1) "Git" - it means a grumpy old man.
Of course, during the trip, we sometimes called each other a "git" depending on our behavior. :)
2) "Punker" - Someone who is acting like a clown, clowning around or joking
3) "Do a bit of flower arranging" - this means to sort something out, or to try and put order to something
4) "You'll crack it" - This means that you'll get the hang of things, or figure it out.
CLIFFORD'S TOWER - This historic structure was actually right across the street from our hotel. It's located at Tower St York, North Yorkshire YO1 9SA.
CLIFFORD'S TOWER HORRIBLE HISTORY - According to ddickerson.igc.org Clifford's Tower, the keep of York's medieval castle, was the site of the most horrifying event in the history of English Jewry. On March 16, 1190, the feast of Shabbat ha-Gadol, the small Jewish community of York gathered inside the tower for protection. An angry, violet mob assembled around the structure, and instead of coming out and battling them, many jews inside committed suicide. Others died in the flames they had lit, and those who surrendered were massacred and murdered. GHOSTLY LEGEND - The ghost story involving the tower says every now and then the tower turns blood red from the blood of all the people who died in the tower.
|Tom at the York Train station|
TRAIN KARMA - We were really getting into the habit of that! The first train ride from York to London's Kings Crossing took about 2 1/2 hours. We had to find the subway or "Underground" and after getting confused, I asked a customer service rep at a ticket window about getting to Paddington Station to change trains, and they told me the way and explained our railway ticket was good for one ride on the underground. That was great news. The subway at 5:15 p.m. local time, however, was PACKED and we had our luggage. That was a bit of a SQUEEZE.
|Rob at the York train station|
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