And so that ends that weekend, now on to my birthday weekend! I didn’t do much on my actual birthday, as I had a horrible cold, but I had a nice day, got a nice present and card from work, and then in the evening opened my presents from my parents, had a lovely Chinese takeaway and watched the History Boys – such a great film!! I was planning to go to the pub with people, but hardly anyone wanted to / was able to go so I didn’t do that in the end…but oh well. I got a book (The Necropolis Railway), cd (Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band) and dvd (This Is It) from my parents, along with some Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter and Body Shop Banana Conditioner! So I should smell nice for some months to come, hehe!
The day after, I went up to see Katie, meeting her and her friend Hannah in Manchester, where we did some shopping (bargain of the day – a cd case which holds 100+ cds from Whsmiths for £1.99!!!) and then went to the cinema. And in the middle of that went to Marks and Spencer for a scone, which was lovely, hehe. The film we saw was Shutter Island….( Film 20 )
After this we went back to Huddersfield (after waiting for an hour for the train after we missed the previous one by about 2 minutes!!) and went back to Katie’s, via Noodle Bar again! The next day I had a loooooong line in …went to bed at 2am and slept for almost 12 hours! However Katie wins that prize as she didn’t get up til about 4pm! The evening was really excellent though, we went to Leeds, to the Wendyhouse. We did plan to go to the Dry Dock first, a pub which apparently plays alternative music and is in a ship, but we were a bit late, so we just ate at the Wetherspoons at Leeds station and went to the Wendyhouse. We met some nice people while in the pub, a guy who just happened to be passing and noticed we were alternative, hehe. So that was nice, he was really enthusiastic about meeting some other Goths! :D Unfortunately he couldn’t come to the Wendyhouse, but we recommended he did come along some time.
The Wendyhouse was great! I came along with lists of songs I wanted them to play already prepared – I don’t know if that’s cheeky or not, but when I get to the club I can never remember what songs I want to hear! But it was great, they played loads of the songs I requested. And we shared the dance floor with an guy who could or could not have been Andrew Eldritch…hehehe! We met Kat and her boyfriend as well, which was nice. They did have a bit of a theme fail though, it was supposed to be nautical so I thought there would be lots of people dressed in sea themed things, but there was just a few pirates and a few sailors. The guy from Grendel was djing on the Mutate floor, but I must admit that I was enjoying the other floor so much that we didn’t see much of him… but the rest of it was good! Another plus point was that I wore my lovely new boots (see picture in previous post, hehe!) and they were wonderful :D They didn’t make my feet hurt much, and they were great to dance it. So now I might not wear my new rocks as much. They’re great, and so comfortable, but not really very “goth” particularly.
After this I was just exhausted, so I’m glad we didn’t do much the next day. Katie and Ben went to Manchester to buy Ben some shoes from Afflecks Palace, but it was closed! Which seems silly, it is a Sunday, but surely that would be one of the days where they get the most trade.
On Tuesday instead of going to the pub like normal I went to my friend Lena’s birthday celebration in Nandos in St Albans. I was a little nervous about going because I didn’t know anyone apart from Lena and her boyfriend Tom, but it was really nice. Everyone was so friendly and really nice. We got a party bag as well! Including bubbles, jellybeans, a skull and crossbones stamp, pencil and rubber, and other things. Which was lovely, hehe.
I realise that I haven’t talked about any books…I have read six books since I last wrote about them, so I think that will have to be in a separate post, as again this has gone on way too long… :)