish off that way, just to get it over and done with.
Just below Lutterworth the heavens opened up and it was complete ****.
It stopped raining by junction 25 and we landed at Hucknall at 3.20pm.
The bikes had done us proud although they did ...
... the Ypres area during 1914-1917 and have no known grave. The Last Post started in 1928 and has happened every day except for the years that Belgium was occupied during WW2. On this visit, there were five buglers playing, wreaths were laid by a number of organisations and there was a full house. It is heartening to think that the sacrifice made by some many young men has not been forgotten.
After tracking down through Scandnavia, ...
After the final sleep away from home we put our rucksacks on for one last time and headed to the airport at 7am for our flight to East Midlands at 9.45am. Jon was carrying 80% of all the souvenirs and gifts that we had accumulated along the way but was still 7kg's under our limit! That is due to ...