Thursday, 1 January 2009


to 2008, welcome 2009 :) summing up the year iv had a great time, i cant really think of anything majorly bad with the year, apart from turning 19 :( boooo. i feel that iv grown alot as a person and i think thats good...moving away from home along with other things has made me alot more independant, im healthy and happy. Im going to try hard at college, eat well and look after my body. I want to try new things and have as much fun as possible doing them.

Christmas was enjoyable and I spent the night/boxing day at Natashas with her family which was nice. It beats sitting on the sofa watching the parents and old foggies fall asleep! On Monday me, Natasha, her mum and auntie all went to Westfield...the new shopping mall over in Shepherds is MASSIVE. my lord. its like a workout walking around. I was the tag along to a "girls day out" haha. I was eager to go because I needed some new clothes and wanted to check out the sales...but I was very dissapointed when we went to Hollister to find out they were only having a sale online! I ended up buying pants and a bracelet. lol. It was just too busy and big so we went to Selfridges instead for a look around, then when we got in we ordered our stuff from the website, bargain! That night we went to Natashas aunties house which was fun, I thrashed her cousin at pool, naturally.

My boots arrived on tuesday! excitement. haha. there so hot. Dean asked me if i wanted to go to lakeside with him cos he wanted to get something for New Years, i had nothing better to do so i went along...and i thought it would be a perfect oppertunity to wear my boots in. what a mistake that was. clearly lakeside is full of stereotypical twats that cant seem to accept anything but the norm. I got laughed at practically to my face and although i seriously do not care what any of those scum was still annoying that I couldn't feel comfortable in my own clothes. Essex is shit pretty much. Dean didn't find anything so I took him to TKMax as my mum had recommended it (iv never been there before for the record)..again he didnt find anything but i bought some CK pants and a hoodie for so cheap! it was amazing. Finished off the night at Dean's house watching "Jack" know the Robin Williams film where hes 40 but has the brain of a 10 year old? Classic.

New Years Evee.....Natasha had to work which was pretty lame, so I woke up late and chilled during the day, conserving my energy for the night events. I went round hers for dinner which was yummersss, apart from the pasta/nut combo which i found strange, but i picked them out and enjoyed it thoroughly. We then shot off round Aaron's house for his house party. Was soooo good to see everyone really was..apart from the random 11-looking-year old girls that were just being plain noisey and annoying :@ losers. We had weed but didn't fancy sharing as we only had 2 joints, so we snuck up the back of the garden and smoked thing we knew people were running around shouting "whos got weed!?!?!" oops haha. gutted for them. All of my good chums were there and i cant get across how nice it was to see everyone.

We had to be back at Natashas for the countdown so we said our goodbyes and made our way home. The rest of the night consisted of fireworks, champagne and watching the fireworks on the TV...which were immense! Glad i wasn't there though, freeeEEeeeEeezing. But i still believe our fireworks were better haha...crappy fountains :/ I'd brought round some Soco and Dissrano to drink but cos i had to drive to Aarons and stuff i hadn't drunk much of it...Although Liam seemed to help himself...he ended up throwing up on the sofa and falling asleep in his own sick. He was being so weird it was hilarious. Chunks. Bless those teenagers and there drinking limits. Turned out to be a really great night, was lovely :) Today im chilling and trying to plan what im going to do with myself this year.

I go back to Guildford on Sunday for the beginning of my new term, im excited but im also going to miss stuff back here...ill be coming home some weekends though so im never too far from home :) Happy New Year everyone xx

Thursday, 25 December 2008


wooooooo. merry christmas to you all. okayyy last few days round up. Tuesday night Julia invited me out to a party up in Bond street, it was aimed for all the kids that go to college up in london but I had nothing else to do so I went along. After making me wait 20 minutes on the street she finally showed up with her friends, all of whome were very nice and polite haha. We went off to the club/bar thing and just generally had a good time with a few drinks and a chinwag (id already drunk a whole bottle of wine back at home, oops). Some how underage losers had gotten in, although I can't complain because julia forgot her ID!!! idiot, so we had to beg the bouncer, cheekY! lol. So yeah the underage people drew attention to themselves and before we knew it police were outside demanding to come in! booooooo.

We thought it would be a good time to leave as 1. the DJ's were shiteee and 2. Julia didnt have ID. lol. So we left there and then got the train back to Julias house, you can see that it was obviously a late night out as the tube was still running :/ haha. Julia sureeee knows how the party. What better way to end a night than to smoke some draw? :) We picked up, made some food and smoked away...always gives me the giggles :) haha. Then we fell asleep to the Notebook...good times! Was really good to see her.

Yesterday (xmas eve) was also a good day. After leaving Julias in the morning i met Natasha up in Stepney Green and we went to a vintage store i'd heard about...I treated myself to a few bargains and then we went for lunchiees. I stank of weed so I thought it would be best to go home and have a shower. That night my parents threw a "party" (more of a gathering) at our house so Natasha came over for that which was nice. There were all these grownups eating and drinking...losers. I drunk quite alot which I enjoyed and then Natashas mum picked us up to go to midnight mass! It would of been quite enjoyable...if we'd actually got a seat! Intead we had to stand outside listening in. There were some dodgy characters there though i tell you...

and now, its Christmas Day. haha. I woke up at like 11 which is typical of me, i no longer rush downstairs at 4am, bit upsetting really. My dad had gone out to play golf which i felt was quite insulting, so we had to wait until he got back before we could even think of opening the presents,, booooo. To overcome my boredom i went down to our cattery where mum is looking after 5 kittens! I had a play and took some photos, so ill attach one...the little rascals! gran and grandad came over for xmas dinner which was very nice, although I didn't eat alot, i think the weed mucked up my system a bit, lol. I got lots of lovely presents, Natashas presents to me were amazing, mainly because I picked them :P and now the typical xmas bore has sprung itself onto the household, with everyone too tired to move. Im going round to Natashas later to see everyone...her Auntie and cousins have come all the way from NY so im looking forward to having a good ol drink with the famo. Its been a good christmas so far :) ...

my attempts to pick up all 5 proved useless...

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

The Run-Up to Xmas :)

what an exciting time of year! haha. Normally i hate christmas but this year it feels good for some going to put it down to the fact that i have the amazing other 1/2 to share it im not just spending christmas at home bored with the old folks.

this week has seen TWO reunions. on thursday i had the fcuk reunion which was so good! it was great to have the whole team (almost) all back together, I really do miss the days of larking around with the guys...before it went all downhill and shit and when everyone started leaving. haha. some of us met up for Nando's and then we all met up and moved onto "the boat"..a nice bar situated on the broad walk of lakeside. One thing annoyed me about this place however...the bouncer told me to take my dappy hat off! what a prick. Its lakeside...not the Ritz mate. jesus. I drove which was annoying cos everyone was having a really good time drinking. Everyone laughed at me cos i got a glass of wine :( lol.

Friday was the Reading Fest reunion! Oh how i miss the days of camping in a tent stinking to high heaven and pooing in a bush :) It was a "pub golf"event...and im still unsure of what that actually means to this very day. It involved people dressing up in retard golf gear and drinking alot so must of been fun. I took part in the drinking of course but passed on dressing like a prat. Julia had come down all the way from Central so was really nice to see her and the gang. We took advantage of the 90p mixers at 131...what a bargain. I got like 4 drinks for just over £3. score. We moved on to a couple of places but ended up in Edge...what a dump. I hate romford. lol. Me, Dean & Julia left in the end and got a cab home with Chris. As Julia had come all that way I offered my humble abode for her to stay in for the night, as it would of been impossible for her to get home. We all snuggled up in the double bed and watched Pirates of the Carribean...well most of it, until Julia fell asleep...Dean was just boring and didnt watch it at all.

Dean had to leave early in the morning to deliver some papers or something, some crap/funny job that he got through his Nan. haha. Pappa brang me and julia breakfast in bed so we finished watching the film and chatted about our hatred for Keira Knightley haha. good times. Sadly it was getting later on in the day and we both had things to do, so I dropped her off at the station, was great to see her.

I finished my Christmas shopping that weekend so im all set for Christmas...all wrapped up and ready to go. I can't wait. What a kid...I went round Natasha's tonight and delivered her and her families presents...I felt like Santa knocking on the door with my big bags full. I had a great night. We went to a petrol station to get sweets for my dad and the guy that served us was called Peeve (indian of course)...I said to Natasha that i would from hence forth like to be known as "Peeve" ahahhaha. fun times. Had some great melon and came home :)

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

I Need...

to do these posts more often, im doing all this good stuff but by time I come to write a blog i've forgotten everything :( damn my old age memory! All I know is that i've had a great couple of days the past week. I saw Dean as he was back from Uni for the weekend which was nice. I went up to London the other day and met Natasha while she was at work. Was so funny seeing her in her little suit wrapping things up and concentrating. I had my "cuticles" done which was pretty random and she bunked off work early (cheeeeky!) and we went for dinner then sat in Starbucks for agesss while we drank steamed milk. mmmm. Was nice until we got pestered by some woman asking for money for charity...Natasha set her straight "sorry im trying to drink tea?" and she walked off. haha. Since when was TEA steamed milk! That was a really nice night actually.

Yesterday we both went to the gym as we got some freee passes (sorry if i can't afford £85 a month membership jeeeez) and it was really funny. Obviously it was a battle of the sexes..and I must admit Natasha wooped me on the running machine and the weird running one thats "softer on the knees apparently" BUT i owned her on the rowing machine due to my amazing upper body strength... 8-) We finished off our session in the steam room which was nice and relaxing until some fat man came and sat in the middle of us...then we had to talk across him which I bet made him feel like an idiot/really awkward. Gutted. Then we went to Harvester and stuffed our faces with a PLATTER> haha. Well at least the pineapple was healthy...

Its almost Christmas which is kind of exciting I suppose, I don't generally get excited but it should be fun. Going to Mahiki on Wednesday night and its free entry which makes a nice change! Now I just need to do all my xmas shopping...uh ohhhhhh. peace x

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Landan Ivy!!

Okay so a few weeks back Natasha had told me that she was doing something for me on the 8th as an extra birthday thing. I love suprises so although she wanted to tell me what it was I refused, right up until the 7th :) She had booked a table at the London Ivy! For those of you don't know, its a "watering-hole" for celebrities and the parents had eaten there a few times so I was extremely excited!

During the day Me, Natasha and her Pops drove down to Brent Cross as Natasha wanted to get this coat. After stopping off for a gorgeous bagel we went to Brent Cross, got the coat...Natasha complained to the Apple man about her headphones which was funny as they gave her a new pair! Sometimes its good to make a scene and tell a few lies ;) We ended up spending most of the day in random places that i'd never been too...we went to a cafe and had pastries which was nice :) It wasn't until we came home that trouble started to arise...

The travel was disgusting on the way home, and as Me & Natasha had to make it all the way up to Covent Garden for our 7:30 reservation it was quite annoying. In the end we got back to hers with about an hour left for us to get back to my house, get showered, get dressed and then get a train. Not so bad until we started the drive from Romford to Upminster...TRAFFICCCC. It was horrendous. Natasha stayed coooool as a cucumber while I sat there moaning about how late we were going to be. When we finally got home it was 5:40 so we had 20 minutes to shower and get ready between us. WE DID IT! I don't know how but we did, with even 5 minutes to spare! I was telling Natasha how lucky I was to be with someone that didn't take 3 hours to get ready!

We travelled up to Covent Garden and had 1/2 hour to spare! Luxury. The Ivy itself was amazing, the atmosphere was great and it was nice to be surrounded by smart, well manoured people...apart from the fat sloth that was sitting behind Natasha for 1/2 our meal. I get the fat sloth to look at while Natasha got "Two-Face" a.k.a Harvey Dent sitting behind me! How cool! There was also the bald ginger cock from Eastenders sitting away from us, but hes not as important :) i (L) dark knight. We ended up having a lovely meal, and it didn't work out too expensive as we had decided to hold off the wine! We needed a break...haha.

Waiting for the Thames Clipper :D

The night was young so we took a walk around Covent Garden and found a cool looking cocktail bar...this is where the alcohol-free night went downhill. Natasha had a sexual cocktail while I had a nice glass of white. Lovely Jubbely. After waiting for 5 minutes for some polish cock to get my change we went and jumped on the Thames Clipper :D haha. Apart from the staff on-board it was a lovely experience, event though it was raining...The driver off the boat even missed a stop because he was "on the phone!" Outrageous if you ask me...Got the train. Came home. Dropped Natasha off. Perfect night :) xxx

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Birthday & Other Things

So my birthday turned out to be pretty good. The party wasn't all that, I blame it on the amount of traveling people had to do but it was still a good night full of drinking and smoking. I managed to get my car stuck on my front drive so I was pretty worried about that for part of the evening. Ended up having to call out the AA the following day with my parents having to drive down, Father wasn't too impressed. The house was a total tip when we woke up but everyone pulled together and we managed to get it pretty spotless before the parents arrived! Well done team!

On the Sunday me, the Family & Tasha-darling went for a meal at The Manor in Rainham. Lovely food and great conversation along with lots of drink which was really nice. Overall I enjoyed the weekend thoroughly :) haha.

On Wednesday I went to Camden for a good-ol day out with Beth and Jew. We ended up getting some random bus and im not actually sure where we ended up, but Jew's house is so nice! We smoked a tad of hash before going into town, going for a few drinks and then going to the cinema to see depressing! but very good...It was great to see the girls and they promised they would come to Essex some time so I can show them a good night out in my ends! haha.

Friday was Natasha's last day of college...FINALLY! I picked her up from the station and we went for to Starbuck's for a little drinkie in the pouring rain! We had some weird guy sitting next to us which was awkward yet quite amusing. Had a gorgeousss duck dinner back at Natashas then swung back to my ends for a movie.

Ahhhh so much action....Okay then Saturday came. I got the train up to London to meet Natasha from her work, it was her friends (Aisling) birthday and she'd invited me out with her and all her friends :) After some trouble on the trains we met up and had a lovely walk through Hyde Park, although the slow-paced tourists started to piss us off! We were running late so Aisling had already left with all her friends to go to Yate's for pre-drinks. We got ready at hers then shot out again. Turns out it was £7 just to get into Yate's! Hell nooooo! Me & Natasha ditched the plan and shot over to some Gay Bar due to the "cheap drinks".

We finally met up with everyone and all travelled in our big group to The Whiskey Mist down Park Lane. I'd heard great things about the bar so was very excited, even with the £20 entry fee! Oh jeeeez. Turned out to be a great night and a great venue, all her friends were great and everyone had a good time! Aisling had offered us a bed at her house so that was uber-helpful! Came back to her house and smoked a bit of shisha with her boyfriend just to close the evening! Perfect. :)

-Whiskey Mist-
Me, Natasha, Leon & Aisling

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Birthday Weekend....

It is upon me! I must say im very excited, not at all about being 19...but the events that are coming with it. Tomorrow night is the "big" house party in G town which i'm hoping will be a success. It all depends on how many of my friends actually bother to make the travel, i've said i'd go to loads of parties but when the day comes, sometimes you just cant be bothered! Iv got a monster playlist that im sure people will love...all 17 hours of it! haha. The neighbours are going to love us!

Were going to kit the house out with balloons, party poppers and post it notes, so everyone can write down how much they love me obviously. I going to bet that the house will end up EXTREMELY messy but to be honest, thats how I want it to be. Theres guna be weed and shit loads of drink so bring it on! I have no idea how many people are coming which is worrying haha, its either going to be not alot or wayyyyyy to many. But lets face it, 10 people in my house looks too many! haha.

I'm going for a family meal on the Sunday to a restaurant called "The Manor" which should be nice. Natasha is joining us also to celebrate me entering the final year of teenagerism :( boooo. I am interested to see what Dean has got me for my birthday, as i've been told I have a wopping 10 presents! maybe even more....shame he couldn't afford the wrapping paper and therefore had to use tin foil...haha. £15 well spent it seems my lad.

I'll obviously post on either Saturday or Monday depending on whether I have the time in between cleaning sick and empty bottles of intoxicating liquids. :) BRING IT ON. hell yeah'.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Uh Ohhhhh...

Someone's been a bit naughty. I haven't done this blog in ages! I'm going to blame it on the fact that it was nearing the end of term and i was "doing my homework every night and getting a good nights sleep" yeahhh okay mate. But yeah as I just said, my course has finished for Christmas! I have a solid two month break which I think is pretty awsome. Its nice to be home but im sure ill miss living with the guys when my parents start nagging on and on and on...

Im going to use this 2 months wisely, I have assesments I need to do and alot of practice needs to be done, seeing as we don't have a drum kit at the house. I also bought Logic (which im currently installing) so I guess ill get creative and make some music of my own as well. I got it for £120 using an ACM discount, rather than £320! How good IS THAT.

It would be wise for me to get a job I suuuuuuuuuuuupose but I really don't want to. I won't feel guilty at all if I keep myself busy with my music. I need to get most of my work done now before everyone else starts breaking up and gets distracting me! Bastards!

To summarise the last couple of weeks at ACM they were great, like I feel i've learnt alot and im looking forward to going back in the new year, I've decided im going to get way more involved though, where as this term it was all about finding my feet and just getting on with things.

Peace x

Monday, 10 November 2008


That has been the main focus of the past week. Negative. Iv not had a bad week, not in the slightest...just alot of things have gone wrong which added a whole amount of stress to what was a good week. I think God hated me this week.

I can't remember the beginning of the week really, so it must of been okay. Friday came around pretty quick and for LPW we had a brilliant Foo Fighters song to play, the first proper oppertunity for the drummers to really shine, fast paced rock. "Okayyy band 8 onto the stage now please...quickly" So I skuttle onto the stage, OH WAIT wheres out singer? What a suprise. Christ. Oh but hang on, it will be okay cos' theres loads of of them will jump in. OR NOT. Instead some dick head cock grunger prick volunteers himself to sing, fair enough...he's not even a singer but even worse, HE DIDNT KNOW THE WORDS. Why volunteer if you don't know the words, instead he made us all look like pricks. What a waste...That really annoyed me.

Had a smooth travel home back to Upminster and then spent a lovely night round Natasha's. Her parents cooked a gorgeous meal, mussels...steak...the works which was really nice. So at least I had a good Friday night, which took the pain away from earlier that day. Then came Saturday...the day from Hell. I expected there to be train works at West Ham cos' there always is on a Saturday, so I got on the replacement bus service, bit annoyed but I wasn't going to let it ruin my day. Got to North Greenwhich where I normally get the Jubilee line to Waterloo but oh wait, ANOTHER bus service. Confusion was everywhere like no-one knew where they were going. To cut it straight it took me around 3 hours to get to Waterloo, where it normally takes an hour. Very stressful considering it was raining as well and I had all these bags with me.

So i'm going up the escalator from Waterloo underground and I hear over the voice speaker thing..."Good afternoon everyone, the Jubilee line is now fully running with good service" OH MY GOOD FUCK. Literally, as soon as I got to Waterloo they decide to open it! Christ. Thought it couldn't get any worse until I went to get my ticket and found that the ticket booth was closed so I had to wait for 20 minutes in a cue for one of those card payment machines. HATE HATE HATE. Then missed my train to Canterbury by a minute :) LOVE my life.

*Skip 2 hours* Im at Canterbury with Dean. Gave him his present which I think he liked. We wen't to the club there dressed as school boys as it was school themed night, I looked hot in my tiny shorts haha. Was going to be a good night....that was until Dean got horribley drunk and then was sick in the toilet. I spent the rest of the night looking after Dean in some cack toilet cubile while he thew up everywhere (he doesn't remember any of this...great) and in the end I just had to take him home...this was at 11pm :) What a good night out...

Notice the severe lack of photos from this night...

Got a train home in the moring and met up with Natasha up London, we had a lovely ice cream in a little bar thing where the woman was really rude...obviously she hates her life as she sells ice cream for a living to sexy people like us. I was exhausted by time we got back to Upminster, all I wanted to do was sleep but I went round to Gran's and said hello, was nice to see them. That night I just went round Natasha's and we chilled out watching a movie and eating Minstrels mmmm oh and melon :) Was such a lovely night, just relaxing with her.

Monday morrrrrning, travelled back to Guildford with Matt & Rich as they both came home as well for the weekend, obviously the house is cack without moi. I went to ACM and then had a lovely nap...well it WAS lovely...until the worst thing happened. NIGHTMARE. I haven't had a nightmare in a long time, although I must say since iv moved away Iv had dreams almost every night, which I find weird! So picture this if you can...

Me, Rich & Matt all in one big room, at our uni house. I notice a plate of like left over pizza on the floor and dont really think anything of it...until I see a couple of ants munching away on it. For some reason Richard has an ant farm but I didnt think anything of it until I returned to the room 5 minutes later to find the floor infested with ants. *shivers*. Then Rich lifted up this rug thing in the room and OMG. Spiders...Scorpions and FISH came sliming out from beneath it, with all these ants like skatting all over them and like devouring everything. It was so gross and real, like all running around my feet. I woke up in hot sweat and ran into Richard's room where I told him all about it...what a fucking baby! hahaha.

The last thing I want to talk about is my increasingly degrading rememberance on how to spell simple words. When i say simple I mean REALLY SIMPLE. So far i've forgotten how to spell:

CRISPS - I spelt it Chrisps hahaha
GREET - which I spelt as Great :(

And iv got a fucking A level in English Lang/Lit. Christ.


Thursday, 30 October 2008

La Wknd / Orange Sick / Visitors :)

Been a very eventful week, or however long it's been since I lost wrote. Been rather busy with ACM and stuff but thats pretty much the same every week so i'll focus on the events of the weekend and beyond up until present day :)

On Saturday night Natasha came over for dinner, felt like we were in a hotel by the way my dad was bringing over our food and topping up Natasha's wine glass. Had a dashing meal and then shot over to Aaron's house where he was having a little Halloween get together thing. Was so nice to see everyone, although as I drove I couldn't catch up with the others on the alcohol front. Matthew Oliver in particular was extremely happy to see me which I believe to be about 80% down to the alcohol, but yeah everyone was there and was great :)

I decided to travel home on Sunday rather than semi-rush on Monday morning, although I don't start ACM until 1:30, part timer :) Dean had planned to come and stay for a couple of days on Monday as he was off on reading week but as he wasn't doing anything either we both jetted it down to the G.

Monday night was very eventful. Dean stayed at the house like a loser while I went to ACM. That night we cooked a BEAST, and i mean a BEAST of a Stir Fry, was so pengggg. Although someone forgot to thank me for cooking it...Hmmm. Continued the night with drinking and general banter. At one point, Me Dean & Rich just sat in my room and had such a good chat, it was so nice. Pot of Destiny guys ;)

I woke up fine as always while Dean-Tizer woke up and immediately stumbled showing his lack of being able to handle a night of drinking, gutted at him. I might be a severe lightweight (although I am getting better...although this will come up again later on in this post!) but at least I never get hang overs :) Dean then came into my ACM Business lecture with me, was so funny. We made up a story just incase anyone asked him, some cheesy name and that he played guitar, was so funny.

So after Danger-Dean went home I thought I would have a nice relaxing night to myself, as Natasha was coming down to stay on Wednesday night :) But alas that plan quickly went out the window after a rehearsal from 6-8pm turned into a drinking marathon at Spoonies. What I thought was going to be one drink with the band turned into a horrible horrible night. To cut the story short we stayed until closing, with is a long time considering we got there at 8 :| So there I was stumbling home in the early hours, WEARING A TEESHIRT....I felt like I had teleported to the Arctic Circle, there was snow building up on the cars I tell you!

Now going back to how im getting alot better at handling my drink? Well, everything was fine until I got home and decided I was a bit pecky so I had one of those Chicago microwave pizza things, which are bufffffffffff. Next thing I knew I was scrambling in my room, pitch black throwing up into my hands while I attempted to run to the light and then run BACK to my window. Doesn't help that the window was locked so the hole thing got VERY MESSY, and im talking sick everywhere. Up the walls, on the carpet, on my duvet, a little splatter on my Mac! It was revolting....AND ORANGE. So all in all this process repeated around 3/4 times, by the end of it i'd resulted to just leaving the light on in preperation for the next splurge of vommit.

That night really depressed me, as I had to miss ACM the next day in order to recooperate and clear up the orange pools of sick which occupied several places in my room. Annoying that I got so ill over drinks that I didnt REALLY want/plan to have. So from now on mid-week drinks shall be dummed down I rekon. Ace.

I wrapped up warm and paced it into G town, although apparently I wasn't fast enough as Natasha was texting me to "RUN" as she had been waiting for a whole minute! oh jeeeees. Was so great to see her. We had a lovely walk around Guildford looking at all the nice shops, most of which I didn't even know existed, as I haven't actually spent the day looking around yet! We went into a Pret and had hot chocolate/tea while I tested the bean on her driving theory, awww. Finished of walking around then strolled back home, put our bags down and went straight back out to Tesco! Its very tiring stuff.

My cooking skills have improved amazingly since moving out, and I love it when Natasha comes cos we always pick something buff to make...I say we...she decides and I cook like a mug while she takes a shower :( hahaa. We had chicken lightly dabbled with soy sauce, served with pasta in a tomatoe/olive sauce. Was so niceeeeee.

I managed to get some weed off Stacey, but being retarded I had to pay extra to get it rolled for me. haha. Me Natasha and Rich sat up in his room, sparked up and drank booze. I got the right giggles, was hilarious. Richard popped off downstairs only to come back with 3 plates of toffee cheesecake, OH GOODY :) was so nice. 3 "spliffs" later and i'd gone from a giggling kid to a dozed out wanker. Just sitting there hanging my head feeling like I was floating.

The next thing I remember was waking up in bed with Natasha, neither of us knew how on earth we got there! haha. Everyone had gone to bed and all the lights were off, how confusing! It was 2am mind you....So yeah had an awsome night full of laughter, pictures, drink and weed :) Had a nice lay in till around 11'ish and took Natasha down to the station as she had a meeting for work, came home...showered and went to ACM. Now im wrapped up in a hoodie and dressing gown as we can't afford to turn the heating on!

Peace and love x

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Whiskey / STRESS / & A Very Expensive Steak.

So Richard had fucked off back to Upminster, leaving Me and Matt at the house. I got in from ACM and just decided to do a bit of practice on the old drum pads. Ended up spending around 3 hours on them until Matt finally got home...He then accused me of running onto them as soon as I heard him coming, and didn't do any practice at all. POFF.

So Me & Matt chilled out for a bit, had dinner, a VERY TYPICAL chicken kiev dish and then continued to blaze music as we took turns practicing...I think we finished around the 1am mark, I bet the neighbours LOVE US. mwahahaha. All in all it was a very enjoyable night actually, was good to just chill out, drink some beer and have a good practice.

Saturday was rather lazy, in the morning anyway...Matts parents came down to visit as they were in the area but Matt was swayed and went home with them! Arghhh in the house by myself, which I guess was nice, but very quiet. I said to him it was cool for him to go back cos I was going out that night anyway.

And thats what I did. Left hear around 4:30 and strolled down to the station, which im getting pretty used to doing now...sigh, its so long. Went to Green Park to meet Natasha from work, what a lovely place! I recognised it when I got there, near Buckingham Palace/Oxford Street/The Ritz. We'd booked a table in a lovely French restaurant on Mayfair, although Natasha didn't know where it was! LUCKILY my iPhone found us the way :) I made her apologise. and she says she KNOWS London...HA!

Our table was booked for like 6:45 BARE EARLY...walking past the restaurant there was NO1 in there, how embarassing. We had some time to spare so we had a look around the bars/restaurants, such a nice area. Walked back to the restaurant, still empty but oh well, we went in :) I was swayed by the "steak special" so I ordered that with french onion soup to start (bufffffff). Natasha went for garlic prawns and salmon, also buff. Natasha made me peel her prawns for her (bless) and scoffed them before I could try one! how rude! haha. Im glad I burnt my fingers for nothing. haha.

The steak was SO BUFF. It annoyed me though that we paid alot of money for the food and it literally came with nothing...well mine did cos it was a special but Natasha literally got just a piece of salmon! Luckily we had ordered some spinach on the side ;) Seriously best steak I have ever had. Got the bill....almost had a heart-attack. Not only had I blown my entire weeks food budget on one meal...but the steak alone...was £25! Can you believe that. There so damn lucky it was the nicest ever.

On we went to Cacoon, a retro chinese bar/restaurant. Extremely cool with tonnes of city rich men. Felt a BIT silly walking in with a polo teeshirt and ripped jeans! Was wayyyyy to busy so Natasha led the way to The Polo Bar. Again, a very swanky place which was much more relaxed so that was nice. Shame the piano player wasn't playing, that would of made it to be honest. I felt like a prat if I ordered a beer, so I went for a Whiskey! £8 of VERY VERY strong stuff. It was so nice though to just chill out in somewhere with a bit of class...although the large man sat by himself on the table next to us was VERY off-putting. Perverted in fact. He just sat there with this massive meal (which he didn't even touch!?!?) while listening to his iPod! What a freak...


We left the bar as it was getting late, I had to get back to Guildford and Natasha had to get back to Romford. So we said goodbye at a station that I cant remember the name off and both waited for our seperate trains. OH MY GOD, my house keys were in her bag! Now remember...Matt AND Rich had gone home, so I had NO WAY of getting into the house. Being Underground I couldn't call her so I ran upstairs and tried to call her...45 MISSED CALLS later I decided that I had to make a decision. Guildford or Upminster...It was either freeze my ass off and sleep outside until MONDAY MORNING or come home. So i opted for Upminster. Also adding to the problem, alot of the lines had engineering works, typical really so it was made it ultra hard to get home. After running for several trains I finally made it home. VERY STRESSFUL. The funny thing was...Me and Natasha had even JOKED about it in the restaurant..

"Oh my God, can you imagine if I left my keys in your bag...I'd have to sleep outside or something!"

And look what happened. Typical me.

So after meeting Natasha in the morning to retrieve my keys, we both had a good ol chuckle about the whole thing and we both travelled up into London as she was going to work. Several trains later, i'm finally home :) YAYYYY. What a mission. Back in this house, all alone. So I think i'll just relax and watch a movie tonight. FUN TIMES. x

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Major Drummage Anyone?

Been having a good week so far. Last night is the main focus though. So at ACM im being taught by some of the top professionals in the business. The Drum tutors had decided to put on a special one-off event at the Boilerooom (a music venue/pub) where they would play with other tutors. At only £2 to get in, it had to be done.

Me & Rich bowled it done there, Matt stayed at home due to being "tired" which is a real shame seeing as it was such a good see the guys that teach us every day finally perform in a proper live situation. All I can say, is that it was amazing. Absolutely surreal, and I was I had taken my camera.

Being hardcore Jazz Fusion fans Me & Rich immediately picked up some of the tunes they were blazing out, and to think they hadn't even rehearsed, amazing. So there we both were, all surrounded by other drummers in this tiny pub listening to some top class musicians. Drums/Keys/Guitar & Bass. The tutors seemed to side with the jazz fusion kind of things, with some elements of funk popping through, really made me appreciate the genre and the complexity of some of the things they were playing. Chicken, Chameleon & Caravan were all in the set-list, so today i've been downloading several Jazz fusion albums :)

We got quite drunk considering we were there to watch, so after bum licking the tutors for a bit we walked back and got ourselves a nice kebab :) mmmmmmm. Rich had made me download Pulp Fiction, I know its crazy that ive never seen it in full before. So we wacked that on and I must say I extremely enjoyed it.


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Weekend @ Home

Had a lovely weekend back in jolly ol' Essex. The whole purpose was to get a haircut, which sounds pathetic seeing as I could just as easily get it cut by Richard, although I don't entirely trust him with my lucious locks. After reading this sentence out loud I have been instructed to from hence forth refer to Richard as...Dick. Richard likes Dick.

It was great to see the family, although Pappa was away in Portugal on a business trip so didn't get to see him all weekend. It felt strange being home again, all I wanted to do was play music but alas, my instruments of creation were back at Guildfordshire....But then I remembered, I had a midi keyboard in my cupboard. Hooked it up to the old PC (which feels horrible after using a mac for so long) and then played piano for several hours which was nice :)

Natasha had decided to pop out up London on the night that I came home, how mean! It wasn't until roughly 1am that I got the green light to drive round to her house, crazy! Apparently I had a "book" that I needed to give her, that was our excuse for me popping over so late :) Had a lovely night and ended up getting home around the 7am mark...I felt sorry for her seeing as she had work all day!

Saturday I saw Dean. It was nice being able to drive my car again, Dad had put 1/2 a tank of petrol in for me so I thought I might as well use that night me and Natasha drove over to her friends in East Ham. erghhhhhhh. Her mum was warning me about how dangerous the drivers are around that area, which I found out to be true, maniac immigrants. We played spot the white man on the drive there :)
Retard Couple. Blates.

Had an extremely funny night at Charlottes...I finally lost my shisha virginity, it was so tasty, apple flavoured tobacco :) Sitting out in the garden, a lovely night sky with candles, shisha, drinks and cigars....Heaven! We ordered chinese and chilled. It was grand.

How cool do i wana look? fuck me.

Sunday was FIZZLE DAY. Hadn't seen that Chink in agessss and was so good to see her. Picked her up from the station, she was all dressed in her work uniform, blesssss. She had the great priveledge of watching me get my hair cut, which according to Matthew and "DICK" looks no different :( Mum was pressuring Jazmin as to when she is going to come stay at the house, but as she works full time its hard she says...sad times.

I'd originally planned to leave Sunday afternoon back for Guildfordshire, but I was swayed by the oppertunity to help Natasha babysit her bro and sis. There family are too funny its true. we sat around the dinner table while Natasha made me my first ever bagel! Iv trained her well it seems, and since I have bought a pack of bagels. It was nice just to chill out with her and her brother, talking about how chavvy I used to be wearing my Nike tracksuits and gold sovering. Oh yeahhhh baby. We watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's"...Iv never seen the obsession that girls have over that women...and I still don't. Shite film. hahaha.

After a very painful train journey home this morning I made it to rehearsals for 10:30. I felt like shite to say the least. I was exhausted from the weekend but made an effort to make it to band rehearsal...DID THE SINGER?!?! NO. What a bitch. Annoyed me alot. x

Tuesday, 7 October 2008



Red = Taken
Amber/Yellow = Its Complicated
Green = "Single Pringle" according to Richard.

Poor Poor Richard...He'd been stuck indoors ALLLL weekend whilst I was gallivanting around Canterbury dressed as a dominatrix joker queen. I took pity on this fact and so I agreed to go out with him to the Surrey campus again. Whilst I didn't have alot of money I decided to put that behind me and be the best friend that I should be and show him a good night out.

Originally we planned to just pop over to Chancellor's or as I like to call it "Chandlers" and have a few drinks, make some friends then pop back. But alas! On the morning of Monday I found out that a special event was on..TRAFFIC LIGHT DISCO! (Cue childish cheers) What was even better was the fact that all proceeds went straight to charity....So in reality by going out not only was I helping one of my best friends, but I was ALSO helping charity, god im caring.

So there we were, me dressed in yellow (due to the fact I don't have a single piece of red clothing) and Richard dressed in green (bless) cruising it down to the Uni campus. IT WAS DEAD. So pissed off I was. NO1 was in the bar practically so we just sat around like a queer couple of the steps while Richard talked about how much he needed a dump, followed by a lonely drink in the bar while the same RHCP's song looped around 10x over. Eventually things picked up and yet again we found ourselves socialising and taking advantage of the cheap drinks. One man was shocked that neither of us knew what a snakebite was...then we heard him whispering to all his friends as if we were "stupid freshers"...what a prick.

Eventually we jammed it over to Rubix and partied on down really. Started to realise that there was a huge sense of awkwardness around all the people wearing could imagine all the cheesy pick up lines and awkward conversations....

"Soooo....your wearing green? Single?"
"Cool, im wearing green too"

And so on. But yeah all in all was a really good night. Richard forgot his camera which pissed me off alot actually seeing as it was my main mission to break 1000 tags on facebook! I think I have around 20 tags to go now :) I WILL catch up with Dean. One thing I did learn about last night was that, if you wear sunglasses in a club, expect fucking annoying bitches to keep taking them. Seriously, do they think there COOL by taking my glasses? NO. I don't care if they were amazingly fit, one of whome was...after the 10th time of taking them it gets boring love yeah? I know its hard to believe love but I don't REALLY wana be spending my night chasing after you. GOD. Luckily they were all interveaned and my sunglasses survived for next time :)

Peace x

Sunday, 5 October 2008

wHy sO SeRIoUS!?


This weeks LPW went really well...Phil Collins Easy Lover. The Drum Tutor said to me how he could finally see me coming out of my shell, im a shy guy, I always have been, but to hear him say that really gave me a confidence boost. Its horrible playing in front of so many musicians, but my band played really well and we had some good comments which was great.

Straight after ACM I made my way to the train station and jumped on a train back to good ol' Upminster. These train journeys are becoming a chore already, especially on the way back, as there aren't any fast trains back to Guildford. It was really nice to see the family, mum had missed me alot and it was weird seeing my room all clean and unused. Max was very excited to see me which was nice :) I was really excited about having a nice home cooked dinner for a change, but that didn't really work out seeing as the meal was pretty gross :S

I went out and picked up Natasha, it felt so weird driving! Was pretty dodgy as I drove through a red light on Hornchurch high street as well, that could of ended very badly. I must of been day dreaming or something. It was great to see Natasha and her family, her mum seems set on the idea that I can play the piano "beautifully" which is annoying seeing as I know the odd couple of when she asks me to play I just make up some excuse...I think im guna have to get the keyboard out and learn some tunes haha.

Natasha was INSISTANT that we go allllll the way to Bluewater to go to the cinema, as Romford/Lakeside don't meet her standards. After getting through loads of traffic we got there pretty much trouble free. Did some shopping and just chilled out before we went to see "the Boy in Striped Pyjamas". VERY GOOD. Its another Nazi/Jew/Concentraction camp film but really hits home especially at the end! I recommend it to you guys. Was a bit annoying that there was a group of middle aged sluts sitting behind us laughing every 5 minutes. I have concluded that Natasha eats alot of popcorn, so in future a large bag will have to be purchased.

So we got lost on the way home...that wasn't very fun at all. What was supposed to be a simple drive from Bluewater to Romford ended up in a very stressful wrong turn going towards Dover! I hate driving, I really do. We got back to Natasha's around 12 ish and after cooking some AMAZING pasta we snuggled and watched Sex & the City...SHIIIIIIT. Natasha fell asleep so that shows how interested she was in the film! Another upsetting goodbye around the 3am mark.


Feeling like crap from the late night before I got ready and again made my way to the train station. Todays destination, Canterbury. After a very stressful journey of replacement bus services and 3 hour journeys I finally got there, Im becoming a train expert it seems! Dean came and picked me up from the station, i'll try and ignore the fact that I was waiting at the station for over an hour though :) haha. Went back to his campus and met all his room mates, all of whome are very nice people I must say. Dean noticed that my muscles had grown which really made me happy...all mine and Richard's hard work was starting to pay off. Dean is blates scared of my muscles now.

HEROES AND VILLAINS party yayyyy. I'd been waiting all week for this and now the time had finally come. We made a wicked Stir Fry...I say we but it was mainly me I must admit. After some drinking I wacked on the makeup. I had become the Joker. I would like to add at this point that lipstick feels so weird and tastes gross, but I was very happy with the results...and it turns out I was the best looking Joker of the night, without a doubt! Dean looked so funny in his pink tights and yellow vest Superman/Freak combo. It looked like he didn't have a cock which Dean blames on the tights being "too saggy" yeahhhh okay mate.

Me & Dean got hammered on vodka/lemonade/cider/mickey finns and then made our way to the club. My memory from this point is rather hazey due to alcohol levels...But from what I can remember we spent 1/2 the night waiting for some bloody onion rings from the restaurant. Met some people from back home which was nice. Loads of people hadn't bothered to dress up which pissed me off, but the people who had looked great. Night was going really well until some prick pulled the fire alarm and the whole building had to be evacuated. There was so many people and it was all going so slow that we just went home! Very annoyed I was. Its gay cos we hardly got to dance at all...I can't even remember a single song of the night, how bad?! My looking at all the pictures I have concluded that I NEED to stop doing stupid gun poses in EVERY picture as seen below:

"Romford Raver" & The Joker

By this point my Joker makeup had suffered, so some of Dean's flatmates got my makeup off for me, which I am now very appreciative for :) Dean had "prepared" some Super Noodles which he then immediately dropped on the floor, smashing a plate...but did we care? Taking our forks we dived right in, well...up until I got a bit of plate in my mouth and started chewing on it, that was not very pleasant at all. SOMEONE DRANK MY BOTTLE OF VODKA...this annoyed me alot actually.

Dean took me to the station in the morning and I began my 3 hour journey home again. I was upset due to leaving my straightners back at Upminster but im sure I can live without for a week. Sucked saying bye to Dean but ill be seeing him next weekend so its alllllll good. Some black guy started harassing me at Waterloo station, he didn't know how to buy a ticket out of the machine so made me buy it for him! I should of got him the wrong ticket haha. My journey was made better with the presence of my, phone calls and facebook...what more could you ask for?

So now im home, after Richard lovingly met up with me at the station and walked me home. Uploading all the great pictures to Facebook. Iv finally put a clothes wash on, which was WELL overdue. I love being at Uni, you can wear a top and just put it back in the cupboard...I think iv got about 4 wears out of some. Think were just guna chill out and watch a movie tonight, with some spaghetti bolognaise..if the mince ever defrosts.

I couldn't find a knife. Why So Serious?

Peace x

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Sick, Free Peace & The Travelling Hat.

Budweiser Sunglasses & The Travelling Hat

I decided to write this post again, as the original was very sloppy due to alcohol consumption and a dodgy kebab, erghhh. Iv always hated kebabs and now I hate them even more...its mainly the reason why im writing this at 5:20 in the morning. Most people sleep well after a night out, but not me it seems.

Tonight was the first and probably last freshers event to be out arranged by ACM. 2 venues and a shit load of bands playing, cheap drink and exclusive to ACM students. Originally I didn't plan to go, but after hearing everyone talking about how good it was going to be I was swayed, and on top of that the tickets were only £ why not?

The thing started at 7:30 which was a taaaaaad lame, drinking vodka red bulls back at the house at like 6:30 just seems pathetic for some reason...Rich was on the malibu and cranberry juice. I'm not guna lie...I AM A LIGHTWEIGHT, and I think Rich will join me on that as well? As 7 we were pretty hyper/tipsy...even much so that Richard was sick in the toilet a couple of times! haha was so funny! Was he put off going out though? HELL NO. I would like to make it clear that Richard blamed his sickness on "jumping around too much" rather than the alcohol itself, but I think differently ;)

So yeah, we made our way into town in the pissing rain and continued to take advantage of the cheap drinks (were talking £2 pints and mixers here!) The bands were great as expected...Me and Rich were very excited to see one band in particular "Free Peace". They feature on the ACM website and its become an obsession/joke between the two of us, singing the song randomly around the house. So you can imagine how excited we were when we saw the (fit) lead singer! Running up to her exclaiming my love for her music she laughed so much, she was either:

A) VERY VERY freaked out... OR
B) Very flattered and was genuinley shy about it.

I'm hoping it was the second of the two :) Loads of pictures were taking and we talked to quite a few ACM'ers...although its hard when bands are playing etc. Free Peace were great and she even dedicated their main song to Me ad Rich! "THIS GOES OUT TO STEVE & RICHARD" omgggg. hahaha. So yeah, we waked home and got a kebab. Typical.

This picture makes me laugh...ALOT.

I'm going to write a more personal entry soon, one about my general feelings on my life at the moment and the things in it that make me happy/sad/confused/chipmunk. Just incase you didn't know...The Travelling Hat has been to many destinations in the World, including Ibiza & Malia. The aim is simple...get as many pictures of the hat on different people as possible. This was the hat's first night out in Guildford and he enjoyed himself alot by looking at the pictures. He even made his way onto the Free Peace singers head at one point! Expect to hear about him in the future!

Free Peace @ Live Link

*UPDATE* omgggg omgggg I just remembered something from last night! While on the way to the Boileroom Me & Rich were completely lost so we went up to these random 2 girls and asked for directions...I immediately recognised one of them, my interviewer from French Connection! Haha. I used to work for them before I left for Uni so I had a transfer interview with the Guildford store...but didn't get it. I was like "OMG YOU DIDN'T GIVE ME A JOB" hahahaha she must of felt so awkward, ted @ her. I don't think she will be giving me a call anytime soon :) x

Sunday, 28 September 2008

London Explored & Pointless Drinking

Gooooood day everyone :) Friday's Live Performance Workshop went really well this week, the bald man couldn't make any nasty comments which felt good. Had to play Walk This Way which was awsome, we also got put in our bands so we have to play with them each week from now on, everyone seemed really cool which is good...and I got one of the best singers :) Next Fridays song is a Phil Collins number so that should be good.

Friday night I went out with Natasha and all her dance friends. After a long journey into central london, jumping on many trains we finally met up..pretty lucky actually seeing as were both underground. We travelled over to Arsenal, went to her mates house and was greeted with cigarettes, wine and a fresh cooked dinner...result :)

After chilling out for a couple of hours we hopped on the train to Leicester Square. I was quite nervous/shy when I met her 15 odd friends...all of whome were dancers but they were so cool and friendly so I quickly let loose :) We all shot over to Cafe de Paris, a club in central and as it was one of the girls birthdays we all got in for free (instead of a £15 entry) which was awsome...and on top of that we also got VIP which I think made the night really seeing as we got nice comfy sofas and free drinks...there wasn't anywhere else to sit in the club so was awsome. Was such a nice club, expensive but nice. And as for the moves were clearly better than ANY of those "professionals" :P

We practically stayed till close and then went to a Casino...why I don't know as we didn't actually bet any money...we met up with Natasha's mate again and got a cab back to her house in Arsenal. After a nice lay in me and Natasha said our goodbyes then went over to Hampstead to see where she used to live and get some lunch...we met her old room mate, she was really nice. We had a lovely walk through Hampstead which is a really nice area I might add, we went into an Italian cafe and had some ravioli :)

After a long mission getting home we took our seperate ways, as Natasha was off to visit dean in Canterbury and I was going back to jolly old Guildford...bit annoying that I bought a return ticket by accident...Natasha suggested punting it off when I got to Guildford but as if I could be bothered to do that...made it worse that I got on a slow train by accident so instead of no stops till Guildford I had a grueling hour train journey with several stops, gave me a chance to have a nap though.

That night we put on Lord of the Rings 2 - we decided that this weekend we should watch all three but due to getting stupidly drunk for no reason we only made it 1/4 way through before beer was spilled everywhere and we decided to give up. All in all a very good weekend but now im felling drained and tired and the house is a shit hole. Greeeaaaat. Lazy day today me thinks.

Peace x
me and natasha @ cafe de paris

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Zane Lowe @ The Rubix

Had a fantastic night last night! Zane Lowe was DJing at the Surrey Uni Campus so we had to go. He played very gooooood music, mixed with the cheap student prices...can't complain! Met some people from back home and made some new friends as well...although I can't really call them friends mainly because I can't remember any of their names? gutted for them. We got free shades, which we wore all night mainly cos were cool. I wish Dean was there :(

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Salmon, Pink Floyd & Bald Headed Pricks

I know I haven't done this for a couple of days, but to be honest there wasn't much to tell...So i left it till today and thought I would just summarise. ACM isn't really what I expected, I find myself bored in the lectures because I already know everything they have to say, and yet they promise that the lessons will "pick up" in a couple of weeks...

On Friday the whole of ACM has to get together and perform in small groups...we get a song that we have to learn and then they put us into a "band" where we then perform the song in front of everyone. I was so nervous it was unreal. Iv played in many concerts in front of large crowds but think of it this way...everyone in that room is a musician. If you fuck up, they know. And thats exactly what I did. i fucked up big, bringing the entire band to a halt. So this tutor strolls onto stage, bald bassist prick and says down the microphone "well that was shit wasn't it?" and that was it for me. I can't take criticism like that.

Since joining ACM they've had a big thing about making POSITIVE criticism's so that you don't "upset" anyone, being a musician its very easy to be hurt when you think your being creative and someone calls you shit. Iv been drumming for over 10 years and some guy thinks he can call me shit in front of an entire group of musicians. I mean im over it now but it was very hurtful at the time. I just hope next Friday goes better...

Mother and Pappa came to visit yesterday, mainly to check up on me I think. I shot out of bed at 9am to clean the entire house before they got here. what a rush. They brought Max as well which was great (my dog)...miss that fella. After they fucked off home a couple of hours later I got ready to meet Natasha. She was coming to visit after work. I must cooking skills are shite, but I really excelled myself when I cooked salmon with holondaise sauce and rice for me and her...was tres buff. We watched "I Am Sam" know the film about the retard. We sipped Cavar and beer as we laughed and joked. After the film we shot over to the local park to chill and smoke a cigarette...we stayed there for all of....5 minutes? What a waste of time. We originally planned to go out on the town for dinner but that didn't happen. I don't wana go into to much detail on the night but I had a very good time and it was great to see her. Next Friday im going up London to a club with all her friends so that should be good.

Waking up at 1:30 is shiteeeee. After I had to wake up at 9am to take Natasha back to the station I came back and flopped back into bed. Feels like such a waste of a day. Now im just sitting here watching TV, as the washing piles up and the house gets shittier and shittier. So yeah, hopefully next week at ACM will be better.

Peace out x

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Central Perk, Drumming & Disco

FIRST DAY went well. It wasn't really what I expected, in the sense that it was actually really easy!? Theres about 20 of us in our drum class...and the basic jist is as follows. The tutor picks a track....we learn the track and then we get together in our set bands and perform it every friday in front of the college....and what amazes me, the tutor said that THIS (Jimi Hendrix number) was the hardest song on the course! wtf. oh great. So in a way im ALREADY bored with the course....but I spose its early days so ill give it a chance =] We also rushed in at 9am (my lessons didn't start until 1:30) to book our private drum lessons as they go sooooo quick. Turns out instead of sitting around in Spoon's (now known as Central Perk due to its resemblance to Friends) for 5 hours, we could of just phoned up! typical.

DEAN IS HEREEEEEE. After waiting around for him to find the station exit for around 20 minutes we took the leisurely walk home and we all got stuck in to making dinner. On the menu - CHICKEN FAJITAS, and they were buff. Although the chicken was really rubbery so I guess we will be dead within the week. A couple of drinks later and we were ready to go off we went into Guildfordshire.

MY GOD how long did the queue for Spoon's wanna be? fuuuuuck queuing that. Some random guy started tagging with us, he clearly had no friends. We told us to shoot over to HARPERS. free entry before 10, or £6 with a student ID ;) (poor Dean had to pay £10) WHAT A GOOD CLUB. Seriously it was so packed...turns out Guildford's big night out is a Monday. It was shockingly expensive (£16 for 2 WKD's and 2 Sambooka shots!!!) but it made up for itself with the beautiful people and amazing music. Although it was slightly annoying that MEN couldn't lay on the comfy sofa beds or dance on the podiums....WHY WHY WHY =[ Rich nearly suffered a broken spine at the hand of one of the bouncers...while the other one said to us "As soon as you get bigger tits than me...THEN you can lay on the sofa bed" ....well that isn't guna happen is it you fat cock.

So yeah, a WICKED night out...made up from Friday. Now im feeling tired and depressed as Dean is leaving to go home soon. Im so happy he came to visit. Actually love him. Let's hope my 2nd day at ACM will be a little more challenging....

Peace x

Saturday, 13 September 2008

first night out in guildford. how shit.

What an awful night...well not that awful...i mean, it was fun...but still crap. you get me? induction went smoothly...met some cool people. although when i got home...turns out i'd missed my first lesson...didn't see it on the timetable! good start. Spag Bol was on the menu tonight, a beautiful trio performance in the kitchen I must say. MASTER CHEESE. private joke k?

We decided not to wash up, seeing as its Saturday tomorrow and we have all day :) I tell ya, my muscles are aching. Me and Rich...what a workout. LOL. Its pretty cool having our own workout station in the house, means whenever were bored we can do a few reps. you know? BEEF UP. lets face it, i need it. =[

So yeah, boring day tomorrow. I just want to start ACM now :( OH MY student ID card is SOOO BAD. blonde hair. oh yeah. and we have this massive book to take us through the year, picture below. Also, we got a nice ACM drumstick back :) how cool are WE guna look? :) and im also pissed off that my student portal shit aint working! arghhh. better be 2mro. My timetable seems pretty decent, I don't have any free days but I like it. Theres loads of extra lessons I can go to...on friday...if I go to all my lessons and then extra lessons im there from 9am till 6pm! with only 1/2 hour break! jeeeeeez guna be tough...but I guess its worth it :)

Peace out x

Friday, 12 September 2008

arghhhh first day. well sort of.

Induction really....and to be honest i'm actually really nervous! I don't know what to expect or what sort of people i'm going to be mingling with. Gotta make our way into town for our 12:30 induction then its straight over to FCUK to give them my timetable and see if they will give me a job. I don't want a job but it has to be done really, funding the beer and expensive luxuries. Living away from home makes you realise all the stuff that you don't really need. Cakes, biscuits and other shit, its all like...."can I live without it?" most of the time with the answer being yes...I spose that's because I have to pay for it all!

I'll give you a nice update tonight with how my first day went. Im hoping I won't have to play at all in front of the other musicians, I need to asses who is good and who ain't before I start jamming around them. lol. Think were all going out tonight as well, well it has to be done doesn't it! :)

Peace x

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Alllllllllright - First Night

So yeah, got to the house around 12ish today. Mum unpacked everything for which was nice. Considering now how im lounging around on the sofa while matt and rich unpack all there stuff...shame! Mum also stocked up my fridge with LOADS of food, 1/2 of which I probably won't it. Im trying to get into a new sort of diet where I try not to eat alot, save myself some money for the pub or whatever. We knocked next door, turns out theres 3 other guys who also go to the same University, 3rd years. They seemed really nice and we got invited to their house party in...NOVEMBER...but I guess its a start. I can tell there are going to be arguements in this house, certain things are starting to annoy me already, after not even a full day.

No washing has been done yet, im really not looking forward to doing it. erghhh. My room seems pretty cool tho! check the pic below. seems very roomey, we also have the "gym" set up in Rich's room so I guess we will be pumping iron 2mro at some point. Rich had his celebratory cigar, which I managed to get a few lugs off...seeing as I had pathetically thin "Vogue" fags, a present from Tash. lol. But I guess "at £6 a pack" i should be grateful! so thanks Tash. Not sure about the game plan 2mro...I guess a head into Town would be good, try and get our faces around! Okay.....back to Guitar Hero! x peace x

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Here we go...

So i move out in roughly 9 hours now and its funny how I still haven't packed in the slightest. Time has been consumed with seeing my chums and going through those awkward goodbyes. I know I will see most of them within the next couple of weeks, whether they come to visit me at the house, or if I travel to see them, but its still upsetting. Its only really kicked in today and to be honest, it sucks major. Really makes you appreciate the people that you have around you you know?

I'll hopefully post a blog on how the move in went. It sucks that i'm now going to have to get up at like 8? just to get all my stuff together, its almost certain that i'll forget something horrifically important. I think the plan is to hit the local Whetherspoon's on the first night so it may be a late one. Father gave me £50 to "get me started" so lets see how far I can make it last! Chow. x

Saturday, 6 September 2008

The Experience Begins - 10th September.

So here's the jist. On the 10th of September I will be moving from my home in Upminster to my new house in Guildford Surrey. It will be here that I will begin my three year course at The Academy of Contemporary Music studying for a BA Hons. in music performance. At this point in time im about 50/50 on the situation, while im excited about the situation obviously i'm going to miss alot of people and things back at home.

Music has been my life for around 10 years now, so the fact that I get to study it at University, and I get to study with people that share my passion is a great oppertunity. Its nice to know that my days will consist of playing Drums instead of learning English or Law for example. I hope to keep this blog updated on a daily basis, mainly as a memory for when im older, but to also keep my friends back at home updated on my experiences.