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Coventry

I've gotten to know my way around Coventry city centre quite well over the last few days, so that today I had to own that there were no more surprises waiting for me around the corner. There's a big shopping centre, a series of interconnecting arcades, and a covered market. There's a Waterstones and an Ottokar's, which houses a Costa on its first floor (strangely enough, there doesn't seem to be a Starbucks or a Caffe Nero anywhere), an M&S, a Sainsbury's, and a Debenham's, a Faith and an H&M. There's countless banks and building societies, but no vegetarian restaurant. There are, however, a few places that do good food, like Browns where we went for lunch on Saturday; or excellent coffee like Alma's where freakspawn and I enjoyed a cup and a slice of cheesecake yesterday.

There's a university and a bombed out cathedral that I'm not allowed to explore too closely yet, as it's on the List Of Things To Do Next Week, when Lorna has her holiday and can show me round properly.

Today I'd set aside to check out the museums, but the Herbert was going through a major refurbishment and only one of the galleries was open to the public and so I finished there in twenty minutes. The Transport Museum was next. They were laying a new carpet and the smell of the glue was so overpowering that I couldn't wait to get back out into the fresh air and the rain again.

Now I'm putting my feet up at home, conserving my energy: we're going on a pub crawl tonight.

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freakspawn
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
I could suggest some daytrips for you tonight if you fancied going somewhere, although I know you are hoping to go to Birmingham :)

Leamington is a bus ride away and may be worth a thought! But also Nottingham is easy to get to on a daytrip basis by train, home of Robin of Sherwood....*meep* why didn't I think of that earlier?!

Hope you are having a good time and not too bored yet :D
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm not unhappy here...though Nottingham's not a bad idea - thanks!
freakspawn
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh I know that, but 3 days of hanging around here is plenty :D Nottingham is a great daytrip place you should do that tomorrow, cause Friday you wanna conserve your energy for the evening;)
__kali__
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Coventry's a very good place to go on ye olde pub crawl.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
And we're just about to do that!

To make it that little bit more extra, Lorna's brought home the 2 Tone Trail booklet; but after reading it, and finding that most of the pubs and pieshops open in The Specials' day have closed, we've decided to do our own crawl, staring in ye olde worlde Whitefriars (if I heard right).
anonypooh
Mar. 29th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
have a good night tonight and drink a raspberry beer for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Danson near enough for you? ' Csause that's what \i had and now i'm psiied!
anonypooh
Mar. 30th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
oooh I don't know - never had it .. must we rectify this?!
gamiila
Mar. 31st, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
Damson Porter -- I highly recommend it. Even Lorna gave it her seal of approval!
anonypooh
Mar. 31st, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
I'm not taking her word! - she drinks black stuff!! bleugh
bogwitch
Mar. 30th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
I was up in Birmingham yesterday, alas I was working. :)
gamiila
Mar. 31st, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
That's your excuse for not texting me, is it? ;-)
bogwitch
Mar. 31st, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
I didn't have your number with me!
gamiila
Mar. 31st, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
I forgive you.
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