23.12.2012 - 23.12.2012 5 °C
Well, today was a productive day. It helps when it isn't shitting rain! Thank god.
Laur took us on a tour of campus, showed us the Arts Centre, view of the town (we are on the top of a huge hill, so the view was pretty cool) and the sheep that live on campus. We walked down the massive hill to town, and stopped off at a few stores. We are doing a kris kringle for Christmas, so we went to Poundland to look for gifts. I think we all pretty much know who has who, it's hard to keep shopping a secret when there is only 4 of us and we are all staying together but we are pretending we don't know who has who and who bought who what. lol
We went to Wetherspoons. It's a pub, with amazing British cuisine at an awesome price! We all got roast beef and it was delicious. We stopped off at Costa Coffee to get lattes. Costa is the only 'coffee' shop in town that's comparable to Second Cup or Starbucks. I would be going through some serious good caffeine withdrawals if I lived here, I couldn't handle live without Starbucks! We took our coffees to go, and headed to the sea front. It's beautiful down there. The tide is so high today, the sand was all over the boardwalk. We walked down one end of the sea front to a huge hill, then to the other end where there is a castle and big church. By the time we got down there it was pretty dark but so peaceful and beautiful.
I'm not really sure what we will be up to for the next few days. It sounds like pretty much everything in town will be closed until the 27th. They are so old school here, it's so different from home. Since it's Sunday, most things were closed around 4/5pm. By 5pm, the town was like a ghost town. We asked the taxi driver if his taxi company will be open on the 27th ('cause we need to get to the train station to head to London) and he said that they are going to be closed until the 28th. The taxi company is CLOSED!! It's so weird. Hopefully one of the companies down here will be open or then we'll be walking down a huge ass hill with all our luggage very early in the morning to get to the train station. Yippy!
Well, it's time to make some more tea, and watch a movie.