5 June 2010
My workmate Hannah was heading to Durham for a night out with her pals and suggested I come along, well when on a UK visa, so I did. We travelled by bus to get there and the daft lady on the end of the phone said we didn't need tickets. Liar, and we found this out as we rocked up to the bus an the 3 bus drivers were hanging aboutpuffing away on a ciggy. Luckily Hannah can speak English - UK styles (I am sure this guy must be from very Northern England/Scotland) and finally made out after a bit of joking around at our expense that we could get tickets from the cafeteria. Soon enough we were on board and began drinking at 4pm (later I would discover this was a mistake). Hald way through as te bus drivers had a tea break we were told we had to swap buses. We did so acordingly and boarded our own pivate leather interior, kitchen andbathroom included bus!!! It was like travelling first class on Air NZ, without the hostess.
We quickly changed grabbed some more brews - the drink of the day was big bot bicardi breezers or some RTD vodkas then added vodka on top later to be discovered as leathal. got changed shoved some slap on or faces and headed to town. As we were in Middlesborough we had to get a shuttle return to Durham. Getting there was easy enough and we were even allowed to drink on board!
We visited a few pubs, the first one we made our purchse and in true student style (not that any of us were students) we added our own vodka as a cheapo option! As you can see we made full usage of the lavish bathroom for montages galore!!
We had a dandy night - speaking of flowers (dandy..dandy-lion) this is exactly what jenny stole, seriously if you want to decorate your town (Durham did look lvely even hrough tipsy eyes) put the plants out of reach i.e. in the middle of the road or a roundabout or a hanging basket; not just on the footpath all pretty like when there are hooligans, aka jenny around (wouldn't let this one loose in Wellington Botanic Gardens Dave!!!).
After a little dancing, a lot of Drinking and certainly a number of laughs we called it quits and headed home. Well if only Durham was where we were stayng. It is fair to say that the shuttle driver would be praying for heavy torrential rain that was like waterblasting . . . . yep all I can say was it was lucky it was warm when we headeto town and I worked out how to open the window in advance so that it was easy for me to begin my eating disorder of Bullimia! Fair to say I was quick into bed when we arrived!!
6 June 2010
Headache . . . 2 panadol!! Drive to the bus stop, arrive 15 minutes early, go to Tesco to get food, decide wouldn't be as good as McDonalds, source McDonalds, probably shouldn't have as we think bus is due to arrive at 11.05am, could be 11.00am, it is now 11:00 am on our clocks and we are running back to bus, Jenny runs towards us looking slightly stressed and wave us in, I hide the McD's in my bag (wouldn't look great turning up late to a bus with a feed from the golden arches), run around corner, bus is waiting, my clock says 11:04am, Bus driver says we are very very lucky if we were 30seconds longer he would have gone, note to self he is lucky he didn't drive off, he doesn't want to meet Des and Troy, cos when they get together they destroy no matter how hung they are!! We climb aboard and some old lady mumbles and grumbles some snipe at us, Hannah and I hope we don't turn into old bags when we are that age, we settle in, check our timetable departure reads 11:05 - d*** ! The journey back wasn't too bad lucky the bus only had 3 other passengers and I could nab the backseat!