it is now only (im beginning to write this at 10.48) an hour and twelve minutes until my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! BIRTHDAY TIEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CURRENTLY i am sitting in london having internt fun on a canadian friend's laptop while joe listens to his ipod next to me, hi joe, hi,. we are going to go for a drink at midnight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN IT IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! HI!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a lot to say now
errruu, SO. after eastbourne, we went to DEVON and devon castle and some french person pointed at my face and made a vomiting sound which was actually pretty mean and mark thought it was funny but it wasn't. also i got a penny and i was trying to get one that said "my lucky penny"; i mean i got a penny flattened not just got one that would be weird. but anyawy i got one that was emblazoned with the army logo which im not really INTO TBH not being british and all. so that was devon castle, it was relatively cool, in terms of castles that are entirely close because it's winter.
then um the next day we went to canterbury and leeds castle in canterbury and just did jaunty family things like eat in good places and speak about cool things and otherwise get everywhere by automobile. so..... THEN on the 12th i stayed the night in london by myself which was really cool. i stayed in bolsover st which is right near like forty tube stations, mainly oxford circus and gt portland st AND i ate a chocolate twist and went to chinatown and did really cool things like that i guess. SO, so...
then after that on saturday morning i went to get my train to chester but SHTI DEAL it was cancelled so i got really scared and flooding in northern england ruined my day, fucking hell, so i caught a train to derby then to crewe THEN to chester and got there at like four thirty and joe had been waiting for about ten years and he was cold and tired and i felt mean but ALSO its not my fault. i hate trains.
so ummmmmmmmmm then we went to our hostel in chester which was pretty dire because it was like a pub with beds in it and there were no windows. so... we walked around and ate mcdonalds and then came back and watched some friends i guess. then the next day we went to the river and went to this cool shop called sweets from heaven and saw cool snowman cakes and ... did chestery stuff, and then had marks and spencer food and then napped and watched more friends but a scary guy told us to turn it off so then we did, BAD TIMES, he was weird, and we watched 8 mile and i felt sick, i hate eminem. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
then we went to manchester, and it was REALLY REALLY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. on the first night we got there and like walked aorund the shops and it was really amazing and went to this cute little pub called the circus tavern which had pictures of old men on the roof and we made friends with a canadian guy staying in our room called Billy ma and he is here at the moment (but sleeping). um, then after that joe and billy got food and we bought lots of jam donuts....but they weren't very nice. then the next day after we spent what may well be all the money in the world ever to exist in the shops (i got a polar bear dress and we found this amazing shop called oaklahoma which was just ARGHh the best place ever it makes me sad i dont own it) and a really good cafe called the art cafe, or gift, or something, which was SO pretty; we went to a bar that hannah told us would be good called the temple bar, and its sort of down some stairs from the street and just a tiny room (apparently it used to be a public toilet - but it does not smell of toilet at all.) anyway when we got there by odd and crazy chance which is maybe peculiar to the city that we were in, bryony who is friends with hannah and joe was sitting there (she lives in manchester) and so we got to see her (toilet, though, --we thought maybe a bomb shelter. no toilety qualities.) then when THAT closed we went to retro bar, slightly disappointing in comparison to a really weird offer of going to someones house and smoking weed but he was being REALLY weird and saying "it's fine if you come..." and sort of shrugging his shoulders and closing his eyes like we were meant to know what that meant, all the while talking about how his girlfriend was in bed and how we might wake her up. so i guess that (FOR SOME WEIRD REASON) fell through, and then we went to retro bar which was bad but in a really fun way because we were with fun people.. also there was a coronation street machine thing near my head that i got to look at. COOL. so then everybody except me and bryony went outside just before last orders at 2 and we were there and this horrible pale person who looked like stephen hawking came over after doing some very unsafe head movements in our direction and started talking to us AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. he was a maths teacher, my favourite. but he left and we left and it was okay and then in the morning, well, the most morning we have had (lots of sleeping) we went to this nice cafe called cup where joe had two (2) banana milkshakes because he is auditioning for the biggest loser, and we had super good chicken avocado snack type sandiwchy things. ... and there was a GOOD owl tea set there but i am too poor and it was marked as sold. so then after that we went and got our train to cambridge, but the whole idea of going to cambridge is that it was just a really nice stop on the way to london, but the train went TO london and then we had to fuck around on the underground with suitcases and transferring and i am NOT INTO THAT and neither is joe so we just came to our hostel in london a day early. fun times
SOOooooooooooooooooo london um
the FIRST night we were in london we walked down the south bank, and it was GOOD we bought sugar roasted peanuts AKA edinburgh food but pretty good anyway despite inevitable london surcharge. so then we walked past this huge table complx full of second hand books which was pretty COOL and also back over millenium bridge and saw oxo and st pauls and that kind of pretty night time stuff.........um
then i guess we came home and went to sleep after we went to oxford st because i have a blank memory thereafter, the next day was pretty cool we got chocolate croissants and coffee at a cafe really near here and then went to beyond retro with elle from edinburgh (joe's graphics friend) who is really elle from london i guess, but thats a really good shop in soho that i bought too much in :-( and joe bought a bad boy jacket and is going to quiff his hair soon i guess im a bit worried.....SOOO with her we went to mr taro, which was GOOD sushi, yuuummemrmrmmrm and then walked aorund and saw good london times and saw (but it was shut) cyber candy in covent garden!!! WHICH is good
then the next day, aka yesterday we saw cookie who lives in 502 at edinburgh and is again actually a london girl, we went to the tate with her and her friend alice and then got a bit bored so we went to cybercandy which is saDMSMDSOMFgsgopimsgpas the best and theeennn we went and had chinese food in chinatown where there were a rather festive group of men who were very drunk and being watched by an actual squadron of restaurant staff....so many waiters......UM then last night we ate a whole lot i guess and read and generally were really old people, OH and when we were eating (fattening up in some peoples cases) we saw billy ma (our manchester roommate) WHO broke all the handles off his bag so had to drag it around like a corpse which is sort of funny but also very annoying (But not for me, i dont have to drag it)
ummm then today we woke up late walked to soho but that took about seven thousand years because a certain person who "cant deal with that T H shit" (ie says Uvver instead of other) thought he knew where soho was but really didnt and got us sort of close i guss. ANYWAY so we got compltely lost and then went to this REALLY good food venue (i do love food and i was wearing my food themed tshirt today) called maoz which had felafel and vegetarian GOODNESS and SNAPPLE ......so we ate that and then walked around groaning like the chubsters that we are slowly morphing into and then joe bought absinthe and i strongly contemplated strawberry liqueur i might go back and get some MEBBE. and SO after that we
WENT TO SOMERSET HOUSE but sadly the snowflake necklace which i wanted was 110 pounds, SHIT DEAL 4 ME, and joe wouldnt buy it (what kind of friend is he? that is what i would like answered.) so i bought a hummingbird bakery cupcake which was GOOD. and it was NICE except they were playing u2 and not sufjan like i always dreamed of :-(
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM and in 45 minutes now it is my birthday and so tomorrow morning before we leave we will have some sort of delicious and very bad breakfast at patisserie valerie to celebrate MY AGEING i am getting closer to 50.
SO ANYWAY AS HAS JUST been specified , we are going out for a drink at midnight hopefully at many old man filled venues so i can make a new boy pal (or man FRIEND as it may be) and i will generally have uber fun and see you all in not that long and i love you
OH PS i got into my course EVERYBODY
pps i hope you all did too
ppps our school came third is everybody happy/sad/glad?