Having a well deserved day off yesterday, I set off for Nottingham, a trip I have been planning for ages. I say planning, I assumed it would all work out for the best as I hadn’t actually bothered to find out where anything was. A quick trip to the Tourist Information Centre helped me on my haphazard quest to find stuff of interest and gave me the best day off I’ve had in ages.Naturally my first stop was to a bookshop but predictably I couldn’t actually remember any of the hundreds of books recommended by your good selves, so left empty handed but still upbeat. I found myself pottering down a hill to find a big church, it is always impressive to find one that is at the heart of the city centre, tucked in between all the mobile phone shops and bakeries.Nottingham of course is central to many things, most notably Robin Hood and the two football teams of course but it has a charm of its own. Although it is a busy place, it has a sense of calmness about it, which makes it a great place for sitting and writing, which is what I succeeded in doing in my nine hour wandering.As well as pottering around a couple of churches which were sadly closed that day, I managed to find an independent bookshop where all the money made goes to charity so I had to purchase three books, which was the first time I have purchased a book in England since April 2013. No trip to Nottingham is complete without a trip to The Pit and the Pendulum, a Gothic pub that always makes a pint more refreshing. I managed to read a little of my latest horror book as well as was befitting such a place.I randomly decided to spurge on a custom made t-shirt from the market, making up the words on the spot. For a small price and half an hours wait, it shall now become my default top for when I am doing something with you guys in mind.
Day Off Dalliances