Monday, 17 May 2010

Greetings from Salisbury

I bet you didn't expect to hear from me this soon, surprise surprise, I am at Salisbury Youth Hostel and I have to type quickly because this is costing me £1 for 20 minutes, see how much I love you all, ha ha.

After an easy drive down with three short stops, I arrived at 3.13pm. It's 240 miles door to door. The hostel is beautiful, a large white building a bit like an old fashioned ranch with a verandah, set in it's own grounds, close to the town centre. A massive tree is at the front and it's surrounded by bushes, lawns and I've seen two pussy cats. I cooked my simple meal in the members kitchen, cous cous with a tin of mackeral fillets, got to keep the cost down.

My room mates are all nationalities, I have just had a lively conversation with two young girls from Canada who are backpacking over here for seven weeks, you should see the size of their rucksacks! I had to take a top bunk because all the lower ones were taken, hope I don't have to get up in the night for a pee, ha ha.

Salisbury Cathedral is magnificent, although a large part of the outside is covered with scaffolding, they are renovating it. I managed to sneak in for free, naughty naughty I know but I happened to be passing the automatic exit door just as someone was coming out.

Breakfast is included at this hostel so I am going to fill my belly up so that I last all day tomorrow. I have to go now, it's going to cut me off, by for now see you soon.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Ilona,have a great time,was lovely hearing from you.

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  2. Glad you could pop back to update us. Have a good time
    Jille x

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  3. Hi Ilona, I like the sound of the cheapy tour of the cathedral!

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  4. Ahaaa! The old "in through the 'Out' door" routine.
    Verrrry sneaky...

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  5. Glad you like Salisbury - we used to live there. The market place in the centre is one of the coldest places I've ever know in winter but it's a beautiful city at this time of year.

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  6. Keep it coming. We love your running commentary, lol. Happy holiday!!

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  7. You are only up the road from me glad you like Salisbury x

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  8. Oh what a terrific holiday you have planned. I absolutely love your blog, you are such an inspiration:) Linda

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  9. I too enjoyed hearing from you again...totally unexpected...bring on the next report :o)

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  10. Hope you are having a lovely time, there is an award over on my blog x

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