Yearly archives: 2001

I got completely and utterly lost today whilst driving along, and ended up in Oxford. I wish I’d been able to stay longer, but could only get an hour in because the traffic fascists (sorry, wardens), were out in force.

Then I went to check out a model village I’ve been seeing the sign for all summer on my many trips up and down the M40, only to find that it’s shut for the winter.

Ah well, bugger it all, I’m back off up North next week.

Ah, Manchester, so much to answer for.

In, roughly, chronological order- Went up to Manchester to ‘work’ (well, I did two hours worth, and I discovered my ex-boss hates me- which makes me happy) with a lift from John. It’s his last fortnight at work, so we lined up many beers in Rain. Lots of beer was consumed. I lost at arm wrestling to a girl who was all of five feet tall and off her head on caffeine, then tried to swap tops with her (I was drunk enough to think I’d get away with it too!)

More beer, a boogie in Springbok (didn’t I go into one of those in Cardiff? Or was that the Kangaroo? or the Sloth? I’m losing track of all the theme bars!) This bit is all a little fuzzy, I’ll have to wait until I develop the photos.

The evening was rounded off with disgusting greasy chicken on St. Peter’s Square and a ‘King of the World’ moment on the pebble.

And then there was Saturday, spent in that wierd netherworld of the heavy duty hangover, wandering around the city centre and then having random renditions of ‘Jerusalem’ sung at me in the pub. But that’s another story.

I haven’t had much to say for the last few days. I’ve been looking at accomodation in Manchester, as I’m getting more determined to move North again.

Found this interesting site on American Civil War history. It is the stuff of movies, but you can bet they’d edit out the killings.

I’ve dumped RealPlayer and reinstalled MusicMatch, WinAmp and Sonique. Somewhere in amongst all of that I have to find a media player that won’t crash my system.