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 →

20-02-01 Jake email20-02-01 Tess email

 

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I was hoping it’d be a bit of a dump – 17th February 2001

Saturday 17th
6 weeks + 5 days to go!

I had an extremely boring day today! Nothing happened at all. I just stayed at home and tried to revise for my Biology modules in the 1st week back. I couldn’t revise though! I can’t seem to concentrate anymore.

Jake phoned quite late tonight (at about 5:40pm) cos he didn’t go skiing today. His mate from over here, Ali Kershaw, has gone over to visit him for a week so he took the day off skiing so he could sort him out and get his hair cut and buy another phonecard and stuff!

Abby also phoned at about 7pm from wherever she’s skiing in France. She said it’s really nice cos they’ve all got little apartment things to stay in. I was hoping it’d be a bit of a dump really then I wouldn’t need to be as jealous! Oh well!

I really want/need to go skiing! It’s sooo good! Only Cat seems to understand how I feel cos she’s the only one of my friends that can ski properly. Uhh! I’ve got to go again one day, even if it is with Jake, even if I do risk him being a pain and showing off or something!

Bye!

Today’s emails →

17-02-01 Jake email17-02-01 Tess email

I ended up crying a bit in the toilets – 16th February 2001

Friday 16th
6 weeks + 6 days to go!

Ohhhh! 😦 Everyone’s gone skiing with school! That included my sister! I’m sooo jealous! I really want to go skiing.

I ended up crying a bit in the toilets of college on my own cos seeing them all leave reminded me of when Jake left, only that was much worse. I really do miss him and I really do need to ski!

When Jake phoned tonight he didn’t really say a lot cos I was having a whinge about not going skiing. He did start telling me about how everyone thinks he’s mad cos he skis fast or something (that’s not good! What if one day he can’t stop?!) and that he’s got loads of nicknames. One is “Jakeronimo” cos he skis fast, another is “The Fallen Angel” cos he sticks his arms out to keep his balance (like wings!) when he’s skiing and the other is “Super Jake” cos the instructor knows someone else called Jake with that nickname.

When he told me all that, it sort of made me feel a bit left out cos he sounds like he’s having fun and has made lots of new friends and I’m not a part of it. When he talks to me about the people he’s with, I haven’t got a clue who he means or anything.

I had a pretty crap Friday night. A few people were going to see Dungeons and Dragons and then Hannibal at the Trafford Centre cinema so Sarah got her mum’s car and we tagged along. The others had booked their tickets and it was really busy so Sarah and I couldn’t watch a film cos they were all booked up.

We decided to go to the Cathay Dim Sum for a meal but we would’ve had to wait 45 mins for a table. We ended up getting a Chinese from my village instead and eating it outside The Mossland pub. Then I went home.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

16-02-01 Jake email16-02-01 Tess email

His mate Jonny says I look horny – 15th February 2001

Thursday 15th
7 weeks to go!

I was just about to check my email in college this morning when all the computers went off. It turned out there was a power cut in the village and we were told that we might get sent home cos it was a potential fire hazard. However, the fire alarms were working unfortunately so we had to go to lessons.

At break I tried to read my email again but the internet was down all over school! I eventually got onto Hotmail at lunch but then it cut off my email halfway down for some reason! I then had to wait until I got home before I could read it properly.

Jake had attached lots of photos he’d scanned in to the email of him and his friends. He does look different but I’m not sure why.

He phoned me tonight at about 4:40pm. He said nothing much has happened there except he’s really pleased with himself cos he taught some people to ski properly. He also told me that the girl who they thought broke her neck was on the front page of the local paper and that she’s still in hospital and it was her helmet that saved her.

He also told me not to worry about one of the girls on one of the photos cos it looks like she’s close to him but she wasn’t apparently and she’s a slag and sleeps with all the Canadian blokes and has got pneumonia. Jake said they all reckon it’s cos of all the “stuff” she’s swallowed! Surely she’d have to inhale, not swallow!

We got talking about diaries and he reckons it’s dead cute that I keep one and he wished he did! He also said that he wouldn’t want to read it cos he’d get jealous! He said he even got jealous when he found out I stuck a sweet packet in my diary that Dougie gave me when I was about 13! I’m quite flattered really!

I went to The Coach and Horses with a few people tonight cos not everyone can go out tomorrow night. I sent Michael Amhurst a text message to find out if he got the photo I sent him that I took when he was here. His reply said, “I’M FINE + U? NO PHOTO BUT I’VE NOT BEEN HOME! IT’LL BE WAITING! I’VE GOT THE OTHER PIC ON MY WALL + THE PERSON ON THE RIGHT HAS BEEN GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION!”

The picture he meant was the one of me, Hayley and Isaac that we sent in a Xmas card to him. I couldn’t remember who was on the right so I asked him and he told me that it was me and that he meant that his mate Jonny says I look horny apparently!

Michael’s probably going to meet up with us sometime next week cos we’re all on school holidays.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

15-02-01 Jake email15-02-01 Tess email

It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m all alone – 14th February 2001

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It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m all alone 😦 Well, I might as well be anyway!

I had an open day at Sheffield Uni today so Mum came with me and we went on the train. It was okay but a bit boring as usual. That’s the last one I’m going to now. I’m not going to Hull cos you have to sort a tour out yourself and I’m not that bothered about seeing it anyway.

Some nice student lads took us round the department but I wasn’t really paying much attention cos I could see the dry ski slope out of the windows and I really want to go skiing!

Jake didn’t ring me tonight cos I wouldn’t have been back in time and he was shadowing a lesson anyway.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

14-02-01 Jake email 1

14-02-01 Tess email14-02-01 Jake email 2

I could imagine that all the girls were dog-ugly! – 13th February 2001

Tuesday 13th
7 weeks + 2 days to go!

I got the photos that Jake took in Canada back from being developed today. Some of them are of his room, some are of the scenery but most of them are of the people he’s with. There’s one of him on his skis and 2 that he took of himself using a mirror. It doesn’t look like him though 😦 he looks older and chunkier!

I didn’t cry when I got them which I’m quite pleased about cos so far I’ve not got upset in college and I want to keep that up!

There are some photos with girls on them and a weird one of a lad that REALLY looks like Floyd! Even Floyd himself admitted there was a freaky resemblance!

The bottom of one of the slopes really looks like one I took when I was in Pra Loup last year. Cat agrees.

I was studying one of the photos of his room and it’s got a picture above his bed but you can’t really see the painting cos there are lots of photos of me stuck over it! It’s flattering that he’s done that but I had a bit of a go at him on the phone tonight cos a while ago he told me he only had 4 up. There are loads! Plus, before he went I told him which ones I didn’t want anyone to see and he promised he wouldn’t show anyone but they’re up there too!

While he was on the phone I was describing the photos to him and he was telling me where/who they were of. I can actually picture in my head now where he is and who he’s with when I think about him now. I don’t know if that’s better or worse than not knowing actually cos at least before I could imagine that all the girls were dog-ugly! It turns out they’re not though so he’d better be behaving himself!

Bye!

Today’s emails →

13-02-01 Jake email13-02-01 Tess email

God knows what it is! – 12th February 2001

Monday 12th
7 weeks + 3 days to go!

Not a lot happened in college today. We’ve been growing bacteria on agar plates in Biology and today we looked at the results. However, the bacteria growing should have been a harmless purple one but there was a clear slimy one growing instead! God knows what it is! If all our Biology class becomes ill then we know why! The plates must have got contaminated with another bacteria somehow. Yuk!

I took the film Jake sent me to the chemist today to get it developed. I can get it back tomorrow morning so I hope it doesn’t make me cry in college when I look at the photos!

I ended up crying on the phone to him again tonight but then so did he! I’d been joking about running off with Mr C the cute Maths teacher if Jake didn’t come back but he seemed to take me seriously, told me he didn’t like me anymore and that I annoy him. Not surprisingly, that upset me!

He said he was only joking too (and I think he was but it didn’t sound like that!) and then he ended up getting upset too cos he said he misses me and doesn’t like the thought of me with other men/lads and he’s really protective of me.

Well, I miss his too… lots! I just want a hug from him, right now!

Bye!

Today’s emails →

12-02-01 Jake email12-02-01 Tess email