United Kingdom
City and District of St. Albans

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  • Day247

    Breaking Down

    April 29, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    So unkonkret mit der Platzierung eines Footrpints war ich auch noch nie. Das liegt daran, dass ich nur weiß, dass ich drei Stunden heute in der Nähe von Saint Albans verbracht habe, wo genau, weiß ich nicht...
    Mein Tag hat Sonntagtypisch angefangen. Na ja, jedenfalls war es normal, dass ich für die Kirche aufgestanden bin. Dann Tomkes Koffer zu packen war vielleicht nicht ganz normal... Nachdem ich fertig war, haben wir uns fertig gemacht und uns nach einer Tasse Tee auf den Weg zur Kirche gemacht. Der Gottesdienst war sehr schön, mit echt tollen Liedern, die wir fast annähernd kannten. Nach dem Gottesdienst haben wir mit einigen netten Menschen geredet und Tee getrunken und ein bisschen Kuchen gegessen.
    Bald haben wir uns dann auch wieder auf den Weg nach Hause gemacht, weil unser eigentlicher Plan für heute war, nach Cambridge zu fahren. Es war dann auch nicht mal mein idiotisches Runterfallen von der Treppe, das uns an dem Vorhaben gehindert hat. Ich weiß übrigens immer noch nicht, was da passiert ist. Da auch eigentlich nichts weh tut, weiß ich nicht, ob Tomke mir das nur einreden will, dass ich gefallen bin. Zugegebenermaßen saß ich aber irgendwann plötzlich auf dem Boden... Es bleibt wohl ein Rätsel.
    Also, der Grund, weshalb wir doch nicht nach Cambridge gefahren sind war Toto. In letzter Zeit hat sie beim beschleunigen immer mal wieder so gehustet. Heute war das besonders schlimm und irgendwann ist sie auch kurz zusammengebrochen, weshalb wir dann zur ersten Tankstelle gefahren sind um da mal zu gucken, was wir machen können. Wir konnten dann nichts machen, hat sich rausgestellt. Der nette Mensch von der Tankstelle auch nicht, aber die Menschen von der Versicherung konnten helfen! Nachdem es erst vorsichtig hieß, dass innerhalb von zwei Stunden jemand kommen würde, wurde uns nach nicht einmal zehn Minuten schon geholfen. Weil aber mehrere Teile, die gar nicht zur Hand waren, ausgetauscht werden mussten, hat das ganze Reparieren dann gute drei Stunden gedauert, also ab Rausfinden bis zum wieder Weiterfahren. Bei der Tankstelle gab es aber unser Karamell Getränk der Wahl, weshalb wir die Wartezeit und die Kälte quasi aushalten konnten. Der Mensch von der Versicherung war unglaublich nett und hilfreich. Ein Glück, dass er gekommen ist!
    Irgendwelche Pläne von Ausflügen haben wir dann schlauerweise vernachlässigt und sind direkt nach Stansted gefahren, wo wir wieder ein warmes Getränk hatten und über unsere Woche geredet haben. Wir sind uns absolut einig, dass wir eine geniale Zeit hatten! Und das bei nur fünf vollen Tagen in Oxford, London, Brighton und in der englischen Countryside. Schon echt heftig.
    Jetzt muss ich dringend schlafen. Nur weil ich kaputt bin, fängt morgen ja trotzdem eine neue Woche an, also gute Nacht und bis bald!
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  • Day4

    St Albans

    December 17, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌫 6 °C

    Museum full of Roman artifacts including complete mosaics and wall plaster in sections.

    Extensively excavated amphitheater.

    Tiled floor with underfloor heating in situ.

    One of the oldest cathedrals in Britain doing carol services all dayRead more

  • Day35

    Student Blog - Ellie Holmes

    July 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Personally, this is going to be such a great year to remember!
    Starting right at the beginning of September with meeting new county friends in CYO, CYCB and the County Clarinet Choir! NMPAT is so important for everyone to be a part of!
    The number of Tuesday night meltdowns I have had, with Mr K there giving his expert counselling advice (he could easily be a psychiatrist), I can’t count on two hands! But I think I can safely say I, and many others can’t thank NMPAT and its unbelievably supportive staff enough for providing us with a well needed, and enjoyable escape from all the stressful things that worry us!

    I’m sure all of the students can also not thank NMPAT enough for all the opportunities they provide us with! Not forgetting NENE! (pronounced ‘nen’ - like pen). Performing alongside the rest of the orchestra, CYCh and various other school choirs in the ROYAL ALBERT HALL and Peterborough Cathedral is a memory many of us will never forget!
    Other opportunities I have been provided with this year include being conducted by a world renowned conductor Antonio Pappano, playing in the MFY festival for all 3 three groups, and getting through to the Birmingham stage ONCE AGAIN with the county clarinet choir! And for ALMOST playing in Manchester with CYCB and Big Band (is it still too soon?) which was a great experience!! can you believe no one played any wrong notes?! but then again we didn’t play any notes at all...

    Finishing the year off with an unforgettable tour just sums up what NMPAT can do for you (and to you!) (at least the coaches turned up this time!!) I am SO looking forward to making my Czech Republic and Slovakia section of my scrap book when I get home! (in about 6 weeks time at this rate! not 1 o’clock - sorry mum! :/ )This tour has also excited me for next year's tour to Poland with CYCB (assuming I am still good enough to be there!)

    A massive THANK YOU goes out to ALL the NMPAT staff who came on tour with us! (Mr Kirkwood, Mr Roper, Mr Green (even if it was for one day!) Beth, Mr Hiscock, Mrs Malitskie, Mr Spinner, Miss Allen, Mr Taylor, Miss Mcrimmon, Mr Draper, Mr Butler, and even Mr Smalley (who joined us for the last couple of days!) and all the other staff that helped with any preparation of the tour. Also my parents and teachers for being my taxi drivers for the year! (however I can relieve you from your duties now! 🚗💨 *beep beep*).

    Thanks NMPAT for a great musical year!!
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  • Day167


    September 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Was woken by the child..
    went down for breakfast but it wasn't as good as the last holiday inn we stayed in. No hashbrowns 😒went upstairs and tried to log into Skype to talk to mum and dad but the computer wouldn't log onto the internet so then I tried downloading the app but for security reasons it sent me a text to confirm it was me.. I hate this country and all it's stupid systems.
    Told dad to get in Facebook and I'd call him through there - the connection was bad but we got through woohoo!
    Chat chat chat. Spent the whole conversation sitting on a toilet to escape Jaxon.

    Jess and Will then had a freaking humongous fight and ruined the rest of the day.

    Don't even want to record it - basically whole day spent in angry silence. We arrived to our next hotel and Jess walked off saying she would meet us back in 2 hours.
    Fuck me. Can they leave already?
    She is angry she has had to pay for everything and do the organizing
    BUT BUT BUT we offered her the $1000 and she said no.
    I also organised a Bnb which was unacceptable for her standards so we had to move..
    Hence why I stopped organizing and why we can't afford anything because her standards do not match our budget.
    It was so uncomfortable because I understand both sides.
    The fight started because Jaxon hit Wills nose - like really? Pick a better issue to make me sit through the most UNCOMFORTABLE day.

    When we met back up there seemed to be an unspoken agreement to be civil and a verbal one between me and Will because I told him to pull his head in and stop provoking her.
    Being siblings is not a good enough reason to make my day so shit.

    We spent time in the hotel, organised airport transfers for in 2 nights time, checked in, the. Went to St. Albans for dinner which was delicious.
    Jess got drunk and was in a better mood lol.

    I keep sneezing.
    We have to return the car tomorrow.
    Morocco soon!! Back to my holiday! Lol

    I uploaded a picture of where Jess has dinged the car. I can't even see it but Will is all like " oh it's so obvious"
    I was expecting the door to be smashed in.

    Also uploaded a picture of Jaxon pulling his stupid dad he does all the time while holding his breath that I laugh at every bloody time.
    What a goose.
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  • Day168


    September 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Last day wooooooooooooo!
    We had breakfast then headed into London to drop the car back off. Our gps said it would take 30 minutes - it took over an hour and a half because of the ridiculousness that is London. Can't deal. Get me out.
    We returned the car and were not sure if Jess has to pay for Damage - they gave her a receipt that noted the dent but didn't say anything so we left.... they dont have a credit card on file for her though - only a debit card with no money in it lol.???
    We headed towards Harrods through Hyde park. I walked through that damn park for hours with Shelly but still didn't recognized the section I was in today.
    Harrods was a bore. I told them it would be butJess really wanted to see it. It was full of ugly stuff that I wouldnt buy even if I had the money. The sweets room was probably the funkiest.
    We couldn't even walk into the perfume bit because it was so overbearing and toxic!!
    We caught 2 underground trains to then go to Camden markets.
    It was a stupid layout but had some cool shops. Me and Jess couldn't not be more different in our dress styles. She was keen for all the goth shops with skulls, lace and corsets.
    She use to be one of those ridiculous goth people theough high school and she told me she wore a goth outfit to her year 10 formal AND AND AND took with her a stuffed dog attached to a lead 😂😂😂😂 SCREAMING HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    We would not have been friends.

    We had lunch and it was pretty good for markets.
    I went to a vegan shop that sold bacon though ......? I ate it and I'm 99% it was pig and not the fake natural ingredient stuff.

    No one bought anything but we walked around for ages.

    Caught 3 trains home but on the last train it was lucky we had a nice ticket inspector because we did it wrong... we were on the overground - all other overground have taken Oyster cards but not this one apparently.
    We explained that we re tapped on and he was really nice about it. He let us buy our tickets from him rather than charge us a fare evasion fee. It was 23£ for the 3 of us 😒
    He got off at our station with us because he approached us just as we were arriving at St. Albans where we needed to get off.
    Damn ticket gates were open when we arrived - if he was just a minute later we wouldn't have had to pay lol

    We walked 6 km home and Jess was less than impressed. They started to bicker again and I told them to shut up. Lol

    We had dinner and then went to the hotel to pack.
    Jess has taken some of my souvenirs - only my books she couldn't fit and yet somehow I found it harder than usual to close my bag.

    We took it in turns to mind little man because he likes to unpack.

    I took him down to reception with me to get a sewing kit and print of our boarding passes. He walked the whole way down and had a blast! He was so excited to go on a little adventure!! He was so puffed when he got back ha

    I took him for a few more laps down the corridor becusse he had so much fun hah.

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