After being real live tourists in York, seeing the sights and staying in an actual hotel, plus several days of riding on the trains, we were ready for a break. Because we were in Doncaster to see Jacqui, a former pupil at St. Vincent's, and meet her fiance Adam, we didn't feel the need to be running around all day.
Jacqui and Adam met us at the train station in Doncaster and took us to their house. Jacqui made me a cuppa and we had a nice long chat before we did anything else. I'd never met Adam before, so it was great to meet him and get to know him.
It was just a nice, regular day. I could see living there, and getting together with Adam and Jacqui for dinner and a movie. That night, we went 10-pin bowling (aka "bowling"). I lost, which is the norm. The bowling shoes were normal bowling shoes, except that Keith and I had no idea what size our feet would be in Europe. We had to hand over our regular shoes for the worker to judge.
After bowling, we went back to the house and played a music trivia game on the Playstation and ordered a curry. We talked, I ate too much, we talked trash during the game .... it was just a great, relaxing day. I only wish we could have spent more time in Doncaster. The next night we could have gone to see a film and stopped by the chippie on the way home. And the night after that ...