Day Three Hundred and Eight: Natural History Museum

November 24, 2012

Weather: 13oC, nice
Money: £13 accommodation + £7 lunch + £6 dinner + £3 stuff = £29

Hola y’all!

(We have an American girl in our room and she’s all ‘y’all’ all the time. “Hey y’all, y’all have a good day, did y’all?”)

We did have a good day, yes. We went to the Natural History Museum. Free museums are the winner I’d say. It was a pretty kid friendly museum, which provided good times for us with the moving bits and stuff. It’s really well set up and I’d recommend it as a good family outing.

After the museum we made good use of our unlimited tube ticket and went to the city for Chipotle, Hope’s favourite Mexican meal.

We did some shopping and Hope bought new shoes with squirrels on them. I’m waiting to see how my bag goes with 58 extra things that I’ve been storing at Julie’s. But if I have space, I’m going on a spree.

We also had Mexican for dinner. Basically the same thing. It’s delicious.

Tomorrow we see Julie and maybe some markets. We love Julie.


Day Three Hundred and Seven: Back in London

November 23, 2012

Weather: 13oC, windy
Money: £13 accommodation + £35 tube pass + £9 dinner = £54
Current city: London
Nights left: 7

We’ve reached our final destination and penultimate accommodation. It’s sad. But I’m pleased to be going home from London, as its still my best dog.

We didn’t so much today, although it feels like we were busy. We caught the bus back from Cardiff to London this morning and arrived at the bus station at 1:30pm. The train to where we are staying at Wimbledon is long, maybe like 45 minutes or something. So, we arrived at our hostel at 3ish.

We went out exploring a bit and ended up having lunch dinner at 5. Since then I’ve been confused about the time. It surely should be three hours after it is.

Anyway… Tomorrow we are going to a museum. I’m very excited!

Here’s a Cardiff shot from the bus. Soz about the quality, I’m back to my phone after breaking both mine and Hope’s cameras!



Day Three Hundred and Six: Cinema

November 22, 2012

Weather: 12oC, nice
Money: £2 breakfast + £9 lunch + £7.50 cinema + £4 dinner + £30 sundries + £13 accommodation = £65.50
Current city: Cardiff

Today was pretty cruisy. We started slowly and then got breakfast on the run. We spent the morning wandering around town, checking a few shops as we went.

The weather was a bit nicer today so we just enjoyed it as we walked. Probably should have done the castle today, but that’s ok.

We had lunch at a Chinese buffet which was pretty good. Then we went to the movies! We saw Silver Linings. I liked it.

Tonight we had a Tesco dinner and have just been watching TV! Good times.


Day Three Hundred and Five: Castle

November 21, 2012

Weather: 12oC, raining
Money: £13 accommodation + £11 lunch + £11 castle + £6 dinner = £41

The rains are here. Hopefully just today, because I only have one pair of pants and one pair of shoes. Luckily we have a heater in our room so things can dry. Ah.

We went to the Cardiff Castle today. It was pretty cool. It’s a big area surrounded by walls, but inside is a nice green space, with a big clock tower, buildings, a castle up a hill and some cool corridors they used for hiding. It’s a shame it was raining because the grass was very sludgy, but I still liked it a lot.




After the castle, we went to a pub for a pie, which was kind of a cheats pie, more like a casserole with a piece of pastry on top. The chips on the side were awesome though. I want more.

After lunch we did some shopping. There are some nice shops. I’m hesitant to buy anything though!

I wonder what we’ll do tomorrow. Maybe go shopping again?!


Day Three Hundred and Four: Cardiff

November 20, 2012

Weather: 13oC
Money: £13 accommodation + £7 bus + £3 train + £3 lunch + £5 dinner = £31
Bus hours: 3
Current city: Cardiff
Final country tally: 31

I’ve been working on my favourite cities list today and I’m very happy with the 10 I’ve ended with. I completed the list before we arrived in Cardiff, and I don’t have any space for it if it happens to be amazing.

Unfortunately, it seems super cute and very wonderful. We arrived on the Megabus in the mid afternoon and walked from the bus stop to our hostel, which, while it has triple bunks, is so cute. The decor is very shabby chic, like with beds instead of couches around the walls. And cute bunting all over the roof, and random bird cages and umbrellas.

We’ve just chilled here until dinner time when we went out exploring. It’s all Christmas lighty, which I love. I’m excited to go the the Cardiff Castle maybe tomorrow!



Day Three Hundred and Three: Hillsong London

November 19, 2012

Weather: 13oC
Money: £6 train + £2 lunch + £2.50 coffee + £2 snack = £12.50

Is sad to say goodbye to a good friend who lives in another country isn’t it. Who knows when we will next meet. Kay had been so wonderful to us, sharing her big house, feeding us, and keeping us warm in this cold old city. We’ve only got tonight here, then leave first thing in the morning (after she’s already gone to work). We’ve said our goodbyes for now. Owe.

Today we went into the city to go to Hillsong. It was wonderful. I knew all the songs and it felt like home. I think it helped that basically all the people on stage were Australians! I also spotted a guy on the stage that I think I will marry. Shame I don’t know his name or anything about him.

We returned to Kay’s in the afternoon to glorious smells of roast vegetables and beef. I love it. She’s going away on Wednesday for a few weeks so had a rule that everything had to be eaten. Hence the massive plateful! It was delicious.


I’ve just packed my bag for our journey to Cardiff tomorrow. I think I’ll be fine getting all my gear home. No wuz.



Day Three Hundred and Two: Saturday

November 18, 2012

Weather: 11oC
Money: £7 dinner

Ahh nothing to report on today. We’ve had a nice day with Kay! We were going to go on an excursion, but we decided just to stay in and watch TV.

I did prune a hedge, the top bit that Kay couldn’t reach. We also walked ten minutes down the road to get fish and chips for dinner. Then we watched the movie ‘In Time’ which was quite good.

Does this win the award for shorted blog of all time?