The joke of the year is Hull being a city of culture although there are young people playing a grand piano in the railway station which was pleasant but it's downhill after that. The whole city is one lot of roadworks with all the town centre roads blocked off, although hand for bus photography. Half of the shops are empty or derelict, no attempt like so many others to put up murals in place of empty shops windows. They were ripping up the old Kingston upon Hull original phone boxes which are surely listed structures.
They have installed some whopping great whale or whatever in the centre which will shelter the dossers a bit when it rains, they have a special wino section with de luxe seating. M&S in the centre is even worse than the usual shambolic planning in the cafe and the car park at the station was a bit like Sunderland, took ages to get payment through by phone and no record you've paid and an extra 30p for what? After Hull I went to Wakefield which has an even dafter car park at the Ridings shopping arcade. The weather was spot on and no rain ( or snow). Lots of operators, both DVDs are now ready , covers still to do. I finally got the Indian visa photos resized via a little gizmo on the net, on their form there are 12 pages of random info on how to do it which ignored took a couple of minutes to sort.
Today the IQ went for it's annual/10k service, RGG are the garage, annoying in the extreme keep trying to add extras to the bill and ringing you up, a snotty bitch when I rang back said 'SHE' hadn't phoned me, someone at the garage had, goodness knows what she'd do for car sales. I'll try another garage next time as I couldn't stomach them any more. We went to see cousin Trish and Derek, Trish still under the weather and getting the run around by the doctors over her heart medication etc. I've got to go for an artery scan as I'm 65 this year, the joys of life come thick and fast. Quiet today on the DVD orders but there was a lot went off this am. Photos are from Wakefield yesterday