Wednesday, 21 July 2010


word of the holiday

So I've been back a few days from my holiday and have now recovered enough to write my first blog since my return! Ayia Napa or - 'Aiya Aiya Aiya fucking Napa' was THE best week of my life and I really did not want to go home. I barely slept all week, but it was so worth it.

The night life is insane, on the first night me and Fran walked up to the strip and we're just like :O when we saw what it was like. I hadn't really known what to expect to be honest, but now it's going to make going out in Derby town even more crap than it was before.

We spent the first few days at the beach which is actually amazing. It's the prettiest beach I've ever seen, with clear water which you can just walk out in for ages. I got stung by a jelly fish on the second day though ouch ouch ouch. Luckily didn't have to be weed on and the guy who sold the umbrellas and sun loungers at the beach had some cream. 

Met some awesome people who I won't forget whilst we were out there also. I even got hypothetically married on the last night so I'd say it was pretty eventful ha. It's always nice whilst it lasts but got to get back to reality at some point, although I do wish it had been later than I had to.

Most nights staying out until the sun rose and longer just appreciating the freedom. Went on a moped for the first time, which felt a lot safer than I thought it would and I loved it! Went to the water park one day, which was amazing! Tried new things and had some hilarious times. Me and Fran were so tired at the airport on the way back we were in hysterics about a wobbly table for so long, finally fell asleep after 35 hours of being awake Sunday night. 


Also, whatever was living in my walls before I went away has officially fucked off. Thank you very much.


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Firsts are usually better

Tonight I went to see Sex and the City 2 with Bethy and to be honest it wasn't amazing. Kind of lacked a story line and was mainly about marriage - me and Bethy have decided we're too mental for anyone to want to marry us anyway so we couldn't pick up many tips. The first Sex and the City was much better and usually the first of things are.

Anyway, whilst we're on first's I thought I'd share my first poem, well not my first ever poem because I've been writing since I was even diddier than I am now, but the first one I wrote 'seriously' so to speak. I used this poem for my Spoken English final which was described as a member of Sixth Form office as 'hippy' for using one of my own. I'll let you decide what you think but for me it's about dreams and fears. The title is a play on words from the title of a famous poem by Wilfred Owen which I studied in Year 12.

Happy Are Those Who Treasure Imagination.

Linguistic tounges litter the air
with rumours of a far off tale
these are the times where we choose not to care
flammable dreams, bound to fail 
the spirit within us which allows us to fly
wings that can't spread are cast aside
cotton, light clouds, a shimmering sky
tossing and turning, flung off the ride
it shatters, disperses breaking the ice
dream ridden haze, convulsing malice
ponies, zebras, dragons and mice
robbers with princes thieved from the palace 
shimmering stars mistaken for eyes
petals fall onto dewy meadows
ribbons round hearts create the ties
golden locks shaped on pillows
acknowledge love scarring the world
among frozen minds that linger on
scorned, adored, cherished and swirled
fluttering butterflies shall never be gone.

But sometimes firsts aren't always better. We can learn a lot from our 'first's' - like our first love, first fight, first best friend and in this case - first poem. I think I learnt from writing this how much you can express in such a personal manner through such few words and although it may not be life changing literature it is a tiny something which makes up who I am. Everyday is a learning experience, we learn from making mistakes and I know I'm not perfect. I'm trying to be the best I can and I guess that's all anyone can do. As for that moral goes - I also wouldn't bother going to see Sex and the City 2 unless you're not paying and is it just me or does Carrie get dressed horribly by wardrobe?


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Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Little Eaton Carnival.
The event of the village.

Since I moved to Little Eaton I have gone every year with friends. It's the biggest event that happens in the village and lasts all week - from the Crowning of the Carnival Queen to Wild, Wet and Wacky finishing with the actual Carnival with parade and band on the Saturday. It's a proper villagy event and I love it :) 

Every year I take pictures and it's funny comparing how stuff has changed. For example:

Me and the brother face 

Good old Martin on his stilts 

If you have a Carnival near you, it's always a fun thing to go to even if you think it's a bit sad. Me and Bethy did the 3 legged race this year, unfortunately didn't win, but we didn't come last! It's always amusing. If I'm in the area I'll try and come back every year. So if there are any Carnivals near you, just go! You might be surprised how fun they are, enter a balloon race, eat some good food, ride the carousel and Bethy even won a candy spray pop.

What a legend


Sunday, 4 July 2010

I'm in smile soil night

It feels like since exams have ended it's been so busy, but it feels weird to not actually have to be doing revision. If I'm just sat about watching scrubs I'm like hmm, I really should be revising right now OH YEAH no I don't. Wednesday night was really fun, didn't actually end up getting back to Bethy's until 5.15am when it was light, work was not fun the next day. It was such 'a funny', and we ended up telling everyone that some lesbians weren't invited to the wedding, Bethy started licking everyone, I loved Nad, we had to climb a mountain, said we were getting arrested - when we weren't, raved in a taxi cab and took pictures with plant pots. Definitely a sign of a good night out. 

Mr Hussain, the raving taxi man

Mr plant pot

Us conquering mountains

We did actually start out civilized. I think I need photographic evidence to prove it.

So yeah, exams are over and Summer begins which has so far mainly existed of work, chores, and lazing about with friends. AYIA NAPA a week today though, it has really creeped up on me but I am so incredibly excited!