Well. Liverpool was awesome- met two American girls there, one of whom is lovely and I have been travelling with on and off since. I am still travelling. And the lack of internets is really starting to get to me - I didn't even know David Tennant was quitting as the Doctor until days and days later! Oh Woe! Anyhow, it turned out that the two cheaper hostels in York had in fact closed, which they failed to mention when I had first called up to book, so I went to Whitby, which was fairly awesome, although it was freezing cold and full of Goths for Halloween (took me a while to figure out that it was because of Dracula being written there, but anyhow). And I saw snow for the first time ever! Then went back to York, to the YHA and met up with Nettie (the American girl) and then down to Nottingham, where I met a couple of Aussies, and went out to see Newstead Abbey gardens and wandered around pretending to be Lady Caroline Lamb and obsessing about Byron... I'm such a nerd. Then went back up to York so that I could go from there up to Newcastle with Nettie, although I headed over to Thirsk first (Darrowby in the James Herriot books - my dad's a vet, they were a huge part of my childhood). Saw Hadrian's Wall, and were climbing up from the Scottish side when some guy asked us if we were invading.... Then caught a train down to Oxford again for a job interview at Leamington Spa, but while I was at the hostel
( I met this awesome Kiwi guy who I am totally in love with, so this is cut for the pathetic angsting about not getting his number/email...Collapse )Anyhow, now I am in Cardiff with Cat (one of the Aussie girls from the pub in London), and who should turn up but the Aussies from the hostel in Nottingham, which is quite nice, because I discovered they are also Doctor Who nerds.. Oh, and the hostel here is decorated with a Who theme - I am in the Eccleston room, it's quite cool. I have a job that starts on Wednesday, but I am tempted to keep travelling and take the job that in fact starts in about 4 weeks instead, just because I really don't want to start working again. Also I want to go to Edinburgh (yes, I am pathetic, and this is partly because the Kiwi boy was headed there next, and I might just happen to run into him... But it is also because Cat has just come back from a week there, and Nettie was there a while ago, and they both loved it and told me how much I would love it, and really, I could do all of Scotland now, instead of just pining... Ugh, I suck).
Anyhow, that's my life, and I am still not reading my friends list much due to lack of time, but like, I am trying to read as much as I can even if I no longer comment!