Special Post #15: Accommodation, Part 8 – Part 2

Let me explain that… it’s part 8 of the accommodation series, and the title of this part is ‘part 2’ because it’s a follow on from the post I did yesterday. Got it? never mind…

On Sunday I had the mis-pleasure of not having the car to carry my life to the house. Instead, I’d worked through a compromise. I took what I thought were the essentials for living in a house for a few days that had no cutlery or plates or anything. Sleeping bag and a saucepan should do it. Then Mum would travel down on Tuesday with the rest, at witch point I could stop living in the house like a homeless tramp.

So i bore the journey to the house using a Bombay mix of public transport, finishing the journey my foot. I was welcomed with my landlord fitting a new toilet seat and his wife cleaning the kitchen. Good times. They showed me around (probably my 4th showing by this point) and I moved my ridiculously small suitcase into my new room.

A few minutes later, Will arrived with his girlfriend. We took another tour of the houses (but who’s counting?) and then chilled in the garden. Then Gibbo turned up. Gibbo isn’t one of the housemates, but he’s staying while GuilFest is on.

We looked in the drawers of the kitchen expecting to find bare wood, but instead found an IKEA of cup, plates, bowels, cutlery, pans…everything! Then, after giving us the obligatory speech about when the rubbish is collected and where the breakers and meters are, the landlord left.

Get the grand tour of the house in 60 seconds (ok, 80 seconds… but we tried)

What’s that? You want to see pictures detailing every last inch of the house? why, of course!

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my room

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the view of the garden from my room

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Viv’s room

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The upstairs corridor

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Josh’s room

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the rest of Josh’s room

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Will’s room

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garden

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Anne’s room downstairs

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Living room

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the amazing kitchen

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the other end of the kitchen, with Gibbo taking a picture. Behind Gibbo is the toilet

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the door to the garden

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the house from the garden (excuse the pile of leaves)

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in my room :)

I love the house! The only problem I’ve found with it so far is the shower. It spits out small splashes of water, and the ones that are lucky enough to find your body cause 3rd degree burns. It’s a very intricate art to find the balance between smoulderingly hot and freezing cold. One I’m yet to master…

Part 1: Wicked & Good Citizen

The last few days have been brilliant!

On Friday I went to Josh’s birthday BBQ at his house, i got to meet two of his long time friends who were really funny and great to talk to. We had a huge bonfire and lots of marshmallows.

I stayed over the night to avoid the havoc that ensued last time I left somewhere really late and didn’t get the last tube, bad times…

In the morning I was dropped off at the station and made my way to Victoria to see Sophie and get our tickets for Wicked.

The performance was the Matinee at 2:30 so in the meantime we grabbed some food (and Pimms). On our way back to the theatre it looked like there was a robbery happening at a shop, a guy ran out quickly followed by the police. The guy had gone down a back alley, but the Police didn’t notice. They we’re asking the small crowd “where’d he go?” so I pointed towards the alley not really thinking about it. They ran off. Then one of his friends who had been watching the whole thing (not a very good friend if they we’re just watching to be honest) then started lecturing me about what I’d just done and the fact that his friend would probably end up in jail. He was threatening to punch me in the face. Eventually he got fed up with following me and pushed me into a post. He said “I know where you live” and ran off back to his friend. I was quite shook up and really glad that we were heading away from home so he wouldn’t know where I lived. Sophie was really good at calming me down and my heart rate was back to normal in no time.

We managed to get some really great seats for Wicked on row X (I know, sounds far away) but we had a great view of the whole stage.

After the show, which was brilliant, we went a’ wonderin’ and found the queens house. We also stumbled into a couple thousand gays who were gathered for London Gay Pride in Trafalgar Square.

That evening (after getting home without a single sight of the guy who ‘knew where I lived’) I packed my bags and generally got myself ready to move into my house on Sunday!

stay tuned for part 2, coming very soon, to see the house!

Summer fun update

So I’ve been visiting my sister the last few days. Had a great time. We went to Drayton Manor on Sunday which was really good fun. Jordan overcame all her fears of rollercoasters and scary rides and went on them all! I’m a very proud uncle. You can see loads of pictures on the facebook album (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2026050&id=1293892814&l=469b1faaf1) or I expect to have the pictures up on Flickr at some point.

On Monday me and Barry finally caught up with the rest of the world and saw Star Trek. I thought it was a good film, even though I hadn’t watched any Star Trek before, which shows they got the mix of mainstream to fanatic right. However, I thought it was a bit short, the plot didn’t have any twists, but I liked the inclusion of Leonard Nimoy.

Yesterday I went to London Dungeons with Lauren and Heather. The weather was fantastic and we made the most of it by having Pimms by the river and doing some other tourist-y things like Tower Bridge. We even managed to go to a free concert in “the scoop” where this kind of jazz/blues band were playing.

Today I’m going to Josh’s birthday BBQ (making even more use of the heat) and then tomorrow I’m hopefully going to see Wicked at the Apollo with Sophie. I say maybe because they issue a small number of day seats in the morning of the show for a crazy cheap price, so fingers crossed they’re not all gone when we get there!

Enjoy the sun peeps and speak to you soon!

  • Happiness.8.5 out of 10
  • Tiredness. 1 out of 5
  • Last Meal. celebration cake!
  • Song of the day. Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Thought for the day. First too cold, then too hot! Don’t say we had a rubbish summer!
  • What I’m Doing Now. Getting things organised to move into my house in Guildford on Sunday!

Results: Part 2

First re-acquaint yourself with this post from May: Bad-arse!

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Fail Pass (D) C B A S (super)
  • Labs: 78% (below my 80% prediction)
  • EDPS: 89% (joint highest in the year)
  • Programming: 88% (i thought this would be my best module)
  • Maths: 80%
  • Electronics 1: 96% (highest in the year)
  • Electronics 2: 89%
  • Electronics 3: 73%

Overall: 84.1% (second highest in the year, highest was 84.7%)

So that means I can be happy to hear I’ll be a Surrey for another year yet, they can’t get rid of me that easily…

I’m sure Josh won’t mind me saying he got 74.3%, so we’re both very happy. The other people I’ve spoken to have also done really well, so fingers crossed I’ll be seeing more of everyone next year!

May this merely be the start of many celebrations…