Marc heading to our gate
My trip to Chesterfield (UK) started at 4.45am when my alarm clock went off... I had to catch the first train in Deventer at 6.45am. In my city Almelo, the first train to Schiphol was going at 6.49am and our flight was 10.00am... So I managed to let myself drive to Deventer with my dad at 5.45am, it's like 45km away from Almelo. Thank you daddy for letting me be on time at Schiphol!
So when I finally arrived at Schiphol at 8.10am, I went to the departure hall already to see where we had to check in and I waited for Marc there, because there was such a long line with people who all had to check in... A stupid thing is that you had to pay €15,- for 1 checked in bag.
Me & Marc in the plane, 2nd row seat!
.. We didn't had that much luggage and it was okay to just take it along in the plane. Of course I had some problems with my luggage, I couldn't bring 2 things because it was bigger than 100ml so they took it away from me. After we we're ready with that we noticed that our plane was delayed... A good thing was that Marc fixed us two seats together and a windowseat, also my first time in the plane on the 2nd row hehe...
Finally we arrived at London Luton Airport we had to withdraw some money and find out how to get to London St. Pancras trainstation. We bought our traintickets to London St. Pancras station and a shuttle bus was taking us to London Luton Parkway station. It took about 40mins in total to get to London St. Pancras, but we made it. There we had to buy our ticket fare to Chesterfield! We walked around a bit a the trainstation and bought some food and drinks.
View of Luton Airport Parkway Station
The trainride was a bit more than 2 hours and we were in the quiet zone, which I noticed later. I phoned Wayne already that we were in the train, so Marc decided to take a pic of that sign haha! I tried to sleep a bit in the train, but it was hard because of (Marc's words) Miss DJ in front of us with her stupid music that was way too loud! And after another DJ next to us with his music arggg!
Okay, so finally we arrived in Chesterfield! I phoned Wayne again and he would pick us up with the rest of the gang... So after 5-10 minutes we saw a bunch of people entering the trainstation! Finally, we all met and now we were a total of 7 people: Marc (Marc79), Wayne (Wayneollerenshaw), Steph (Darlingwish), Matt (Matthew1982), Audrey (Nomad-hippie), Adam (Not on TB) and not to forget me, myself and I!
After we had to go to Bondy's place where we would stay for the weekend! I drove along with Matt, Adam and Marc.
It was actually so weird, sitting in a car with the driver at the right side and driving on the left side of the way... I still can't imagine how people can manage to drive like that, but okay... I guess I'll never get used to that! Once we arrived at Bondy's place, the Strongbows and Budweisers entered the room! Later on we went by taxi to the city center of Chesterfield, where me, Steph, Audrey and Wayne got us some food! KEBAB! Marc, Adam and Matt were already in the pub... We later joined them as soon as we finished our kebabs... There Craigo joined our group and came along! So after having a few drinks and some picture taking as well, we went to the trainstation to catch the train to Sheffield
where the real party would get started! When we arrived at the trainstation, no one had the intention to buy a trainticket so we would see what will happen once the ticketguy would come.
.. So we jumped on the train and found us some seats next to sleeping people... Of course after a while the ticketguy came and we all started walking to the front of the train like crazy ones, I don't actually know why we did it, because when you do something like that everyone knows that you don't have a valid ticket with you hehe... Steph, Wayne and Craigo hide themselves on the toilet and Adam and Matt started to buy a ticket at the ticketguy and I was ready with money to buy tickets as well, but after he finished with Adam and Matt he just walked away to the back of the train again... Then we finally arrived in Sheffield and got ourselves some dinner at the Burger King for the ones who wanted to eat. There Marc came up with this crazy idea, to make a mask from the Burger King bag and he put it on Steph's head.
Me taking a picture of Marc
Later we went to another pub again to play some pool and we got introduced with Jacques, cider with fruit! Damn, this is so my drink there in UK... Next time, I'm gonna drink that again, I liked it so much! Although I still suck in playing pool, I'll keep on practising and I had a great time playing pool with Matt as my teammate and playing against Steph and Wayne! Then next stop was another pub, where we had a few drinks again and Irish Car bombs, Guiness with a shot of baileys... Such a weird combination and really terrible to drink in my opinion, but I managed to finish almost half of it! It was fun anyway to see the rest of the gang finishing it like they loved it so much. We also played a game of killer, something with 3 lives and when you miss shooting the ball in the whole you lose a life! I was out of the game first haha.
Marc taking a picture of me
Next stop the Leadmill, it was a 5-10 minute walk from the pub where we were to the Leadmill and the way to it was a bit hilly and Wayne and Craigo decided to roll in the grass until they got down, what a weirdos but it was funny to see! I think one of us has this videotaped on camera? But I only don't know who... Once we arrived in the Leadmill, more drinks, dancing and foolishness!
The evening ended with some street performances of Craigo, Craigo Ft. Matt, Craigo Ft. Marc and eating some more food at the Kebab shop!