Kevin is an arsehole – 27th October & 3rd November 2002

Sunday 27th  Oh dear, Jonas has let Pierced Sam and Dave do his hair for him. This is not good. It is now a blue mohican. No comment.

I kept feeling really weird when I was doing the Storthes Hall grass counting field trip on Tuesday. I kept going all dizzy and feeling like I was about to go unconscious. I saw my room at Storthes and it now has a sunflower cushion in the window.

Jonas got stuff from his insurance people through on Wednesday. He might get £500 for Betty [his car]. Cool!

We FINALLY, after about 7 weeks, got our boiler fixed on Thursday. Mmm, warmth! However, we forgot to set the timer so it was still freezing on Friday morning. Jonas was a wee bit drunk that night when I went round because he thought we were going to Milton. He showed me his shopping. It consisted of a box of “toys” from Ann Summers. He wanted to make use of them but we didn’t. He confessed that before me, his hands did nothing for him so he used to do stuff with his bed. Hee hee! That’s one to use if ever he pisses me off!

Last night I stayed at Jonas’s. I woke up at 10:45am today and Jonas still wasn’t back from work I was really worried and he wasn’t answering his phone. I eventually got a text saying he was still at work talking about a car. The clocks had also gone back.

Bye!

Sunday 3rd  Archie’s 15 year old brother came to stay for a couple of nights at the start of the week. He couldn’t get in any bars or anything so instead we stayed in and played drinking games. Ben was also there and Jen told him that Kevin wanted to hit him because he thought Ben was after me. That was last year but Ben was still really pissed off.

Kevin was ill at home with a stomach bug so we all had a good whinge about him. Ben used the opportunity to steal Kevin’s Transformers poster too.

Jonas came round for a bit later to show me his new car. It’s a red F-reg Peugeot 105 and seems ok. He bought it off a bloke called Freddie wo works at the driving range with him.

Jonas stayed over quite a lot this week. I kind of made him on Thursday though. He said he’d come round then didn’t turn up so I was disappointed and sulked. He came round then. 🙂

Kevin is an arsehole. He’s put a padlock on his bedroom door to stop us going in. Archie said it’s not on because we might need to get to the electric cupboard or storeroom. Anyway, on Friday I decided I’d test my criminal skills and tried to break in to Kevin’s room. I did it but it wasn’t too difficult seeing as he’s screwed the padlock into his hollow door. Idiot.

Abby, Denny and Isaac all arrived on Friday for our bonfire party. We went out to Milton and then Warehouse and it was pretty good. The bad thing was that Isaac told me Oscar Price is going to die. Lizzie went out with him at college. He’s had leukaemia and apparently the last lot of treatment has failed. It’s awful. 😦

We all prepared for the party on Saturday. Lizzie arrived and helped too. The party was pretty good. Lots of people came, including Cat and Jerry, Jonas’s mates and sister.

It rained which was a shame because Abby, Denny, Isaac and I went to all the trouble of stealing wood from Storthes Hall and their bonfire, only to find it wouldn’t stay lit for long.

Sid said he thinks I don’t like him but Dave said to ignore him. Ben got drunk and apologised lots for not being very nice to me last year. Ben also came into my room after fighting Alexa for Kevin’s bed, saying he was too scared to sleep in there on his own and wanted one of us to go with him. No chance! I don’t want to go near Kevin’s room unless it’s to break in! Poor Ben also had the trauma of having one of Kevin’s socks stuck to his face after the lay on the bed. Urgh!

We spent most of today tidying up, including Kevin’s room. We discovered he wears Marks & Spencer black pants that look very much like knickers. We then had a KFC and everyone went home.

Jonas stayed over and we did stuff. I told him Denny’s theory as to why we think Jerry is 36, not 32:

  1. He told us he had a younger brother then said in a different conversation that his brother is 35.
  2. He said he read Lord of the Rings when he was 25 and had to wait 11 years to see the film.

HAH!! We’ve got you now, Jeremy!!

Bye!

I do so enjoy his company – 20th October 2002

Sunday 20th  Jen and Archie are also getting pissed off with Kevin being so damn idle. Yes! About bloody time!

I had a good night out in Visage on Tuesday. It was Ben’s 21st birthday so he was pretty drunk. Jen told me that she fancies Archie. It’s kind of obvious. She can’t keep away from him. Whenever someone else is trying to talk to him, she goes and sits on him and stuff. I don’t mind, I just think it’s weird and could end in tears.

Kevin apparently said he hates me. That’s a shame because I do so enjoy his company and skivvying round after him. He spent all night showing off his digital camera (which daddy probably bought him) and making little films. I’m on them being drunk unfortunately.

Kevin also had a go at pulling Natalie, a girl that Archie fancies. Some mate he is. Archie wasn’t very happy about it but didn’t say anything so Kevin got away with it.

I spoke to a girl called Tara who lived with Ben last year. For some reason, she and the other girls she lived with really didn’t like me. Maybe they were just protective of Ben, I don’t know. Anyway, we cleared it all up and we now don’t hate each other (I never did!) and she said I’ve got to go to Blackpool at the weekend for the continuation of Ben’s birthday. I didn’t go because I went home for Floyd’s birthday but Tara said she’d pay for the B+B room and I could top and tail with her. Nice of her to offer anyway.

[Rehydrating with VKs, diesel and shots.]

I was getting odd looks off some girls in Visage because, as an excuse to talk to them, Ben had told them I was a lesbian and that I fancied them. Cheers, Ben! I also had some skater lad from my Geography lectures looking at me but I don’t know what that was about.

Jonas quit his job on Thursday. I’m glad because I couldn’t see him on many nights and he was sleepy in the day. I saw him and he’s got a new job collecting golf balls at the driving range every morning, 7-9am. I went to Bar Non that night and saw Vicky, Joy and Uriel who Jonas lives with but nothing really happen.

I skived Friday morning’s Noise and Radioactivity lecture because I was still pissed when I woke up. We’ve still not got our boiler part from British Gas so it was nice staying at Jonas’s that night for warmth and cuddles.

Jonas was up at 6am yesterday for his job but got back in bed again when he came back. We went into town later so Jonas could get a jumper. He then took me for lunch in Peel’s Café which was nice. It felt really coupley! He then went home and I got the train to Warrington.

My mates and I then went out in Manchester for Floyd’s 20th. It wasn’t a brilliant night. Not many people came. We all split up. Gethin and people went to Canal Street so me, Isaac, Floyd and Denny went to 5th Avenue. We got bored quite quickly and so went to McDonald’s. There were loads of police forensic people about but we don’t know what’d happened. We had to wait ages for a taxi and it was freezing so we stood in a phonebox and called the international operator loads to try and get the same person twice.

Bye!

I had a horrible, hideous hair dying disaster – 13th October 2002

Sunday 13th  Kevin’s really pissed me off this week. He won’t give me a cheque for the £30 he owes me. He’s richer than anyone else but about 10 times as stingy. I’ve nicked some of this beloved Playstation II games anyway. I intend to pawn £30’s worth unless he pays me back.

I tinted my hair on Tuesday before we went to Visage. It’s called Berry Trendy and should wash out in a couple of days. Ben, Kenny and Archie all said it looks good.

I heard Archie say to Kenny I’m one of those rare girls that’s nice and fit! I was a bit drunk so I told the DJ to announce my birthday and took the piss out of Kevin’s dancing. Archie slagged him off lots but Jen’s made peace with him. I bet she still fancies him.

I saw Jonas briefly on Wednesday. I got a bit upset because I hate living with Kevin so much. I can’t stand him. Everything he does and says winds me up. He does fuck all and he’s sooo annoying. AAARRGH!!!

I saw Jonas on Thursday too. We got up to level 5. I love him sooo much! I hate not seeing him all the time.

I decided to clean the house on Friday. I went round everything and nobody even said thanks. Well fuck them. Lazy bastards. I’m going on strike.

Abby arrived for the weekend. Dad dropped her off and sniffed my new environmental law book. I’d done that too! That’s where I get it from then! Mum and Dad have given me £500 so I can survive the term. 🙂 I love my parents!

I had a horrible, hideous hair dying disaster yesterday. Everybody had said they liked my hair slightly red so when I went shopping in Leeds with Abby, I decided to make it permanent. Big mistake. I left it on longer than I should because Abby was in the shower and it went bright red. It was awful and I had to go out like that. Kenny and Archie liked it but they’ve got a thing for redheads. We didn’t stay out long. It was boring and full of scary middle-aged slappers in Jumpin’ Jaks. We’d had a good night in Warehouse on Friday anyway with Jonas and his mates.

I woke up this morning with my nasty red hair (kind of Fiz from Corrie style) and decided I couldn’t cope with it so I went to Sainsbury’s first thing and bough some dark brown Herbal Essences 66 Rich Dark Brown to cover it up. It worked but it now looks really dark. At least it’s more natural!

Mum and Dad came with Mollie to pick Abby up. Mum said I look like the Welsh side of the family with dark hair. They dropped me off at Jonas’s on their way home. I’m not sure he likes my hair. He said he does but I think it’s a shock!

Apparently Jonas was talking to Sid about me and Sid said he knows loads of lads that would “hire me out”. I want to know who!

I miss seeing Jonas loads like I did last year.

Bye!

Jen’s eaten some of his peas – 6th October 2002

Sunday 6th  We started back at uni properly this week with actual lectures. They all seem ok so far. Kevin’s still fucking annoying. Jen hates him too. He doesn’t do anything to help clean up or anything.

We went to Visage on Tuesday night. It was alright but I left before it shut. Jen and Kevin stayed and ended up yelling at each other when they got in. Apparently Kevin didn’t wait for Jen and she had no money to get a taxi on her own so she was a bit pissed off. She also shouted at Archie because he said she should’ve arranged to meet him somewhere.

I saw Jonas on Thursday and he had a call from a recruitment agency saying there was a job going for the night. So, while he was loading up lorries, I went out to Bar Non. I saw Jake in there. It was his 21st birthday so he was a bit pissed. His rich Knutsford mate, Hugo (a.k.a. SLURB – Silly Little Ugly Rich Boy) was also there, acting like a prat as usual. I got some champagne out of the meeting though! I also had my back pinched by some lad. I think his aim was a bit out!

Jen spent a long time on Friday slagging off Kevin but it was with good reason. He owes us all money from stuff we bought for the house but won’t pay us back. He said he’s got no money until his student load comes through but we know that’s a blatant lie because he told us his dad gives him £200 a month for no reason and he keeps going out and spending loads of money. Kevin also spends much of his time eating our food but now Jen’s eaten some of his peas, he’s incredibly pissed off. Wanker.

Jonas had a party at his house yesterday. There weren’t many people there but it was still quite good. Pierced Sam told me I’m not minging and kissed me on the head.

I spent most of today at Jonas’s. I didn’t want to leave but the job he did on Thursday is now permanent. It’s from 7pm to 5am!

Bye!

I stuck a piece of ham to his window – 29th September 2002

Sunday 29th  My housemates and I went out to Camel Club on Monday night. It was really good because loads of people were out. Magic (I don’t know his real name) told me I looked sexy and I got a hug and a peck on the cheek from Jake. Jonas was with me so I could flaunt the fact that I couldn’t give a toss about Jake anymore.

[There I am, out in Camel. It’s still there apparently.]

Jonas’s flatmates were being nice to me as well. They used to be a bit funny and off with me sometimes but I think they’ve got used to me now. I got hugs off Dave and Paul and then one off Ben off my course.

Jonas left early but he went back to mine and was in bed waiting for me when I got back. He shaved his head and I can’t quite get used to it. It’s not too bad but I really liked his spiky hair.

Jonas stayed over at mine again on Tuesday because all my mates went out. We talked a lot and did stuff too. Kevin was very miserable when he got back. He was moaning that he wished he was 30 and stuff. Jen and Archie said he’d been depressing all night.

It was our first day back at uni on Wednesday. 3 new lads (Pete, Imran and David) have joined our course. They all seem okay. I’ve got modules which clash on my timetable so I might have to change Microbiology to Noise & Radioactivity. Ugh! It’s got physics in it and I’m not good at that.

It was kind of an introduction to Year 2 this week so we spent most of Thursday in a talk about our Supervised Work Experience (SWE) next year. We got a free lunch though. That night I went into town with Jen, Danny, Alexa and her housemate Gemma. It wasn’t a late night because it was a bit boring. When we got back to our house I was a bit drunk and had a quick dance on Kevin’s car bonnet.

Jen broke his wing mirror deliberately which I thought was a bit out of order. At least I didn’t damage his car. I stuck a piece of ham to his window and a sweet from the bottom of my shoe under his door handle.

This Thursday I’d been going out with Jonas for 10 months! Wow! 🙂

On Friday, we had presentations from the 4th years on their SWE placement they’ve just done. I’ve done a CV but I can’t do the bloody personal statement bit. We went to see that Van Wilder film on Friday night. It was quite good. Kevin didn’t came because he apparently had a date.

Kevin’s being such a dick. He TOLD (not asked) Jen and Archie that I broke his wing mirror. Jen should’ve put him straight. I bet he tells Ben and everyone too.

I talked to Jonas about the SWE when I went round to his. We don’t want to be split up. He sounded disappointed when I said I didn’t want to live with him until after uni. This could be the last chance I get to live with all my mates before we all get jobs though.

I left Jonas’s at about 3pm yesterday but I didn’t want to go. I ignored Kevin when I got back because he’s a knob. I collected some glass from Betty’s broken window for Jonas too.

I made Kevin mop the floor today. He’s done fuck all except lounge about since we moved in so I had a go at him for that.

Mum, Dad and Abby came to bring me some drawers. They brought Mollie with them too. Dad said someone’s wanting to build houses behind our house in the field. I don’t want that. I took them to see Jonas’s house and they were quite impressed.

Jonas had a bbq at his this evening but I didn’t stay long. He told me he was upset when I said I didn’t want to live with him. He said he would like to live with me and marry me. He said that quietly and looking away but grinning like he was embarrassed. Aww! He said he understands but it’s been very intense for the last 10 months so after a year and a half he’ll probably be ready for more. I would like all that eventually.

Bye!

EVERYTHING was magnolia – 22nd September 2002

Sunday 22nd  Jonas moved into his student house on Monday. His address is:

12 Belmont Street
Highfields
Huddersfield

He came over to our house for a bit. We were painting so it was a bit of a mess. I don’t think he was all that impressed. I’m not surprised after seeing his house.

After painting my room yellow, I decided to go round to Jonas’s. I have to say I’m slightly jealous. It’s more like a hotel than a student house! It’s very, very nice and pretty big. There are 8 bedrooms, 2 showers, 2 toilets, a living room, a basement, a utility room and a very big kitchen with everything in it. It’s all brand new as well because they’re the first lot to live in it since it’s been done up.

I wanted to stay with him that night but we decided we’d better stay with our housemates. I got a message from him when I was in bed though, asking me to tell him to come to my bed. It was a bit too late unfortunately.

I finished painting my room on Tuesday so Archie and I started painting the coving, cupboards and ceiling white in the kitchen and living room. Jen now works at Argos in Leeds so she wasn’t there much to help. She’s been painting her room lilac. We decided to do stuff white because EVERYTHING was magnolia. It got to the point when even the wooden handles on the kitchen cupboards made a nice change! If it’s possible to have magnoliamadness, we had it.

Archie and I went shopping for house stuff and nearly died of exhaustion dragging all the stuff back from town, up the steps on the hill and to our house. We bought things like throws for the dead-looking sofa. It all looks much better now.

We’ve not had heating yet and it’s quite cold. The gasman came on Monday, messed up the carpet with oily stuff (so we’ve named him Gary the Twat), told us he couldn’t find the pressure release valve and he’d come back the next day. One Tuesday 2 of them came and still couldn’t find it. Apparently it’ll be 7-10 days for the part to arrive. Oh joy.

[Attempting to keep warm]

I stayed at Jonas’s on his futon (is that how you spell it?!) bed on Tuesday night. It’s not very comfy. It was nice being with Jonas though.

We went all artistic on Wednesday and started drawing our weather map of the British Isles on the living room wall. Well, I did it actually. I put a grid over an atlas map and Archie and Jonas gridded the wall. Using the map, I then drew it onto the wall. It looks good so far and it’s damn accurate.

Archie and I started painting it the next day. I did the detailed bits round the edges and Archie did the big bits. It was finished by Friday. It looks sooo good! I’m very, very pleased with it. I’ll be gutted if they paint over it next year. It looks like we’ve stuck it on, not drawn and painted it ourselves. All we need now is the weather symbols. Mum said she’ll laminate them so I’ll do some on the computer soon.

I had to talk about stuff with Jonas on Thursday. He stayed at mine. I’ve been a bit paranoid about us being ‘comfortable’ because that’s the point when Jake got bored and I don’t want the same happening. Jonas and I both like it though so that’s good. We don’t have to be nervous or worry about how much we like each other because we know. 🙂 We know each other better and have the ‘friend’ thing at the same time. I think I annoyed him a bit because I’ve been jokingly suspicious of his housemate Vicky who he’s started to call ‘Vic’.

As Jonas was leaving on Friday morning, he was talking to Jen about how it’s difficult to nick Ford cards because she said she couldn’t see Jonas’s. He explained it was behind the wall but when he went to get in Betty (the car), she had gone and there was glass everywhere. He was very upset. Jen has a Ford Fiesta too but hers is alarmed and Betty wasn’t. Poor Jonas.

Kevin moved in yesterday. Woohoo. Jonas had a bbq at his so we all went round there. It was quite good. I spoke to Katy that night too. She moved into her house this weekend. We all went to Milton Hall Student Union after the bbq. Jonas’s mate Pierced Sam has his latest piercing in the back of his neck.

We stayed in bed until 1pm-ish today, just talking and cuddling. Jonas said he can imagine being with me for a long time. He said he’ll try not to let us split up next year when he gets a job and I do my work placement.

Jonas said he’s told Pierced Sam and his other housemate, Uriel, that we’ve never really fallen our and they were shocked. We think it’s good and nice. We don’t even annoy each other. Even my mates annoy me sometimes. 🙂

Bye!

It smells horribly of damp and mould and stuff – 16th September 2002

Sunday 16th  Jonas brought me home from his house on Monday and ended up staying the night. It was nice being able to cuddle him in my bed. Ooh, I love Jonas! He left at about 1pm the next day because I’d agreed to go back to work at Tor Environmental Consultancy for a few days. It wasn’t too bad because they had lots for me to do. It was only 4 hours too.

Mum told me that’s Abby’s very depressed because she’s got thrush (nice) and her ex-boyfriend Connor is being really horrible. For some reason, she’s decided she likes him again but he’s not all that bothered about her. Mum also said that she liked Jonas’s mum and sister. I hope they liked her. She asked if she’ll be coming to visit me one day in Scotland.

I finished work (again!) on Thursday. Malcolm (the boss guy) said he’s very pleased with all my plans and stuff.

I spent Friday packing up my stuff for moving into the house in Huddersfield. I’m actually quite worried that my room’s crap compared to all the others. Nobody really wanted it as much as the others because it’s long and narrow.

Yesterday, I moved into:

20 Cross Lane
Primrose Hill
Huddersfield
HD4 6DL

I was the first one there. Jen and Archie arrived shortly after but Kevin isn’t coming until later on in the week. My room’s not half as bad as I remember. Kevin’s room is the worst! It’s in the basement and it smells horribly of damp and mould and stuff. He was really smug about getting that room too. Hee hee! 🙂 He now also has a black wardrobe from my room (I have his white one!) and a waterproof mattress from Archie’s room.

Jen didn’t stay the night because she didn’t have all her stuff. Archie and I stayed up really late, mainly taking the piss out of Kevin. We’d best get it out of the way, I suppose!

[It was much quicker to draw it than wait to get my camera film finished and developed.]

We’ve decided to use the spare room to put all our books in but nobody’s computer. They’ve agreed to let me use the wardrobe in there because I’ve got less storage space.

I’m tired today because I was scared last night so I slept (not very well) with the light on. We went to Ikea today and started discussing plans to put a weather map of Great Britain on the living room wall. It’d be cool! I’ve said I wanted to be a weather girl so I could use it to practice on!

Mum, Dad and Abby came again to put some shelves up in my room. I spoke to Jonas and he said he’s been gardening and getting paid for it. He said he’s excited about moving in. I bet his house is really nice. He said he can’t wait to see me tomorrow. I can’t wait to see him either. I’m going to want to stay in the same bed as him but Jen has already commented that she’ll either see loads of Jonas or none of me. I’m a bit worried she’s going to have a problem with it. I really want to see Jonas. I don’t want to miss anything here though.

Bye!

I had a horrible, horrible feeling – 9th September 2002

Sunday 9th  On Monday, Jonas took me to Findhorn beach and then Roseisle beach. Ross came with us and was telling me about his uni course and stuff. He’s training to be a primary school teacher. The beaches were really nice. Ross said the singer in his band has been taking photos round there to put on their album cover.

I like the sea. It sort of scared me at the same time though. I’d hate to fall in because it’s so deep and powerful and you don’t know what’s underneath you. I’d like to live near the sea one day though. I like just watching it, especially when it’s stormy because it’s far more exciting then.

That evening, a small group of us went onto the sand dunes at Findhorn and had a bonfire. There was me and Jonas, Callum, Emma, Flan, Andrew and a couple of others. There’s one lad they call Will (but that’s not his name) and his face really makes me smile. He’s got big curly hair, wide eyes, round face and is always grinning. He said he’s just finished working in Nantwich for a year which is near where I live.

One lad kept disappearing to find wood. We didn’t see him for ages then he turned up with half a tree. Jonas tried to help him move it but walked backwards into a ditch and fell over! It was pretty dark.

On Tuesday, Jonas took me to Wick to see my family. I’ve been there every year of my life but never without Mum, Dad and Abby. The journey wasn’t bad except a bee flew in the car and landed on Jonas’s lap after bouncing off his face!

It was weird being in Wick with Jonas but very nice seeing everyone. Rhian was off school with a cold which was lucky because there was nobody else in. Tom and Minnie eventually came back from school and Auntie S came home from work. She looks really thin because of a thyroid thing but still seemed cheerful.

Jonas wanted to see Sinclair and Girnigoe Castle at Noss Head because he’d seen it on my photos. I showed him the lighthouse there which I stayed in last summer. We took my cousins with us so Jonas leapt round the ruins (scaring me!) and Minnie and I stood and watched rather than go down into the dark bits with Jonas and Rhian. Auntie S said Minnie must like him because she keeps talking about him!

On Wednesday, Jonas and I went up to John o’Groats. We stood at the harbour and watched some seals then looked round some old croft buildings. Jonas said he wants to do them up and sell them. They could be really nice.

[Harbour selfie]

We stayed at Auntie S’s for tea then said goodbye. I didn’t want to go. I would like to have stayed longer but it was better than not seeing them at all. On the way out of Wick, I went to the cemetery to see Grandma L. I managed to find her grave quite easily. I ended up getting all upset because I felt really sad, especially when I read what the headstone said. It was, “To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die”. That’s a nice thing to say. We also stopped to see seals on the way back and at Tesco. Fun!

On Thursday and Friday, Jonas took me crab fishing at Findhorn. We caught some pretty big ones with just a string and bacon. I really enjoyed it! It’s a shame I can’t do it in Huddersfield.

Fiona (Jonas’s mate) had a sauna party at her house. It was a bit boring until Binny (Stephen) started talking to us. Everyone else kind of ignored me. Jonas said his mum and sister think I’m quiet so his mates probably do too.

Yesterday, Jonas and I had a lie in. I didn’t want a shower with him so we had a talk about me being self-conscious. I can’t help it! I had a horrible, horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach like I got when Jake dumped me. It was an awful sort of splitting-up dread and I went really hot and couldn’t breathe properly. We didn’t fall out or anything, it was just that I realised we’re quite different. I’m shy, he isn’t so I thought that might be a bad thing.

I got over the nasty feeling eventually. I’m very, very, very glad we didn’t split up because I love Jonas sooooo much! 🙂

It was Forres Theme Day or something so we went into town and had a look at all the old cars lining the streets and watched the pipe band with Ross and Murray (I think that’s what he’s called!) in it. We went to the pub with Jonas’s lot that evening. It was good because people spoke to me. Callum said I’m beautiful and Binny said I’m nice! Cool! Binny’s girlfriend’s from Preston and Flan’s girlfriend’s from The Wirral, both near me. That’s quite weird!

There was some creep in the chippy and taxi rank who was saying stuff about me. I don’t know what exactly but he was pointing me out to his mate. I should’ve lamped him!

When we got back to Kinloss, I looked at the sky and saw what I thought was light from the moon coming out from behind a cloud. When I got out of the taxi, I saw it was all over the sky and was greening and moving. I eventually realised what it was….. the aurora borealis! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to see the Northern Lights! I saw them with Jonas as well so I see that as a really nice thing. I’m glad he was there too so I had someone to get all excited at!

Today we travelled back to Gainsborough. The journey seemed to last for ages but we got back in the end. I decided to stay the night so he didn’t have to go all the way to Warrington too. We did stuff. I’m so glad I’m with him!

Bye!

Our mums met! – 2nd September 2002

Sunday 2nd 

Wow! I can’t believe I’m on diary number 26! I’ve been writing them for about 6 years now.

My boyfriend Jonas got back from working at Reading Festival on Monday. He said I’m going with him next time. I think he enjoyed it. So much so he didn’t have time to get me a present apparently! He said he loves me and can’t wait to see me. 🙂

I got to go out on site at work (at Tor Environmental Consultancy) on Wednesday. It was just to an old landfill site to get water samples but it was better than staying in the office. I get to draw plans for it soon.

I phoned up the people whose student house I’m moving into in Huddersfield next year. They said we can move in on 14th Sept. That’s good because it means I can go to Scotland with Jonas.

I was my last day of work on Thursday. WOOHOO!! 🙂 It’s been boring at times but I’ve learnt stuff related to my uni course and I got paid more than working in a pub. It should look good on my CV too. The marketing person, Rosie, was also leaving so we got bought lunch in a pub and got given cards. I had a £10 book token in mine for uni. They asked if I might be able to go back sometime so I probably will.

On Friday, Mum and Abby took me to Jonas’s house in Gainsborough so I could go to Scotland. That meant our mums met! It was pretty weird but my mum talked lots which was good and made it ok.

Yesterday, Jonas drove me, his mum and his sister Laura up to Forres near Inverness. He lived there before he came to uni and his dad’s still at RAF Kinloss. The journey wasn’t bad. We stopped at Jedburgh and had a wander round. Laura got travel sick as the roads got windy but earned herself £10 for keeping everything down!

Forres is very nice. My mum told me my dad played football there once and liked it. That evening we went out to a few pubs with Jonas’s mates. There was a band playing which they knew so we went to see them too. I met all Jonas’s mates who hadn’t been at T in the Park and they all seem nice enough. We stayed in Jonas’s dad’s living room thing on a sofa bed.

Today I went to Inverness with Jonas, Laura and their dad. We intended to see a film but they were on at weird times so we’d missed them. I met Laura’s mate Lindsey (who’s Josh’s mate’s sister) in Tesco car park. She’d lost her voice but still managed to talk lots!

Josh’s dad took us all for a meal at a pub in Findhorn.

We then went bowling with Jonas’s mates in Elgin. That was fun! I beat 3 lads first time round.

Bye!

“There’s something inside that I need to release” – 25th August 2002

Sunday 25th  I didn’t go home from Jonas’s until Monday this week. After my leptospirosis scare, I still wasn’t feeling up to working so I rang in sick. I spoke to Kathleen and she said Darren was also off with something similar. Jonas had to go to Huddersfield for his exam resit so he took me with him and Mum picked me up so I didn’t have to get the train.

On the way home, Mum told me that Auntie S and Uncle G have split up. Weird. I didn’t know what to say because I was very, very shocked. I didn’t expect that at all. Apparently Uncle G was really unhappy for the last few years when Grandma L lived with them. When the internet broke, he was really funny about giving Auntie S his password so they could get it fixed. When she got it, she found emails and stuff from some woman. He promised her he’d stop speaking to the woman but more recently she found more. Apparently he’s also been spending money they haven’t really got, drinking lots and being really nasty to Rhian, e.g. threatening to check her out without much reason.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I left work early which was good. There wasn’t much for me to do and I still didn’t feel 100%. I did the quiz with my mates on Wednesday night and we came 2nd….. Again! I rang Jonas too. He’s in Reading because he’s working at the festival. He said the girls aren’t minging (when I asked) and that while he was playing cards, one of them “jokingly” said to move in closer so they could abuse him. Grrr!! I trust him but not them. I don’t like the thought of them trying anything. He said he loves me anyway and wished I was there and blew kisses down the phone. He said it’s cute that I don’t like hanging up first.

Thursday’s night out in Manchester was, well, different. We went to a school disco at The Ritz for Archie’s birthday. Quite a few of my mates came so we went to Isaac’s student house in Manchester to get changed. I felt really daft walking all the way to The Ritz and getting on a bus in my school uniform and we got some funny looks and dodgy comments.

[Isaac, Sarah, Michael, me and Archie looking pretty sober. Must’ve been early on…]

Cat and Jerry annoyed me quite a lot after about 10 minutes of getting into The Ritz. They went all snobby, saying it was a shithole and that they wanted to leave. I explained I had to wait for Archie and that it’d liven up later but they kept going on at me. I think Archie got it right when he said Jerry has misjudged the age he needs to act to fit in and had gone for 9 rather than 19. Gimp. Cat’s just become middle aged. They didn’t really socialise much either. They just stood at the edge, whispering and snogging.

I had a good night anyway, dancing with Lizzie, Archie, Denny and Isaac. All was well up until about 2am when the place closed and we couldn’t find Denny. Isaac went off to find him and we all waited outside. A while later, the bouncers carried someone out and dumped them on the pavement. It was Denny and he was totally unconscious and trying to be sick. A nurse guy said he’d found him in the toilers, choking on his own vomit and that he would’ve died had he not been found.

Isaac was also lying on the pavement making very loud throwing up noises. He was also drunk and the exhaustion after carrying Denny out took it all out of him. Denny was put into the recovery position and some large woman was trying to wake him up and had his head rested in her cleavage.

The ambulances turned up for Denny and Isaac so Lizzie and I went with Denny and Sarah and Michael went with Isaac. Some scary scally woman was yelling at me and Lizzie saying we should’ve done something to help and we weren’t very good friends so the paramedics shut the doors in her face. Hah! There was nothing else we really could do for him.

We were in hospital until 7am. During that time, Denny had had 3 saline drips (after the nurse said 1 should bring him round) and then eventually woke up, undoing his trousers, saying, “Explode..… I’m gonna explode….. There’s something inside that I need to release”, meaning he needed a wee. A doctor unhooked him from the drip which made him bleed everywhere, then he spent about half an hour in the loo!

[Sneaky picture for reminding him every birthday etc. Useful.]

Isaac was sick very, very loudly. He was making awful roaring noises and, after he threw up in a bin, the nurses chucked him out.

The whole night was totally surreal but funny at the same time (once we knew Denny wasn’t gonna die). However, I did feel really ashamed and guilty that one of my mates got that drunk and took up a bed and the hospital’s time (it was Manchester Royal Infirmary) when someone seriously ill might have needed it.

I finally got to bed at 8am after Lizzie’s dad picked up and we had to sit in the car with Denny stinking of sick!

Last night we all had a gathering at Cat’s house. Jerry’s laugh goes through me. He really annoyed me again. He tries way too hard to fit in and insults people as though he’s a mate. If he was a good friend he could get away with it but he isn’t so everyone just gets offended instead. They kept whispering and slagged off Lizzie loads. Jerry hardly knows her and is just going off what Cat says. It’s really mean. I like Lizzie.

Rocky said Cat told him Jerry is “the love of my life”. She’s only known him a few months. At least she’s happy anyway. He’s okay really.

Today was pretty boring. I made a paper Celtic pattern thing for Jonas like the one I did for my Art GCSE but that was it. I hope he likes it.

See you in diary number 26!

Bye! 🙂