Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stonehenge, Windsor and Spamalot

Jane is over at the moment.

On Thursday I took the day off work (ok, I told them I was unavailable) and we went to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge.

We drove from Wellingborough to Stansted Airport to collect a couple of Jane's friends, then to Windsor Castle. We didn't attempt to go inside as the time was running out on us. The boys really wanted to see a castle, so that was good.

Then we piled back in the car and drove to Stonehenge. I was a little disappointed; it's right beside the road and the grass is immaculate - it's so fake! I mean obviously the stones aren't, but the whole thing for tourists is just so immaculately done. I enjoyed it, but there was something missing.

We then drove the boys to High Wycombe (it was on our way home and cheaper for them to catch the train back to London than Wellingborough).

Yesterday (Saturday) Jane and I went into London. We went to Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square and then... Spamalot! It was fun. It was a good show and it was amusing.

The day was good; I enjoyed it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I have gotten a full time job, thank god. As long as everything goes to plan, I will be teaching at a comprehensive, and teaching English, so all will be good in my own subject area.

It means though that I am going to move from Wellingborough to Peterborough; it seems I named my blog too early! :) I have three weeks to find a place there. I think Jane and I will be looking at places if she has a spare day. Or moving while she's here.

It's good I think. Even though I love my room in Wellingborough, and I get on really well with my roomate, however I have no money living here. They can't find me enough work and I am living on around 100 pound a week... The other thing is that this town has nothing going on that I have found. I will be a in a 'large city' and it has choirs, and bands, a movie theatre and things like that. More to do, and the buses look like they run outside of the hours of 7.30-6.30.

Jane's here in the next few weeks, and I am looking forward to it. She will be out and about with a couple of her tico friends, but I'm sure we will do some stuff together.

Then I will be working with my own classes, in a new education system and actually earning regular money! Let the travelling begin!