Wednesday, 21 November 2012

We saw all of Billy Talent!

On Monday night me and my good friend Josh headed to Bristol to see Billy Talent, I saw them when I was 15 so the night was bringing back some good memories. I was ill over the weekend so unfortunately I didn't have quite as much energy as I would have liked but as soon as they started to play my energy came back!

Square head rocking out

I liked the set list as it mixed up all four albums, I'm not so familiar with the newer material but the old stuff never gets boring! The gig generally had a good atmosphere with both young and older fans in the crowd, I didn't manage to brave the mosh pit due to the fact that it was full of testosterone filled boys (I think they would have pushed me straight to the floor!).
Bad quality photo -
Lead singer

I would recommend anyone to go see this band if you like rock/emo/punk/screamo music they newer material may sound more mainstream but it's pretty catchy. The band put on a good show, getting the crowd involved which I find is always a good way to keep and entertain the fans, telling jokes a little bit of Billy Talent trivia. I'll leave you with the set list and a joke told by Billy Talent on the night.

Josher and I

 Set list:
  1. Lonely Road to Absolution
  2. Viking Death March
  3. Devil in a Midnight Mass
  4. This Suffering
  5. Line & Sinker
  6. Love Was Still Around
  7. Rusted From the Rain
  8. Saint Veronika
  9. Surrender
  10. Runnin' Across the Tracks
  11. Diamond on a Landmine
  12. Man Alive!
  13. Cure for the Enemy
  14. This Is How It Goes
  15. Try Honesty
  16. Devil on My Shoulder
  1. Fallen Leaves
  2. Surprise Surprise
  3. Red Flag
Billy Talent Joke:
There was once a bear and a rabbit in the woods and the bear was taking a shit. The bear turns to the rabbit and says do you mind when you get shit on your fur? The rabbit replies, no, so the bear picked up the rabbit and wiped his ass with him.
Probably the best picture of the night
Hope you've enjoyed my blog, here's a little bit of music to give you a taste of Billy Talent.

Fallen Leaves 2007


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

We make all the pumpkin soup!

Soups always a lovely meal when it's cold outside and the evenings are dark and long. Tonight I had a go at pumpkin soup and it was really yummy, so I thought I'd share my recipe with you all.
I hope you have a go and enjoy this tasty winter warmer, it's so easy to make a monkey could make it, a one pot wonder.

Pumpkin soup

Yummy warming soup

1 Small pumpkin (if you're unable to get a pumpkin, butternut squash will do just as well)
1 Large onion
1 Large potato
2 Garlic cloves
3 Carrots
Chicken stock, enough to cover your vegetable (vegetable stock is also fine)
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 Teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for frying

  1. Chop up all of your vegetables.
  2. Lightly fry your onion, garlic and carrots in the oil.
  3. Put the pumpkin, potato, and chicken stock into the pan and stir.
  4. Add your spices and seasonings, bring to the boil and the allow to simmer until vegetables are soft, so that you can mash them.
  5. Blend your soup into a smooth mixture; if you feel your soup is too thick add some water to thin it out. Taste, and amend seasonings to suit your taste.
  6. Serve with fresh bread and enjoy.
I know this recipe sounds slightly laid back but that's the way soup should be. If you wanted to add other vegetables into your pot then go head, alternatively you can put a sweet potato in instead of a white potato. There are no rules with this recipe, if you want more spice add a chilli or add cream for a more subtle taste, I'll leave it up to you guys but my soup was just right.


On Halloween weekend Anthony, my friend Kirsty and I headed to Bristol to dress up and dance the night away. I was a little bit late organising my costume so a make shift zombie number did me well. I made mine and Anthony's t-shirts last minute so we had something spooky to wear on the night with fake blood and red and black hair spray. In the end I think they looked pretty good if I do say so myself.
I love Halloween in my opinion I think it's one of the best nights of the year to go out in town. It's cold, gloomy and everyone has an excuse to dress up without looking silly.
Here are a few of my favourite pictures from the night...

Scary Anthony
Nom nom nom, human flesh
Super woman!
Super woman can't fight off all evil :P
I hope you've enjoyed my pictures as much as I enjoyed my Halloween night, but for now I'll leave the zombie wear until next Halloween.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The house hunt is over!

After over a year of living back at home with my parents I have finally found the most perfect house to move into! Admittedly it's a house share but this way I can continue to save money and perhaps by the time I'm thirty have my own place but that's a long way away and I don't want to plan quite that far ahead yet.

It's a lovely house, three storey, a lovely bathroom and shared living room and kitchen. When I walked in the door I had a feeling that it was somewhere I could call home. People who I spoke to about moving out said when I found somewhere I would know it was where I wanted to live. I always wondered how you knew, but I just did and I'm glad I made the decision to put the deposit down and I just can't wait to move in. My rooms amazing, I've got my own little sitting room and for the first time in my entire life a double bed!

Shopping for new things will be exciting I've got my eye on a few things already these are just a few...

Pretty cushions fro next that would fit in great on sofa or even my bed I haven't decided yet all I know is I'm going to own then soon.
Handy storage pyrex dishes
Along with having my own space, I'll have a shorter commute to work and be closer to my friends, the distance between Anthony and I, has been cut by ten minutes less in the car. I know this isn't a brilliant improvement but I mean we've done nearly two years of long distance so a little bit longer won't hurt.

I just can't wait to move in, my move in date is the 20th November so I'll keep you posted, I'll also keep you updated with any more cute buys for the big move.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Salmon fishing in the Yemen

One of the best films I have seen in ages! I really enjoyed it, a proper British delight, not surprising as it was produced by Channel 4 who very rarely creates a bad film.

I expected to be watching a film that was going to make me sob all night and use up a whole box of tissues; a proper romantic drama, not what I got at all. Don't get me wrong there is an element of romance throughout this film but it's subtle and doesn't necessary create the main story line. The characters are likable but slightly predictable but the subjects touched on are very much current and easy to relate to real life. The recession is mentioned throughout the film along with the war in Afghanistan, the treat of terrorists and religion.

This film has something for everyone, comedy, charm, romance, politics, drama, violence and a good story line and screen play. This really is a feel good film, another hit for Channel 4.

I'm going to cut this post short just purely because I'm not well but watching Salmon fishing in the Yemen definitely cheered me up.

Monday, 8 October 2012

We travel all around England!

I've just got back from a lovely week away in Somerset. I can assure you that it was a much needed break and I left just in time to come home as now the weather has turned sour. Rain storms and blustery winds, which I don't really mind because, I'm all cooped up in my room trying to forget I have to go back to work tomorrow after a blissful ten days off.

My last week at work was horrendously stressful and I think the only thing that got me through it was this holiday! I had end of year presentations to do, signing off of competency work books and of course handing in my notice for my new job! I get so nervous even at the thought of presenting my own work in front of a group of what seemed like judges but hey ho, it's done now, and after all it wasn't as bad as what I thought it would be. Overall good feedback and one less thing I have to worry about and I was off on holiday.

Somerset really is a beautiful part of the country, and made even better with your own private hot tub. On the day of arrival, the first thing Anthony and I did was jump in the hot tub. It really was a lovely treat, this then followed by a tasty pub meal and then back in to the hot tub before retiring to bed.

Many nights during our holiday spent relaxing in this beaut!
I'll just highlight a few of my favourite memories from our week away as I'm sure, you don't want to read me waffle on about every single detail of our holiday.

On our first trip out, we had planned to go to a little seaside town with a cliff railway, this plan was then ruined by police shutting the main road there and myself being far too lazy to get the road map out and find another way. We did go there eventually but not on this occasion. Instead we ended up at a farm, complete with cafe, shop and you guessed it all sorts of animals to look at and walk around the fields with. The best part about this day out was the fact there was a herd of alpacas. I think they're amazing, also it was free and you could enjoy the views of both the countryside and the sea. Wonderful day out and great start to the holiday.

Beautiful alpacas

Had to be done
My all time favourite moment of the holiday was of course, visiting the River Cottage Canteen, Anthony took me out for lunch and it was awesome!

My new favourite place ever!
I absolutely loved it. I loved the food, the layout, the fact everything was local, that it's also a deli and a cafe as well as a restaurant. I decided to go for a dish of Exmouth Mussels cooked in cider, a local cider called Sheppy's which we had earlier in the week visited the farm and museum. It was probably one of the best things I'd eaten all week, it also had raw leek in, which I'd never had before but really added a subtle taste to the dish. To accompany this I had chips and fresh bread, the chips really were the best I've ever tasted. They were crispy, but not greasy and really fluffy. Hugh Fearnley-Whittinstall beware, I will be returning to the River Cottage Canteen. Best day out ever, the Canteen was then followed by the seaside which I also loved. All in all a very lovely day out and one I will not be forgetting a in hurry.

I'll leave you with a few of my favourite pictures from our wonderful week in Somerset.

The Cliff Railway

Anthony in the Exmoor Hills

Sheppy's Cider apples
Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coast

The windy seaside of Sidmouth

Pretty historic Dunster
That concludes my blog of my well deserved, wonderful week's holiday in Somerset. I don't live far from Somerset so I will most definitely be planning a few day trips to enjoy some more of this beautiful county.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

We went to all the pubs!

Last weekend Anthony and I visited Manchester and whilst we were there we thought we'd give a boutique pub a shot, to say the least it very over the top with the decor. It had chandeliers, tall leopard print and zebra print chairs, and bling everywhere!
Looking slightly tired
 If I'm honest I think my expectations were a little high, we sat down and ordered some food, pretty bog standard menu, similar to a chain restaurant, average price, tables were tatty and I got the impression this pub was trying to be something more than what it was. It cost us over £10 for two drinks and being in the city I expected drinks to be a little more expensive than normal, but being cooped up in the forest for so long I think I've forgotten city prices.
We ordered some food and to my surprise they had gotten my order wrong and I got a mezze plate with hummus, olives and pitas. I didn't mind as I'd originally asked for just a few olives to nibble on. If I was going on a night out in Manchester I wouldn't mind starting at this joint, I imagine it to be pretty cool at night; you'd just have to remember to take plenty of cash!

All in all our day out in Manchester was lovely, I actually didn't want to get the train back to Anthony's I wanted to stay out and dance the night away. We did a little shopping and then just chilled out for the rest with coffee and a few drinks. When we've got a bit more spare time I'd like to spend it in Manchester, just for a change of scenery, and explore the city a bit more. Next week though we have all the time we want to explore Somerset and the West Country and we all know what that means! Real cider! Which up north is shocking for, I mean seriously, Strongbow and Bulmers is not proper cider, I'm going to show Anthony a proper pint as soon as we get to the West Country, he'll never want to drink Strongbow ever again hehe.

We make all the Moomin pies!

Tonight I thought I'd have another go at making Moomin onion pie, I made it during the winter and loved it! It's so simple to make, at first I thought it would just taste 'alright' I was so wrong. It's proper winter comfort food, really homely and warming. The pie has a really unusual pastry case using grated carrots, this makes it even better. It gives it more texture and adds flavour to the pastry but it's not over powering, plus the filling is amazing. They work really well together and if this is what they eat on a day to day basis in Finland, I'm there! You must give this a go, it's definitely in my 10 ten favourite meals. It's great for freezing and you can have it hot or cold to suit your mood, or even have for lunch the day after.

Well here it is so you can give it a try...

Moomin mouth-watering onion pie

What you'll need:
50g Butter or margarine
1-2 Carrots (finely grated)
50g Plain flour (I used wholemeal because I think it tastes better)
50g Rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
For the filling:
3 Large onions (cut into strips)
1 tbsp oil
100ml Cream
1 Egg (beaten)
120g Grated cheese (I used cheddar)
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 225 °C
  2. Mix the butter and the grated carrot; this is better when the butter has been left at room temperature to go soft. Add the flour, rolled oats, baking powder and the salt and mix this to a smooth paste.
  3. Roll the pasty out, and with your hands press into a quiche dish so it covers the bottom and the edges.
  4. Pre-cook the pastry case for 5-10minutes until it's firm.
  5. Meanwhile lightly fry the onions in the oil until the onions are soft and translucent and not brown.
  6. In a bowl mix together the cream, the egg, the cheese and seasonings then add the onions.
  7. Pour the onion mixture into the pastry case and bake in the oven for 10-15minutes or until the surface has browned at 200°C.
  8. ENJOY!
Really hope you give this a go, you won't regret it and once you do it once I can assure you'll be making it again!

Monday, 17 September 2012

We have all the wedding parties!

Last weekend Anthony and I, along with our friends went to celebrate the marriage of Eddy and Jessica. They got married in America (as Jess is American) earlier in the summer and finally Jess' visa was issued and she has now moved to the UK. As we couldn't be there on the day so, they organised a garden party to celebrate with Eddy's family and friends.

The theme of the night was red, white and blue for both nationalities flag (UK and USA). I think most people it was more of a coincidence with the colours they wore, but everyone looked lovely.

It was lovely evening, and it was great to see everyone for the first time in ages! Ed and Jess had a fantastic evening which is the main thing; Jess makes a fabulous cake too! Everyone ate, drank and was merry. Myself probably a little bit to merry, I apologised to Ed who said it just added to the entertainment of the night. Really do need some more nights like this, something about a wedding that puts everyone in such a good mood. I'll leave this one short and sweet, unfortunately because I'm terrible with a camera I got photos of everyone except the happy couple. I'll leave you with a few photos I did get; I'll try harder next time.

Me and Anthony

Josh and his new boyfriend

Thursday, 6 September 2012

We give all the things to charity!

I have had one huge sort out of all my clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery and random stuff I own ready to take into the charity shop. I've been taking small bags of unwanted/unneeded things in to the local charity shop all year and it got to the stage where I just needed to be brutal and just get rid of things I have no room for. I had clothes that hadn't been worn for years, bags that had never been used and just things that were just not useful and taking up unneccessary space I don't have.

This isn't even all of it!

In the end I had two stereos and two huge bags of things to take in, not a bad spring clean if I do say so myself and there's still more to go! We have household items that have been here for years, we have so much junk around this house it's actually unreal. At least good things have come out of this spring clean and sort out, I have more space and my donations have gone to charity; our local hospice. It's probably my favourite charity in my local area, I've visited the hospice and it's a lovely place, the service they provide is amazing and it makes such a difference to the service user's and their families who use it. Some people may imagine a hospice to be a depressing place, but I assure you it's the complete opposite and it relies on mostly on public funding, to keep them providing this amazing service. This includes donations and the money from the charity shop as government funding id scarce so I hope the items which I have taken in today will make a small difference to improve and maintain the hospice, I also spend a lot of money in there so hopefully my funds have been spent wisely.

That's my good deed for the day so now I afford to be a little bit naughty tomorrow at Eddy and Jessica's wedding party hehe.

Monday, 27 August 2012

We enjoyed all weekend!

This weekend has been lovely, one of the best I've had for ages. It was only a quiet one, just Anthony and I and a few visits to various places around the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire, relaxing in the evening and of course watching some of the live sets from Reading and Leeds festival.

We had an extra long weekend due to the bank holiday and work kindly giving me Friday off this week which was lovely, Anthony also managed to rack some flexi-time so he to could have Friday off. It's quite rare we get to spend this much time together so when we can, we really try and make the best and most out of it.

I recently was offered a new job, which is great news as it's better hours, more challenging and something I feel I am much more interested in; Theatre recovery practitioner, sounds posh doesn't it.

Can't wait to wear scrubs again!
To celebrate my new job, Anthony took me out for a fabulous meal at a kind of local pub, The Cross Keys, Ii really was the best food I'd tasted for a long time. I had guinea foul for the first time ever which was really tasty, although I thought it tasted very similar to chicken but the sauce was delicious. We got all dressed up nice to go, and had a lovely time when we got there. Now getting there was a totally different ball game. It was a nightmare, we were late due to be lost in winding country lanes, I mean literally driving around a tiny village for about 20minutes to half an hour. When we arrived the food and the atmosphere in the pub was definitely worth the wait and I'm sure we'll go back again.

Our pretty little country pub
Surprisingly on Saturday the sun was shining so we got up bright and early-ish, had some bacon and sausage butty’s and headed out to Hereford. Admittedly I felt like I was on my way to work, but when we got there I felt a bit differently. We explored the city, found a wonderful lane full of independent retailers and cafes, it was quite refreshing to walk past all the lovely shops and not see a huge commercial building. The best thing of all, it had a cheese shop! A whole shop dedicated to cheese! I love cheese.
Say cheese Anthony!
Best moment of my life
All in all was a really nice day out, I bought myself a new outfit which made it even better. Next time we head to Hereford we'll try and find some other hidden gems to explore.

Saturday night I taught Anthony how to cook spaghetti bolognaise. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, not because he was rubbish at it, just because I wanted to do everything and help him out a bit. In the end I sat down with a glass of wine and dictated what to do and even though he was a little slow to say the least, we got there in the end after nearly two hours of cooking and it tasted lovely. He was a proud man, and I was proud of him, he'll be sorted for life now.

Hopefully we'll have some more weekends when we head out and do something a little bit different, September will most probably be quiet, due to our holiday at the end of the month. We do have a wedding party to go to in a couple of weeks which will keep us entertained for now. Next time I won't leave it so long before I blog again. Until then see ya laters!

We have all the Moomin mushroom ragout!

This is a recipe that I've used a few times now, and I have to say it's a lovely accompaniment to a meal. I got the recipe from my Moomin cookbook and is one the few recipes within it not to involve cream! It's really easy, effortless and also healthy. It goes well with most meats, I've also had it on toast and the cookbook suggests having the ragout with rice or potatoes so it's up to you to decide.  
It’s not like your usual ragout but is still homely and delicious perfect for a quick dish. So here's how to do it.


Everything you need!
  1. 300g mushrooms (choose a mixture if possible)
  2. 2 onions (I used 3 as they were really small)
  3. 1 courgette
  4. 2 tomatoes
  5. 1tbsp oil or butter
  6. 1tsp salt
  7. Pinch of pepper
  8. 1tbs dried marjoram
  9. 1 or 2 cloves of garlic


  1. Chop the mushrooms and onions then dice the courgette and your tomatoes.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a frying pan and brown the onions.
  3. Add courgette, garlic, tomatoes and seasonings and cook for around 15minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Your finished product

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

We partied all over town!

My birthday was at the start of July but due to being really busy birthday plans were put on hold. I went out with my friends from work on Saturday night for Chinese food and to go clubbing. One word for it could be messy, but all in all it was a really fun night, and the food was amazing, although I did pay for all the fun I had on Sunday morning with my raging hangover! As I've got older my hangovers have just got worse and worse, and every time I wake up and say "I'm never drinking again!" and I always do.

Before everyone drank to much.
Hereford isn't my preferred place to go for a night out but I'm starting to realise that it really is who you're with that makes it a good night. We've got another night out planned in a few weeks for a leaving do, hopefully the night will be just as much fun, hopefully my hangover won't be quite so bad he he.

Time to go home I think

Monday, 18 June 2012

We saw all of Blink 182

On Friday night I went with my friends to watch Blink 182 in Manchester. I wasn't overly excited and to be honest I never thought they were that good, so I drank a bit too much cider and the evening passed a little bit quicker. What got me the most was that everyone seemed so young! I mean they are actually children and admittedly I am used to going to over 18 venues so I never have to deal with this occurrence. It really did make me feel old and put me off the whole night, don't worry I do have some positive things to say about the night.

See look at the smile. It wasn't all bad!

Blink 182 were supported by Twin Atlantic and The All American Rejects. I've seen Twin Atlantic a couple of times before and they never disappoint. They seem to be making their way up the ladder pretty damn quick and before we know it, they're going to be a household name (I can hope anyway). The All American Rejects were alright, quite standard and the lead singer definitely had Tourette's Syndrome. I've never heard someone swear as much as he did. They took be back to be my youth of being a teenagers again, I used to love them. Although now, I feel I am too old and it just didn't seem quite right.

Explains it's self really...
The thing that really impressed me and this may sound really dumb; to be honest I don't really care. One of the members of the band had his birthday on Friday and instead of have a birthday cake, he had a birthday ham! I would much prefer a birthday meat, I mean I'm not massively keen on cake anyway and with meat you can do other things with it (if you wanted too),you could even turn it into birthday curry. I'm starting to think celebratory meat could take over the cake. It will become tradition to have meat instead, but anyway on to the main event.

I never had high hopes for Blink 182 and usually this makes gigs better but unfortunately Blink were still pretty pants and I won't recommend going to see them unless you are sixteen. I mean it took me back to my teenage years for about five minutes then I would notice how young everyone was and how rubbish Blink 182 actually are. I mean the comedy is very adolescent and the singing really isn't great, I mean Tom Delonge sounds like a child himself. What really irritated me was the fact that the kids who were there in their Blink 182 t-shirts and hats, didn't even know Dammit, my mum probably knows Dammit. I don't think these kids even know how dance or start a mosh pit as there was hardly movement down in the standing area; I always find that's the best part about the gig!

Blink 182

On a positive note to the concert, the stage was set out really well and the back drop was really artistic, a bit emo but I can handle that. All the band were on stage at the time which was stated on the program, my seats were in a really good spot, no one's fat head in my way or anything like that. The best part of the night was seeing one my best friends and former housemate, Hayley. I haven't seen her for ages and even though it probably wasn't the best place to try catch up with someone, it was just fantastic to see her and just laugh about anything! Even though I didn't really enjoy the band it was worth going just to catch up with an old friend.

Hayley and I
I would recommend going to the Manchester Arena, it's huge although do be aware that it is sitting and standing. From where I was sat I could see everything! It's central and really easy to get to. Apologies for all my criticism but it really is just my opinion.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

We have all the films!

Last night I went to the cinema to watch Snow White and the Huntsman. I wasn't sure what to think before I went; I had a feeling that it wouldn't be very good. This was mainly because Kristen Stewart was the main character.

Surprisingly much better than I thought and Anthony didn't mind being there, I thought there was going to be more of a fight to get him into the cinema. The film starts off all lovely, happy royal family and a beautiful kingdom, there is a slight overview at the start although this doesn't go into a great amount of detail. Snow White's mother passes away during the beginning and her father the King remarries and in true fairy tale nature, she's an evil b***** and then becomes queen. Snow White escapes and the film is based around her journey and the battles against the rivalries.

It's great as the film doesn't rely purely on special effects and the cast and crew get a go to show off their acting skills which Kristen Steward really surprised me with after seeing the Twilight Saga and her emotionless acting. The battles are pretty epic and if you don't like battles and sword fighting maybe this film isn't for you as unlike the Disney version there is little romance although there is still a magical element to the story, but not as much as there is rivalry.

Obviously if you're going to watch Snow White you expect dwarfs and you won't be disappointed, they bring an appropriate amount of comedy and make the film slightly less dark. It really is a twist on the Disney version but shouldn't be shrugged off; although not the best film I have ever seen but is worth a watch.

If you're still not sure here's the trailer to have a watch. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

We have all the fancy dress!

During July Anthony and I have a couple of fancy dress parties to attend, one being mine and the other being his sisters. His sister's party theme is the Oscars and mine being the 80's. I love fancy dress and think my 21st was the first un-themed party I'd had in years!

I've been looking at dresses for ages for the Oscars party and finally bought one yesterday, even though it's more of a cocktail dress and not a ball gown it's a very pretty dress. It looks lovely on and quite summery.

The pretty dress I bought yesterday

I've bought some accessories to go with it just to try and glam it up a bit. I've got a purple sparkly hair band and a silver/grey pashmina which matches my bag and shoes I already have. My jewellery on the other hand is still undecided but I've got some time to plan. I think it's going to be a lovely evening, and everyone's going to look gorgeous, I'm hoping there's going to be lots of dancing too!

My fancy dress admittedly not so classy, the 80's terrible hair and clothes but great films and icons were created in this time. My personal favourite would have to be Madonna and Back to the future, all of them!

Best film of all time!

I've already got my costume as I used it for a party last year, I'm going as a Ghostbuster, I've got my jumpsuit ready just a few more iron on transfers and it will be complete!

This will look even better in July

I'm looking forward to my night out, it's in Bristol and after a few bars the plan is to head to an 80's night club which is pure cheese. Even if we do change our minds on the night, if the company's good which I'm sure it will be the night will be epic. Roll on July!

We have all the parties!

Like any girl I love going out and just dancing the night away, having a few drinks and gossiping with my friends. That was how this night was supposed to turn out. I love Bristol, especially for going out and thought that Laura's birthday would be like our student days.

I went out in Bristol for a friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago which I had been looking forward to for ages! It was going to be so nice to see all the girls again, since we all moved out of our student house I don't think we've all been together since, so this will be lovely occasion. Although this isn't how things turned out, one of my friends caught a sickness bug, and during the night everyone seemed to be falling out so most of them headed home about 1am. Me, Anthony and two of our friends stayed out but that was it. Why everyone fell out I have no idea! All in all despite the drama, I had a fantastic night, visited a few bars, one really rubbishy club and then hit the Cooler which is an 'indie' nightclub in the centre of Bristol, one of my favourites from my student days.

The Cooler night club and live music venue

If I knew I was going to end up in The Cooler I wouldn't have bothered with dressing up all nice, to wear jeans and Converse would have suited me just fine. I would have been able to perfect my dance moves, these days heals and dancing for me just isn't what it used to be. It's more like a close call in accident and emergency for a broken ankle.

The night for me went really well until we'd all had too much to drink, everyone got a bit crabby and Anthony told me off for pinching someone's bum, this was just a joke to make them think it was Josh who'd pinched their bottom. Anthony didn't see it like this at the time. It's all in the past now and we have just laughed about it since.

Josh, me and Anthony

I do feel I'm starting to get old though, we finally got in about 4:30am and had to drive home the next day, the next morning was horrific, I just couldn't move. My hangovers are getting much worse with my age. I've decided to stop drinking so much on nights out maybe add a few glasses of water just to ease the pain of the morning after. To this day I don't know if Laura enjoyed her birthday, in all fairness I didn't see her most of the night, maybe the next time she goes out everyone will get on and just stop arguing over nothing!