What a beautiful day in Preston! - 6th Febuary 2013
To follow what I have written in the article A sunny day, I will talk about the day we spent, Amandine and me in Preston.
Preston is a town with 130 000 habitants (according to Wikipedia)
whose 27% of students.
It was the first town I visited after Lancaster since I was in the UK, and Preston seemed to be very bigger than Lancaster which has almost 46 000 habitants!
I got up at 7.15am in order to be behind the Lancaster City Museum at 8.30am, where Amandine waited for me. We took the train to Preston at 9.12am. We arrived in Preston rail station 15 min later. The station is very big!
As we had time before our appointment to get our insurance number, we went to the Fishergate Shopping centre which is in front of the station. After we had to ask for directions because there were not a lot of direction signs at the output of the station !
We arrived in advance in the Jobcentre where we had our appointment. We just had to answer a few questions about us, our identity, our study and what job we want to do in the UK. However it didn't look like an evaluation, and we will get our insurance number in two weeks.
After this, we were very hungry but we had to wait 12am for lunch so we did shopping in another shopping centre ^^
We were lucky, this day were sunny and we enjoyed the blue sky.
At noon we rushed to a big Chinese buffet . It was very nice and the restaurant was very big and beautiful.
And the more important thing, it only cost 6.30 pounds for a lunch!! What surprised me is the fact that they mix English food and Chinese food in this Chinese restaurant. Indeed, there are chicken nuggets, chips and other food, and for the dessert there were only English cakes and the famous jelly with fruits inside. We tasted it and it is not very good...
Then, we visited the city centre, did shopping again and we were in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery which is a beautiful building with paintings, objects and explanations about Preston history. In this bulding there are also activies to do with children and on one part of the museum we can dress up with clothes from the 19th or 20th Century!
As the museum closed at 5pm we left it and headed to the rail station crossing one last time the city centre and Fishergate Shopping centre.
It was a very good day! And we went home a little bit tired...
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