I haven’t shut up! – 23rd & 24th September 2001

Sunday 23rd Katy and I went into Huddersfield today to find our way round a bit better. We managed to locate most of the bars etc. so it was a pretty successful outing!

When I arrived back at the flat, everyone had moved in. A lad called Marc Huxley’s in room 1, Lewis is in room 2, Ronan’s in 3, Violet’s in 4, I’m in 5 and Layla’s in 6. Everyone seems nice enough.

We all decided to go out tonight together but beforehand we all had a drink in Lewis’s room. We were playing Blink 182’s Fuck A Dog and I said something about Jake’s really pink shirt and Ronan blurted out, “Would anyone mind if I’m gay?” When we all said no, he introduced his boyfriend James to us all. It’s weird too cos before I left home I said I hoped I’d be living with a gay lad cos I’d miss Gethin etc!

We all went to the Sharkey’s cocktail bar in the town and got really pissed. I found out that Marc and I are the only ones in our flat without a boyfriend/girlfriend. I also saw Jill Baines from college in there. I didn’t know she was coming here. She’s at High Green Court and is doing Physiotherapy.

I saw Jake in his kitchen when I got back so I went down to say hi. Claire in his flat started telling people I was his ex and asked if we’d applied together. She carried on talking about me when I left but I couldn’t quite hear what was being said. The stupid cow also asked me about Andy from last night, right in front of Jake. Grrr!! I felt really guilty about that cos Katy confirmed Jake saw me but he was being normal with me today.


Monday 24th It was the first day of the induction week of all the courses today. Everybody in the flat got the bus down together so I was sat with Marc. We just chatted like I’ve been doing with other people. I’m quite pleased with myself actually. I thought I might go all shy around all these new people but in actual fact, I haven’t shut up!

There aren’t all that many people on my course (Environmental Science with Geography), only 6, but we’re mixed in with people from other courses like Environmental Analysis and Environmental Health.

Everyone seems okay but there are quite a few older people. I spent most of the time chatting to the people my age, mainly Archie, Jen (Jennifer), Jonathan and Paul who had his interview on the same day as me.

A few of us went to McDonald’s at lunch and I discovered how just about everyone is totally knackered after a severe lack of sleep this weekend.

I didn’t do all that much this evening. Lewis drove us all down to Morrison’s then we went to the Arbar pub here at Storthes, watched Lock, Stock + 2 Smoking Barrels with Lewis and Marc and then headed for bed.


I basically told him to fuck off – 22nd September 2001

Saturday 22nd Well, I’ve finally moved to Huddersfield. All my family (plus Mollie!) came along to help me move in so I got myself sorted pretty quickly.

My flat’s right on the end at the top of the building and I’ve got a pretty unimpressive view of the car park. It’s not bad though.

I was the first person in my flat and I was there for quite a while on my own until a girl called Violet turned up. However, she went home again for the first night. Then a lad called Lewis arrived with his girlfriend Lisa. He didn’t really speak to me and just spent most of the time in his room with her. A while later, Ronan arrived but then I didn’t see him again after he introduced himself and went off with his mates. A girl called Layla came last today and did the same as Violet and went home again. She left a note though saying she’ll be back tomorrow afternoon.

Later on I had a call from Katy from the internet saying she’d arrived. I actually saw her unloading a minibus full of stuff and thought it could’ve been her and was right. We met up between our blocks and went for a wander so she could get her bus pass.

Before and after I met up with Katy I spent a lot of time in Jake’s flat or walking round with him and Ben off the internet. Both Ben and Katy seemed nice enough and very chatty.

A group of us went to The Arboretum tonight to test out the bar. It was a pretty good night actually. There was:

  • Me
  • Katy
  • Ben
  • Jake
  • A lad that looks about 13
  • A girl called Claire from Ben and Jake’s flat
  • A girl called Karen from the 13 year old’s flat
  • Katy’s flatmates Darren and George
  • Daryl from Blackpool
  • Lee from Leicester
  • Gavin (a chef!) and his mate Matt.

Considering I got pretty upset when my family left cos I thought I was going to be on my own, I turned out to be fine and chatted to loads of people. Lewis also came with us for a bit.

At the end when we were dancing, a lad called Andy grabbed me and started dancing with me and I lost may mates after I went with [snogged] him so he walked me back to Boothroyd. I just wanted to go to sleep but he managed to persuade me to let him come up and then into my room. Shortly afterwards, mid-snog, he got hold of my hand and shoved it down his pants. I didn’t want to do anything cos I was tired and couldn’t be bothered so I thought he’d go away.

He didn’t. He kept saying things like “that feels beautiful” and “you’re gorgeous” and that I had a nice bum but it just made me cringe and want to get rid of him more. He then asked me why I wouldn’t go down on him and I said that I wasn’t a complete slut.

He also didn’t get the hint that I was on my period every time I stopped him sticking his hand in my pants. I said all sorts of things to indicate it but I think he was too pissed to realise as well as being a bit thick. He said he wouldn’t go for someone easy, just someone he liked the look of. Yeah right!

He got my phone number after picking me up, putting me on the bed and stripping himself from the waist down before I basically told him to fuck off. He was such a knob and tried to sleep on my floor and told about his flatmates getting pregnant and trying to hang themselves.

As soon as he left I felt really guilty cos I realised Jake probably saw me with him. I wouldn’t have liked seeing him with another girl but then I don’t really know if he’d care. Jake seemed really flirty with me tonight so I’m also worried I’ve ruined a chance. He was sticking his tongue out at me, touching my nose, and smacked and pinched my arse, and hugged me. He was being generally nice and I don’t know why. It must’ve been because he was pissed maybe!


Huge orange patches all over her face – 19th September 2001

Wednesday 19th I went into Warrington with Cat today cos she was meeting Matt (the dominatron) and didn’t want to go on her own. The day turned out to be a complete disaster!

First of all, Cat didn’t get up in time so we had to get a later bus then when we finally arrived, Cat said she looked hideous and so we went in The Body Shop so she could use the tester concealers to cover up her spots. It all looked fine indoors but when we got into daylight I noticed Cat had huge orange patches all over her face where she’s used the tester.

Then Dominatron Matt rang and said his mate’s car had had a puncture near Birmingham and they weren’t sure if they were going to make it. So, Cat was a bit pissed off and decided to get lunch. After buying and eating an egg sandwich, Dominatron Matt said he would be able to come after all cos they’d got the AA out. Cat then munched her way through a pack of chewing gum to get rid of any eggy bits cos he said he was going to hug and kiss her, with tongues, when he first saw her.

They said they’d be a couple of hours but asked for directions to Cat’s village anyway. Neither of us had a clue so we went into the bookshop to find a map. We were there for ages trying to work out where to come off the motorway and if we hadn’t left when we did, I think the shop assistants would’ve chucked us out!

Cat then rang Dominatron Matt to give him directions but her credit ran out mid-conversation. He rang back but then her battery died so there was no way to contact him.

Before we went back to Cat’s, we went in a couple of clothes shops. Cat found a big fluffy jumper and tried it on. When she saw herself, she said, “I should’ve been born a Muppet!” We then turned round to see a bunch of shop girls giggling at her in an “aww, bless her” sort of way!

[The Muppet jumper.]

On the walk back to Cat’s from the bus, it started pouring with rain so we both got soaked and Cat’s hair went all fluffy.

After all that, I has to go home before Dominatron Matt arrived so I never got to see what he was like. I’ve sent Cat 5 messages and she hasn’t replied. Hmm.

I went online tonight and got chatting to people going to Huddersfield again. There was one lad who’ll be living in Jenkinson Court at Storthes call Rob who does snowboarding. He sent a photo and he’s not bad. He said he had a girlfriend until 3 weeks ago but it wasn’t serious cos they were “just good mates in a relationship”. Anyway, he suggested we go to the school disco thing on Thursday. I think I’d rather see him first. He said he went to Amsterdam and smoked cannabis but said he’s not a pothead or owt. I don’t know why he told me that really!

I spoke to Saz again too. She said she really likes me name cos it sounds “romantic”. 🙂 That’s nice!


I had him first! HAH!!! – 17th & 18th September 2001

Monday 17th I had my last driving lesson before I go to uni today. I’ve got to try and get home for more lessons and a test. We’ll see!

I also went to the doctor to have my blood pressure taken. He’s given me 6 months’ worth of pills too. I hope I don’t lose them!


Tuesday 18th Yey!!! 🙂 I’ve finally got my uni address! If people want to send stuff, they’ve got to send it to:

Boothroyd Court, Block D, Flat 5, Room 5
Storthes Hall Park Student Village
Storthes Hall Lane
West Yorkshire

How cool is that?! I’ve got my own address.

I texted Jake to tell him and he rang me later which surprised me. He’s at Saville Court, Block C. He told me he’s spoken to Samantha Breck who was there last year and apparently our 2 buildings are the best/liveliest ones to be in. Mine’s nearest the pub! 🙂 She warned Jake that he’s on the bottom floor (she was in the flat next to his) and that things get nicked more often cos it’s easier to get in and out. That means I’m probably on the top floor which I can see being a struggle sometimes!

He also told me that he did The Run [pub crawl] on Friday with Niall, Emma and Suzanna etc. Charming! He won’t do it with us! He did say he’ll try and come out with us this week but I won’t be expecting it.

I also had a phone call from Gethin today. He was saying how he was upset by our messages from Saturday and that he was “honestly” going to come and see me to say goodbye. Yeh right!

I’ve been going on http://www.virginstudent.com over the last few days cos I got a leaflet about it and it’s really good. I’ve got in contact and have been chatting to other people going to Huddersfield at the weekend.


  • A girl called Katy who’s 19 from Norfolk.
  • A girl called Saz (Sarah) who’s 18 from York.
  • A woman called Lynda who’s 22 and is doing Environmental Analysis.
  • A Welsh girl called Carys who’s unsure about her sexuality, has slit her wrists and is doing Geography with Environment Science.
  • A lad called Ben who I’m going to tell you about separately cos it’s sooo freaky.

Okay, Ben was introduced to me on MSN Messenger by Saz and we got talking about where we’re living and I discovered he’s in the same flat as Jake and in the room next door to him. Out of 1500ish people, what are the chances of that?! So, I immediately rang Jake and got him online and they started chatting. They’re into the same music, both ski, support crap footy teams, Ben’s doing Graphic Design and Jake’s doing Architecture so that’s a similar department, they think. Ben’s best mate also has the same surname as Jake! There were a few other weird coincidences too but I can’t think what now. Oh yeh, he sent me a photo (he’s not bad!) and he has the same hair and eyebrows as Jake!

Speaking of eyebrows, I’m sure Jake’s been plucking his. They used to have a few faint hairs that met in the middle and when I last saw him, those hairs were kind of stubbly!

All the people I’ve been speaking to have decided we should meet up when we get there so that could be interesting to see what they actually look like. I discovered Katy’s also in Boothroyd but in Block A which is probably at the other end to me. She’s going on Saturday too.

Jake rang me again later to ask what the Virgin website address was cos his roommate from Canada wanted to know. I went online again later and Jake and a girl called Nicola (who I’ve also spoken to) were chatting. They invited me to their conversation and I found myself getting really bothered when he kept saying “aww” and “cute” when she was talking about guinea pigs and losing her gloves. I also found out he’s promised Saz and Nicole he’ll teach them to ski when we get there. He’d better help me improve skiing then.

I supposed I’d better get used to him being all popular with girls. I’ll just have to keep reminding myself that I had him first! HAH!!! 🙂


He was such a good kisser! – 14th & 15th September 2001

Friday 14th Wow! Jake sent me a message today totally out of the blue. He said, “HELLO! HOW ARE YOU? JUST GOT BACK FROM WALES – LOVELY PLACE… NOT! HAVE YOU HAD UR ADDRESS THOUGH FROM HUDDS? ARE YOU READY/EXCITED? xJx”

I replied to him and then spoke to him on the phone for quite a while about everything going on with uni and stuff. He said Wales was crap and it was only him and 3 other lads. He’s moving house the day before we got to uni. He also asked me to get his CD off Cat. Hee hee! I will cos I want to tape it! 🙂


Saturday 15th I went to Cat’s for a bit this evening and then Lizzie picked us up and we went into town. It turned out to be a really good night actually.

Lizzie had arranged to meet a girl called Kim who she swims with so we went and found her and her friends first in Wetherspoons. It was really busy in there so we decided to move on. Kim and her mates either tried to get into over 21’s bars or really busy ones and all we wanted was a drink.

We lost them in the end cos Lizzie stopped and said hi to Stoned Rob as he walked past us so we went to Edison’s on our own. We got a few drinks down us in there because unless you’re pissed when you go in Smith’s, it has the tendency to be crap. They were playing some good old tunes in Edison’s so we stayed and listened to that as we drank before leaving when the place began to empty.

We went straight to Smith’s cos it was getting quite late after that. It cost us £6 to get in! Rip off! It was packed though and there seemed to be slightly older people in instead of the 14 year old scallies which tend to congregate there on Tuesdays and Fridays. That made it much more enjoyable because I really can’t stand scallies.

While we were waiting for people to start dancing, we decided to send a joint text to Gethin because he’s pissed us off. Jake told me that Gethin said to him (on one of the many occasions Jake’s been at his house) that he couldn’t be arsed seeing everyone cos he’s seen and said goodbye to all the people he wants to. Fucker! We’ve not seen him for ages. It sounds like he’s been too busy with Jake! So, I told the others what Gethin said and they weren’t best pleased either. I can’t remember what we put now but it was a bit on the evil side! 🙂

Anyway, eventually the dance floors began to fill up so Cat, Lizzie and I went and had a good old dance. Unfortunately, a total gimp who used to be in our year at school, Ian Bratley, and his sidekick, Simon Robson, danced in our direction so we shoved them out of our way and moved.

Cat went in a bit of a mood at one point (which I later found out was cos she wanted Matt the dominatron) and wouldn’t dance. Lizzie and I tried to cheer her up but it didn’t work and she wandered off. We wouldn’t have found her so we stayed where we were, got our arses felt on many occasions, and eventually she came back and danced again. PMT.

There was some lad (not a bad one either!) in a red Ferrari shirt who kept dancing up against me. It was obvious he was trying it on and I might have gone for it had the DJ not announced something about him being sweaty! However, I ended up wishing I’d just snogged him after Lizzie went with some bald bloke and then got together with dopey Mike (the friend of chef Matt who I had) and I thought I wasn’t going to pull at all.

But then… :)… Cat and I started dancing again and I noticed a lad looking at me through the crowd. He looked away as soon as I noticed but looked back again when he thought I couldn’t see. So, I grabbed Cat and danced in his direction. He then started dancing very close behind me but I had my back to him and couldn’t see. Cat warned me that he looked like he was about to make a move but I ignored her cos that’s what I wanted!

I turned round so I was side on to him and he actually asked if I minded if he danced with me. Lads in Smith’s don’t make a habit of asking, they usually just grab you. I thought it was sweet so I said “No”, meaning “No, I don’t mind” but he took it as “No, piss off!” and started to turn away so I grabbed him by the sleeve and explained what I meant. So we ended up dancing and we moved closer and snogged pretty soon afterwards. He was such a good kisser! He got it just right. It was like Jake was once we got used to each other, only this was perfect first time. He was quite nice looking too! 🙂

I then noticed Cat stood on her own near me and I felt guilty. I asked the lad I was with (he was called Adam) if he had any mates for her but they’d all wandered off so I just prodded the nearest fit lad and pointed at Cat. It worked! They were snogging for ages!

Adam and I kept kissing and smiling during it when we noticed Cat trying to keep her lad’s hands from going up her top and down her pants. Adam didn’t try anything like that which was also nice and I was with him until we left.

Every time I said I was hot, he started blowing on me to cool me down. It was so sweet! The most he did was put him hand on my bum while we were kissing but I didn’t mind that. When I went to get some water, he came too and even offered to pay when he’d only had a few sips.

We started talking at the bar cos we could hear better. I found out he lives in Milton Keynes and is just visiting a mate who lives in Lymm but he said he used to live in Warrington about a year ago and had come to town to see if it’d changed. He said he did computing at uni and had either just finished or he’s in his last year (I can’t remember) so he was probably in his early 20s. He said he took a sandwich course and worked in Manchester for a year.

We went back and danced for a bit longer and kissed more and then a woman came round with a bucket of roses. Adam paid £2 and bought me a pink one then kissed me on the cheek and when I said “Thanks” he said, “You’re worth it!” He didn’t say it in a creepy slimy way, he said it really nicely. Mmm. 🙂

He constantly held my hand when we walked around and waited for me to get my coat when we had to leave. He had to wait outside for his mates and I had to go to the taxi place so we had one last kiss goodbye and parted. I really didn’t want to stop kissing him though, it really was so nice!

I’ve just remembered. At one point when I said I was too hot, he suggested we went outside. That was the only point when I thought he might have been wanting to try something but then he seemed too nice. He probably just meant the entrance anyway cos we’d have had to pay to get back in again and we couldn’t afford it.

I wish I had his phone number or something but then I suppose he does live miles away and if he turned out to be a creep or weird I’d be disappointed and it would ruin what I thought was a really nice/good night.


Bladdered on “real” diesel – 12th & 13th September 2001

Tuesday 12th I was at Cat’s for most of today cos I stopped over last night. We just played on SimCity on the computer.

You can’t escape what happened in New York today. It’s everywhere. The whole thing’s so terrible. There must’ve been so many people killed. 😦


Wednesday 13th We did The Run [pub crawl] tonight for a change cos a lot of people are going to uni on Saturday morning and so can’t go out tomorrow.

Cat was really pissing me off. I was totally sober (trying to save money) and she was really bladdered on “real” diesel (lager, cider, blackcurrant and whisky – which we wouldn’t normally add). She kept going into the toilets to talk to Sarah about the internet male dominatrix she’s been in contact with and leaving me out.

When I was speaking to Sarah, she was telling me about stuff her and Michael do. He’s tied her up and they’ve had sex in all sorts of places, lots of times. It’s made me realise how boring Jake actually was!

Denny had a message off Jake tonight actually, saying he couldn’t do The Run cos he was on a hill somewhere in Wales. He’s doing his Queen’s Scout Award thing.

I’m beginning to think that maybe I’m either weird or in some sort of state where it’s not sunk in yet but I never really go on about Jake or anything. I am just finding myself getting on with it. All my mates have had long whinges about Mr L and Maz for example but I realised I haven’t actually done that yet. I suppose that’s a good thing though. Mum keeps saying she’s proud of me and, I have to say, I’m actually quite proud of myself so far!

I still can’t bear the thought of him with another girl though. I hope that’ll pass. The thing is, I don’t really know how I’ll feel about things cos none of my friends have really been through this so they can’t tell me. 😦


It doesn’t seem real – 11th September 2001

Tuesday 11th I was listening to the radio this afternoon while I was on the computer and the DJ suddenly said to switch on the news cos there’s been a plane crash in New York. I waited a while and then went to see what was going on.

Just before I switched Sky News on, a 2nd plane had crashed into the World Trade Centre. It was on film because the news crew had got to the scene because of the first crash. That just looked like an accident but when the 2nd one hit it was obvious it was deliberate.

I just can’t believe it. It doesn’t seem real.

I couldn’t stop watching the news because it was so unbelievable. As I watched, more and more awful things happened such as the plane hitting the Pentagon and the one crashing in Pittsburg and then seeing the WTC towers collapse while there were still people inside.

It must’ve been awful, especially for those on the hijacked planes because they must’ve known they were going to die. It’s so hard and awful to imagine.

It just looked like the scene of an earthquake or something when the towers collapsed and all the clouds of dust were so scary.

It didn’t feel right somehow after what’s happened in America but Lizzie, Cat, Isaac, Denny and I all went out to Warrington tonight. We went in Edison’s first where they were showing the news on the little TVs and Denny and Isaac told us how they went in the WTC when they went to New York a couple of months back. Scary!

While we were in Edison’s, we had a 1 minute silence for the people in New York. The DJ said we in Warrington especially should do it because our town’s been a victim of terrorism with the bomb a few years back.

We went pretty much straight to Smith’s after Edison’s. I pulled once. It was some lad called Mike, He wasn’t all that fit but he was nice enough and quite a good kisser! He didn’t dive straight in there either, he held my hands first. Meanwhile, Cat snogged his mate. She said it was awful!


Slagging off all the shit stuff – 6th & 9th September 2001

Thursday 6th I got woken up really early this morning by Cat and Denny talking loudly. Cat was telling him how he’d been talking in his sleep. She said he was just mumbling at first then suddenly said, “Take them to South Beach”!

We went to the Tate Modern today to avoid Cat sulking. It wasn’t too bad actually. Denny and I had fun slagging off all the shit stuff off e.g. a big grey square.

The piano hanging from the ceiling was funny. Unfortunately it didn’t move while the others were stood underneath it saying they hoped it didn’t fall. That would’ve been so funny! They might’ve wet themselves though, which wouldn’t have been very pleasant!

We went for a quick wander round Covent Garden before heading back to the hostel to get our bags. When we tried to get our bags out of the locker we couldn’t and panicked and all the members of staff tried to help us before we realised we were trying to open the wrong locker! It was a bit embarrassing!

The train journey back went really quickly. It was really funny and we were laughing most of the way. I can’t remember why now. It probably had something to do with the free alcohol though!


Friday 7th I had a driving lesson this morning and then I did The Run [pub crawl] tonight. It was okay apart from the fact I caused a fall out between Michael and Sarah by saying something hinting towards what Sarah did with her assistant manager at work. He then immediately wanted to know EVERYTHING. They sorted it out eventually.

We were expecting Jake to come this week with Connor but he didn’t. Connor said he went round to Jake’s and he was all dressed up like he was going out but told Connor he wasn’t. Hmm.


Saturday 8th There was a squirrel in the garden today and that’s about the most exciting thing that happened.

Oh, we recorded our 3rd CD with Swing Band this morning at school but that was really boring.


Sunday 9th Cat, Michael and I all went along to Sarah’s work leaving do tonight at the Exchange bar place in the Trafford Centre.

We didn’t sit with the work people and Sarah cos we felt a bit out of place but Sarah said I was being admired. It was some lad called Anthony who fancied me. He wasn’t bad actually. He came over at one point and said, “You can come and sit with us if you want. We don’t mind… honestly!” Then he looked at me. 🙂

He was fit and laughed when I said I couldn’t buy a round cos I had all of 12p. However, Cat refused to go over cos she didn’t want to be left on her own. I wasn’t very pleased.

Some girl told Mike (the bloke Sarah had that time) that he looked gay. He wasn’t amused!


Cat texted a dominatrix – 3rd & 5th September 2001

Monday 3rd I had a major panic this morning. I was sorting out my uni stuff and found my confirmation letter from UCAS which I got after my exam results. I hadn’t sent back the bloody reply slip! It said it had to be sent within 2 weeks or the uni could give your place to someone else. So, I rang up Huddersfield and some snappy woman told me it’d be ok if I stuck a 1st class stamp on it and posted it NOW! So I did. I hope it’ll be okay.


That surprised me cos I didn’t think he’d really care. He’s on a canal boat trip with Scouts by the way.

Rhian and Marc are back together again.


Wednesday 5th I stayed over at Cat’s last night so it’d be easy to get us all to Warrington Bank Quay Station today. I didn’t get much sleep cos Lizzie and I slept in the living room and kept talking most of the night.

We were in 1st Class on the train which was really cool! We got fed bacon butties and I drank way too much coffee cos they kept coming round with more every few minutes!

I took a few things to prove I’ve been in 1st Class:

When we got to Euston Station, we all split up. Isaac, Denny and Floyd went for a look round London while Cat, Lizzie and I went to find the Club Europe office so Cat could have her interview. It was at Forest Hill so we had to go on a tube and then another train. Her interview was at 2pm so we were a bit early so we had a drink in a nearby café.

When we went into the Club Europe place, the interviewer looked at us in a funny way when we asked if it was okay for Lizzie and I to wait for Cat. We began to realise why once we’d been sat on the big red sofa for an hour and a half. We thought it’d only be about 30 mins but, no, we were there for over 2 and a half hours! The level of boredom that Lizzie and I experienced was far higher than I’ve ever known! People in the office kept saying they could find us jobs to do and stuff but unfortunately they were only joking.

We listened to some woman talk about a relative dying (cheerful!) and laughed at a “Biiiiig pixie woman” (who made Cat speak French) and read the brochures. I found pictures of our Swing Band in 2 of them (which was cool) so I kept them. We were so relieved when Cat finally came over to us, although we were worried about standing up in case we’d become moulded to the sofa!

Cat got the job.

We all then we made our way to find Earl’s Court Youth Hostel where the lads were waiting for us so we could go out to The Comedy Store. They ended up leaving without us cos we needed a rest after trekking across London and then all the way to the very top of the hostel!

We were a few minutes late for the Comedy Store thing but still got in. It was sooooo funny! The people there were Tony Hawks, Lee Simpson, Alex Munroe (I think), Richard Vranch and some others.

Once it’d finished, we were stood outside and all the comedians just walked past us down the road. The Lee Simpson bloke spoke to us and said we’ll have to go to the Manchester one too. We might just do that!

[Lurking round the door.]

We got a bottle of Taboo on the way back to the hostel and drank it when we arrived. We made lots of phone calls to people such as Sarah and Denny texted Rhian. I’m proud I’ve not texted Jake since Monday. 🙂

I had lots of messages from Duncan asking when I’m next up and stuff, and Cat texted a dominatrix man she’s met on the internet. Hmm.


He’s hardly a mosher – 2nd September 2001

Sunday 2nd Abby, Connor, Jake and I all went to One Big Sunday for Radio 1 at Victoria Park in Leicester today. We were all knackered cos it took us ages to get there and then couldn’t find any parking after getting up really early.

It was good apart from me getting upset over Jake and Wednesday, and Jake being in a foul mood for most of the day. I brought it up cos I could feel the tension and I wanted to get it sorted but he ended up saying I was getting on his nerves for going on about it and he said it “wasn’t my scene”. That made me laugh cos he’s hardly a mosher and was obviously just going to try and fit in with Niall and Emma etc. who he obviously worships.

He tried to cheer me up a bit later by prodding me and touching my nose. I did cheer up but only cos I wasn’t going to let him ruin my day. He pissed me off actually most of the time and made me cringe when he suddenly came all alive and sang when Coldplay came on, thinking he was cool knowing the words and stuff!

Connor nearly got himself battered at one point. Some girl sat on the shoulders of a bloke in front and he was complaining that he couldn’t see. Then this huge bloke next to us told Connor to chill out and, stupidly, Connor turned round and called him a knobhead. Luckily he didn’t react!

The people there today were pretty good actually. There was:

[Here are their songs from around that time for your listening pleasure/displeasure…]

I also found out what DJ Chris Moyles looked like.

On the way back, we got very lost and couldn’t find out way out of bloody Leicester. Jake had a missed call off Charlie, a girl from Canada, cos she was back from New Zealand and he was constantly texting people.

Jake gave me a hug and pressed my nose when he got out of the car.

I’m going to London on Tuesday! Yey!! I really wanted to go but had no money but Grandma gave me £50 for passing my exams. Cat’s going for her Club Europe interview and Gethin dropped out so I’m taking his place. 🙂