2020 Blog #3

Hey Everyone!

Today it rained. Just like every other day I've been here. But that's alright.

I'm flying to Ireland for a week tomorrow so I figured it would be best to post a little update before that as I'm sure I'll have plenty to write about this time next week. 

I haven't been too busy recently as I've been busy with my coursework and haven't had much time off school. I did take a day trip to Birmingham a couple of weeks ago. I spent most of the day just exploring the city, Birmingham is known as "Venice of the North" here in the UK, and it actually has more miles of canals than the real Venice! I learned that It's actually a fairly young city by European standards, as it did not explode into the metropolitan centre it is today until the industrial revolution, at which point it became one of the biggest industrial locations in the world. They told me that all the buildings were relatively new, but they still looked old to me. I guess that's why I'm a musician and not an architect. 

I've spent some more time exploring Nottingham. I ventured into the caves under the castle. There are over 500 known caves dating back to the dark ages that snake their way under the old city, but it is expected that there are many that are yet to be discovered. Nottingham Castle, which is made famous by the Robin Hood stories, sits atop a hill overlooking the city, but it is currently under renovation and inaccessible like big ben was in London. This place is nothing like Harry Potter but that's okay I'm still enjoying it. 

Caitlyn and I fly to Dublin tomorrow to explore Ireland for a week, so you'll be hearing from us soon! 

Thanks for checking in,

Conor

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