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Well, it’s been a busy couple of days. On Wednesday, I got most of my stuff packed up and loaded into the car. The plan was to drive down to Wales on Thursday. However, I discovered on Wednesday evening that not all of my stuff would actually fit in the car, despite my best attempts. (I guess if I’d literally packed the back of the car full it probably would have been able to fit, but then I wouldn’t have been able to see out of my rear view mirror, which I figured would be useful to be able to do on a 320 mile drive). So on Thursday, I set off on the first of three drives. Had a nice journey down to Wales, there wasn’t all that much traffic for the most part, and it was a fairly quick and smooth journey. Unpacked my stuff, had something to eat, then got back in the car again and headed off… was a bit tired at first, but got over that, and again, had a pretty smooth journey. It was really very quiet once I’d got onto the M876 towards the Kincardine Bridge (it was also getting quite dark by then), and the trip back from there to St Andrews was fairly quick and painless. Went to sleep, woke up yesterday morning, packed the rest of my stuff up, tidied up and cleaned my room, and started heading south again! I was a bit late setting off, as the aformentioned took a bit longer than planned, but the journey was fine enough, until I hit the M74. Roadworks (which the previous day I sailed past quite happily – also note that they weren’t actually DOING any work on either of the days) caused a massive queue of cars, and I ended up stuck in traffic for about half an hour. After that, things weren’t too bad, although a bit busy – until it was time to turn off for the M56 towards North Wales. Got onto the M56, and traffic was pretty much not moving there, too. Damn Bank Holiday weekend. The A5117 was just as bad (particularly as it’s currently undergoing roadworks now, too), and the A55 was a bit slow, but finally, I got home. I was originally meant to be picking Tom up from Flint railway station, but due to not knowing exactly when I would get in, he made other arrangements – I actually passed the turn-off for Flint at about the right time, so I would have been there in time for his train. But anyway – I’m here, so is he, and this is me now for the next few months.
So, what happens now? Well, Tom and I are going into Wrexham in an hour or so to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 – hopefully it’ll be good. Heard some reviews on Radio 1 yesterday which seemed to be mixed. I thought the last one was alright anyway, so this one shouldn’t be too bad. Apart from that, I need to tidy up the bedroom (not much room to move at the moment with ll my stuff, and Tom’s too), and then try to find a job of some sort, I guess!
Toodle pip for now, kids.
Hmm, I haven’t blogged as much as desired in recent months, or maybe even years. However, I’ve just been having a read through some old entries, such as:
- My trip to St Andrews in summer 2005 – my first real taste of St Andrews, fun was had.
- Freshers week 2005 (ie, my freshers week)
My own freshers week feels like so long ago now. I’m half way through my degree now, and in theory, this coming year I’ll be an academic parent. How did time go past so quickly, eh? I kind of miss the days of my freshers week – reasonably carefree, not all that much pressure, going out a lot and having fun. Don’t tend to do quite so much of that these days. I still tend to have a good time, although I am working a lot more of course, and am often busy with other things such as Ents. And, of course, people move on too – a number of people I know at the moment will be leaving this year. September will bring new freshers though, they’d better be good ones. 😉 But reading those blogs brings back memories… “the way things were”, and suchlike.
Anyway, back to the present. Exams have been and gone. My exams took place last Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (it would have been nice to have had a day or two between each one, but oh well, they’re finished now). I think they went reasonably well, and I hope my marks should be fairly decent. Results in a couple of weeks, so we’ll see then, I guess! I did my Pas Plus driver training on Thursday and Friday, which involved two three-hour lessons in various driving conditions, etc. That seemed to go alright, although it was a bit odd being back in Bill’s car having been driving my own around for quite a while now! On Saturday, we had a bonfire on the beach, although I left after a bit to go to Rocksoc with Caroline, and when we came back everyone had gone! A fun night was had though. As for now, I’m slowly getting things packed up. Helping Silvia move her stuff tomorrow, and storing some of my stuff at her house over the summer (non-essential things, etc, plus my bike). Then I’ll be heading off myself on Thursday probably. Grandad’s birthday on Friday, and Tom’s heading towards Grandad’s on Friday I think for the weekend, so we’re going to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 in Wrexham at the weekend.
I’m considering a redesign of owenrudge.net over the summer. I have a basic theme I may work on – will see if I think it suits or not. It’ll be all nice and XHTML-compliant, too, instead of this site which, while vastly better than the previous site, is still not perfect. Other than that, I have some STAR FM stuff to do over the summer (IT/Tech team work), and ideally would like to find some sort of employment down in North Wales. Something vaguely interesting would be good, although I guess some menial work in Tesco or something would do. Basically, I could do with earning a bit of money this summer. Ideally I’d like to go to Brazil to see Dad, if I have the money – but that requires earning said money, as described before.
Oh well, that’s you lot updated on things. I’ll see if I can keep this a bit more up-to-date over the summer, not that there’s likely to be too much to blog about!
Doctor Who was good tonight, wasn’t it? Well, the teaser trailer at the end if nothing else! The next few episodes look to be rather good. 🙂
Other than that, that’s my second year over and done with (well, with the exception of exams, of course, which start in a week’s time). It’s been a rather busy year, although this semester has been quite enjoyable. It’s vaguely scary to think that this is basically the half-way point, and that next year I’ll be in Honours. (No 9am lectures, at the very least!) I’m not sure what I’ll be up to this summer at the moment – probably heading back down to Grandad’s and finding something to do there, some form of employment. The financial situation could do with bettering at the moment – a few too many trips abroad, perhaps. 😉
And that’s me for another couple of weeks!