New things this Summer

October 20, 2009

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I feel like I’ve done a lot of new things this summer, so I made a big list (all with tedious links to relevant posts) because lists please me.

Lived in a big city
Cycled in london
went to barcelona, rome and naples
Saw two lots of prostitutes (Naples)
Saw dead bodies in pompei
Went to a wedding reception as a grown-up (conclusions: danced better as child)
Went to Lovebox and Bestival
Saw Florence and the Machine a lot accidentally
Went to first Tweetups – Cozytweetup in St James’ park, Ale 2.0 and Twestival,
Became a paid blogger,
Started writing for Bitchbuzz,
Went to pretentious grad and grown-up design shows
Went to my first company party (Moo). Stole balloons.
Went to a press conference
Did my longest placement to date.
Walked my soles out in london.
Saw my favourite comedians: Bill Bailey and Eddie Izzard
Was excited by seeing the countryside (felt horrified by this since i come from the countryside and clearly need to leave the city.)
Went to Ben and Jerry’s festival and did Press Pit runs. In front of the crowd is good.
Made candles.
Learned to cook more.

I haven’t made Naples sound great. It was very prostitue-ridden and a restaurant hunt ended in McDonalds. Also best driving at crossroads have ever seen in life – may not be of interest to those who do not like 6 minute videos of driving (I am mystified as to where the 102 views came from: Youtube search must be gold). I would love an aerial view of this:

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Rome

July 31, 2009

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Some more merry conclusions from my holiday. I went to Rome for a bit. Things I have concluded:

  • Should investigate concept of smooth braking
  • 1980s sci-fi post apocalyptic style music pumped into the metro stations
  • Peculiar small cars everywhere.
  • Ice cream comes in trifle flavour though this isn’t necessarily good.
  • Striding traffic light men very jolly
  • Brilliant Vatican signs: illustrated people seen either wearing swimming trunks or limbs are falling off.
  • Ability to find an Enid Blyton book in any part of the world is completely excellent. As was book summary (above).

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