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I would continue saying its nerdy but there was quite a crowd (of two) as I entered the lap data (how is that interesting). I also apologise for the poor quality of my deodorant, it has now been replaced.
For extra information about the track you are best off going to my previous post first:
The track seemed wider this time around, I guess we (the 4 who had been before) had experience which made it seem less forboding. That said, Vicki was terrified.
This morning we awoke in my flat bright and early and I finished my Ted Dekker trilogy. While there may have been times when it didn't make much sense to me and where it seemingly didn't make much sense to him either it was a good series of books and I enjoyed reading them. Seems to be the way with Ted Dekker that his books confuse him at some point in writing them and they lag a bit in the middle as he works it out. Enjoyable though and I will keep reading. At 9:30 Beth and I left my flat for the penultimate time to go to the Home Office in Croydon. We started our journey with the 170 to Clapham Junction and then took the train to East Croydon leading to a five minute walk. I was nervous about this trip, we get it wrong and Beth gets deported and I am stuck with a flat in Canterbury I can't pay for. We had heard many people talking about how difficult it would be for us to get the visa.Read the full article - 436 words - 2 comments
Done me some catching up today, I have written the 17th to the 20th of May.
I had a weight on my head for most of this morning what with Beth today finding out for certain if she got the Canterbury job, sure she was the top choice but it all came down to whether the minister was satisfied with her answers on the subject of her immigration. Work was good and I had a busy day with Esther who is essentially Assistant Manager but has a silly title instead. It was quite quiet on the customer front but we had quite a lot of other stuff to do but at least the day went quickly.
On Monday I put up a list of my top 5 games of the year (I almost wish I held back now as Guitar Hero is very cool), this list comprises my top experiences of the year. I figure this has probably been the most important year of my life so far, I have achieved a lot, spent time with some wonderful people and had a really good time.
5. Les Miserables with Beth
Once again this is pretty much the same as the other Christmas Day posts I have made for the previous 2 on this blog. This is because tradition in our family dictates we always do the same thing. This means that I got up at about 7 and opened my stocking and read. Then at 8 I went into my parents room, gave Hobbit her present and my parents theirs and then went downstairs (thanks hobbit for the dvd and book). I had my shower and breakfast and then we opened the rest of our presents. At 10 we went to the Christmas Day church service where the songs are good and everyone is full of cheer. Christmas Lunch was preceeded by my parents presents and the food was brilliant as always. After food I played Helen at guitar hero and she was immediately better than I was which was very annoying. At about 4 I headed out and walked around town with my father on the way to Nanna's where I got the rest of my presents in the company of the wider family.
Craig arrived nice and early and we did very little until about 11 when we got the bus to Putney. We walked about for a bit trying to find my landlord (Louiseâ€™s directions that it was near Putney Methodist Church were wrong). We found Paddy who had just arrived by train before we found the landlord and so I left the two of them outside whilst I went in and signed the contract. I am now officially still living in my flat next yearâ€¦ fun. Next we went into Maplin so Craig could get a sound thingy for the film tonight.
This morning Beth and I met with Demelza and Louise and we went into Putney to go to Putney Methodist Church. On arrival I spotted in their order of service that they were looking for a webmaster for their website. The service was a good one and they were rewarding their young people for their presence. After the service we headed back to my flat and waited for my parents. They came on time (near enough) and so it was off to Richmond for lunch. Due to the low speed limit in Richmond Park and a slight detour we were running late so I hopped out with my sister and fiancÃ©e and we went to pick up our reservation. My parents arrived 10 minutes later and so we ordered. We had a lovely filling meal and had a great time. We stayed about 2hrs and had a three course meal. After eating we walked along the river for a short time and then headed to the Richmond shops.
This morning Beth came round and we headed into Putney. We got the tube into central London after sitting by the Thames for a little while. The tube was quick and we were soon at Embankment. We walked over Hungerford Bridge where I asked Beth out a year ago.
Now would be a good time to explain the two little codes I put into the blog recently. I had hoped someone would pick up on them but no you are all lame. In the June 1st entry I put the words Mmm potatoes. The snippet of blog this cut out goes like this: