“If I could go back in time to when I was baptised I would finger my Mom!”-Wayne

Chesterfield Travel Blog

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train picture!
So my first city UK city that I got to visit with my goal of seeing as many cities (or towns) as possible was Chesterfield!! Yes I know, another word for couch!! Last weekend when the guys came down for the London meet-up we drunkenly decided that we would come up the next weekend to visit. And surprisingly enough, we actually followed through with our drunk agreement and Ruby and I got train tickets up to Chesterfield leaving on Saturday morning and coming home Sunday evening.
on the way up
So I got up on Saturday morning and headed to King’s Cross to meet Ruby to catch our train. I got there about 15 minutes early and decided to wait for Ruby by the little sign that lists all the trains on the way from the tube station to the train station cause everyone has to pass through here and I knew I would spot her. Shortly after 10am and still no sign from Ruby so I decide to call her. Well turns out she was also at the train station and she was also there 15 minutes except that she was at St. Pancras! Silly girl told me it was King’s Cross when it was really St. Pancras. Not that it makes much of a difference cause they are still so close but I had to rush to get there in time. Just as I got there they started to check tickets so we didn’t miss anything. Train left at about 10:30am and it was 2 hours.
pretty country side
We had to text the guys at 11:30am to wake them up to give them enough time to get to the train station to pick us up haha. Was a nice train ride, pretty sunny outside, just listened to music and what not to pass the time. I was warned by Ruby that Wayne and Mark might be late as the last time she went up they (or Wayne I think) was an hour late picking her up. Turns out they actually got to the train station before us though so that was nice. Wayne and Mark were there in 2 different cars which we were kind of confused about but it turns out Mark had to go drop the car off he was driving and Wayne was to follow. So our first stop was at Wayne’s house so that he could have a shower. OMG his house is sooo cool! It is a classic English house and it just made me really happy being inside it. I wanted to take pics but thought it would be weird if I just started taking pictures of the inside of his house haha.
Ruby ironing Mark's top that he didn't even wear!
And his room is pretty awesome too, walls completely decorated with Winnie the Pooh wallpaper. Love it! Anyways we had a “cuppa” and then we took his car and went to Marks to drop off our bags and so Mark could get ready. Ok now does anybody else think it is extremely crazy for a guy with hair that’s about an inch long to blow dry and STRAIGHTEN his hair?!? I was just completely amused by the fact that Mark was gonna straighten his hair. He doesn’t even have enough to fit in the iron, completely crazy! But it was fun and Ruby straightened mine and I straightened hers haha. But thumbs up to Mark who bought us crumpets! We had some of those while Ruby being the good friend that she is, ironed his shirt (which he never ended up wearing...) So we were supposed to go back and pick up Wayne like 20 minutes after we dropped him off but that turned out to be longer than an hour haha.
What a girl eh?
Don’t think he was to impressed. We went back to Wayne’s dropped of the car, and then called a taxi to get into town cause it was time to start having fun! We got a cab to the town centre and headed to a bar called the Shambles which the guys tell me is the oldest bar in Chesterfield. It was a cool place, started the night off on beer which was a bad idea cause “Liquor before beer your in the clear, beer before liquor never been sicker” which means I had to stick with beer for the whole night haha. Oh well beer isn’t bad and well, I was actually drinking cider. While we were at the Shambles we were playing these little computer betting games that would ask us questions and stuff. It was really fun but I think as a team we were just horrible and we lost haha. After that we headed to another pub, Barracudas, where they served food cause Wayne and Mark were hungry.
Everyone looks kind of weird here...
I bet by now you’re wondering what the hell the title of this entry means, well I will now explain. As we were walking to the pub I thought I would tell the guys about a funny little incident that happened on the train. Anyways as we were going by some park there were a whole bunch of teenage boys hanging around and they all gave the train the finger as we were going by which personally, I thought was really funny. Anyways so I donno I guess everyone doesn’t use this term but like they were “fingering the train” as I put it, as that is commonly used at home, and yes I know it means something else but they all thought it was pretty funny that, that is what I called it. So basically for the rest of the night we were “fingering” each other all the time which you will be able to see from all the pictures haha.
The one and only "site" of Chesterfield...no, we didn't just drink...
Anyways got to Barracudas, had another beer, and then we had to leave to meet Craig at the train station to go to Sheffield to go to more bars and to watch the Manchester United vs. Arsenal game. Along the way we passed the church which has the weird shaped tower and this is where the title of my blog came from as we were talking about baptism. It might not seem funny to everyone, but I guess you just had to be there.
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train picture!
train picture!
on the way up
on the way up
pretty country side
pretty country side
Ruby ironing Marks top that he di…
Ruby ironing Mark's top that he d…
What a girl eh?
What a girl eh?
Everyone looks kind of weird here.…
Everyone looks kind of weird here…
The one and only site of Chester…
The one and only "site" of Cheste…
Mmm crumpets
Mmm crumpets
You have nothing to straighten!!
You have nothing to straighten!!
AHAHA
AHAHA
a high way in chesterfield!
a high way in chesterfield!
Chesterfield
photo by: matthew