Friday 28/10/2016: After our awesome roadtrip through Wales, Katja spent two more days in Chester. We visited the city centre and recognized, that there is the start of the „Wales Rallye“ this day. The whole city was full of dirty cars 🙂 Besides, we planned joining a boat trip on the River Dee. Actually it should have been a ‚themed cruise‘ called ‚Curry and Quiz‘ with Indian food and Bollywood music on deck. Unfortunately, they cancelled it and so we did the half hour mainstream tour with commentaries. Following this, we had a delicious dinner in ‚The botanist‘ and some tasty Ciders (Katja) and Ales in Sam’s pub. ‚The pied bull‘ organized a beer festival this weekend. Sam and his colleagues offered lots of different beer and we were engaged in a conversation with a native couple and an american beer expert who spend some days in Chester for a business trip.
It was really interesting: Once more, I had to think about a picture I recently saw on the internet.
First, we talked about beer and the ‚German Beer Purity Law‘. I guess, in view of the venue it’s an appropriate topic. After a while, we told them about our stay in UK. The british guy told us a Barbie-joke and we had really fun. All in all, usual but good chit-chat stuff. Some pints later, we (actually they) changed to more respectable issues. The american guy justified, why he will fire some members of his staff. We touched ‚fascist‘ Margaret Thatcher, hated Ronald Reagan and in general corrupt politicians and got off with the US election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. At the latest at that point, I limited myself on smiling and nodding. To be honest, I didn’t have enough courage to discuss these kind of topics in English with two pints in my blood. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the whole evening and we had a great time!
Saturday 29/10/2016: On Saturday, Katja returned to Bristol by train. But before, we registered her for the Parkrun and started the day with a 5km workout. Katja is in good shape at the moment and finished with a personal best in 26:01 minutes! We celebrated it with two mackerels and a salad before Katja had to take the train to return to Bristol at 4 o’clock. It was a great week with loads of new experiences, stunning views and sometimes extending our comfort zone 😀