A pub not a youth centre – 4th January 2001

Thursday 4th We all had to go back to college today which wasn’t much fun.

When lessons were finally over, Hayley and I went to meet to meet up with Michael Amhurst. He’s got a car so he picked us up from outside the school and we went to The Coach and Horses.

We expected it to be awkward but it wasn’t too bad actually. He seems really nice (personality-wise) and was okay looking. He told us stuff about school and that he does rowing and which universities he’s applied for and stuff. It was quite weird seeing him after so long actually!

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[Left to right: Isaac, Hayley, me and Michael after getting chucked out of the pub.]

We ended up getting chucked out of The Coach by this big gruff woman who works there cos we weren’t all drinking something and she yelled at us about it being a pub not a youth centre or something.

There was no-one else in there except the 3 of us and a few of our mates so Cat decided to be cheeky and asked her if she needed the space! Then Hayley pointed out that she’d just finished her drink and the gruff woman turned round and told her to get out so the rest of us went too, leaving a completely empty pub!

Jake came round to mine eventually this evening. We didn’t do much except talk. He told me I’m a really good kisser and that if he was 3 years older he’d marry me! 🙂 Cool! He then asked if we can pretend instead so I said we could cos that sounded really sweet!

That Dido song that’s on the radio all the time now is really going to remind me of Jake leaving because it always comes on when we’re together now!

Michael gave me a lift home after that which I thought was really nice of him cos I’d have had to walk otherwise.

Bye!

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I had a hug off Dougie – 31st December 2000 to 1st January 2001

Sunday 31st to Monday 1st

NEW YEAR’S EVE!!! → NEW YEAR’S DAY!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Freda Fernandez had a New Year party at her house this year so most of my friends went there cos Freda’s parties are usually good! Everyone just got drunk and talked a lot and kissed a lot! Nothing majorly interesting happened but it was still good!

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[Here we are on the night.]

When Big Ben struck 12:00 and 2001 began, the first thing I did was kiss Jake and we wished each other happy new year. I had a hug off Dougie then which was a good follow up before everyone else started hugging me.

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[13 year old me would have swooned so much if she’d known she’d one day get a hug off Dougie.]

The party ended at about 2am and Jake stayed over at mine. I stayed in his bed for a while which was nice.

Jake and I didn’t do much during New Year’s Day. We got bored so went to the Trafford Centre for a bit but then came home and watched TV.

It was sooo nice having New Year with someone that I really love like this. It’s never happened before!

Bye!

It made him go (a good sort of) funny! – 28th & 29th December 2000

Thursday 28th

It’s snowing!!!

It’s proper thick snow too and everywhere looks so good!

Snow garden

[The garden in the snow that day.]

Jake came round to play in the snow but he was wearing his International Academy ski stuff for Canada which wasn’t very nice. We still had fun though!

Snow field

I got this letter off Michael Amhurst this morning. →

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Letter

Hayley, Isaac, a few others and I used to know him when we were little but then he moved house away from here. This Xmas, we sent him a card with a photo of what we look like now in it. I wasn’t expecting a reply but it was nice to hear from him.

Bye!

Friday 29th I had a good day today! The snow’s not melted at all so Jake and I went for a walk up the lane to make the most of it. We kept having snowball fights and then big cuddles! It was so nice!

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We then went back to his house and kissed and cuddled and stuff (3). I then gave him a back scratch cos he keeps mithering me for one and it made him go (a good sort of) funny! He then wouldn’t let go of me so I couldn’t go home! 🙂

Bye!

He didn’t want me to stop! – 26th & 27th December 2000

Tuesday 26th I had quite a good day today. Jake and I went to the Trafford Centre and on the way there we could see snow on the hills in the distance so when we were done in the shops we went in search of snow in the car! We found some eventually but it meant going all the way to Huddersfield!

When we came home, we just lay on my bed. He’s got a cold and was complaining so I started to scratch his back. He really enjoyed it and was groaning and he didn’t want me to stop! He also told me I was gorgeous and pretty and beautiful which cheered me up!

For the rest of the evening, we just cuddled and watched TV on my new TV in my room!

Bye!

Wednesday 27th Jake and I took Mollie for a walk around Hollingworth Lake today. It was really cold but really nice!

This evening, a group of us went to LA Bowl because Sarah had arranged to meet up with Maz there. She was kept happy but Hayley looked miserable all night because tomorrow’s the anniversary of when she first met that Andy lad a year ago or something.

Cat was a bit miserable too cos she’s had an e-mail from Mr L saying that he can’t let anything more happen between them because he’s beginning to feel guilty.

Cat, Jake and I came up with a name for Jake’s ski bear that I bought him for Christmas. Cat came up with Toby which we all liked but then Jake said he needed something French sounding cos he’s a skier bear so I said Jacques. We all liked that. Jake then decided its surname could be Simpson-Taylor. We all thought that sounded okay so he’s now going to take his bear to Canada and write its name on its passport as Toby-Jacques Simpson-Taylor!

Jake told me his dad offered to take me to Canada before he realised I could ski (it’d be too expensive). Never mind, ey?! 😦

Bye!

Got annoyed and went to sulk in my room – 23rd to 25th December 2000

Saturday 23rd This evening, Jake, Sarah, a few others and I all went round to Hayley’s house and were forced to sit down and watch her bloody N-Sync video. Jake got really pissed off cos it wasn’t exactly fun and he sat in another room. We then had a minor falling out cos I didn’t follow him and he was annoyed that I hadn’t warned him beforehand.

He took me home and we sat in the car crying until he got so upset he got out and ran off! It scared me for a while but we made up when he eventually came back.

Bye!

Sunday 24th Jake and I stayed at my house today and watched Clueless on video. We just chatted as well and he said he’s going to find out if we can have a night together at a Travel Inn or somewhere on New Year’s Eve. I sort of hope we can but I’m also a bit worried about what might happen.

Bye!

Monday 25th

Christmas

Yeah!! It’s CHRISTMAS!!! I’ve got lots of cool presents including a TV, make-up and the other usual things. Grandma S and Auntie G came round and we had a really nice Christmas dinner. Mmm!

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[Auntie G, Mum and Grandma]

Jake and Connor came round this evening and Connor brought his Playstation with him and a Colin McRae game go Jake sat doing that for ages and then told me I pissed him off when I tried to make him stop. So, I got annoyed and went to sulk in my room.

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[Jake and I before I got annoyed and went to sulk in my room.]

I was still pissed off with him when he went home but then I think I’ll forgive him after he sent me a message saying, “IT’S TOO LATE + PROBABLY NO USE BUT I’M SO SORRY! : ( I’VE REALLY MADE YOU MISERABLE AND IT’S ALL MY FAULT! I HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE ME! JAN 11TH [when he was leaving to go to Canada for 3 months] IS STRESSING ME OUT + IT’S OBVIOUS I’M TAKING IT OUT ON YOU! I’M SAYING HOW SORRY I AM! I’M GUESSING I WON’T SEE YOU TOMORROW IF YOU’VE GOT WORK TO DO! I LOVE YOU! NIGHT NIGHT! xJx THANK YOU FOR MY BEAR! AND OTHER THINGS! SORRY IF I HIT YOU IN THE EYE THEN TOO! xxx”.

Yeah, I’ll forgive him!

Bye!

She started being dead loud and shouting abuse at the DJ – 21st and 22nd December 2000

Thursday 21st It was our common room’s Christmas party at the Sports Club tonight. Jake wore his suit thing and looked really, really fit!!

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[Jake in his suit that night.]

Quite a few people went in fancy dress including Hayley who went as Britney Spears. She pissed everyone off again because she started asking if her stomach looked fat (it did!) and then she started being dead loud and shouting abuse at the DJ and people dancing when Limp Bizkit came on. She then forced someone to put N-Sync and Britney on which cleared the dancefloor (apart from her)! There were so many people that had to be restrained from hitting her, one of them being me!

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[Here she is.]

Jake then sulked cos I said Sarah and Maz were sweet. I didn’t understand why at first but then he told me why they annoyed him. It’s cos he thinks they contributed to nothing happening between us in Derby. He told me it was also a kind of jealousy cos they hardly knew each other before sleeping together and we’ve been going out for ages and have hardly got anywhere.

Then he said he was annoyed that I take more of an interest in other people’s sex live than ours, until I pointed out that we haven’t got one!

We made up eventually and got on with the party before walking back to my village. He stayed in the spare room again and so did I for most of the night! I just like being able to cuddle in a nice warm bed. I mean, we didn’t just cuddle.

Bye!

Friday 22nd I went and got back in bed with Jake when I woke up this morning. We stayed there for ages and he told me that if he lived with me he wouldn’t ever want to get out of bed in the morning! I don’t think I would either!

Jake was given some tickets to an indoor fairground thing tonight at the G-Mex in Manchester so he, I, Lizzie and Cat all went. It was a bit small and crap so we ended up in The Dog instead!

Bye!

What the hell is wrong with me?!? – 17th to 20th December 2000

Sunday 17th I am sooo worried!! If anything, my legs have got worse cos from my feet to my tummy button is all sort of numb. I can’t stop getting upset about it. What the hell is wrong with me?!?

Jake took me to see The Family Man at the cinema tonight. It was a really good film and took my mind off my legs a bit.

Bye!

Monday 18th Mum took me to the doctor’s today about my legs. He did lots of little tests to me but said that he really doesn’t know what it is. He did say not to worry seeing as my hand’s better but when you lose the feeling in your legs, it’s a bit difficult not to!

A few of us went round to Isaac’s tonight cos we had nothing else to do. We started a ransom note style letter to Hugo to go with the book we got him and it looks really good!

Sarah told me that the last time she was at work, some woman had paid by credit card and Sarah noticed her name was T. J. Taylor! Weird! Then, Sarah (being Sarah!) asked her if that was her real name!

Bye!

Tuesday 19th A group of us went to the Sports Club tonight and, other than Hayley being her usual loud, annoying self it was quite good!

Later on, we moved to The Beech Tree where Jake was with him fellow Venture Scouts. Ahh, how cute!

Bye!

Wednesday 20th It was the last day of school today before Christmas! Rather than go to Mr H’s sad college assembly where you’re forced to sing stuff like Old McDonald, play charades and eat biscuits, Cat and I went to church. That was quite good and it made me feel much more Christmassy!

The Swing Band played in the big school assembly which’ll be the last Xmas assembly for me at school 😦 Oh well!!

Then a few of us progressed on to The Coach and Horses. Mr P-K, Mr L and Mr B were all there too so that kept Cat happy!

It was the grading for our blue belts at kickboxing tonight and I’m really upset I’ve had to miss out cos of my legs. So, Jake took me to the cinema again to see Meet The Parents which is really funny!

Bye!