Well this time last year, I was in Zante, Greece, soaking up the sun and the alcohol it had to offer. I spent 2 months there with Claris and Dobby. What fun we had DAILY. There were turtles, sand, sea, sun, cocktails, euros, quad bikes, gypsy kids, fish bowls, lilo’s, Baywatch, sun loungers, Waikiki, Barcode, Cubaneros, Michael’s Place, moussaka, lots of lamb, Georgio’s the best Sunday dinner EVER, kittens, dogs, new friends, old friends, free shots, monkeys, dancing on the bar, dancing on poles, dancing on walls, dancing on everything, my 21st birthday, fancy dress, karaoke, workers, landlords, LIDL, working, Medusa, Argos, Chevvy’s, Cameo Island, great memories and TREASURE.
I came back in August with a cracking tan, but that’s what you get when you spend 8 hours a day in the boiling hot sunshine. Ahhh bliss. I caught up with my buddies at home Brown and Little Briggs as it was their joint birthday bash in Newcastle (or as it’s known BBBB), sooo much fun, I love the further North!! And then an early trip to Preston to move some stuff into the newly christened house Tequilaville, and a spur of the moment trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach to ride the Big One, with a Big Hangover.
It’s time to start the third and final year of university, I remember thinking back in September to savour every moment because it’s going to be over before I know it. Tequilaville held its first house party to welcome people back and to show off our new house and the photowall before it got all dirty and that. I’m pretty sure a certain Dixon broke our toilet seat, some random foreign people gatecrashed, and some of us hid in my room from them. That sounds pretty good to me?
It’s funny because I’m basically just describing what happened in all of my pictures, not really knowing or remembering what happened. That’s why I think it’s important to take a lot of pictures what ever you do because no doubt you will forget it ever happened. There is nothing there to jog your memory! I mean in between all this blatant alcoholism I did do some studying, there was hard studying, and stressful studying, assignment deadlines, group deadlines. But I’m not going to take a picture of that now am I?
So onto the months between October and November-ish, these are just compiled of going out drinking, after-party’s and having a good ol’ time with my friends. Pretty much anywhere in Preston, I can’t be specific I don’t remember. Oh I do remember going to London to see Beyonce at the O2 Arena after winning free tickets to go and see her, ooo I am a lucky devil. Me and Noons stayed with Kayls for the weekend and venture to Oxford Street to the see Selfridges window display and Camden Town to sample the amazing delights of the food.
I don’t have any pictures from December, I don’t really like that month anyway, christmas, blah, new year’s blah. Oh I also seem to remember that I was down in London for 2 weeks at the Shooting Times magazine of work placement, that was a good time! Then straight to home for the holiday period, this is around the time I started my blog!
January and it’s the new year 2010! Went back to Preston quite early due to another work placement at Express Newsapers subbing offices, was good experience especially been in the same building as Rob Pattinson’s uncle, whom I never met, and whom I can’t quite clarify was actually there but it still fun thinking this all the same. Then everybody came back and I think Manorgate had the first party of 2010, Kelly’s birthday at a mexican and the first major deadline passed with tequila. After finishing our group magazine projects and some of us passing shorthand, a drink was well deserved!
Oh I forgot as well that I had hair extensions back in November-ish apparently I haven’t got that many pictures but there are some coming up. It was Samuel’s birthday, we went out for a lovely meal, then got drunkish. Then I think I came home at some point for a night out and to see the chums.
After this point it was hard work mode, again. The second group magazine went into production, not as many late nights as the first but plenty of hours still put in. As well as this there was still shorthand to get stressy with. It finally came together and I think a lot of us were proud with how much work we had put in and what had come together at the end! All that was left to do for Magazines was write a report and then another assignment I think and then it was Easter break. A well earned break from uni back home to chill out and start revising for our one and only exam! I spent Easter at home went back to uni for a week for Edith’s birthday and to do a timed essay and then came back home to get down to a strict revision routine, it worked I hope as the exam was a breeze (touch wood). After the exam we went out and partied as it was George and Alasdair’s birthdays what a treat! After this there were the Media Awards which was a great night, and relaly showed just how much work and effort went into producing PR1 and Pluto and Frequency!
After this I’ve already pretty much blogged about, the last day of uni, the sunshine, drinking, no deadlines, its quite nice. I’ve been out a few times since I’ve been back home but not many piccies were taken so I don’t know if they really happened. I met my friend’s new boyf, we went to Beverley races I won a tenner. I went to Leeds for my friends birthday which there are only a couple of pics that pretty much show me a bit worse for wear so we don’t need to see those. Since then I’ve just been chilling at home blogging to the max.
It’s taken me about 3 hours to write and post the pictures so I want you all to make sure you’ve read every word… Ha ha, I’ve tired myself out doing this so I’m pretty sure it will be a good nighttime read if you’re struggling to sleep.