So this blog about what i get up to, but it's kind of turned into a question and answer page lol. Don't be put off, have a read.
Simple as that.
Doncaster born and inbred.
My life could possibly be more interesting than yours.
You’ve come to the right place. I started shedding many a hair a few years ago man, truth be told. Right around the crown.
Worrying me every single day and I dreaded getting in the shower because my hands would be full of hair.
Look into regaine/rogaine and consider that or propecia.
Other than that have a mess about with styles that might suit you! Standard getting out of the shower and throw your hair around with a comb. A shaved parting like I have at the moment means that hair can be combed over trouble areas, especially over the crown because the hair is drawn from the parting.
If it’s receding have a play about with a floppy fringe style and work it around. Classic slicked look is in at the mo and I get my parting shaved in and faded up from your hairline so you’ll be on trend with that!
I’m pretty good cheers, doing my usual fortnightly tumblr message replies and stuff.
Nice ethos to travelling my friend, i hope you have an amazing life affirming experience here in the UK!
Basically there is zero in Doncaster in my opinion. At least not for international travellers. It’s known for building the fastest steam locomotives in the world but there is nothing here about them. Its also known for its coal mines but thats nothing to see either. Its a very flat typically Northern town fully of chavs and council houses. The town/city (Doncaster is the largest town that is not a city in England, but we are clawing at city status) is developing into a very attractive setting, but a portion of the population bring that place right down. Check the wiki about Doncaster and make you’re mind up about it yourself! It’s important historically, but obviously history is in the past.
Don’t get me wrong there are nice places surrounding though! I’d recommend York over any other place around here. Its not a big city like Leeds or Sheffield but its absolutely full of character, have a google of it! Sheffield is good for galleries and culture and Leeds is the biggest city other than Sheffield. All these places are accessible by rail but if you’re travelling internally id consider using a megabus for short journeys between cities. Its so cheap (wednesdays its £5 any ticket) and you can drop on amazing ones that have power sockets and modems.
Safe travels! Let me know if you head up Yorkshire way.
Our immigration system is shagged, so if you plan on staying then get yourself in the system because it’ll be a while before you get processed. You have a 6 month tourist visa by default and aren’t allowed to work while on that. Any free lance work you do is off your own back and I don’t condone it, but it can be done. No body will hire you without a work visa my man and a company CAN sponsor you for one. You need to look up about visas though.
It totally depends where you live with how much existing costs you. Obviously London is so so so very expensive to live and stuff. Other places you might want to look into are Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. They’re a lot cheaper but may have slightly less opportunities. Manchester will be the best bet as it’s like London’s trendy cousin like LA is to NY.
Do your homework and make contacts before you go and go with as much money saved as possible. If you can find someone to share a place with for a while then do that. I don’t know what channels you need to go through for any of those.
The dollar spends the same as the pound (e.g. Starbucks $3.50, also £3.50) but you get more dollars to the pound (1.61 at the moment) so any money you save and come with will disappear for no reason!
Hope this helps! There are lots of forums about moving over here. Remember there are a lot more people asking the same questions!
I’m not a rail fan but I always say that Doncaster is famous for the building the fastest steam locomotives!
Pretty much the only decent thing that Donny is renowned for lol.
The railway station here is pretty nice too, it’s been used as a location for shows like Poirot and other period dramas. You always see the spotters congregating on the edge of the platforms come rain or shine.
Oh man yes. Try and grow as much facial hair as possible to hide any ridiculousness, and then trim it away to desired shape for handlebar formation.
The longer you have it, the more hair will grow together helping with the body and bulk of your mouth brow.
Honestly I’ll eat anything that’s still in front of me for long enough.
I eat healthy, veg with most if not every meal but I can totally get away with eating crap, to a degree.
Since being with me bird (she’s vegan) my eating habits have changed and just eating a lot less processed stuff.
All the pressed and formed food is what fucks you over from the inside out. I very rarely eat fast food and if I do it’s 200% not mcdonalds or KFC.
I’d rather give my money to a local chippy than to a chain.
You can reduce a massive bag of spinach into next to nothing and you’re getting a massive dose of amazing green.
I also tend to just put loads of stuff in a pan: mushrooms, black beans, onions, broccoli, whatever is in the fridge, and have that with quinoa made with vegetable stock for more flavour. And bang loads of spice and shit on everything when cooking it.