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Rochdale

storm 10 °C

The biggest storm in English history is apparently going on atm and I have seen nothing it did rain tonight and I am wet but it's not even part of the storm apparently..proberly lucky really

I started off the day at the pattern arms hotel where I had brekky inc black pudding egh still not sure I like it but the rest of the meal was nice except mushrooms ill never eat them lol anyway I left the Pattern arms at 10 am and walked across the road to the train station lol I nearly got on the wrong train going to Glasgow lol I should've gone it could've been fun nuhhh

Decided not to use my BritRail Pass for this trip cause it was only 5£ so I thought really that would be a waste I can use it later in my holiday. Got the train to Manchester Piccadilly and I was told the Rochdale line was in that station they lied cause it's actually at Manchester Victoria so it was a short wet tram ride (the MetroLink) to Victoria and straight on the train to Bradford via Rochdale.

Once on the train I found that my hotel was actully not near the station like I thought I was so I thought why not try and English cabbie see how it goes £2 pounds later I'm at the hotel which was good but check in was at 3pm I arrived at 130 booo so I had to wait...I would've gone for a walk but it was raining cats and dogs so I didn't want to get wet...at least not until the game.

Finally got checked at 230 and got to relax by watching the storm coverage down south it was getting pretty crazy

I was told by reception that the ground was 20 minute walk away but shouldn't walk it in the dark by my self so what do I do leave the hotel at 6pm in daylight start walking and it get pitch black within 10 minutes I thought ill just keep going and it will be fine...which it was lol I should've caught a taxi would've been far safer

The game in itself was pretty good too Ireland were just getting to tired by the end of the game and Fiji where too good. The Fijians behind me were singing their hearts out and it was seriously so amazing I loved it. I apparently was sitting in the Rochdale (soccer) members area so all the members were sitting in that area and weren't very happy with the Fijians sing but stuff then I loved it...it was also a seating stand so the Fijians were not really meant to be standing which they did pretty much the whole game the security kept walking up and down the steps telling them off but considering they were in the last row they were not really hurting anyone and the police man gave up lol after the game both teams did a lap in the rain Sisa saw me and held my sign I told him I'd wait for him.

After the game I met some of the Irish players and Rory Kostjason came up to me and said Hi Brett White was even better he gave me a hug and asked when I arrived told me I was a love way from melbourne and told me to have a safe trip when the Irish had gone the Fijians started coming out..when Sisa came out we chatted for a bit and then it was time for them to go I waited for My friend Sylvia and we decided that if we were both going to Workington tomorrow then it was better to be in one place...her and a friend have based themselves in Chester for a week and I was staying in Rochdale so it was decided to pick up my bags and drive straight to Chester ready for the afternoon drive to Workington

Got back to my hotel picked up my bags which I hadn't even unpacked and drove an hour in the rain to Chester...best idea we have had ever
Until next time
Love ya

Posted by stormymay 00:36 Archived in United Kingdom

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