Thursday, December 29, 2005


Ok, when I said keep an eye on the blog...I meant to blog...but didn't get round to it. I was too busy eating and sleeping. Which is pretty much all I've done since I got home. And shopping obviously. And missing you all :(

Gotta keep it short & sweet to keep the parentals happy...

I'll do a better one soon!!

LOVE YOU ALL HEAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 16, 2005

And so it ends...

If I'm honest, I'm not actually sure where my first term has gone!!! Twelve weeks have just dissapeared... If someone had told me twleve weeks ago that I would be sitting here (avoiding) packing to leave for Christmas and getting really sad about how much I'm going to miss everyone, I wouldn't have believed them in any way!!

My 'Swood Cru...I love you guys, you are awesome. The way you all looked after me on the first night...Emma & Jo for looking after me on the first proper day of being away from home...T'KT & Emma for being the funnest next-door neighbours...Mary for always keeping us "entertained" when things get a bit quiet...Jojojo & Sarah for all those mass TV watching sessions, shopping sessions, random chatting sessions...My Name-Twin - I love you heaps, all those English lecs were just about bearable! My Scissor Sisters Mary & Laura - together we rock!! Rob - the first person to give me a hug on the first night - cheers mate! Skatho & Claire (honorary 'Swoodian) ahh...Critical Practice...gotta love it. My Uni Mum Becca who looked after me all week during Fresher's week (one day, I'll give you a Viola lesson my love) and my Johnny Boy...what can I say?? You know how much I'm going to miss you!!

My St Johns cru also rock and get a whole new paragraph to themselves...Lani first (better to keep her happy) - I really do love you heaps, you've been fantastic to me this term...couldn't have done it without you. Same goes for my lovely Sarah...always there with the hugs, even if its just for hugs sake (which is sometimes the best ones anyway!!). My Em, who technically is part of my 'Swood Cru but hey, you also rock...thanks for being there too! Chris, Ben & Tom P - one thing guys...HAMMERTIME! Thanks for making me laugh so much!! Can never be asd when you guys are around. Nao - one of the best friends a girl could have!! Cell rocks with us in it!! Chris & Johnny - Alpha was SO good...even if I didn't manage to say so at any point!! Mark & Nicki - Student Group was the way I met all these people, so thankyou for doing it every week!! Susie...what can I say?? you rock girl. Not enough time to mention everyone (I'm supposed to be packing...) but Aimee, Tom, Lucy, Sacha (still can't believe its really you!!), Katie, Hannah, Alice, Rhian, Helen, Sarah C, you all heaps.
I guess the point of all this is to say the HUGEST thankyou to everyone who has been there for me at any point this are all so special to me...
Have the most fantastic Christmas and New Year...let me know how yous all are doing!!
LOADS of love

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

So Much To Say, So Little Time (Seems to be the story of my life)

Wow. OK, where to begin??? Last weekend was, once again, one of the best ones yet. Me, Jo, Ben and Chris were ushering at the College Carol Services, which was really fun...gave me an excuse to dress up a bit. It was so odd being at a Carol Service and not being in the choir. I was tlaking to my mum the other day, saying how I didn't feel Christmassy yet, because Christmas for me means Carol Concerts at St Peters, and more recently decorating Ramshill. I know now that there are going to be many new Christmas traditions, and that school is now firmly behind me, but the services made me strangely nostalgic for last year. I've also realised recently how much I miss music. When we were ushering for the Kings Chamber Orchestra concert back at the beginning of December, I realised how long it had been since I had been rehearsing for and playing in a concert, and just how much I missed it. Going from Wind Band, Orchestra, Jazz Group & Choir to nothing was quite a change, which I thought I'd welcome, but turns out I don't.

Anywho...I'm not in a deep'n'meaningful mood today (too tired (more to follow as to why) so moving swiftly on...Saturday evening was the Kingswood Christmas Formal which was SOOOO much fun
All the girls got ready up here, and it was so nice just to all chill out together and do hair and make up and just be really girly. They all looked beautiful, and it was just a top night. Particularly funny to see KT and Laura a little merry, because I hadn't seen that so far this term, so it made me laugh. Classic disco afterwards, doing the old Macarena and Saturday it.
Sunday was your usual chilled then pub for lunch then back to 'Swood for a bit, then the Carol Service. All good fun. But fairly nondescript as far as Blogging it goes.
Monday night was the St John Student Group Christmas Party, complete with Secret Santa. SO good...was really nice just to chill out with everyone and eat someone else junk food for a change. The highlight of the evening was probably watching Chris and Ben trying to do the clapping rhymes that we did when we were about 8 in the playground...they were concentrating so hard!! Bless.
And so to Tuesday night. Well, what more can I say?? The CT Christmas Social...LEGENDARY!! I took soooooo many photos, and so did Lani and Aimee and everybody else...there's gonna be some Bebo nickage going on soon I think.
It was such a top night...everyone looked amazing, and it was so nice to spend time with the people I haven't seen for AAAAAAAGES...
And the disco...well...I don't think its describable really. legends. All together now "Stop...HAMMERTIME"
I love all you guys heaps!!
Until we meet again...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

No money was exchanged...

I blame Ben. I really do. Although to be fair, it was Chris idea to play, it was Ben who brought out my competitive Once again, had the best weekend - went to Reading with Jane on Saturday and did lots of Christmas shopping :) then had a chilled evening watching TV and DVDs with my 'swood cru. I know I don't spend a lot of time with you guys, and it was really nice just to chill with you all (Can't wait until Saturday and the Christmas've gotta look after me tho...)
Sunday was hectic, but so much fun!! Church then Hungry Horse for lunch. Trust me, the "Light Bite" Fish & Chips...ain't nothing light about that!! :) I nicked a lot of Paul's onion rings aswell :) :) Maybe next week I'll order my own as a side... *ponders whilst dreaming of said onion rings* Anywho...went to Susie's for a meeting about Brazil, which does sound like a really good thing, but as usual, me being me is getting in the way of any kind of logical and reasoned decision. Get back to me on that one. (I'm sorry Suz, I just realised I'm talking about our mission in the same paragraph as onion rings...not trying to lessen the impact or seriousness of the mission...honest!!) (or the onion rings) (JOKE). Obviously Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without Frisbee, except this week it was dark. Still, nil desperandum (*proud nod* check me with the Latin-ness). It would have seemed wasteful not to make use of Chris's "Light Up FLying Disc" which is has red LED-thingies (sorry Dad, having an artisitic moment) and looks like a mini-flying saucer :) was SOOOOOOOO much fun. Then after a mad dash back to the 'swood to round up a select group for the carol service, it was the Regenerate Carol Service, which was fun too. Me and Jo got horrendous giggles again though. It must be something to do with me & her & christmas carols...
But to get to my point. Eventually. After said carol service, we were going to go to Crosslands...but it was closed. So we went back to Chris and Ben's (and Paula's) and ended up watching Top Gear :) and then playing Smackdown (a topic for another time, but it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun!!) and then we decided to play Poker. Now, you've got to understand, we do not condone gambling in any way. It was merely a game of cards where we exchanged chips with each other. No real money was involved (which, lets face it, is a REALLY good thing, otherwise I'd be a bit poor right now!!) It was just really funny watching me trying to learn (and understand) the rules. I'd just got the hang of it when 3 kings were down, and I was holding a pair of eights, and I kept raising Ben because I thought he was bluffing about having the other Kigng. But he wasn't. Ah well. I'll get him next time. One thing I do need to work on is my poker face. Rather than "ooh, check me" when I get dealt a half-decent hand...
Neighbours time. More of the same drivel later

Sunday, November 27, 2005

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

(For those of you who know him - just imagine Mr Sutton saying that...Alan Rickman eat your heart out)
Anywho...eonugh randomness (procrastination is a curse...I'm sure it says that in the Bible somewhere...maybe I paraphrase slightly...maybe I imagine it...FOCUS!!!!!) OK. To explain the title: no I'm not coming over all literary and philosophical, it just completely sums up my day. I had one of the funnest days I've had for a very long time, but also had one of the saddest.
Let's start with the good - which, once again, involves my St John's Cru. Overslept (again) (but this time it was John's fault coz he kept me talking on MSN until...*ahem* quite late) so Lani had to come pick me up, except Leah was visiting, so she was actually driving, and them being them meant they were listening to classical music, so the first thing I heard this morning was Jupiter from The Planets, which was nice (Yes, this is gonna be a blog of firsts - many public declarations of things about me EXCEPT THE ONE WHICH MATTERS THE MOST) (more of which to follow) But to return to the good part of the day...the usual loving being at St Johns-ness aside, it was just nice to be out with my friends after being grounded by my lovely Lani-girl for the good of my health on Thursday. Hungry Horse for lunch (had steak...Mmmm!!) and then Tom Page and Chris decided that it might be fun to play we did. For two hours outside Founders, and it was so much fun. *Ahem* I mean, it was fun to watch them playing whilst I sat warmly wrapped up not running around so as not to make my asthma even worse than it is at the moment...yeah right, whatever. The only thing that stopped me going all out was the fact that I was wearing my black gypsy skirt, which kinda got in the Then I had to go and prepare and serve the Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at the Kings Chamber Orchestra concert at St Johns...which was soooooooo much fun. Except that (in another wierd paradox) it made me all nostalgic for home and the school Carol Concerts at St Peters, but made me sad that I won't be at St Johns for Christmas with all my uni people :( Strange how my mind works sometimes...
And to get to the bad bit. I was going to have THE best Christmas present for my parents EVER (you'd have to either know them or at least understand what they believe to get this next bit), which I've been thinking about for a very long time. On Friday, I FINALLY got round to talking (for that read emailing) Tim and Mark about wanting to get baptised. And when I spoke to Mark this morning, he was really keen, wanting to do it before he leaves, and was really excited about it...until he asked me whether I'd been christened. That's when it all went horribly wrong. Apparently because I have been christened, I can't be baptised by immersion (or actually in any way at all) because it's against the laws of the Anglican church. Great upset amongst many ensued (gotta laugh bout it or I'll start crying again) - Lani flipped out, and Leah wasn't far behind her which was sweet, coz she barely knows me, and Sarah and Jo seemed almost as upset as me...Mark was pretty gutted too, but those are the rules. I just really wanted him and Tim to do it coz they are the ones that have really changed everything for me...and I know Paul will do it like a shot at home in the summer, and obviously everyone can come, but it still won't be the same. Not all of my St Johns friends will be able to come...Lani could, and Sarah, and Jo, and probably Chris and Ben, and maybe the two Toms, and obviously Suz and Sacha, but cell girls won't be able to be there...none of my non-church mates would make the trek to see it at was just one of the worst pieces of news I've been given in a long time...I managed not to cry in front of Mark *smiles proudly* but only just...was crying by the time I got halfway up the aisle to Lani. I didn't realise just how much to me it meant until I found out it can't happen.
Anywho, trying to be philosophical about it all...that is the way of the good old Anglican church...and thats the way it has to be. Rachael and Sarah and James are trying to find any way around it, but I don't want to disrespect Mark - after all, without him, I probably wouldn't be making the decision anyway. I'm so glad I didn't tell Mum & Dad before, coz then I'd have to go throught the telling them it won't be happening...but I was so looking forward to just phoning them up and going "come to my baptism on XX day".
Wow. That was pretty intense *ponders* Have I beaten Sarah's IMMENSE blog from the other day?? I doubt it. Have I shocked a lot of my old friends by writing about what I believe so publicly?? I'd imagine so. Are my St John's Cru SO proud of me for doing all this and for what I at least tried to do?? SO much so it's unbelievable. And are Mum and Dad all emotional after reading this?? Well, lets just say if they were here now, I'd be getting a pat on the shoulder with a "Come on Fred, we'll sort it out" (which, for those of you who know my Dad is the surest fire way to make me cry - he only ever calls me Fred (which, before you ask, is a generic term of endearment and encouragement chez Robins) when I need some cheering up).
I'm not too sad, just dissapointed, but properly comforted by the love of my St Johns Cru and by the FANTASTIC day I had with you all. I love you guys so much.
I'm going to bed now before I get carried away *ponders* Is it slightly too late for that??

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Some Warm Fuzzies For You All...

1. At least 5 people in this world, love you so much they would die foryou.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you, in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you, is because they want to bejust like you.

4. A smile from you, can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't likeyou.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6.You mean the world to someone.

7. Without you, someone may not be living.

8. You are special and unique, in your own way.

9. Someone that you don't know even exists, loves you.

10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

11. When you think the world has turned it's back on you, take a look, you most likely turned your back on the world.

12. When you think you have no chance at getting what you want, youprobably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, you probably sooneror later will get it.

13. Always remember complements you received, forget about the rude remarks.

14. Always tell someone how you feel, then they'll know.

15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they're great.

Really Interesting Facts You'll Never Need To Know...

Don't skip through them, read them in order!

1) Butterflies taste with their feet.
2) A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
3) In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
4) On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
5) On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
6) Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
7) Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
8) Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
9) Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
10) It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
11) Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
12) It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
13) The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. 14) A snail can sleep for three years.
15) No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
16) Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
17) Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. - SCARY!!!
18) The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
19) All polar bears are left handed.
20) In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
21) An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
22) TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
23) "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
24) If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.
25) A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
26) The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
27) Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
28) Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow

And did you??


The Past Week In Lulu Land

Well, it's been a very quiet week, seeing as how I didn't have a voice for much of it, and I had just got it back when I got a bit carried away at Alpha and talked almost non-stop in the did we get from Evil an Temptation to Predestination?? Probably a topic for another time...
Then when I got back from Alpha I was supposed to be going to Sarah's to watch the video of Holby from Tuesday, but when I got there, Ed was there watching Lost, so I came back here and MSN'd with Lani for AGES...tried to sort some stuff out, but it doesn't really feel like I got that far. I promised her I'd go and talk to Tim today, but at this precise moment in time, I'm feeling too ropey to leave my room (chest infection + an Asthmatic = fun fun fun). As I concisely explained it to John last night - can't stop coughing so take Ventolin, Ventolin makes me drowsy, try to sleep, but can't stop coughing. Oh the joy of it all.
I'm supposed to be doing Welcome at Cell tonight, with the inevitable trip to Medicine afterwards...I do want to go, but if I don't wake up and start feeling better during the day, the diea of staying in and curling up in bed to watch a DVD is sooooooo tempting....apparently we have "cell parents"...but I've never met ours...should probably try and do that soon...will do it on Sunday (aswell as talking to Mark...)
Hmmm, should probably cease this procrastinating and go and do some work - got half a novel and a whole Shakespeare play to read before tomorrow...clearly not going to happen, but might as well try my best!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I've lost my voice...STOP LAUGHING!!!

I can't believe people find it so funny when I lose my voice and can't talk!! I don't talk that I?? lol. Good job I'm in a good mood (30 hours sleep can do wonders for a person!!) Am now properly re-esconced (is that a word?? is now!!) in my cosy pit back at 'Swood (check my 'Swood cru...), chatting on MSN (as I do SO well) and procrastinating wildly...altho having been as ill as I was this weekend, I don't think working hard is the best plan of action (*ahem*)
Put loads of 'Dad' music on my MP3 player - Queen, Springsteen, The Floyd (although I've just discovered Wish You Were Here didn't work properly - TRAGEDY!!) and nicked some of my mum's stuff like Vangelis and Einaudi to bring a bit of culture to my student cool am I?? (Not very, I hear you say...)
So far, this blog can't really compete with the class that is Lani's "Tales of the House of Spiders" but I'd like to think it comes pretty high up oh ok, I'll go now then...

And you'll be proud to know...

Look - two whole entries and no blogthings!! Lani would be shocked!! One day, I'll get down to the deep'n'meaningfuls, 'specially for my St Johns Cru - dunno how worth waiting for they'll be...but the weekend away changed a lot of stuff for me, so watch this space...

Friday, November 18, 2005

All is well in the Land of the Lulus

No, really. It is. Makes a change I know, but things do seem to be cruising along quite nicely. Lani has sorted me out in case it all goes horribly wrong again, but atm, tis all goose (don't ask) Had a kinda boring week really - haven't left the uni bubble at all, not even to go to Staines...I REALLY need to get out more. Had a good night last night though - went to Crosslands after Alpha, which was SO much fun, even if Ben didn't stop mocking me all night (JOKE!!) (Careless words an all that tho...think about it...then say Got Cell tonight, which means Medicine afterwards. Which means ritual humiliation of me an Alice playing Pool with Chris an Lani...but secretly, me an Alice ROCK, we're just giving everyone else a chance *ahem*

Feel like I've been neglecting my Churcher's guys a bit recently, 'cept Beccybex and Menny...hope you are all :) and enjoying yourselves. You deserve to - we all worked hard enough (or otherwise, Yes Fletch, I mean you, Mr "I need EE to go to the Royal Northern") to get to where we are. BIG shout out an hugs to Jane - can't wait til I see you, an keep smiling coz we all love you LOADS!! Is this a picture moment??
Good times, good times. Miss you guys - we'll have to have another "sophisticated, grown-up" evening at Pizza Express (yes Nik, or ASK!) before Foggys or the Red...bring on Christmas!!
Don't have an appropriate photo for my St Johns cru, but bring on Sarah's party - will take TONNES (again)
Love you all!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Long time no blog (which means long time no blogthings...)

Okies...did start to do a blog t'other day, but it got just that bit too deep and meaningful for the public arena, so I emailed it around instead!! lol. To those of you who got it - thankyou for you support. For those of you who didn't - don't worry your pretty little heads about it, there was nothing in it of interest to you.

Well, so, what have I been doing?? Reading Week presented its own unique challenges: what time to set the alarm for (is 11.30 too late)...How late to stay up before it is classified as an all-nighter...How many times I could justifiably avoid my reading...

I have been reliably informed that by my Third Year, I will gladly use my Reading Week for catching up on reading (cheers Luce, spoil my fun!!) but time alone will tell. Got my first piece of work back today anyway - 2:1, he didn't give any firsts, so I was quite chuffed. Love it.
Well well, what else?? went bowling with my St Johns cru (admittedly a rather slimline selection) but we got to Woking and back without getting stabbed, so overall, rather a success. Bring on Coral Reef (but I still don't have any swimming stuff!! Arrgh!!) Alpha on Weds evening, Reading yesterday (YAY!! Primark!! love it) even if I did get a bit (*ahem*) stressed out about the trains...
Thats about it really. Had some amazing talks to people this week, on MSN and face-to-face, and once again, Lani wins title of "most talked to" person of my week, although Jane comes a tied-close second with Tom (7 at North Tower...the time and date willl remain with me for ever...)
Love you guys
p.s. now i can do a blogthing!! YAY!!!

Aaah!! If only...

Men See You As Choosy
Men notice you light years before you notice themYou take a selective approach to dating, and you can afford to be pickyYou aren't looking for a quick flirt - but a memorable encounterIt may take men a while to ask you out, but it's worth the wait

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Slight overuse of blog...

Okies y'all. I've already been accused of being obsessed with my blog, but I do beg to differ. you know what I'm like, I get to stages sometimes where I can't talk about the things that are bothering me, and sometimes I just need to tell people, but I can't because I can't talk about it...Don't worry, this isn't gonna turn into a deep'n'meaningful blog, coz I'm not in that kind of mood (although I was at 2 AM this morning....should have done it then!!), I'm just feeling particularly close to some of you guys at the moment, and I don't want to not be able to tell you stuff...

Oh, just ignore my drivel



Sorry!! I know I said no more...

But it was so true!!

How You Are In Love

You fall in love quickly and easily. And very often.

You tend to give more than take in relationships.

You tend to get very attached when you're with someone. You want to see your love all the time.

You love your partner unconditionally and don't try to make them change.

You are fickle and tend to fall out of love easily. You bounce from romance to romance.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Blogthings rule!!

Your Power Color Is Magenta
At Your Highest:
You energize yourself and push others to suceed.
At Your Lowest:
You feel frustrated and totally overwhelmed.
In Love:
You are suprised by who you attract. You're a love magnet.
How You're Attractive:
Open and free spirited, people want to explore the world with you.
Your Eternal Question:
"What is my next source of inspiration?"

My Hidden Talent...

Your Hidden Talent
You are both very knowledgeable and creative.You tend to be full of new ideas and potential - big potential.Ideas like yours could change the world, if you build them.As long as you don't stop working on your dreams, you'll get there.

Having rather too much fun with Blogthings...

I blame Lani!!

Your Mood Ring is Dark Red
Very happyLovePassion
Mood Ring Generator

Gummy Bears
You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.
What Kind of Candy Are You?

Your Brain's Pattern
You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.
What Pattern Is Your Brain?

One last one...I promise

Your Blog Should Be Purple
You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.
What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?

My New Blog!!

I blame Lani for this. If she had an MSN space instead of Bebo, I would never have been introduced to Bebo...and I would never have found Sarah's blogspot and then Lani's...and then REALLY wanted one for that wrong?? Not gonna launch straight into the deep and meaningfuls in this post (well, I'll try not too!), but I know I will at some point!! All this is to do is to say:
My school guys - The Prefects Room Gang!! I miss you guys...the photo (left) was the beginning to a top night, our last proper night as a group (that's not why it was so good...honest!! lol) You guys were special to me, you still are in so many ways...don't loose touch!!! (not getting deep, I promise)

And the other photo (right) is NOT for Nikleby's benefit!! It's just other memories of a top night, although the Hoemeister and Bev are pretty special people. He always put up with my tearful "I can't do Physics" moments and even when I'd given up Physics, he would always listen if I needed someone to talk to (That's not too deep, honest!)
My Uni guys - can't believe I've only known you for a month and a half!!! You are gonna be so special to me - you know how much I miss you when I'm away for the weekend!! You make me smile, you make me laugh, and you're always there when I cry (sorry, getting deep again!) We've had some top nights - Kingswood Karaoke Night, Rob's party, chick flick DVD nights...LONG may they continue.
And my last group (who belong in my Uni guys, but also need SPECIAL mention) are my St Johns guys!! You are SO special to me, you've completely included me in everything, been there for me when I'm down, and I know you are all always there for me. Student Group is great, Alpha is better, and my cell is gonna ROCK!! We just had the BEST weekend away - big up to my BESTEST roomies: Jo, Susie an Em - love you guys...and just need to say - Lani and Sarah: I can't believe all the stuff I've told you - I never talk like that with other people I've only just met!! You two are proper special and I love you (Last deep bit, I promise!!)
That's about it for now...just wanna say there are LOADS more photos of everything on my Bebo and my MSN, so go check 'em out!!!
Take Care!!!