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Monday, September 11, 2017
Bestival was spectacu-lacu-lar
So I've done quite a lot since the last entry lol
I went to see Alma with Abi at XOYO, was absolutely sick and she was completely brilliant, we knew nearly every word to every song and it was just so good! We can remember the whole of this one too, we were meant to have a sambuca shot after but ended up having four each and having an impromptu dance around the club before I stayed at Doug's (lol why is that his name)
Then I lost the room in the house that I got which is such utter shit, it gave me a really shitty weekend and it's causing me so much stress at the minute. Everything else is so good but I just need this sorted tbh, I did go to the pub with Carissa on Saturday which was fun though
Monday at work was actually really fun and needed, desk shared with Stuart which was fun and had some #officebanter
On Tuesday I went to Kingston and bought some new stuff, and then hung out with nan and grandad for a while which was lovely, before going to the pub with Doug (lol) (honestly kill me, just kill me now)
Wednesday I didn't do much because Thursday we went to Bestival! Had a really nice drive down listening to fresh milk playlist, I thought some hay bales were sheep which caused some general hilarity lol and once we managed to get our stuff through security we had a really good time, chilled in the tent and drank a bit before going to see Barely Legal at Bollywood, her set was live and she played a lot of stuff that I've put on our playlists which was fucking sick. Then we went to Logan Sama who did an absolutely live grime set, really enjoyed that
Friday was definitely the best day music wise, we went to see Alma again and she was absolutely brilliant, especially during Bonfire, and then we headed over to DJ Luck and MC Neat who were so good?!?!? They did such a good garage set and I got to hear loads of my favourites from 1Xtra which was really cool to experience live. After them we saw Heartless Crew and I was soooo gassed!!!! Got to see Heartless Theme and that little 'spectacu-lacu-lar' bit which was fucking amazing!!!
Then we dropped and went to see AJ Tracey and then Kurupt FM who were definitely my favourites of the entire time, the atmosphere in the tent was absolutely ridiculous and I was just absolutely on it, they completely went off and did all the bangers, it was soooo ridiculously sick!!
After them we headed over to Ram Jam and saw David Rodigan and Preditah which was also sick, especially during Feed Em to the Lions, such a brilliant night
Saturday was really good, went to see Nadia Rose and Stefflon Don with Abi and Jen and had some ciders, even though it was chucking it down it was so sick and then we went back to the tent and some drinks, didn't see anyone else that day until Shadow Child later but we met fucking MC Grindah?!?!?!!?!? He was absolutely mashed and so was I but he was really nice and obliging and had a photo with me which was sick, and then we headed to HMS Bestival to see Sink the Pink and that was just really fun and silly and needed
Sunday we woke up late feeling pretty dead and the winds were so high, we got ready to go and see Toddla T but me and Abi trekked to see the main arena and it was absolutely drenched in mud and water, and most of the acts had pulled out including Toddla T because of the weather so we decided the most sensible thing to do would be drive home, which we did. It's a bit of a shame that we didn't get to see Toddla T and Sir Spyro but the rest of the festival was so completely live that I'm not even bothered!!
Today I feel really shitty because I have a massive comedown and I'm back in the real world and stressed about the housing situation so I'm trying to take my mind off it but I feel like crap, but that weekend was SO GOOD!
Posted at 07:03 am by ArghNotThePony
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
So I've had an interesting couple of weeks since I last wrote anything on this lol
The Monday after my last entry, after work I went to Rebecca's house as Camilla was over from Norway, so Louisa, Nour and Kathrine were there too and it was v v fun, had an indoor barbecue and some wine and shared a bed with Rebecca which wasn't bad at all!
The day after me, Nour, Rebecca, Louisa and Camilla went for brunch at Caravan in London Bridge which was really nice, and then I went to some shops with Lou and Camilla and watched them get piercings lol, and then went for a coffee and it was v nice
Went to Slough with my mum as a little day trip, was fun but definitely won't be doing that again in a rush lol it's literally Hounslow, and then went for a run with Alex when we came back which was fucking hard work as I'm so used to the treadmill but again, really enjoyed that, and then obviously a quick pint afterwards
On the Saturday went to the pub at Shepperton Lock with Amy and Alice and then up to the Magpie in Sunbury village and it was well nice to have a proper reunion kind of thing! Was so nice to hang out with them, and had a curry with my mum in the evening
Ran 6.4km on the Sunday after which was the dream! It didn't even take that long to do or seem that hard so I was v v happy
On the Monday I had a really tiring day at work, then went to a house viewing for a room I've now taken(!) - in a house on Zealand Road in Mile End, sharing with two girls who I haven't met yet but I'm sure are nice. Then I went to meet Doug (lol) and went round Foyles for an hour which was really fun, and then to this giant Spoons on Charing Cross Road, and nearly fell asleep on the tube on the way home ahaha
Had a couple of really horrible days at work, then went to the gym and met Alex for a coffee up the high street on my day off which was well nice. In the evening me and Rachel went to Abi's, had some wine and listened to some music which was great but some point of the evening must've deteriorated, because I was sick all over my doorstep at 4am ahahahah kill me
On Saturday I went to see Doug (lol) (no seriously lol) (kill me) and we went to Hyde Park for a few hours which was nice, because I was so hungover I wanted to die even more than I usually do and we all know how much that is, but he wasn't a dick about it so it was cool
Sunday went for brunch with Mary(!), Rhian(!), Louisa, Nour, Kathrine and Rebecca, at a place called the Jam Tree in Chelsea which was nice. The prosecco went down v v quickly lmaooo and I don't think any of us were anywhere near sober by the time we left :-)
Then we went to carnival for a while, I knew it wouldn't be the same going with uni people but it was still really fun, had a really nice couple of hours.
On Monday, me and Rach went to Abi's, where Jen was, to have some drinks before going to carnival and it was sooooo sick! We went to the SHY FX stage and the Rampage stage with a couple of others thrown in and then back to SHY FX, which was especially fucking sick, the music went offfff and we were off our tits it was absolutely amazing, such a good day, I did chat a bit of shit to a police officer though and it makes me so annoyed because if I was a PoC it would probably be worse, but honestly just fuck the police! Afterwards we went to Big Chill for a couple of drinks but we thought the dancefloor would be open, ah well, still a bloody lovely day
Today I have spent absolutely dying, reading Homo Deus and hanging out with my nan and grandad in the back garden, before work tomorrow :-)
Posted at 02:10 pm by ArghNotThePony
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Let me see you do the Kofi Annan
Since coming back from Lisbon I don't think I've done that much but I'm not sure! It took about a week to get back to full capacity lol
But I have done some stuff I guess
- Went to see Baby Driver with mum which was a v good film
- Had a couple of days at work with just Stuart which was actually sick, we get on really well so that was calm
- Last Friday I met Kathrine after work, had a drink with her in Victoria Spoons then went to a pub called the Brougham and met loads of her work colleagues, including a guy called Mo who I had a dance off with at her birthday lmao and his mate Dhiren, got loads of drinks and got to chat loads about grime which was just the dream tbh, got a bloody cab with Dhiren to Cranford to go to a pub with his mates which was such a stupid thing to do but SO fun and so nice to hang out with different people for a change
- Me and Alice walked her dog through Bushy Park on Saturday and ended up in the Bishop in Kingston which was v nice, had a curry with mum in the evening
- Went to the gym and banged out a 5km on Sunday and felt loads better for it, chilled with my mum and grandparents and then watched a brilliant film about being gay in Palestine called Oriented
- On Monday had drinks in the garden of the Crown and Shuttle with Nour which was v fun, had in depth debates and stupid gossip lmao, it was gr8 and her nephew was born that afternoon too!
- Work was fine the day after then went for a date (lol) with Doug (lol) at the Brougham afterwards, was actually really fun and not awkward at all
- Had a good session in the gym on Thursday and my new glasses arrived! In the evening went to Abi's with Rachel and she cooked - salmon and noodles for me and her, and a homemade burger for Rachel, and we drank some wine and listened to music and chatted and it was v v nice, and me and Rachel walked home across The Overpass which is known for DMCs lmao, was just a lovely evening
- Went to Richmond with Alex on Friday, we got these lovely cinnamon things and iced coffees from the new Danish bakery, think it's called Ole and Steen? Sat on the Green with them, bought some beers and went to the river, then walked up to the Hill and sat at the top of that chatting for ages and it was suuuuch a nice day
- Saturday went into London with Rachel, we went to an impromptu rooftop bar on South Bank and had overpriced cocktails, then dropped before going to the Tate Modern loooooool, that was so fun, really good exhibits including one on Lebanese architecture and one influenced by and including Barbara Kruger. After that went to a Maccy's and then went home, after a couple of hours I went to hers and we watched a few episodes of We Can Be Heroes and drank cider, looked at her yearbook and then watched some well good music videos and it was v chilled and v nice
- Today I did a really fun and dare I say it kind of easy 5km in the gym and then had a really good bit of strength and conditioning, had a nice roast and sat in my grandparents' garden and chilled which was needed, now gonna eat and watch some First Dates I think!
Posted at 10:19 am by ArghNotThePony
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Scum fuck flower girl in Devon and Lisbon
So I've done a lot of cool stuff since I last blogged!
Had a v nice pub date with Alice at the Anglers which was cool, and then the next day found out the guy I hate at work is leaving (have my suspicions it was a big fat sacking) which was a bit of good news I really wanted!
The next day I went to a nice bar in St. Paul's with Kathrine, Sofie and Emilie and it started as some civilised chat with a couple of bottles of wine and ended up with us utilising the dancefloor as it always does! Sof is defo coming back next year but Em might not be which totally sucks but at least I'll have one of them!
The day after that I met Louisa, Nour and Ellie and we made the trip down to Devon on the train where we were met by Rebecca and Mary in the cars, and we drank some wine and chilled in Rebecca's lovely little farmhouse
The day after, we went for a walk on Dartmoor which was so fun, crossed a bit of a ravine which was a bit of a personal victory for dyspraxic me, got my trainers filled with water and had lovely chats. We then drove to a pub in Chagford for food and a chat and Rebecca drove with her top down and it was sick af
She has a yurt which she put up in a field behind her house and we sat in there with wine and snacks and played Articulate and Cards Against Humanity, had a break for a really lovely BBQ where we talked about loads of different shit and then back to the yurt until midnight
Sunday she had a family party thing but we played board games in the living room with homemade punch after we helped set up, and then afterwards sat in the garden with food and it was such a chilled and lovely weekend, so nice to get away from stuff for a while and just do something different
James (who I met at Oxford) came to Parliament on a really shitty day and cheered me right up! I hadn't seen him for two years and we'd just been messaging instead, comprising mostly of essay length ruminations, and it was soooo nice to catch up in real life!
Wednesday I packed to go to Lisbon, and then Rachel and Laura and I went to Abi's where Jen was already and we had a glass of prosecco and then went to bed, woke up at 5am and made our way to Stansted! Car journey was really fun and the car playlist banged ngl
Flight wasn't fab but landed in Lisbon, went for a little explore and got to a restaurant where there was traditional Portuguese music being played live and it was so small and intimate, I really really enjoyed it! After that we went to a bar where we got a round of Jungle Babe (lol right) shots and a cocktail and had a nice chat and then drank a bit more when we got back...oops
Friday we went to the beach at Cascais and chilled out and went in the incredibly cold sea lol and it was v v v nice, got back and grabbed some food at a restaurant that we went to kind of by accident and mine was suuuuch nice salmon, really enjoyed that! Went back, got ready to go out and accidentally went to four bars lol
The first was shockingly bad, the second was an Afrobeats kind of thing called Copenhagen which I was so there for, but not sure Lau was too much of a fan, third was a techno-ish place called Musicbox which me, Rach and Abi loved but the others didn't and the fourth was called Viking which everyone liked except me lol
Went back and me and Abi had a stupid drunk chat whilst Jen tried to eat chip sticks off a spoon hahahaa
Woke up way later than we meant to on Saturday and went to a lovely brunch place where you can draw something to stick on the wall, and Rachel drew Big Ben and little outlines of us which was cute, food was sooo nice too
Then we went for a wander around the harbour kind of area, and bumped into Michael Hall and his girlfriend Johanna! The five of us went to a little cafe thingy and then up to meet them both at a really nice viewpoint halfway back to Bairro Alto, where we had some beers and it was uncannily like Richmond riverside! That was really fun and really nice
We played some drinking games that evening and then went back to Viking and then an even worse bar I don't remember the name of hahaha but it was fun
Sunday we went to Sintra to visit Pena Palace and none of us felt our absolute best but the grounds were just so beautiful and we went really high up and I was quite proud of myself for not being a massive pussy about it! We also went for food at a restaurant which had absolutely horrendous service and then to a really cute tequila bar in Bairro Alto with really good music
Monday we were all just really tired so we did Starbucks and a couple of shops before heading back to the airport and we didn't get home until late because of roadworks and we were quite ratty, which is a bit of a shame to end a holiday with but up until that last glitch it was a really really good one!
The only other thing is that Tyler, the Creator released a new album and honestly it's the album he was always capable if he hadn't been problematic as shit and it is just SO GOOD it's emotional
Posted at 02:02 pm by ArghNotThePony
Sunday, July 16, 2017
I've done some cool-ish stuff since last time I bothered to write in here
I went to an event about support for carers with Carissa, necked four glasses of wine and then ended up in Spoons until midnight which was very unexpected and v fun :-)
The next day I went with Rachel to get my second tattoo, which is two interlinking hands and blood encased in a circle - an old LC! logo but I just really like it - and after that we went to lunch with Ruth in Strangers, which is in some old ass bit of Parliament and was v nice and not as awkward as I thought it might be! After that I popped to the pub with Alice for a bit.
On Friday I went to Louisa's and she drove to the Stepping Stones at Box Hill which was v nice, we shared some crisps and had a chat then went for a walk before having a couple of beers in her garden :-) after that I had some fish and chips on my own at home which was actually really bloody nice
Last weekend I went to Kingston with Rachel to buy a couple of bits for Lisbon, then hung out with my grandparents before going to Cafe Venice with mum to have a meal which was cute, then we sat in the garden listening to U2 (God knows why) until it went dark which was a weird way to spend an evening
On Sunday I went to the gym and beat my personal best 5km record which I was chuffed about, chilled in the garden with nan and grandad in the afternoon and watched some First Dates with mum in the evening.
Monday I went to work and did casework all day which was fine, in the evening went on a date (lol) with someone called Doug (extra lol) from Tinder (triple lol) and it was actually fine, a little bit awkward but four drinks calmed that shit down. On Tuesday I went to Westfield with Abi and bought a little bit but she bought a ton, we went to Wagamama too and played our car playlist in the car and it was a bloody lovely day! In the evening we both went to Spoons with Rachel for a couple of quick drinks
Wednesday I went to London with Alex, we went and got coffee and sat in Russell Square, before going to SOAS to do a little bit of work and then to Franco Manca where we had pizza and a drink, before walking to King's Cross and having another drink there, was a v nice day chatting about politics and films and life and shit but also well tiring
Thursday I didn't feel too great so I went up the high street with nan, and then went to a residents' association meeting with Ruth which was actually really informative, but nothing much more than that.
Good though because Friday was Lovebox with Louisa! She came here and we got ready together and made some vodka for the train - made the journey a lot quicker lmao - and it was sick! We saw a couple of songs of Ray BLK, then Kaytranada who was fuckin sick as, had some food and dropped and then saw some DJ - God knows who - and then Solange. I didn't like Solange loads before I saw her, but she was actually sick and her show was like borderline emotional lmao
She was completely awesome, and then we headed over to Frank Ocean, who I liked but wasn't that familiar with, but he did some brilliant songs and that was a proper emotional atmosphere! The best were Nikes, Pink + White, Solo and Thinking Bout You I think, but it was a well sick set.
Afterwards we went to Big Chill House in King's Cross for a couple of hours which was well good, proper old school hip hop and stuff, tried to bust out some moves to match a couple of these guys on the dancefloor but they were just amazing! That was sooooo fun. Then in the morning Rachel drove us to the Fallow Deer and we had suuuch a nice breakfast, Louisa went home and we went for a drive
After that I just went to my grandparents' and that was nice, they were both on fine form, and then last night me and mum just got curry and watched First Dates :-) today I did gym, dinner and sat in the garden with grandparents but feeling a bit offish today for some reason. Going to watch Hypernormalisation for the second time with mum later which'll be nice!
Posted at 08:05 am by ArghNotThePony
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
I haven't done an entry for so long! I've done a load of fun stuff since the last time:
The Tuesday after Nour stayed round, me and Rachel went to Hampton outdoor pool because I had a day off and it was 30 degrees, and bloody hell it was soooo nice! We hung out in the pool and had a little sunbathe on the grass and it was well nice to be in water in that heat, but I hardly got a tan. Oh well. Then Rachel came back here for a bit and we shared a bottle of gross fruit wine and some grape juice and vodka lmao and listened to some Kendrick Lamar and it was just sick
On the Thursday I went to St. James' Park after work with Louisa, Nour, Sam, Kathrine, Rebecca and Ellie and we all hung out and sat in the sun which was just lovely, hadn't seen some of them for ages so it was great for us to all be able to catch up, and some of us had ciders and I enjoyed that v v much
That weekend I had a really good gym session, then went to Hammersmith Belushi's in the evening - we had some drinks here and that was really fun, we had a little dance, and I got with a fucking 19 year old at the place hahahaha but it was a bar full of right creeps so except for that it was well good!
Had a couple of really nice afternoons with mum, nan and grandad sat in their garden having a little chat too, really enjoy sitting in the garden with them and hanging out!
Ryan came into work all of last week, from Infusion to Parliament isn't too bad! It was great to have him all week, we've always gotten on really well. On Tuesday Carissa and I went to Sports for a quick drink and gossip after work which I really enjoyed.
I had the Thursday off and did a really good 5km in the gym, one of the best I've done for ages, and then hung out with my grandparents which was v nice before meeting Alex at the Nelson for a couple of pints before going to a reeeeaally bloody tedious CLP meeting! Neither of us had really eaten though so we were both quite tipsy, not sure how we would've got through it otherwise.
Friday was my last full time contracted day at work and it was pretty boring but went for a quick drink with Ryan and Carissa after, and then me and Rachel went to Abi's where Jen was staying all weekend and after having some really funny predrinks we headed out to Fabric! Really enjoyed the predrinks and Fabric was so sick, wasn't sure at first because it wasn't as intense a feeling but we were definitely feeling it because we managed to stay out until 5.30! Some really sick music and got to see Benny Page who was sick, and Shadow Child who definitely wasn't that great...really good night out that was very needed
Saturday I woke Rachel up earlier than she would've liked hahahaha and then when everyone was awake we went to have breakfast, Helen had got loads of sick shit in so had mushrooms and poached egg on a muffin and a pan au chocolat which was well nice
Then we went to Hounslow Aldi and Feltham Aldi in search of those frozen cocktails and into a car wash which was soooo sick! I'm quite easily amused lol and when I got home I mowed some lawn and then we chilled out
Sunday me, Rachel and Laura were picked up by Abi and Jen and we had some cocktails and drinks at hers before getting the train up to the Brixton rooftop beach thingy in order to be agents of gentrification. It was fun and it was really warm but my back was dying and the music wasn't really my sort of music but hanging out with them all was still really nice, Lisbitches reunited! One of the nicest weekends I've had for a very long time :-)
Yesterday I went to work to do a handover withh Stuart and it was chill, then went to an all member CLP meeting in the evening with Alex, and Bassit who I hadn't seen since college was there and it was sick to see him! Got my student loan statement through though and I'm a cool 48000k in debt which is kind of more funny than anything else haahahah
Posted at 04:50 am by ArghNotThePony
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Been quite eventful since the last post!
The week after we came back from Jen's was just full on canvassing - did loads of Ivybridge on the Monday and some school gates, but I got a break on Monday evening to go to Zizzi's with Eline and her parents, my mum and Nour, which was lovely - including a leaflet drop at 10pm on Wednesday night with my mum. I didn't think we had any chance of winning because of the massive national swing towards the Tories but we held the seat with a 12,000 majority, up from a 465 marginal before! Very exciting. On the actual day we did 13 hours of canvassing, 15 miles walking and me and Amy ran around running our own board until the last possible minute! It was actually really exhilarating.
The day after I drove to Thames Court in Shepperton for a drink with Alice which is ironic since she's my only Tory mate, and that was v v nice. The day after that was a Saturday, and Louisa and me went to the Comptoir on Kingston riverside, and then a pub called the Bishop for an aperol spritz or two and it was well nice to catch up and stuff.
The Sunday I went to the gym - I forgot how much I like doing that on Sundays over the election period - and then had dinner with my mum and grandparents, and had a really nice chat with my grandad about his life between leaving Greenock and moving to Jersey and it was so interesting.
Monday I was at home in the morning and got bored so wrote an article quickly that then got picked up by Consented lol which I was quite pleased about, then went to Flower's house with Rachel to hang out with them and lovely Misty, then we moved to Meadway with a speaker and it was a v nice v warm afternoon!
Tuesday and Wednesday at work were just a bit dead tbh, I am really worried about what it'll be like when I finish doing full time because I'm really bad when I don't have structure, but I'm also bored at work and have lost all motivation to do my job hahaha. I had Thursday off and had a really nice time at the gym because it was all without rushing, hung out with my grandparents and didn't do all that much! Friday at work I just talked to Amy all day basically and then went to a lovely pub called the Magic Garden and then a bar called Lost and Co with my friend Amy in the evening which was so much bloody nicer than I thought it'd be!
This weekend Nour came to stay, and it was bloody 30 degrees! We went to Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park which was lovely, although not quite as pretty as other people's instagrams make it seem like it would be! Then Rachel drove us to Tesco and we all got some cans of mojito and cosmo and Pimm's and other gross stuff that shouldn't really be distilled into cans as well as a fucking awful bottle of strawberry god knows what, and then me and Nour came home and had a curry and watched First Dates which was soooo fun!
Then we left and went to Richmond with Abi and Rachel, we walked up to the hill as the sun was setting and stayed there with the cans and the speaker away from like everyone else all night, and as we were thinking about going home Abi bought a very nasty bottle of wine from the Roebuck, and we all had a dance and a chat and watched the sun set and it was a really fuckin nice evening! We made some toast when we got home and went to bed and it was a 10/10 day :-)
Posted at 09:42 am by ArghNotThePony
Sunday, June 04, 2017
London to Lutterworth: 'finger my crack' edition
It's been a very busy couple of weeks!
The day after I last did a post, I went to Cafe Venice with my mum which was v nice, and when Rachel was in work we bought some Alcohol Based Drinks (TM) - nobody knows what's in those cans do they? - and that was nice too, but work has been very worky ahhaha
On that Friday I sat on the green in Twickenham with Rachel and Abi after driving to Sainsbury's, and then later went to the Blucher and Abby came for an hour or so and that was pretty nice
On the Saturday I spent a lot of time with nan and grandad, I helped mum mow their lawns and had a go mowing ours too, we sat in their back garden and had a chat and that was very nice! Sunday morning I went to the gym which I really enjoyed, I hadn't been for ages and that was pretty bloody pertinent!
After hanging out with my grandparents I went to XOYO with Abi and Rach after an hour or so at Abi's house, and it was soooo sick! The music was absolutely ideal, I met DJ Barely Legal (think I sounded like an absolute nut but she could see my eyes so I'm sure she was fine with it hahah) and I love her so that was fucking brilliant, perfect night out, Plastician and Spooky also played, except getting the night bus back but that wasn't toooo horrendous
Monday was a bank holiday and I hung out with my grandparents for a bit before going to Tesco to get Jen's birthday stuff with Rachel and Abi, and we went to Starbucks in Teddington same as the week before too! In the evening I watched the leaders' debate with mum and our man Jez was on fiyah
Tuesday I went on a date (lol) because I was like, man needs to push myself. It was fine, wasn't awkward and he was very nice if not a bit pretentious - he literally said 'I'm just such a creative' and I had to hold back a snort - but I didn't fancy him at all but it's like, it's good to do something that scares you!
Did some canvassing for the first time on Thursday, met Eddie Izzard whilst he made a promo video on Friday and on Saturday drove with Rachel and Abi to Lutterworth for Jen's birthday! Loved the journey as per, then we went to a steakhouse but I had fish and chips, then hung out in Jen's room for a bit before getting ready and having predrinks before going into Leicester. The actual night out wasn't great, we saw there had been a terror attack on London Bridge/in Borough Market which soured the mood obvs and it was a v Hippodrome type club which really isn't something I'd like any more!
This morning we just chilled and hung out and it was like being in the tent at Bestival but a much bigger more sanitary version, and Jen's lovely cat Oscar came and hung out with us, he's 18 and so soppy and I love him so much! It was well nice to see Jen again and I think she had a really good birthday which was what we wanted, and in the car on the way back me and Abi had a nice chat and yeah it was a v lovely weekend except the actual night out bit!
Posted at 11:38 am by ArghNotThePony
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Well I was very misguided in my last blog post, because last week was an utterly shite one :-)
I went to see Alma with Abi, we drank on the train on the way up and in a Tesco car park once we got there, and then more at the venue, and Alma was bloody amazing and kickass as fuck and I hate that word, but then we were both a bit too drunk and I cried and she puked lmao, but the actual gig was good!!
Went to see my grandad for his birthday which was nice, and had a curry with mum, and then on Friday we leafleted some schools and it was quite nice.
On Saturday, I saw my grandparents in the morning and then in the afternoon went to Abi's to eat pasta and get ready to go out, which we did to this rooftop bar in Brixton which was fun but kind of gentrified. It was good but not great until like 11 and after we dropped it was soooo much better, really good night!
We all went back to Abi's then on the Sunday morning we went for breakfast, then to Starbucks in Teddington, which was sweet and the kind of thing I wish we had more time to do now! I went home, hung out with my grandparents, went for a drive with mum and chilled in the evening.
Work on Monday was alright, didn't go on for too long, and then Monday evening I went up to Mile End for predrinks with Kathrine, Sofie, Emilie, Cecilie and some others, which was v fun - I wasn't going to go to Drapers but I ended up going for like 45 mins which was just enough and it was a v fun evening!
On Monday night there was a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester which was awful, and obviously campaigning has been suspended so I've been working from home. Yesterday I did a load of work then went out for a walk, and today I'm going to work in the garden and go to the cinema with Amy and Alice later to watch Guardians of the Galaxy which I'm looking forward to a lot!
Posted at 01:41 am by ArghNotThePony
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Ain't nobody praying for me
Well following from the last entry, LC! was amazing and Gareth made bare references to how shite the Tories are and it made me v v happy
The day after was my last day in Parliament, worked late to try and get through as much casework as we could and it was weirdly exhilarating! The next day we moved to 367 which was nice, nice to be around more people including Jack the organiser, who is pretty funny, and the day after we all went to the pub for his birthday and Rachel was at work too! She's been in three days so far and will be tomorrow, which I think might be the last one, designing our leaflets, and it's been sooooooo nice
It was also a year since Tabitha died which was shit but you know, you can only do so much.
That Friday ended with a pub trip with Rachel and Abi which was quite nice, just a standard pub trip, and on the Saturday I spent three hours leafleting for Rupa Huq with Carissa and then we went to Franco Manca for her birthday which was nice! On the Sunday I went to the gym, hung out with grandad on the golf course and then had dinner with nan and grandad. In the evening me and mum had some wine in the garden which was nice!
On Monday everyone was in the office, which was nice, and Stuart helped me get through some work which was really handy. There's a cat that keeps coming in, he's ginger and a bit nitty but I love him! Wednesday was good, Rachel was in again and we all questioned Ruth to get her ready for hustings, and she gave us some sass and it was v funny. The actual hustings went pretty well considering we weren't in a natural Labour area and everyone came along, and we went to the pub after to celebrate which was v v fun!
Thursday and Friday were really stressful days but on Thursday after work, me and Louisa went to Vodka Revs in Clapham for a couple of hours which was much-needed and very nice! Best pornstar martinis I've ever had (lol)
On Saturday this week we got a bloody car after a year of not having one which is sooooo nice! I hung out with my grandparents in the afternoon then in the evening, went to Brick Lane for a curry with Louisa, Kathrine, Mary, Rebecca, Nour and Ellie which was suuuuch a bloody nice curry and so much fun! It's one of the best meals we've ever gone for, and afterwards ended up in a pub in Liverpool Street watching the Eurovision results and it was v v v good and needed and made me want to move back up there so much!
Today I went to the gym and then hung out with grandad on the golf course for half an hour, had dinner at theirs and then went for a drive with mum which was well nice after so bloody long! That was sick and now I've done a bit of admin stuff and I actually don't feel bad, because I felt crap this morning. Hopefully this week will be a good one!
Posted at 09:00 am by ArghNotThePony