I had my arse slapped by a mosher girl – 23rd April 2002 – Part 1

[This entry is lonnngggg and I can’t be arsed to type it up all in one go so I’ll post it in stages…]

Tuesday 23rd  Right. Due to me being busy/lazy, I haven’t really had chance to write everything down properly so instead I’ll just sum up what’s been going on over the last month or so. The main part of the Easter hols involved me being bored at home, waiting for Jonas to text me, but I did do some more interesting stuff.

My mates and I had a trip to Ainsdale Beach, equipt with BBQs and spades, for a day which was fun. We survived food poisoning for the 3rd time which was lucky cos I’m sure our Asda economy meat wasn’t entirely cooked!

We also did The Run [pub crawl] a few more times before going back to uni but not all that much happened. I found out that my ex-music teacher’s baby is called Joshua and it was due on my birthday, and also that Cat and Isaac recently snogged and Cat quite likes him!

[Cat, Karen, Lizzie and I on The Run with our trusty pints of diesel.]

We also had a Friday night out in Manchester for Denny’s birthday which was fun. We started in Teasers then went to Soft then Gethin dragged me and Cat to Canal Street and taught us his ‘gay dance’.

We met up with the others in Elemental, had a quick look in Temple then made our way to Jilly’s. I was really pissed but I remember most of it. Cat and Floyd snogged, I had my arse slapped by a mosher girl and I also had scruffy Neil (a chef at The Green Dragon) coming on to me. Yuck! John (who liked me on photos) from Aberystwyth was okay. I talked to him a bit and he asked when I’d be visiting Denny and Gethin in Aber.

I went on a couple of shopping trips over the hols too. I went with Mum and Abby to Manchester and Warrington. We saw Tyrone out of Coronation Street with Darren out of The Royle Family in Warrington too.

The Queen Mother died while I was at home too. That was very sad. I watched all the processions and the funeral cos I’ve never seen anything like it before.

Tired, stressed and full of wine – 25th to 27th March 2002

Monday 25th  I had my first driving lesson for ages today at 9am. It didn’t go too badly actually.

I went to The Green Dragon later to see Gethin later but he was working so he couldn’t speak much. I also got bored and decided to have a read of Jake’s emails. I found one in his sent box to Emma Thornley on 7th October (not long after we split up) telling how I’d phoned him in tears about stalkers so I couldn’t complain if she visited cos I’m wanted by lots of people. At the end it said, “I love you lots + lots + lots……” and stuff. Cat said Emma’s got a boyfriend in Hull but I’m still very annoyed cos there must have been something going on. Fuckers!

It also made me think about Jonas and how I’m not seeming to be missing him as much as I did Jake but then he’s not as far away and I know who he’s with and I trust him. Plus I’ve got stuff to do so it takes my mind off missing him a bit. I really want to hear from Jonas though. I do love him.


Tuesday 26th  My second driving lesson today went okay again.

I finally got a text from Jonas saying his exhaust fell off his car and “miss u. xxx” at the end. 🙂 That was it though. He’s got no signal or credit.

I had a massive argument with Mum tonight just cos I asked when Abby’s driving test is. I tried to say I can imagine how bad she feels about Grandma but also how Mum turns everything round to blame herself and make me feel guilty. She called me cruel, vile, self-centred, jealous and “no daughter of mine” and pathetic and told me to get the train back to Huddersfield tomorrow. She said, “Get out of my home” as if it wasn’t mine and accused me of scrounging off her and Dad and demanding stuff like laptops. She also yelled at me for not having a job, saying I’m “workshy”.

I’m so upset! I hardly said anything to trigger it either. I was actually looking forward to coming home too. I want Jonas!

I apologised to Mum but she yelled at me so I apologised again and she yelled to get out of her room. I should keep out of the way like Dad and Abby. I don’t learn! She said, “Sorry’s just a word”.


Wednesday 27th  Mum doesn’t hate me. 🙂 She said she didn’t mean all the stuff she said cos she was just tired, stressed and full of wine!

I seem to have got a cold but I felt well enough to do a driving lesson and do The Run [pub crawl] with Denny, Rocky and Cat. Denny said his mate Jim fancies me from the photos he’s seen and the others have asked who I am or said I’m nice.

We met up with Floyd in The Green Dragon. He seemed pleased to see us. It was funny tonight listening to uni stories and stuff and me mishearing “juggling monkeys” as “dribbling monkeys”!


She’s just stalking him! – 21st March 2002

Thursday 21st  The bus was late after uni today so I had a long conversation with Ben which mainly consisted of him moaning about Kevin. He’s a bit sick of Kevin following him round everywhere and inviting himself places and showing off about stuff. I feel a bit sorry for Kevin now. I didn’t realise other people had a problem with him too.

Ben also said his ex, Jody, is going out with Jake. That’s who I saw him with the other week after Bar Non. Ben said they call her Dopey cos she is and she isn’t too hard to pull. She’d told Ben she’s got a new boyfriend and Kevin said it was Jake.

It made me think and wonder if Jake and other people talk about me and slag me off to people like Jonas does about his exes. I wonder if Jake has still got pictures and letters from me. He had some on display when we started uni.

I failed (probably) my Microbiology test today.

We all went out to Bar Non tonight. I saw Storecard and Jake. Jake hugged me hello and we talked for quite a while. I asked about Jody and he said he doesn’t want a girlfriend and she’s just stalking him! He flatmate told him she gets “attached” to people. She’s from the Isle of Man and has gone back already. He said she’s too quiet (I wasn’t too quiet apparently) and he’s got too much on.

He said he wants to come to Manchester if we go at Easter and he’s probably going to Canada in a year out. He’s going skiing at Easter. Grr! I’m jealous! He snogged Sophie from Archie’s flat apparently. He kissed me on the cheek when I left. Hmm.

Bronwen and Sophie were slagging off Jake’s girly flatmates with me in Wetherspoons. : ) Fun!


Levels 1-4 on the street in daylight – 9th to 13th March 2002

Saturday 9th  I stayed at Jonas’s last night and slept on his floor with him (on a mattress). We stayed there most of the day before going to the cinema and watching Monsters Inc. It was very good! I liked For the Birds at the beginning too. It was funny!

We ate McDonald’s stuff in the car afterwards and then went back to Jonas’s to bed.


Sunday 10th  Jonas came back to mine today. Cat rang me and told me she and Dan did levels 1-4 on the street in daylight in Warrington. Okay!


Monday 11th  After our lectures today, Jen and I went on a shopping trip to Leeds. It was only £3 on the train and was very good for shops. I bought some nice big trousers and black bracelets from H&M. The trousers were from Ark I think.

We saw a lad out of Jake’s flat in Leeds and then again when we got back to Huddersfield. I think Jen quite fancies him!


Tuesday 12th  Jonas stayed over and we did stuff.


Wednesday 13th  I had a Water Science kick sampling field trip today. I quite enjoyed it cos it was a nice day. I got sent into the river with waders on while the lads in my group stood at the edge and took notes. We (well I) caught a lot of creatures but I felt a bit guilty cos all the poor little bugs are going to be put in alcohol so we can see them in the lab later.

Jonas stayed over and said he’ll miss me at Easter. I’ll miss him too.


Throwing up into a plant pot – 7th March 2002

Thursday 7th  Archie persuaded me to go out tonight with him and his flatmates. We started off in Wetherspoons and then we were driven round the corner to Bar Non by Bronwen.

Jonas ended up joining us too. He was meant to be going to Camel with his mates but it was apparently too quiet so some of them came to Bar Non instead.

However, Hazel dumped her boyfriend (and Archie’s mate from home), Kenny, who was soon after bladdered and throwing up into a plant pot. He was then chucked out by the bouncers who came back in and asked one of us to check he was okay. Jonas volunteered and ended up outside with him for 2 hours.

Meanwhile, Hazel was all over Kevin (she said she snogged him a few weeks ago) and dragging me round to find Jake cos she fancies the pants off him. I spoke to him a bit too and told him I’ve got my driving test at Easter.

Geeky Sid was outside with Jonas when we left and was being a bit of a twat. He hadn’t been there when I’d kept checking Jonas was alright outside so he must’ve been in Bar Non somewhere. Whenever I spoke to Sid he’d take whatever I said the wrong way, even if it was perfectly innocent, so he kept huffing like a little girl and walking off. Jonas kept following him too.

An example of what I said was when Sid was all over me and Jonas, asking if we could have a threesome. He was joking (I hope!) so I said, “Hmm, I think I’d rather it involved Archie!” who was stood nearby. It was so obvious I wasn’t being serious and anyone else would’ve known I was messing about but Sid took major offence and went off in a sulk.

Jonas came back to mine again and reminded me how sensitive Sid is. He also told me Sid had to pay a visit to the doctor’s recently because he’s caught something dodgy off some girl he slept with! I’ve been sworn to secrecy now (dammit!).


It would’ve looked very dodgy! – 1st to 3rd March 2002

Friday 1st  Jonas and I stayed in bed for ages this morning and cuddled lots. We then set up a bed on the floor by the telly out of sofa cushions so we could watch the F1 in the early hours of the morning. I’m not really into it but Jonas is kind of obsessed and wanted me to stay up and watch it with him. I don’t mind really.

We got through levels and then we both got a bit paranoid and needed each other’s reassurance which worked. Jonas was saying he’s useless (he’s not!) and I was worrying he’s going to think I’m boring like his ex Natasha was if I don’t do everything he wants to try. We were okay after chatting about it though.


Saturday 2nd  Jonas and I stayed in bed for quite a lot of the day but then shifted ourselves and went into town to have a look in the new Kingsgate shopping centre that’s just opened opposite uni. We weren’t all that impressed by it cos a lot of the shops weren’t even open and the ones that were are either sports shops or health food places. Hopefully it’ll improve.

We then went back to Jonas’s and ended up staying awake until about 5am to watch the F1 stuff. I got a bit bored by it and I think we both fell asleep before the end. Jonas got all excited when the commentator (I can’t remember what he’s called but he has a look of Satan/the Count off Sesame Street!) said it’s the true fans that stay up so late.

For some reason Jonas also said he wanted to “make love rampantly”. Maybe he was trying to keep me awake!


Sunday 3rd  Jonas came round to mine today. When it got dark we decided to go for a drive. We found a nice dark farm track and went up it but the car got stuck in the mud. I had to get out and push but it didn’t work so Jonas (mid-panic cos if we’d asked for help it would’ve looked very dodgy!) dismantled a bit of stone wall and put it under the wheels. Thankfully it worked.

Instead, we stopped at the top of Storthes Hall Lane (just left of it) and did some stuff. Then a big Land Rover thing stopped in front of us. We panicked again and put our clothes back on very fast. We weren’t having much luck really. Grrr!!

We went back to mine and melted some chocolate and then had a shower to wash it off!


He asked if we could try a 69 – 25th to 28th February 2002

Monday 25th  Jonas met me after uni today and we went for a drive in his car once it got dark. We stopped on Castle Hill with a nice view of Huddersfield at night, put the front seat forward and then got on the back seat and did stuff. 🙂 Hee hee!

Well, we did until some other car came and it stopped right by us. I’d been paranoid people driving past could see in so when someone stopped we both grabbed our clothes and drove off (dressed of course!). It was fun!

We went back to Jonas’s afterwards and he kept growling and tugging at my clothes but we fell asleep in the end.


Tuesday 26th  Tonight Jonas said, “Can I ask you a question?” so when I cautiously said yes he asked if we could try a 69! I felt manky and I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to so I told him “not now”. He’ll probably ask again but I think I’d rather he didn’t! He still said I was great and sexy and called me a “sex kitten” even though I refused.

Earlier on when I was running down a hill, Jonas said it was like Baywatch! I think not!!


Wednesday 27th  Jonas stayed over last night and again tonight. He told me he’d never go with anyone else cos he’ll never find anyone like me because I’m “perfect”. That’s sooo sweet! 🙂 He said he loves me too and I’m great and stuff and we had a shower together.

I wasn’t expecting to see him tonight but I phoned him and he decided to come round. It was while I was watching Sex and the City and there was a soppy bit which made me really want to see Jonas. It was nice when I did. I like him having a car!


Thursday 28th  Jonas picked me up after uni and took me bck to his house. We just cuddled because we’ve both got colds and were tired.


Everyone was just plain weird – 24th February 2002

Sunday 24th  Before we headed back to Huddersfield, Jonas’s mum made us a big Sunday lunch. Mmm! I’ve certainly been well fed anyway! I also got an Easter egg 🙂 Very nice!

On the way back, we went to see Jonas’s dad cos he’s going to the Falklands for 6 months soon (RAF). As usual, I ended up having to meet loads of people in Newton on Trent where he lives, like I had done in Gainsborough.

I didn’t feel quite as welcome at his dad’s or anywhere else there for some reason. Everyone (except his dad) seemed a bit more miserable and didn’t speak to me quite as much.

Jonas had various little kids wanting him to teach them skateboarding stuff and then I was dragged round to inbred Katy’s house (she fancies him and it’s obvious) where everyone was just plain weird. He had hold of a baby and was being talked to by people and I was just stood there like a lemon. There were some awkward silences and I got the feeling even Jonas wanted to leave.

I was glad when we did cos I really did feel like crying and I found myself being slightly annoyed at Jonas for putting me through it all when I thought I was done meeting people. I got over it pretty quickly though cos it’s not his fault really. I did feel like going home home and seeing my family though.

Jonas came back to my flat for a bit. He said he wanted to stay and play with me but he wouldn’t cos I had work to do. We cuddled for a bit though.

This morning was nice before we left. We were lying in his bed and Jonas went all cuddly and said it was really nice. Mmm! 🙂 He said he loves me a few times too.


This had been what I was dreading – 23rd February 2002

Saturday 23rd  I was woken up with a bacon butty this morning which was very nice. Jonas’s mum and sister have made me feel welcome which is nice.

Jonas spent ages today trying to get his car started so he could take his sister and 3 mates (probably ones that fancy him) into town but it wouldn’t. We ended up walking and wandering round for a bit. We saw various family members and I was introduced. They all seem okay.

I didn’t know beforehand but Jonas was going round to his nan’s where his mum, sister and a couple of aunties also were. I had no choice but to go too. This had been what I was dreading (meeting loads of people) but it actually wasn’t too bad. They were all nice and spoke to me and laughed a lot so, again, I felt quite welcome and not like I was in the way (like I used to feel at Jake’s house). Laura said she liked my socks too!

It’s a good job his family are all nice because this evening they threw a surprise party for his mum’s 40th at his cousin Emma’s house and, yes, I had to go! It’s a good job he didn’t warn me before yesterday because I really would’ve not wanted to go at the thought of meeting ALL his family! I was quite glad I did though cos I know now I don’t really need to be scared, I don’t think.

It was weird being at the party at first cos everyone else knew each other. Jonas wandered off a few times but somebody usually spoke to me. He was quite sweet with the little kids but one of them wasn’t too pleased at us doing her dinosaur colouring book! Fairy nuff, I suppose!

It was absolutely freezing outside so Jonas’s mum leant me her mittens. We got a lift back in the end though.


Doesn’t she ever learn?! – 22nd February 2002

Friday 22nd  Abby and Julia went home this afternoon and I began to pack for my scary weekend of meeting Jonas’s family.

I felt a bit ill this morning. My head felt funny but not like a hangover. Maybe I was subconsciously making an excuse not to go to Gainsborough!

I had a message from Cat this afternoon informing me that she’s been snogging and stuff with Dan from Dawsons where she works who’s 29 and married with a baby on the way. Doesn’t she ever learn?!

Jonas turned up eventually and my stomach started doing somersaults. He took me to the car and introduced me to his dad and his sister who both seemed okay but were ill and so sat/slept quietly in the back all the way with the odd cough or sniffle.

Jonas and his dad did leave me in the car with Laura (his sister) before we set off and that was a bit awkward so I was glad when we got going and I had Jonas to talk to as well. He dropped his dad off at his house and then we carried on to his mum’s. We all talked a bit more then.

Jonas hasn’t been to the house his mum lives in now so that made me feel a bit better cos he didn’t know where stuff was either His dog (Griff) seemed quite pleased to see him but his mum wasn’t there. She arrived back from work (at the wig factory!) and got us all some tea. She seems very nice and talked to me quite a bit.

Jonas and I got the spare room and a sofa bed. It was small but I didn’t really mind cos it was comfy and cosy and warm!