BACK TO BOURNEMOUTH TODAY! YEYEYEYEYEYYEYEY!!
Going to go into town in a bit to check out a book signing. My Creative Writing tutor’s old student has published 2 books since being on the course with her, one in which is about a trans romance which is the one involved in the signing today. It’s at a cafe called Flirt which is part of the Triangle which is an area of town with all the gay bars and such. It’s a promotional event for the author but also coincides with trans week :) I thought I’d go along, show my support and maybe buy a copy :)
I’m back today! Need to go have a quick shower, walk my dog, get on with the rest of my packing and I’m basically done. I just have to somehow pack my laptop…. I hardly have any room left :(
Oh well Ryan’s meeting me at the station and I’m so so so excited to see him!!!! Just a 4 hour train trip first….
I see a light, quite different from the familiar candle light of upstairs but a ocean of harsh ice white which burns and stings my eyes. It has been waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs, waves crashing against the steps and I succumb to it. It is a harsh ocean with rocks and piercing rubble, hitting me as each wave washes over my body. I scrunch my eyes up and rub them profoundly to remove the shards and fragments of light, cutting my sight. Hands and face covered in tears, I keep my eyes closed. I see colour disperse through my eyelids as the ocean calms. I begin to feel it freeze over; a shiver caresses each hair on my body and once more, starting from my finger tips, it travels up my arms, through my body and again, into my lungs, freezing me this time.
Extract from The Secret Room by Molly Caenwyn Warren
from my Creative Writing Short Course
Getting ready for work…. First day of the Airshow and I work at The Offshore Cafe… which is the cafe of the Aquarium……. next to the beach…. where the air show is……… It’s gonna be fucking manic. So not looking forward to this weekend.
So I was on the late shift this evening working 3-11:30pm as the cafe stays open late on fridays as there are fireworks on at Bournemouth Pier. It had been pissing it down all day so rung up at 6 to see if they were still on. If they get cancelled, we close. But no, they were still on. Rung up again a couple hours later, still on. So we gave up and continued throughout the evening.
I work in the kitchen of the cafe and I think I made 9 people’s orders from 5 till 10, 4 of them being people who worked in the cafe buying themselves dinner.
Anyway, at 10, when the fireworks were meant to start, they didn’t. We rung up and they only JUST decided to cancel them. We could have left by 7 but instead left at 11.
All day I’ve been getting horrible stomach pains. I was in the gym for a mere 10minutes this morning because I had to stop due to the pain. Every time I would get them, I got cold sweats, went pale as a sheet and had to go to the toilet.
On the way home, I had to get off the bus half way because I was in pain, needed fresh air and had to get to a toilet. I went to one of the friendlier pubs as everywhere else was clubs with big bulky security men outside. I went to The Richmond Arms and asked the bouncer politely to use the toilet because I had got off my bus due to feeling sick. “No. We’re not allowed to let just anyone off the street come in” I explain how I lived in winton (a good 15-20min walk away) and I had to get off the bus “You didntHAVEto get off the bus!” Then I further explained I had IBS and he didn’t care. I asked if there were public toilets around. No. I was almost in tears because my anxiety was starting to play up so I had to power walk to winton to get home.
On the way home , walking up winton highstreet I felt this horrid sharp shooting pain on the back of my knee which made me let out a scream. It felt as if someone had thrown a rock at my leg. I looked round and saw no one close enough to throw any thing at me, I looked up and no windows were open, nor did I hear anything shut. I looked down and an egg had hit me at a harsh force. I looked back up and saw a bunch of pigeons sitting above me. I saw no nest so have no idea what had happened. It hurt so much I had to hobble home and when I took off my tights I had a large red mark of where I’d been hit.
Not fucking happy. And I had work tomorrow at 11. My next day off is wednesday.
I can’t actually contain how excited I am about starting this evening course in October. I want to gain as many skills and such that I can before leaving uni, I’m going into my second year but still unsure of what awaits me after graduation. Is it food or photography I want to continue? Do I want to work with magazines in the Photography area, reviews of shows and artists like my theory tutor does or carry on as an artist?
It wasn’t so much the ‘creative’ side of this course I was so interested in. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to go into writing fiction, I have no idea what sort of genre I would pick, there are so many amazing areas of novel writing! However I really wanted to gain more English writing skills, develop my vocabulary, my descriptions, developments and evaluations.
Knowing I will continue English in some way builds a sort of happiness and excitement within me. I took English Literature and Language for A Level but ended up with a C due to lower marks on my course work. I wasn’t far off of a B which was quite annoying but I’m one of those people who, if I put the work in, I’ll get the marks.
There are people out there who can do near to no work and still end up with a high mark in their work. I’m one of those people who, if I put the work in, I’ll get a high grade or mark and if I don’t put the work in, I’ll receive a lower mark. How it really should be! If I had put more work into my English A Level I would have done better, I focused more on my arts studying, I got an A in Photography and an A* in Art.
I want to work so hard in this course, as well as having a fresh, clean slate coming back to my degree with a better attitude towards projects I’m not as excited as and favouring other ones. Again, a good example of my work effort was my last few projects. I didn’t put enough effort into one project and earned a mark of52 or something like that but I put a greater amount of effort into my essay and received a mark of 82, a first.
I am so excited for this and it’s over 2 months away.
eeee!!!! Just booked my place on “Just Write - An Introduction to Creative Writing” a short course at uni for the autumn term!!! I’m so excited!
Forgot how much I loved it. I wanted to share it again with my followers because I was so proud of myself of this project and my Merit mark :)
Finally! We are getting a bit of sun this week! Yesterday me and my friend Daisy walked to Winton on the West side of Bournemouth to Boscombe on the east side which took forever…. But we got my friend a bike whilst we were there! We then walked down to the pier and cycled along the sea front to Bournemouth pier and bought ourselves an ice cream each :) Then hung out on the beach with some of her friends! I went into the sea and dipped my feet in bbut it was so pebbly >.< anyway Daisy did a little life drawing and then we headed home on our bikes ^.^
OOOOOOO GUESS WHO JUST GOT A JOBBB!!! MEEEEEEE!!!
I was meant to go to work but as soon as I was about to get on my bike and ride to town, I got a text saying the Cafe was closing early so they wouldn’t need me today! I needed to go to town anyway to go to specsavers so went and didn’t really get anything sorted…
So was in town… only been there about 10 minutes…. so I wanted to try and look round and find a new cafe to try out. But before I did, I ended up going to the Bournemouth Library because I’ve never actually been there! Wandered round till I found the art section and thought to myself “Why am I bothering looking at an art section when my university library is amazing?”. I ended up finding a cookbook section. I was so excited. I skimmed through the shelves, piled up about 7 or so books and found a free table.
I was there for about 2 hours reading through them and taking notes of meal ideas! I then left and cycled round town to get back to finding a new cafe to try. I went past quite a large cafe called ‘All Fired Up - Ceramics Cafe’ it looked quite nice so I went in and ordered a dark chocolate Italian Hot Chocolate…. it was okay……. Read a chapter of the book I’ve been reading and then headed to asda to do some shopping.
I really enjoy exploring and hanging out in new places, wish there were more quirky and cute cafes in bournemouth!
Yesterday me and my brother teamed up on a Zombie shooting game at an arcade down on Bournemouth beach. He got killed mid game and I kept going, I even got to the boss and then that son of a bitch killed me. Can’t believe I beat my brother at a shooting game. Yes.
So yesterday after having a super evening at Ryan’s with footy (boo) and food (woohoo) I went home to find I had a house mate ! Morgan had moved in :) and today Beckie moved in :) her and her boyfriend came today so was super to see everyone :) We’re going to Cassie’s on Wednesday for a BBQ with all the Halls lot from last year when we were all at AUCB doing Art Foundation ^_^ Should be ace!
So basically after I moved here I haven’t been able to get on the internet. So Sorry to all of my followers! I assume some of you have left me but to all of my followers which stayed hello and sorry I was gone for so long!!
I moved in on Sunday with my dad, got here at like 6pm and went out for dinner ^_^ He stayed the night and left the next morning for work! I started unpacking a little but had lots to do in town so met up with the boyfriend and went into town with him! ^_^ ^_^ I’m first one here and the others should be moving in tomorrow and monday so I had the whole week to myself, well by that I mean I had Ryan round the whole week…. nomnomnom hahahaha.
So basically all unpacked I just need to poster up the walls in my bedroom and unpack my cooking stuff! There is a lot already in the kitchen, such as baking trays, frying pans, cutlery etc… however I’m waiting for Beckie and Morgan to get here so we can sort out what we need and what we dont need!
It’s been a good week :)