Friday 21st The coach journey was horrible! It was really uncomfortable so I only got one hour of sleep or so which made me feel really rough.
We stopped at a service station somewhere before Dover and I went in the shop and ended up buying some beanie toy cos it made me laugh when I saw it. It was like I was pissed on tiredness or something cos I couldn’t stop giggling! It’s a Jim Henson Bean Star or something and is a purply, ugly otter (apparently!) called Pop! It had a partner called Pip but that one wasn’t quite as funny! Everyone thought I was a bit weird for buying it but they then all decided it was quite cute. I sort of agree now!When we finally reached Valkenburg, I woke up a bit cos I was aware that I might see Jake and I did! My first sighting was him crossing a road wearing his pink shirt and shorts. I waved but he didn’t see me.
I saw him properly when I was at our hotel. I went to Gethin’s room and he was in there. I was so pleased to see him! We hugged but it didn’t really sink in that I was actually with him. I’m sooo happy that I’ve got him back!
He said he realised the coach was ours after we’d driven past and he saw Mr P-R on it. He’s staying in the Atlas Hotel which is about a 10 minute walk from my hotel.
This evening, our tour rep Andy took us round Valkenburg and Jake came too. Jake, Gethin, Charlie and I then went to some bar before going back to the hotel. We just sat and cuddled and couldn’t stop smiling! He mentioned me going and visiting him when he’s in Canada and he told me he loves me lots and lots and lots! The feeling’s returned!
I did get a few messages from Jake before I reached Dover while my phone still worked. I told him that someone was passing a sex position poster round the coach and he said, “STILL CAN’T WAIT! : ) P.S. I HOPE YOU’RE TAKING NOTES FROM THAT POSTER! : ) : ) : ) LOVE YOU! xJx”.
I jokingly asked why I’d want to do that and he said, “MMM… IF I HAVE TO ANSWER THAT THEN YOU’RE NOT AS INTELLIGENT AS I THOUGHT!… BUT THEN WHY MENTION THE POSTER AT ALL? HEE HEE HEE!!”
I told him that I was just shocked by it cos there were Year 7s on the coach and he said, “YEH RIGHT! BUT HEY I THOUGHT THAT’S WHAT MUSIC TRIPS WERE ALL ABOUT! – YOU KNOW ‘THIS ONE TIME AT BAND CAMP’!! AND GIRLS WITH FLUTES N STUFF! : ) xJx”.
He’s been taking too much notice of that American Pie film!