Location: Bristol, England!, UK
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
OH MY GOD!!! I'M COMING HOME TODAY!!!!!
OH MY GOD!!!
Nova Scotia has been brilliant man. On Monday Jayne took me out on a tour round the south coast, was wicked. We went to a place called Peggys Cove which was beautiful, then we went to a place called Mahone Bay and then took a tour on the way back along the beaches which were LUSH!!
Then yesterday me and jayne went to see her freinds house who lives on the lake which was lush, then we went shopping in the mall in Bedford which was cool and had the nicest pizza ever!! Then we met kelly and her friend toni and mike in downtown halifax for some grub which was lush and then i was let loose with Toni and Kelly. We went to Kellys place for a bit, then got some booze and went to Toni'splace and drank til about 11ish and then went to a place called the Attic to see a band called the Nashville Pussys?! Random! Was like heavy guitar band but was good, different is always good. Then went for some food after even though no one was hungry and had something called a gut buster! my god that was crazy!!! the biggest amount of food i've ever seen! got a pic of it of course!!
anyway, must go......................sign of from CANADA!!!! CRAZY!!!!
Here's to Bristol...........................!!!!!!!!
BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!!
Location: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sorry for late updates!! Couldn't afford to get on internet in Cuba!!
Cuba was fabulous!! I did nothing all week apart from when i went to Havana during the day apart from sit on my arse by the pool or on the beach!! Lush!! On the evenings i'd either grab a few wines and watch a film on my own, or sit downstairs with Sandra and Robert (who were from Holland on Sea) who were really nice, one night after the havana trip i went drinking with a few couples, mainly Chantelle and Chris(from brighton) and then went to the club La Bamba which was actually in the hotel which was handy as didn't have to spend any money!! Was lush just to relax and do nothing, didn't realise how much i'd burnt myself out in TO!!
So last night was the film festival gala!! That was wicked!! Pablo came to the oap place with a bottle of veuve clicquot which we drank very quickly before we went out, so got a cab down about 7.15 to the roy thompson hall. It was buzzing!! Was so cool, where we had to walk in was right by the red carpet sowe went in and got a glass of champage and then stood by the red carpet and watched like the director and the leading lady come in etc, was surreal but very cool!! Then went and took our seats and listened to lots of speaches and there was lots of clapping etc and then the film, Amazing Grace, started. Was an alright film actually seeing as it was about the slave trade in england in the 1700's!! Yeah i know, a bloody english film! Anyway, after that made our way to the metro hall and walked in on a red carpet and had to be stopped to let the stars through where there were tv cameras and photographers etc - very cool !! Anywya, when we got in, it turns out cause the film was english, the whole theme of the night was english!! can you believe it!! There were dressed up beefeaters, police men etc, they were handing out british flags on your way in and they were playing old cheesy english music like madness etc!! But the best bit was the food........it was stuff like crumpets, little sandwiches, scones and the creme de le creme was bacon and egg sarnies!! No joke! The canadians loved it but it was just so weird!! Anyway, free bar of vodka, stella or wine so drank a lot!! Pablo drank a bit too much but there you go.........
Anyway, now in Nova Scotia!! How cool is that! Mike and Jayne came and picked me up from the airport and we have had a lovely evening of lovely grub and a few drinks, is so nice here! Really lovely.
I will update more on that once i've got out and about to see halifax etc! So ciao for now!!
Location: Varadero, Cuba
Just to say quick as have 3 minutes left!
There was entertainment last night, there is tonight too......
Tan is coming along swimmingly.................
Learning how to relax...................proving to be difficult! Always wondering what the next thing is but there isn't anything!
Ummmmmmm, that's about it! havana on Tuesday!
Location: Varederos!!, Cuba
IM HERE!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Well, here is what has happened so far . Landed about 9.20pm last night which was cool as we were delayed a little bit due to the computers at boarding being down, only took 3 hours. The bit of a nightmare was getting through passport control and then getting on the bus etc to get to the hotel, seeing as i landed at 9.20 and didn't get in to my room til 12am, is quite a while innit? Seeing as the transfer was only 30 mins.
Anyway, hotel is lovely, cant complain. I didn't do anything when i got here last night, i just watched tv for an hour and then went to sleep. Got up about 9.30am this morning, looked out over my balcony, the view of the pool and that (he he!) and no one was there!! Decided to skip brekkie as wasn't sure about where it was etc and got down and found me spot and sunbathed - had a lot to choose from seeing as i was the only one round the pool! Seriously! Anyway, it seems to be either young couples my age or saga aged people, saga do send people here as i have seen their rep thing etc! Quite funny. More old people!!!??
Anyway, about 1ish decided to try and get some grub. There are meant to be a few places you can eat but i think it is kinda out of season now so they are limiting what they open which is a shame. Anyway, went to the like pool bar restuarant and had a pizza! Shock i know! But that was the only decent thing really, and safe!!
Anyway, went back sunbathing again, then had the tour rep meeting at 2.30 which was just me!! Quite weird??? Anyway booked my trip to Havana on Tuesday, is a day trip thing so sound cool. Hopefully there will be some people on board it!!! There was a catamaran trip that sounded cool but am not too worried about that.
Anyway, after that, went sunbathing..................there aint gonna be a lot to report soon cause that's all i'm gonna be doing!! Then went got showered and changed about 5ish! Doesn't look like i've got colour at all as i have been too good with the sun block!! 30 all the way but sure i am catching it..........??
Anyway, about 7.30 went down to the buffet thing, sat on me todd! Had the waiter taking the mick out of me a bit as he was saying 'beef or fish' and i was saying 'neither - dont like meat! Veggie!" did not understand at all! I swear about 5 mins it was just going backwards and forwards like that! Anyway, this couple sat down on the next table and i heard him asking the lady the same thing, and she was saying 'veg-e-t-ar-ian' how us engish spell it out and i just said to here, same ere, i had that trouble! Anyway, she managed to ask for an omlette and ordered one for me which was cool seeing as i'd only had tomoto, cucumber and a bread roll!! There is that snack bar by the pool that is 24 hours but i know i'll end up eating pizza again the whole time! ah well, is what i've done for 6 monthS!!
Anyway, so got chatting to that couple a little bit, they were really nice, and now it's 9pm and apparentl;y there is no entertainment as out of season which is bit of a shame as all people are doing is either going outside with their mates, partners etc or sitting in the lobby bar. I'll go and do that but would've been cool to waste an hour or so watching some cheesey show or summat?? never mind!
Is lush here, weather is boiling, am sweating buckets just sat here, the hotel is kinda open so is only air conditioned in bedrooms - which thank god it's there but is a shame it's so hot down ere? they keep having mini power failures here which is really funny as everything goes black for about 2 seconds and then all comes back on again.!!! The money i dont get yet, but know i changed up 200 dollars, spent 15 on towel rental, and 67 on havana and have about 70 ish left so not sure what the rate is there????
Ummm, didn't get down to the beach today, but that couple said that it is absolutely stunning so am gonna head there tomorrow, there is a snack bar down there apparently that does veggie sarnies as part of the hotel so that sounds good to me!!!
Mossies are about everywhere! I did buy some repellant and i think that was the best thing. That other lady veggie has been here since thurs night and she has been bit to pieces already!! So am spraying loads!!
Anyway, gonna go now and get some more free wine!!! Then pass out i expect a bit later in my room and watch tv! It's a hard life innit!! Apart from most of the channels are in spanish! Never mind!
Location: Toronto, Canada
Well i had a crazy night on Tuesday - was in bed at 9.30pm!!! Wahoooo! That's getting old, having a cold and late nights!!
Yesterday was same old same old work, plus then me and pablo decided to go out and went down to good ol philty mcnastys for a few. Mick then came and met us later and we went to the fox and then to fluid again, the place i went last week on me birthday. Was cool, wicked music in there, old school r&b man!! So go in about 3am this morning, feel like crap today!! Seems to be i always say that doesn't it??! hehe!
Anyway, last day EVER in TO, how mad is that. After all this time and it comes down to my last day in the big TO - feels weird man.......
but what was that i meant to say............oh yeah.............
Location: Toronto, Canada
Well, the end is near.....................all weekend i've just been saying 'ahhh, this is my last friday in Toronto......ahhh this is my last sunday in Toronto.................' mad to think it!
Umm, yeah so friday worked, no one was in the office really so meant that i had a nice easy day. Friday night went up to the boys new house to have a look, very nice. Then went out to their new local pubs for a few drinks, and then back to theirs for some more and ended up back at the oap ranch about 3-4ish i think??
Saturday i was meant to move out of oap ranch but after seeing that the boys didn't have a sofa that i could crash on, decided that i was gonna stay another night. Therefore about 1pm in the afternoon pablo came over and we started drinking! Was quite funny as we kept getting told off by the old biddies 'you're not really allowed beer in here' and 'dont put that beer too near the edge as it might fall off' etc etc. So when we'd had a few, about 3.20-4ish we made our way down to the cinema to watch the film 'snakes on a plane', was awful!! Afterwards we went to a place along queens street west called jeramiah bullfrogs where we had a fair amount of more drinks and then about 9-10ish made our way to Nick's house warming party along college street where we stayed until early hours again (neadless to say, 14 hrs of drinking, meant i was a little tipsy!!)
Anyway, so next day had to get up early -ugh! - to move out of old biddies home.The day before me and pablo had decided that we were gonna go to Niagara and do some gambling in the casino's for a different night out, however when we tried to phone the hostels etc, it being a long weekend meant that they were all booked up so that was the end of that. So because we didn't go, meant that i had no where to stay so decided to stay at the boys house for one night. So went there after i moved out and just hung around with neil and then pablo came down later on. About 4 ish we got bored again so decided to go to the beer store and do another drinking session and cinema!!! I know, bad innit, never mind! So about 7.30 me pablo and mick went to see the film 'crank' which was brilliant! and then afterwards went to a pub near by and had some more drinks til about 1.30ish am and got the last tube back. I then crashed on the boys kitchen floor for the night, but still managed to wake up at 12 lunchtime even though i was aching like hell!!
(Monday was bank hol if you were wondering - labour day!) So then went back to oap ranch for my last place of living in TO and had to wait for my room to be made so by the time i got in and ready etc, was later on in the evening, so decided just to crash in the lounge and watch tv all night.
I do have a skinking cold, have had it all weekend, so the late nights plus sleeping on a floor etc means i feel like crap today man!!! Ah well, only 3 days left of working - wahoooooo! and 3 days until CUBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Location: Toronto, Canada
Well, dont i feel like crap!! Too much drinking on a school night - again!!!
Update, well tuesday night, birthday eve, i went straight from work to pick up my packages from swap office and then went to see a film called Bon Cop Bad Cop - about two cops, on from Toronto and one from Montreal, a really good film! Then afterwards i went to meet the lads on college street at a place called ein steins for a couple of beers, nothing crazy, and then retired back to me hostel ;-)
Well, yesterday! was a cool day, funny though, not being at home for my birthday and celebrating it with the girls! In work was cool, i bought about 17 bucks worth of sweets for everyone which led to lots of happy birthday emails and a few of them surrounding my desk and singing happy birthday to me, which was cool. Then last night, went after work to LCBO to get me some champers! Wahoo, the first champers i have had in 5 months!! I wanted veuve cliquot but they had sold out!!! So i ended up with Mumm instead which was jublee!! So drank that! Then went out about 10ish and met everyone in Gabbys on King Street, was really cool, it was me, Mick, Adam, Neil, Pablo, Andy, Ian, Andrew and Brian so a really nice crowd bless um. A few went home and then me, Andrew, Brian, Mick and Ian went on to Fluid lounge (not before trying everywhere else before hand!!) and was wicked!! Dont know if it was everyones cup of tea but i loved it. A proper R&B club whic meant loads of dancing! was well cool. Got home about 3-4ish i think, not totally sure to be honest ;-) HE HE! Now in work which feels like only an hour later!! Do have some nice drunken piccies which i'll put on when i have chance!
Thank you again for all the emails, cards, texts etc! Meant yesterday was a good day!
Location: Toronto, Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Thank you for all your cards, texts, emails and presents! Much appreciated so far from home!!
Location: Toronto, Canada
Slow on the update, busy day yesterday!!
The weekend, well, friday night did just stay in with drinks which was ok, watched turner and hooch on th tv?! Crazy!
Saturday, late start, then went to honest ed's for some flip flops (shoulda warned you this was a crazy weekend?!) only cost me $1.99 - bargin! Then got some stella in. Me and Pablo decided to start drinking at 3.30pm ( he he!) and to get half cut and then go to the cinema at 7.30pm to watch beer fest the film. Was really funny!! Prob did help that we were half cut, but was good fun. Then back to 84 for more drinks and then got bored so went to the james joyce for a couple and then to bed! The cinema was the best part of that evening!
Then sunday i packed pretty much all afternoon and then some of us went to the fox for some last night leaving 84 drinks which turned into quite a late one, and some more drinks back at the house (hence all the pictures on the webpage!) Quite a funny night though.
Then yesterday had me room inspection and moved out of 84! (boo hoo!) and into my "nice" accomodation - WHICH IS IN A RETIREMENT HOME!! Seriously!! I thought i was in the wrong place when i went in but apparently half is for old fogies, and the rest is made up of student living accomodation and the hostel!! So random?!! Sitting in the lounge on my floor and you get a little granny wandering past with her walker?! Feel to young to be staying in a retirement home already!! well, i know i'm 25 tomorrow but come on!!!?? Anyway, i wasn't sure about it when i first moved in but it is actually really nice for the money. Got my own room plus an ensuite of a toilet and sink - still have to share showers but not exactly a rush on this morning at 7.15am with the oldies!!
Mick and Ian are moving in for a few days tomorrow so will be cool having them in the same place, we'll join the fogies for bingo drinking my champagne on me birthday!!! Crazy when you get to 25 innit!! he he!
Anyway, here's to another day at work. Only 6 left after today - yey!! And heres to whatever my come of my birthday tomorrow?!!