Showing Off Sheffield

This weekend Tanbay and I took the National Express coach up to Sheffield (from Cheltenham). It's important to note that when we booked our coach up to Sheffield, booking 'Cheltenham to Sheffield' (which had a stop in Birmingham) was more expensive than booking 'Cheltenham to Birmingham' and then a separate trip 'Birmingham to Sheffield'. I have no idea why as both options follow the same time pattern.. So yeah there you have it, a Top Travelling (Weasel's) Tip:

See if it's cheaper to do your journey on separate tickets


 Why did we go to Sheffield? To visit my favourite friend K to the Mac : 

Sheffield Forest

She lives and studies in Sheffield, I'd never been there and Tanbay certainly hadn't, but we are now glad that we have for two reasons:

1. It's very pretty (and pretty hilly): 
Sheffield View

Sheffield is a beautiful British beauty and very hilly. It's literally vertical - great for your calves. We went for a wonderful walk:

Sheffield Forest

Sheffield Forest

 It was basically mountainous. We saw horses and cows and had an awesome home made picnic. Then the hill (mountain) died down and we saw the river:

Sheffield Forest

Sheffield River

I love a good river

Sheffield River


Sheffield River

 As you can see, there was even a chance to cross the river and Tanbay took the most beautiful photo in the middle. I'm sorry Shane, but THIS is England:


Sheffield River



2. The folks are friendly
Or at least everyone that we met there was. We got lost at one point so asked a driver for directions, and he insisted on driving us to our destination. He was very friendly and didn't kill any of us or anything!
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K Mac's friends were easy going too. Maybe that's a 'friends of friends' thing rather than a Sheffield thing.. Especially as none of them are Sheffielders.. Or maybe I shouldn't over think it too much. The people are nice in Sheffield full stop.

We had some drinks with her friends at DAda which is on the expensive side, but makes up for it by being cool and having cool assets like these lights:

Sheffield DAda


We saw Alastair Gordon play there, he was really really epic:

Sheffield DAda

He is awesome, we really enjoyed his music, plus he's a nice guy. Check his music out!  (https://soundcloud.com/growlinalgordon).



We saw a bit of the University of Sheffield too. It's no way near as pretty as the University of Birmingham (no unis are) but it did have this crazy lift which has no doors and goes round on a loop. 

We attended a philosophy lecture. I definitely felt like my mind was opened... then scrambled up and closed again. The lecture itself was easy to follow and the lecturer seemed like a great guy who genuinely wanted the students to learn, but the questions he was asking us to think about were too deep for my 'maths degree' brain. I really enjoyed it, but in the end just agreed with the most mathematical (closed minded) term of the lecture - Leibniz's Law.



So there you have it, Sheffield a bit of a short post as we spent most of our time hanging out and eating chocolate, but an unforgettably enjoyable weekend. This was in part due to Sheffield being beautiful and chilled and in part due to it's population being so too :)




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