I decided to check out the new bus service today, number 55, which links up with the 350 bus to Hull. Sure enough it came down the High Street on time, picking up opposite the Post Office. I wasn't the only one, there were several more people who had the same idea. We got on the Hull bus within five minutes of geting off the 55, so not very long to wait. By the time we got to Barton the bus was pretty well packed, with several people standing. With me being a pensioner, I didn't feel obliged to give up my seat to anyone :o) There was no pregnant women or elderly people standing, so I sat tight.
My first port of call was Winfields on Hessle Road, the gigantic outdoor and leisure camping shop. I wanted to check out the tents, and get some prices, also have a look round the camping equipment. I didn't buy anything because I don't make quick decisions, I like to weigh everything up first, so this was a fact finding mission. I must say though, there are some soopadoopa tents around now, huge things as big as bungalows. Talk about five star camping.
I had a walk round the city centre but I have to admit my heart wasn't really in it, the weather was a bit chilly. I sat in a warm shopping centre and ate my banana sandwich, and an orange and chocolate yoghurt. Then I had a bimble round the Ferens Art Gallery. That was quite nice. They had a lot of modern art on display, in what they call an 'Open Exhibition', which means anyone can enter their work.
I had a look round a few shops, but I wasn't in the mood. No point in looking if you don't need anything. I went in Curry's the electrical shop, and asked a nice young man if he could look at my camera for me. I couldn't get the flash to work, and a funny message comes up on the screen which I didn't understand. Maybe I have pressed something I shouldn't have pressed. It took him a minute to sort it, aha, there is the flash, thank you very much for your free help.
I needed to get the 3.35pm bus back, to catch the connection, but I was fed up at 2.30pm, so I went in Tesco and had a bimble round there to kill a bit of time, and to check out some prices. There was a big display basket full of tinned tomatoes, with a price of 59p each on them. Good grief, I bought some similar, Italian chopped, on Friday from the Asian shop, at 29p a tin. What a bloomin rip off Tesco is on some things. I checked the yellow stickers, and bought two loaves of bread reduced from £1 to 25p. That will do me nicely thank you.
I took a few snaps while I was in Hull. This is a beautiful old building on Hessle Road, a Temple. It's in a terrible state though, such a shame. The pigeons are flying in and out of that round window with no glass in it.
This is an old pub, looks a bit of a dive, but very interesting architectually.
This is a theatre, and the tourist information centre.
This is the maritime museum.
And this is my favourite chocolate shop, I love Thorntons Continental. You will be pleased to know that I managed to resist temptation and come away empty handed. I actually stepped inside and stared longingly at my favourite treacle toffee, my hand came to within a few inches of the shelf, but I pulled back quickly. My goodness what am I thinking of, I was shocked. I had a treat at the weekend in Cleethorpes, a big slice of lemon meringue tart with lashings of cream, and a gooey hot chocolate drink. I am not due for another treat just yet. Maybe another day.