Sunday, 2 December 2012

You Don't Need 7's To Have A Team In Frisbee...


I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, apparently uni life isn't that exciting sometimes...Plus I've had to do lab reports and actual degree stuff for some reason...

Yesterday, Frisbee training was brilliant. There may have only been 8 of us but that somehow made it such a laugh. First we did Hot Box, no drugs involved I swear, I believe it's a similar sort of thing to what you've done with the Mohawks. Basically, a tiny "End Zone" is set up, less than a metre squared in which points can only be scored. Surprisingly, it was challenging even with 3 vs 3 but it seemed to take into effect everything you would use in a normal game, especially finding space.
We then moved on to "The Drill from Hell" and this may sound simple, but it definitely deserves it's name. Three throwers with 2 discs would throw one at a time at a single player a few metres away giving a bit of challenge in each throw, be it to either side or above and below the player. The discs were thrown continuously for a minute and it almost killed me, especially since you have to concentrate on both throwing back each disc and where the next one is coming from.
After  a break we did stage one of Kung Fu Throwing. This is a very good exercise to work on throwing and accuracy, being paired up with the captain scared me a little because my accuracy is terrible and I have a terrible habit when throwing backhands that when trying to get rid of proves quite difficult and ends up in pathetic throws.
A small 4 vs 4 game was then set up which we somehow won with 11 points to 10 after conceding 7 points to our 1 at first... (During which I....well I don't really know how to say this but you'll understand...I had "Big D" at one point)

Anyway apparently our kitchen downstairs got trashed last night so I don't really know what I'm doing for dinner....Hungry Jimbo is a grumpy Jimbo....

Two weeks till Christmas break, I can't wait.




Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Three Month Thoughts

Dear Jimbo,

Long time no blog (you, not me!) just kidding, just kidding! Anyway, I wanted to update today and spread some of my 'three month thoughts' about long distance relationships where uni is involved.

Three Month Thoughts:

1. Technology makes it so easy these days- thank you Skype, whatsapp and Facebook.
2. But sometimes a good old letter (or postcard, like I sent you) is more thoughtful.
3. Photographs on Facebook can rouse thoughts of jealousy, sadness and make you miss your other half more- ignore them and communicate!
4. A railcard is a life saver when it comes to visiting.
5. Phone calls are essential- texts can become too clinical.
6. Both people in the relationship need to work hard at staying in touch.
7. Its hard, but not as hard as everyone makes out.
8. Don't listen to anyone else, its your relationship.
9. Understand that both parties have new lives, new friends and new interests- get to know these and let your other half get to know yours too.
10. Joint blogs are great ;)

If you'd like to blog any time soon Jimbo, we'll be waiting ;)

Missing you,

Amy x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Youtube Style (a Gangnam Style parody)

Dear Readers,

When you get an opportunity to be a part of a hilarious youtube project involving 14 other awesome youtubers, tubing everything from beauty to vlogging, video games to comedy sketches, you don't turn that down.

Jon Lovell (LoveJonLovell on youtube) was the brains behind the project and after many emails, dropbox sharing and filming, the video, our little baby, came together.

What is it you ask? Well, its a Gangnam Style parody video, of course! Its called 'Youtube Style' and its hilarious, well constructed and features some awesome people.

Watch it, like it and give it a share. I promise you won't regret it.

Click here to tweet about the video (a nice pre-constructed tweet for you!) and I'll be sure to retweet everyone that does!

Thank you

Amy x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bonfires and My New Best Friend

Dear Jimbo,

I had always heard stories about Lewes' Bonfire Night celebrations. They are the biggest in the UK and every year attract thousands of people. I'd also heard the bad side of them, nighttime, fire and wild processions can sometimes lead to wild crowds and I noticed this year the event was highly policed, with riot vans on standby and all the windows of the shops boarded up! However, it went smoothly and everyone of all ages enjoyed the event.
 It starts with the Lewes bonfire societies each leading a procession, with their effigy they are going to burn, carrying flaming torches, dragging barrells of fire and throwing fire crackers. I couldn't believe the ages of the people in the wild, noisy processions- some of them were in prams and some in wheelchairs! it was so cool to see everyone of all ages enjoy themselves. Most of the societies dress up. This year there were pirates, tudors and devils!
 I'd never seen so much fire being carried round- it literally lit up the night and warmed the streets. 

 The societies also tote several buring crosses as a symbolism of their towns martyrs who died for their religion around the same time as Guy Fawkes attempt on parliament. 
 After the procession there are bonfires (sooooo huge!) and fireworks galore (and of course food stalls selly chips!)

 Above is me being warmed by the biggest bonfire I've ever seen in my life.

 After a night of excitement, we all headed home, sad to leave behind Lewes but I can't say I won't miss the smell of smoke. There was so much of it and crazy amounts of foggy clouds following the procession.

But as I walked up to my front door, I came face to face with a HUGE badger. Both badger and I froze. I was scared because a) he was huge and b) I have heard stories of vicious badgers attacking people. However  after 30 secs of staring at each other, the tubby little lad went back to his business and I was able to snap a few snaps of him. I got about 50cm away from him at one point and he didn't even mind! Craziness. I may have to go looking for him again tonight. I think we could be friends, me and this badger, hes going to be my photography model.

LOOK at him! So cute!

Missing you,

Amy x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Liebster Award

Dear Readers,

The lovely Devon from Devon Elizabeth tagged Jimbo and I for the 'Liebster Award.' So firstly, Thank you Devon! We are each going to answer the questions and give 11 facts about ourselves individually so you can hear both our opinions/facts and then tag some more people! 

The Liebster Award: A fun way for blogs with 200 or less followers to spread to word about other smaller blogs, helping them to gain more readers and followers. Upon receiving the award, post 11 random facts about yourself, and answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you. Nominate up to 11 blogs of your choice (making sure to tell them that you nominated them!) and have them answer 11 questions of your own. You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you.


11 Random Facts
1. I can whistle through my nose.
2. I can do the worm and I like to crack it out as a dance move when intoxicated.
3. I drink more tea than is healthy.
4. I live in an imaginary world in my head and when I return to reality it hits me like a train on a track
5. Sometimes I don't feel like I belong in this era. I'd be much more suited to the 1920s or the 1880s.
6. I like gore.
7. I like cats more than is sane.
8. Nothing angers me more than animal abuse.
9. I like M&Ms. In this order: Crispy, Peanut and then Chocolate. If you please.
10. I had a third nipple, it was removed.
11. I have no common sense.

Question Answers:
1.What personal achievement are you most proud of yourself for? 
I would have to say either getting into university or surviving my first 3 years of high school.
2.Where is the most enchanting place you have ever traveled to? 

I have two answers, everyone who knows me knows Paris is my favourite place on the planet, But I've never felt more serene than I did when I was relaxing on a sand dune in Cornwall, in the blazing sun.
3.How would you describe your attitude towards fashion trends? 

I follow them, but don't always get inolved with them personally.
4.Do you read much? If no, why not? If yes, what do you like to read most? 

Yes, I always, always have a book on the go. I read anything from fiction to classics to short stories. I'm a book nerd.
5.How do your lifetime goals now differ from when you were younger? 

When I was younger I was an avid horse rider. I used to enter competitions and it was my goal to become a jokey. Now, as a rule, I disagree with the horse races as a sport based on how the race horses are treated. Oh and I'm not sure what I want to 'be' when I 'grow up.'
6.Who, or what, has had the most significant effect on your life so far?

Probably either my Mum or Jimbo (co writer and boyfriend!) as they both helped me through tough times and I wouldn't be as independant as I am now without them.
7.What is your favourite thing to do when you have some free time? 

Blog, read blogs or read books. I also enjoy cheesy american tv series (I'm looking at you Pretty Little Liars, The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries!)
8.Are you confident, or do you tend to hide behind others? 

There was a time when I would have chosen the latter, but I'm definitely coming out of my shell. I wouldn't say 'confident' yet, though.
9.What item of make-up is absolutely essential to your daily routine? 

Lipbalm! I constantly have lipbalm on, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
10.Is there any event or occasion coming up that you cannot wait for? 

This coming Thursday I'm seeing my family and I can't wait.
11.Is there anything in the near future that you are absolutely dreading? 

I'm having my tonsils out in December, really close to Christmas. Its bitter sweet because I desperately need them out, but its still a scary operation!


11 Random Facts

1. I study Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Kent
2. I am on the Kent Ultimate Frisbee team
3. I seem to like video games way too much…
4. I don’t like spending money, but when I do it’s usually way over what I planned to spend…damn River Island…
5. I do a lot of Origami…especially when I’m supposed to be listening to something in class
6. I have an unhealthy obsession with pirates…and stars…and bread.
7. I too like cats way too much…so much so I actually really like to be scratched behind the ear…
8. How I would love some sort of Mustang in the future, be in a 1969 model or a new Shelby, I want one.
9. I ask “Why?” way too much for a Physicist…
10. I try to imagine myself and Jamie Oliver when I’m in the kitchen…
11. People with absolutely no common sense really get on my nerves…Ironically

Question Answers:

1. What personal achievement are you most proud of yourself for?
I’m not really sure, not a huge achiever to be honest. I more like to live in the moment and not set too many goals. I’m proud of getting into Kent, joining the Frisbee Team and stuff like that.
2. Where is the most enchanting place you have ever travelled to?
Probably anywhere I went skiing…at sunset. 
3. How would you describe your attitude towards fashion trends?
I try to stay away from anything too mainstream, try to have my own style of “pirate” but modern day…weird I know.
4. Do you read much? If no, why not? If yes, what do you like to read most?
I used to read most nights, but I’ve been lazy since Uni or too tired/drunk. Currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire and enjoying the series a lot.
5. How do your lifetime goals now differ from when you were younger?
I don’t really know what my lifetime goals were when I was younger. Getting into University was one goal but as I said earlier I’m more of a “now” person…
6. Who, or what, has had the most significant effect on your life so far?
My friends and girlfriend. Without them I doubt I’d be the person I am today, probably be overweight and sat at home never going out.
7. What is your favourite thing to do when you have some free time?
Depends on the mood really. I sometimes just want to play video games on my own, sometimes with friends, but with Frisbee now in my life I do like a good chuck about or going to training.
8. Are you confident, or do you tend to hide behind others?
Before University I was very shy, hid behind my close friends and found it hard to make new ones. But since I’ve started at Kent I feel slightly more confident and outgoing.
9. What item of make-up is absolutely essential to your daily routine?
I’m going to say hair straighteners as make-up doesn’t totally apply to me…
10. Is there any event or occasion coming up that you cannot wait for?
Christmas. Proper food and being home for a month with mates, what could be better? Before that though I do have a laid back Frisbee tournament where we dress up (hopefully as pirates) and play.
11. Is there anything in the near future that you are absolutely dreading?
Any sort of major work or exam. “Why’d you go to Uni then Jimbo?!” Good question…

Our Questions For Our Nominees:
1. Who or what encouraged you to start a blog?
2. What are your ambitions for the future?
3. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
4. Recommend me a book, film, song or tv series you are loving at the moment!
5. Whats one item currently on your wishlist?
6. What is one quality you wish you had?
7. What is the last thing you think about before you sleep?
8. What is the first thing you think about when you wake up?
9. Favourite treat?
10. What picks you up when you feel down?
11. Did you enjoy these questions?

We Nominate:

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Whiskey and Astrotography

Dear Amy

So I've discovered something in the past two weeks. I am heavily susceptible to whiskey...I don't know why but it just has a bad effect on me (such as forgetting two/three hours of your life)...but hey, that's not going to stop me drinking it.

Tonight, Canterbury surprisingly had clear skies so having waited a few weeks for this, I grabbed my tripod and camera to try my hand at Astrotography (which is totally a word even if there is a funny red line under it...). I'm happy with one or two photos but the stars weren't very giving even at 1am but I made the most of it for my first shot at it (see what I did there....?)

Bare in mind these are unedited and my first ever try at photos of stars, and undoubtedly Blogger is going to make them look all low-res. Also a 30 second limit on open shutter time is way too short for anything fancy and it was freeeeezing!

I tried getting some constellations like Orion or Cassiopeia but they were really awkward to get what with light pollution and buildings (Orion was behind the building in the bottom photo).

Looking forward to seeing you at Hammertime, hopefully there will be a team of Pirates....




Where Did October Go?

Dear Jimbo,

Where did October go? Seriously? Its only a few days ago we were nervously refreshing UCAS to see if we'd got into uni, wasn't it?!

In other news, Brighton has decided to stop being Autumn, and get into Winter. Its SO cold. I had to borrow a friends scarf to walk to the bus stop because I was too cold to walk 40m home to get my own. But it was SO SO COLD. I'm definitely a Summer baby, dreaming of Summer 2k13 y'all!

The students are out in full force tonight, what with it being Saturday before Halloween. I've been ignoring the door bell all night due to the ridiculous amount of drunken knock down Ginger games being played. Leave me to my essays, you people with time to have fun!

Next week should be good though, as of tomorrow I have a frisbee tourno, seeing my Gran, seeing my parents, seeing my friend play in a band at our local 'super' club 'Coalition' and apparently attending a Halloween party! Noice.

What are you up to? Update me here!

Missing you,

Amy x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

It's Going To Be A Long Year...


I was actually looking forward to today's lectures. I was starting my Astrophysics module today and you know how much I like stars and everything to do with them....Yeah, well to be honest I was quite disappointed with the two hours of "astrophysics" I had in the lecture theatres...
I don't want to sound racist so I'll be brief. My lecturer is foreign. Now I don't mind a foreign lecturer (I think my maths one is German or something) but if I can't understand nine out of ten words she says then I don't see why I should be being taught one of my favourite subjects by her.... I'm not being racist and my class mates agree, I can not learn new, complicated space stuff from someone who puts "ah" on the end of every word and literally changes vowels around in their words (for example "ahquosian" for "equation")...
This year is going to be a long one....

Sorry for having a rant, just wanted to get it off my chest. In other news, MORE FRISBEE TOMORROW, and Thursday and the weekend where I get to see you (and maybe whoop Sussex in the process...kidding, fat chance right? Plus it's indoors...)

Anyway, see you soon.




Monday, 15 October 2012


Dear Jimbo,

Sometimes I love it here

Sometimes it stresses me out

Sometimes I think it might be home

Sometimes I miss real home

Sometimes I have too much work

Sometimes I make mistakes

Sometimes I make good decisions

Sometimes I feel grown up

Sometimes I get really drunk

Sometimes I act a little bit immature

Sometimes I spend money when I shouldn't do

Sometimes I don't want to be independent

Sometimes I do

But I always look forward to seeing you next.

Love Amy x

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Discovering Memes

Dear Jimbo,

A pretty irrelevant post here, but I just discovered a University of Sussex Memes Page on Facebook. They are so relevant and funny I have to share them seeings as I have nothing to report other than: Spoke Italian, did some Philosophical thinking and went to the gym....

For some reason although our lectures are timetabled for an hour, we always end up leaving at ten to...
The Co-Op on campus is notorious for raising its prices by about 50p per item and at least £2 per alcoholic beverage in comparison to every other Co Op, everywhere. Its so expensive it makes me want to cry.
The above is me, everyday. We have a bike lane running through out campus and I always walk in it to avoid  the throngs of students who walk.... So...... Slowly.... And.... Seem..... To...... Have..... All..... The..... Time..... In.... The..... World.....
So I went on the Ski Social, regardless of the fact I'm not a member of Sussex Snow. I'm now the proud owner of a Sussex Snow T shirt, two Sussex Snow condoms and three Sussex Snow stickers. I've also been invited to the Big Band social tomorrow night. Whether I go or not depends on how guilty I feel at gate crashing another social I don't actually belong too....

I hope you enjoyed this short, sweet post.

Missing you,

Amy x

I Feel Broken...

Dear Amy

I'm sorry I haven't written in a while, still busy getting into routine and stuff but I'll try write more often when it's all settled...

Don't worry too much about the title of this post, I'll get to that but in the mean time I'm fine....sort of. So my parents popped over this weekend and took me out for lunch, it was so good to have a proper meaty meal for once, and having a hot chocolate fudge brownie just polished me off for the day....but you know me, I got hungry a couple hours after of course...
Otherwise it was a quiet weekend, one flatmate went to London for a few days for his birthday, and the rest of us avoided spending a lot of money for one. I know, amazing right? We just "borrowed" kitchens and cooked "our food" because why not...?

Then Monday evening came...I went to my first session of Parkour (Free-running) and the drills at the start and end of the 2 hour session just destroyed me. After three days of Ultimate Frisbee, more running wasn't really on my to-do list...but it was still a laugh. I learned to vault and kind of roll...and almost, almost did a back flip...soon.

Anyway enough pain, I am now to proud owner of a Kent University Ultimate Frisbee Kit! I feel so pro...

They only had the number 46 in my size left which is slightly annoying, I wanted a more fancy number but hey...I am actually wearing the shorts as I type, they're surprisingly comfy.

Speaking of Frisbee, I think there is an Indoor tournament coming up for Freshers on the 20th called SICKO, it's based in Sussex so I may see you there? (Just be warned the KO stands for Kent Owns obviously...)

I'm going to go attempt cook dinner in my pathetic microwave...oh first world problems...




Thursday, 4 October 2012

Pictures and Postcards

Dear Jimbo,

Since I left Kent after our visit on Sunday a multitude of things have happened. I had a nightmare journey, received my first assessment, had Steph round to stay and watched The Perks Of Being a Wallflower.

Perhaps I should back up a bit, so I left yours and got the train to Ashford, where, I was told 'all trains to Brighton cancelled.' From Ashford I had to wait an hour to get a replacement coach to Hastings, all would have been well, however the replacement bus service BROKE DOWN. Yes, really. The electrics had failed, trapping 30 annoyed and tired people in one bus. Chaos, just about, covers it. Regardless, I remained composed. 15ish minutes later we were back on the road, in a very jerking 'I'm about to explode' manner. This new mode of forward jerking transport rendered me retching into an empty plastic bag. Dignity? Where are you?! 

To top off this start to the week, I received my first assessment. Excuse me whilst I rock in the corner. Its in for Monday and I have to say copious amounts of reading and library visits aren't getting me as far into the essay as I would have liked. Stress levels: DANGER.

To ease the stress, Steph came to visit. It was a fabulous two days (ish) and we went clubbing and danced the night away, saw The Perks of Being A Wallflower and went to a student lock in. More on that here. 

Back to the big news: THE PERKS. As we both know, I'm in love with the book and have been for years. I was waiting for the film to come out since I heard about it pre-production (fan girl alert!) and let me tell you, it wasn't disappointing. As Steph pointed out- I cried throughout the last half of the film, continually (that is at least 50 minutes of crying, noisily, wetly) in fact, I cried so much I couldn't even eat my Peanut M&Ms! Shock horror. Basically you need to see it. Preferably with me, because I need to see it again.

To end this post, I thought I would let you know you have a Brighton postcard winging its way to Kent!

I love you always,

Amy x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Shopping on a Student Budget

Dear Jimbo,

I have to admit, my accomodation hasn't had a single fire alarm yet, nor have I felt the effects of Freshers Week by catching the dreaded 'Freshers Flu' or let a student budget stop me from drinking a ton of tea and buying... well... maybe some vintage clothes and some bits to spruce the place up! Don't judge me!

Since I last posted I've been shopping in Brighton, attended a ton of lectures, wished it was still Freshers, been clubbing, played absurd drinking games and planned to go out a whole lot more. I must admit my lifestyle is very weird at the moment. In terms of food I'm eating normally up until lunchtime when I need a cooked meal to recover from lectures. I'll then snack whilst doing any work I need to do and then at dinner time, have another cooked meal (yes really). Then I get lazy, drunk and stagger in during the early hours of the morning and spend the next half an hour eating biscuits dipped in peanut butter (if you take anything from this post, please take that), sometimes even going back for oven chips or a fish finger sandwich.....

To balance out the amount of alcohol and food I'm consuming, I'm also doing a load of exercise. I've never felt so fit whilst living such an unhealthy lifestyle!! I've done a Nike course in fitness which is like a bootcamp. So. Flipping. Draining. Yoga and of course using the gym at least 4 times a week. Be impressed! I actually managed some chin ups on my flatmates chin up bar the other day, which, you know, is no easy feat!

In other news, Matt Horne, who plays Gavin in Gavin and Stacey is Dj-ing (yeah, I know) at a club in Brighton tomorrow so I'm having a tequila night and then going to see him. This will end badly.... 

I can't wait to see you on Saturday!

Amy x


Evening Amy,

Early start today, and not because of lectures.... We have to have a fire alarm test every Wednesday at 8.45am for the next year, fantastic. But otherwise it was a good day consisting of one lecture (I knew everything the lecturer was saying so I kinda fell asleep...oops) and Frisbee.

The taster session for Ultimate Frisbee was a laugh, I got to practice with the President of the Team and learn some new stuff before a small, indoor sized proper game, in which I scored a very fancy goal, don't mean to brag....I'm joking, I just caught the Frisbee....
The evening also started early, but meeting some team members was kinda inspiring and "Earning My Stripes" was good. Basically, to earn a Stripe, you had to challenge a current member of the team to either down a pint, or some other game. The famous game was the "Three Pint Challenge" where you fill a flipped over Frisbee with three pints and drink it all through a straw. After seeing the first guy attempt it and nearly throw everything back up, I decided to stay away from that particular game...

Oh and when I got back, the fire alarm went off...yes, two alarms in one day. Some drunkard must have tripped the alarm but I felt really bad for the friend in my corridor who was showering at the time of the alarm. She had to walk outside in the cold with wet hair and a towel the poor thing. Eventually we were allowed back inside after considering walking over to our friends in another accommodation building.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing you this weekend, hope your train ride is alright.



P.S. As a corridor, we have fallen into the habbit of buying cheap, almost out of date bread, so please don't expect any of my fancy cooking when you're over...being a student is so...luxurious isn't a word I'd use...



Monday, 24 September 2012

Homely Accents

Dear Jimbo,

Its funny because the more I feel at home here, the further away I feel from you, our friends and my family. This isn't a bad thing, but I do miss you all a lot. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing you this coming weekend! Having always shared our friendship group, I'm keen to meet the people you've bonded with in Kent as I'm sure they are all lovely. (Heres to hoping they like me too...)

Today I thought I'd talk about the things which have helped me settle in, this first week, starting with the campus. Sussex campus is the only place in the world that can still look pretty and happy when chucking it down with rain. (I got soaked going to my lecture this morning- hello drowned rat!)
 The house plant you gave me is doing well (see above), it lives on my window sill and looking after it has definitely helped me settle in. Is that a strange notion?
 My post cards and wall decor has helped, too. Cards of my icon: Audrey Hepburn, the ultimate independent lady: Wonder Woman and other vintage motifs have helped me feel strong. I also wake up every morning to my wall of photographs of all my loved ones. That definitely helped me settle in.
I've also drunk a copious amount of tea, and thus consumed more milk and biscuits than I care to remember (Its a good job I've been going to the gym regularly!) Tea has helped wake me up for early lectures, keep me calm when I'm stressing and genuinely help the settling in process. I stand by the phrase: tea can solve pretty much anything. 

Well I must dash as I've a lecture in 30 minutes- I'm in love with Philosophy- I can't wait to get your take on some of the ideas when I see you on Saturday. Speaking of, maybe we could to a joint post on Saturday? Awwh cute!

All my love, Amy x

Friday, 21 September 2012

...But it doesn't

Dear Jimbo,

I get a little excited feeling when you write, paha. Lame girlfriend. I thought I would write in response to your blog post 'Being a Student has its perks' as well as telling you about last night and today.

Lets start off the 'perks' thing. Not going to lie, being a student has made me poor and being poor has had me stingy. Example: today I had an interview (totally got the job!), followed by two hard core lectures (more on these later!) and this, its fair to say that hungover, tired Amy had become some kind of hardcore mess. I needed a bath. It was the only thing that was going to fix the alcohol and sleep deprived state I was in. However, I had forgotten bubble bath. Woe is me. Being a stingy student (as a fore mentioned) I didn't want to pay for a bubble bath, but I also find baths minus bubbles a bit exposing.

However, I got my student brain in gear and decided to use washing up liquid, Sainsbury's finest, in a lemon variety. Its safe to say I enjoyed a very bubble (really, really bubbly) bath and left it smelling lemony fresh. My flat mates find this quite funny, but I'm already planning on buying a different scent next time I need washing up liquid. Variety is the spice of life....

Anyway, perhaps I should tell you about last night and explain why I needed this bath in the first place. It as pier party night. The night where Sussex Freshers invade Brightons Pier, rife with alcohol and armed with a free ride token and side show. Unfortunately, before even arriving at the pier, I lost a rather classy drinking game called 'blow me.' Yes, really. Where a group of people sit around a glass with a pack of cards balanced on top. Each person takes it in turns to blow as few cards off the pile and the person how has the misfortune to blow the last card off, has to drink whatever was in the glass beneath. That person was me, and that glass was a wine glass of vodka. Straight vodka.

Regardless, I kept all the vodka in my belly and went on two of the fast rides on the pier. Vomiting avoided (and death, which I was convinced at the time was an entirely real possibility) I was unable to stop the impending hangover I endured this morning. It was deserved.

My lectures were really interesting, mind you. I'm going to leave you with this little problem we tried to solve today:

'If Pinocchio says 'my nose is going to grow now' then he is lying because he couldn't possibly grow his nose unless he lied. This makes this a lie and subsequently, his nose will grow. However, because his nose grew when he lied, then he must be telling the truth because his nose did grow.'

Are you confused?

I love you,
Amy x

Being A Student Has It's Perks


Guess what? Your boyfriend is going to be the next Kiteboarding/Archery/some other sport I signed up to, Olympic Champion....I'm joking obviously I don't have time to train but I have signed up to those sports, along with Ultimate Frisbee of course.

So today was the Sports Fair and after being shouted at by a lot of people to sign up, I ended up caving and joining a few. I was tempted by rowing but I'd prefer Frisbee as I have no idea how I'm going to handle my time around lectures anyway.
Tonight I'm going to a bar to meet with the Frisbee team and other Frisbee-ers (yes that's a word now) and I'm going on my wish me luck, you know I don't really do being on my own with new people.

Oh yeah last night I got a free Nando's! Last night, I was still hungry after my meal so I was happily finishing off my room mates food (with their permission of course) and the waiter came up to us saying we had ordered a plate more. After getting the manager and asking the whole restaurant and no one claiming the food I said "If it's going I'll take it", he willingly passed the plate over to me and even refilled my drink! We felt we had to tip heavily before we left for one of the most amazing places I've ever been. It was basically a restaurant for beer! You may have seen the photo of the "Beer Bible". Basically over twenty pages of beers. There were so many beers for reasonable prices at quite strong content (I saw one for 13%). We then went home to play poker into the early hours of the morning.

Thank you for tagging my posts, I actually don't really know how to and I don't want to break anything...




Thursday, 20 September 2012

Lectures and a Party on The Pier

Dear Jimbo,

In response to your post- totally understand the book issue! I'm having to keep track of e books and e journals online as well as a crazy amount of back breaking books. I'm planning on selling them to next years freshers and making myself a small fortune *wink face.*

I had my first lecture this morning which was incredibly interesting, although, guess what- WE HAD TO TALK ABOUT MATHS. I was certain I had picked one the least mathematical and logical subjects and there I am in my first lecture talking equations. I cry. But I enjoyed it a lot. Part of my course is spending a few hours a week 'sitting and thinking.' This can be mulling over lectures or just thinking about the wider world. Kind of like a real Philosopher! Thinking about the latest MAC collection and what I'm going to wear to tonight's party totally counts as thinking about the wider world, right?

Speaking of tonight- its the Pier Party. Three of my favourite things (dancing, roller coasters and food) all rolled into one awesome event. Imagine me tonight with a cider in one hand a pier doughnut in the other queuing for my favourite ride on the The Pier 'The Waltzer' and you have a pretty accurate image of me tonight!

I had to include this photo of (L-R) Louisa, me and Ben on the Waltzer! Summer 2010 baby!

I hope you had a good day and have lots of partying or at least drinking planned for tonight. If not, I found myself rather enjoying a night in with youtube and tea last night. Old before my time, me!

Missing you more,

Amy x

Poker, Parkour, and Pirates

Dear Amy

This week has been mad. As you know making friends is not my thing, but I've been lucky enough to have landed some brilliant room mates, one of whom is an ex-bartender and he's brilliant. He made us Amaretto sours last night, you would have liked them.

Today I signed up for some societies and got a slice of free pizza... I don't know how Domino's are affording it all cause there have been hundreds of students lining up for the stuff...
As you can probably guess by the title I signed up for Poker, Parkour (yay for broken bones!), and Pirate societies,  I have yet to find the gaming society and I will join the Ultimate Frisbee team tomorrow.

I also popped in to the book store to start looking for course books, and oh dear they are expensive first hand...and HUGE, imagine Clash Of Kings, but A4 size. I have to get a few of those, and you know I don't read fast.

Hope you're having a good week, I see you're going on some tour of Brighton or something of the sort today so enjoy.

Missing you



Wednesday, 19 September 2012

What My First Few Days at Uni Have Taught Me

Dear Jimbo, moving to Sussex has taught me a few things about myself, I previously didn't know:
On the fly by Irene Suchocki
1) Seagulls terrify me, especially when they swoop in on your over priced sandwich from the delicious deli on campus. Off my prawn, avocado and sweet chili sandwich you fiends! 

2) I'm actually a lot more independent that I thought. Despite a few hiccups (leaving a poached egg cooking on a hob whilst I went out partying and having to ring my (more reliable) flat mate in a panic to rescue our kitchen!) I've managed to be up on time, everyday, eat regular meals and not miss any of the information or events I've been bombarded with over the passed few days.

3) I love having a sink in my bedroom. A sink can be used for a multitude of things. Late night alcohol vomiting (only once), washing my gym clothes (after cleaning the sink!!), brushing my teeth without having to walk around in my underwear in the morning, washing my hair when I'm too lazy to shower and washing my feet after a night out and walking home bare foot has left me slightly grubby under foot.

4) I can go out at night, get drunk, get upset, bus home in the rain and still get up at 7.15 the following morning and make a nice breakfast and get to a lecture.

I love you always, Amy x

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Dear Jimbo,

I've set up this blog as a place for us to write down our uni experiences. Document everything here. The good, the bad and the down right drunken, for I, and the rest of the internet want to know it all. 

I too, will be revealing my embarrassing stories, emotions and goings on in the contents of these posts, writing them in a letter format to keep it personal. I'm pledging here on the internet (thats about as serious as a pinky promise, so no going back now!) to document everything. Maybe in three years time we can look back over these posts and laugh at our initial nerves, drunken misdemeanors and moments of 'oh my god I have no money!'

I don't want to miss a thing, and I'm sure the internet doesn't either.

I love you forever,
Amy x

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