11 June 2010 – Nottingham
12 June 2010 – Hull
I needed to make a day trip to Nottingham to get a National Insurance number, which would allow me to work in England but more importantly provided a step towards setting up a UK bank account.
My trip to Nottingham was notable for the biggest England flag I’ve seen to date (football mania), my photo with the Robin Hood statue, a walk down Maid Marian road and a large meaty kebab. Plus I got a national insurance number and setup a bank account with Lloyds TSB – yes!
The day after I went on a day trip with Jilly, Ella and Grandma to Hull, we were meeting my Great Aunt Myrna in Hull for a day of shopping. We found Myrna and enjoyed a coffee together before we split up to satisfy different requirements, Ella needed clothes for her upcoming PGA camp and I had sights to see.
I took in the Hull Maritime Museum which featured some amazing examples of Narwhal whale tusks, their practically sea unicorns with one or two perfectly straight spiralled tusks extending from their upper jaw. I meandered through a market where I pick and mixed myself a large bag of English sweets, I looked at The Deep and took in a further two museums in the Museum Quarter of Hull.
My highlight from Hull came in the Street Life museum where I saw the oldest electric car, built in 1901! Just imagine where electric car technology would be now if the industry had continued to pursue electric technology from this point rather than moving completely to petrol.