I’m a cool girlfriend – 5th & 6th March 2001

Monday 5th
4 weeks + 3 days to go!

Jake phoned at about 4:35pm today and we were having quite a good conversation about things that have been going on here and there (which wasn’t that much really!), when the phone cut off and I got a buzzing noise. I put the phone down and thought he might phone back (cos something similar had happened before) but he didn’t.

Well, the phone did ring but when I picked it up there was just silence. That happened a couple of times so I assume it was him trying to get through again. I did 1471 and the woman said they didn’t have the number to return the call which is what it has said in the past when he was the last person to phone our house. I thought he might ring back at 7pm when he got to Lake Louise but he didn’t. The phone rang loads but none of the calls were from him unfortunately.

I’m not worrying or anything cos at least I got to speak to him for a bit, even though it is very annoying being cut off mid-conversation! Maybe his phone card ran out or it’s snowing somewhere or the phone just isn’t working properly. I just hope he can email me tonight.

Bye!

Tuesday 6th
4 weeks + 2 days to go!

Michael Amhurst met up with me and a few of my mates after college today. He’s had to come to Manchester to pick up some car parts or something so he wanted to see us seeing as he was around here anyway.

It was quite awkward but we managed to fill in the silences somehow. It was especially weird for Sarah cos she’s been texting him for a few weeks now without ever actually speaking to him properly. She came prepared though with some photos which made a good talking point.

People like Hayley and Henry Rockwell had to go home so they didn’t stay in college long. There was then me, Sarah, Cat and Michael left so we moved from college into The Coach and Horses pub down the road.

We just had one drink before making our excuses to go home. Michael dropped Sarah and me off at mine and we’ve decided to try and get up to Kendal to visit him at Easter if we can.

Jake rang at about 7:05pm. He told me that his roommate Rob said I sound like I’ve got my head screwed on. I only spoke to him for a few seconds! Apparently other people reckon I’m a cool girlfriend cos I bought him a Jessie the Cowgirl doll! I thought they’d all think it was really sad and they’d take the piss out of Jake. Obviously not!

He told me that the snow’s melting! 🙂 Yey!!!

Bye!

Monday’s emails →

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Tuesday’s emails →

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Puffing and blowing and waving about – 4th March 2001

Sunday 4th
4 weeks + 4 days to go!

I had another driving lesson this morning. My instructor kept saying I was good seeing as I’ve only had 3 lessons and that we got through quite a lot again today. I drove from my house to somewhere in Warrington where there was a housing estate so I could learn how to slow down and turn and stuff. I made a few more mistakes than before cos I’ve had more to concentrate on today and it’s getting more complicated. I thought it went quite well though.

I drove home again but stalled trying to turn up the lane. I got a bit flustered cos there was a big van behind me. My instructor told me afterwards that the men in it had been puffing and blowing and waving about cos they’d been annoyed at having to wait for me to start up again. He told me to ignore people like that and he’s right but it did piss me off a bit.

Then when I got in, Dad started telling me not to be surprised if it all starts to go wrong in the 5th or 6th lesson when it starts getting more complicated. He did say it’d improve again but it put me off a bit cos I don’t want it to go wrong. I ended up getting a bit upset but then got really upset when I got told I was being pathetic and over-reacting to what Dad said. Mum then said I’ve got to stop over-reacting about stuff such as my legs and failing Biology exams when all I really wanted was reassurance.

So, I got even more upset to the point where I couldn’t breathe properly! 😦 I just wanted to explain that I can’t help worrying and when people get annoyed with me it make me worse. I just need to tell people things sometimes. I did calm down eventually and apologised for being ‘pathetic’ and I felt much better after having a good cry!

Mid-upset, I wrote down what was going through my mind, seeing as no-one seemed to be listening! →

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I really don’t know what was up with me cos I don’t get into that sort of state very often. I think it’s just cos I’ve had a bit of a horrid week, what with exams and starting to worry about my legs, and Jake being away and not ringing me on time and stuff. Maybe it was cos my period’s due in a couple of days too! I think what Dad said just hit a nerve cos I did bother a bit today that my lesson didn’t go as well as it could’ve done!

Jake phoned at 4:25 pm today. He kept saying he wants to come home. Good! It hadn’t snowed there yet so maybe it’ll all melt! 🙂 We were trying to think of somewhere he could get a job when he gets back, just in case his dad makes him but everywhere I suggested he came up with a reason not to work there. He doesn’t want a job, that’s why! I can’t say I blame him cos I don’t either!

We talked about Barcelona too and he mentioned that even if we have to get up for breakfast, we can always go back to bed for a bit afterwards! 🙂

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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He’s still a bit pissed from last night – 28th February 2001

Wednesday 28th
5 weeks + 1 days to go!

Sarah’s being really daft! Michael’s been texting her and stuff but she still wants Maz, a gimp she was seeing ages ago. He never contacted her and now someone is, she’s complaining! I don’t get it!

I got this letter from Michael this morning. →

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I like getting letters. It was weird seeing those photos too cos I’ve not seen those particular ones before.

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[Left to right standing or being held: Michael’s mum, Hayley’s mum, Hayley, don’t know the lady, Michael’s cousin, my mum, me, Isaac’s mum and Isaac. Left to right sitting: Don’t know the boy, Michael and Connie.]

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[Top step: Me and Connie. Bottom step: Michael’s cousin, Hayley and Daisy.]

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[Standing: Michael’s mum. Sitting on swing thing: Daisy’s mum, Daisy, Connie, Isaac’s mum, Isaac’s brother, me, my mum and Abby. Front: Michael’s friend Ian, Michael and Isaac.]

Jack phoned me at about 4:50pm today. He told me he’s not intending on skiing today cos he’s still a bit pissed from last night apparently! He said he’s still got to go to Lake Louise though to get some award for passing Level 1 so he says he might try and get a bit of a tan while he’s there cos it’s gone really sunny. He mentioned again about bleaching his hair so maybe he really will do it!

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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Everyone has bleached their hair – 27th February 2001

Tuesday 27th
5 weeks + 2 days to go!

Well, I spent all of this morning failing 2 Biology exams. It wasn’t much fun. I’m extremely frustrated and annoyed with myself bout the first one (Ecology) cos I ran out of time just as I was answering a long question to which I knew the answer. I just felt like walking out and crying but I managed to control myself.

The second exam was a resit which I got a C on the first time round. It’s a good job cos there’s no way I’ve got a grade on that! I did get a bit upset afterwards but I got over it.

Jake rang at about 4:45pm, actually when he said he would! He told me everyone has bleached their hair and he’s considering it too! He said he’ll ring at 4:30ish-4:45pm tomorrow. We’ll see! I’ve got to remember to record on video the Australian Grand Prix for him.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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Another nice surprise! – 24th February 2001

Saturday 24th
5 weeks + 5 days to go!

Jake rang me even earlier today at about 2:40pm. Another nice surprise! 🙂 He said he’d missed the bus and wouldn’t be able to ring me from Lake Louise later because he was going to be late. It was a very short call but I still was pleased to hear from him.

He did end up ringing me again at about 7:45pm thought cos he got a lunch break. It’s his last day of the assessment today and he finds out later whether he’s passed Level 1. He was really worrying on the phone because he’s got to teach his group stuff as part of the test and he’s been given the most difficult but to do. I’m sure he will pass and I kept telling him that but he was much less positive.

Some girl called Charlie shouted, “Hello Tessa!” down the phone while he was speaking to me. Apparently she’s trying to cheer him up too cos she got the easy bit where all she had to do was teach how to put a ski on and easy stuff like that!

I won’t find out if he’s passed until I read his email tomorrow! He should do though.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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Making awkward conversation – 21st February 2001

Wednesday 21st
6 weeks + 1 day to go!

I got my Valentine’s/1st year anniversary presents off Jake today. He posted them ages ago and they finally arrived this morning There was a card and a letter, a dream catcher, 2 heard-shaped candles, a box of smelly bath stuff and a bracelet. It’s all really nice! 🙂

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Sarah stayed at my house last night so when Hayley and Lena wanted us to meet them, we both went. The purpose of the meeting was because an old friend of mine and Hayley’s was coming to visit called Michael Amhurst. We used to know him when we were little but then he moved away and we’ve only recently got back in contact.

He’s visited us once before a few weeks back so it wasn’t too awkward. It’d be easier if he brought a friend with him cos it’s hard not talking to him about our friends and what’s been happening here. We forgot he doesn’t know who anyone is!

He took us to McDonald’s in his car for lunch and then we went to see if we could find the place in Warrington. We did bit decided not to go in cos we probably needed to book. Then we went to LA Bowl but we would have had to wait for a lane for about 3 hours so we have up on that idea too!

We ended up just sat in The Dog pub making awkward conversation.

Sarah and I used the excuse that her dad needed to pick her up so we escaped and came back to mine. Sarah then told me that she quite fancied Michael, as well as his car!

Bye!

P.S. Jake phoned at around 4:30pm and he was pleased to hear that I got his packages. He started his skiing assessment thing tomorrow.

Today’s emails →

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Rescued from creepy lads! – 20th February 2001

Tuesday 20th
6 weeks + 2 days to go!
(Until Jake gets back) 🙂

Hello!!! I can’t believe I’ve had 20 diaries before this one! It doesn’t seem like 2 minutes since I started my first one when I was about 13!

I’ve not done very much during the day today other than attempt to cut Mollie’s (our dog) hair with Mum and then go to the hairdressers myself. I just had it trimmed and had blonde streaks done again but it looks quite a lot lighter than it has done in the past.

I went into Warrington tonight with my friends Sarah, Lizzie and Karen. We all met up in Edison’s to start with and got a few drinks there before moving on to Churchill’s. Edison’s had been quite lively (although I’m sure half the people in there were only about 14!) but Churchill’s was pretty much dead! We just had one drink there before going back to where we started.

Abby’s (my sister) boyfriend, Connor, was in there by then with his mate from kickboxing, Chris, who’s a bit thick! Those 2 stuck with us for the rest of the night and Sarah and Chris ended up getting together.

Connor and I just sort of stuck together because neither of us are single so we couldn’t go off with other people like all my friends we doing. I’m glad he was there actually cos I’d have been stuck on my own nearly all night otherwise!

We eventually went to Mr Smith’s (a club) and stayed there for the rest of the night. I just danced most of the time and I was always on hand if any of my mates needed to be rescued from creepy lads!

Connor was driving so he saved us money by giving me and Sarah a lift back to my house.

I sent Jake/Jacob/J (My boyfriend! That’s the selection of names he has so I might use different ones when I’m writing about him!) a 2nd email when I got in. I had quite a bit to drink which made typing a bit difficult! I sent him one this afternoon too cos I wouldn’t have been able to speak to him on the phone if he rang from Canada cos I’ve not really been in all day.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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