On Tuesday, we decided to go on a road trip. Reading is just one hour drive from Chippenham. It was the first that I sat in Lewis’ car and I was so nervous. Lewis had requested me to be his navigator i.e. reading out the direction. However, I thought it would be wiser to use the GPS with voice guidance. So, he agreed and my job turned up to “plug in” and “unplug” the USB cable of his phone as the voice guidance didn’t function every time he connected the USB cable to his phone.
Usually, I am very talkative but during this journey, I was so focused staring at the GPS. One hour of car journey with complete silence, we had finally arrived at Reading. I felt relief that we didn’t end up in nowhere. In fact, Lewis has good driving skills. Perhaps I just need a little bit of time to build the confidence.
Walking in the town, I was attracted by a massive grey and brown building. It is Reading Museum which is a museum of the history of the town of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire, and the surrounding area. It is accommodated within Reading Town Hall, and contains galleries describing the history of Reading and its related industries, a gallery of artefacts discovered during the excavations of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester Roman Town), a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and an art collection. Reading Museum and Reading Public Museum are different museums. You can visit Reading Museum to find out more: http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/
Reading is full of reddish-brown buildings. Mostly they are shops, some are turned into a shopping mall. Those buildings have become the signature site of Reading. The reddish-brown buildings seem to turn even darker during the rainy day. I really like to stroll around the town, but most of the time I think Lewis walked really fast and I felt a bit stressed. I prefer to walk slowly and being able to stop and look at the surrounding or take some pictures. :}
Forbury Gardens is a public park in the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The park is on the site of the outer court of Reading Abbey, which was in front of the Abbey Church. It’s nice to buy a burger or hotdog bun and sit at the park, enjoying the quiet moment.