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Sat, Feb. 9th, 2008 05:23 pm
Sighs

The first post of the year and it's mid-february. Oh Lordy.

Well, I am having a stunning weekend. I caught a train from work yesterday afternoon and without dwelling on all the events that have taken place since then, I feel like I've come out of a long hibernation.

I met Jenn and Ryan in Bristol this morning, and it was perfect. The sun was beautiful in its light and warmth, I even had to take my coat off once. We walked around the port side of Bristol with the boats (and the exploratory!) and the vast expanses of water, and without laying too finer a point on it I could have cried. I was there with these gorgeous funny people who would drive to Bristol to come and see me and just ramble and wander with me. The weather was so perfect and the scenery so comforting and golden in both hue and memory that actually I found myself longing to live there, longing to throw the towel in as far as Manchester goes and return to... well to what. I guess that's what made me laugh at myself checking out PA/Secretary jobs here, because really, scary dreams and disturbed sleep, cold, catless houses and a dingy job in Longsight dealing with ungrateful patients aside, I have too much that I am not yet willing to give up.

That said, I'm lucky that I can look to this area as my home. The train journey from Chippenham to Bristol on a sunny morning is just stunning, I'd recommend it to anyone. Bath was beautiful, everything was beautiful. I won't be surprised if I end up here you know, my wistfulness at today is still making me well up, and I wonder if it isn't time for me to call time on my student experience.

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cabbagemedley
cabbagemedley
International Varmint
Sun, Feb. 10th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)

Holy crap, it's a Crick! *staples you to the internet*

I kind of felt the same about coming back to Reading, but when I got here all my old friends were gone and it wasn't the same at all. I just kind of ended up remembering how things used to be and feeling really weird. Now I'm moving to Hampshire and I mostly can't wait, though there's still a bit of wistfulness. I guess what I mean is, make sure there's something there apart from memories before you up sticks.

But I'm pining for the student experience these days, so whatevs. :)


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crick_elf
crick_elf
Crick
Mon, Feb. 11th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)

Two messages, I am getting good at this posting lark ay?!

You're right, there should definitely be a tangible reason for moving, and in all honesty now, that I'm back I can't think of a really good one. I'm feeling better now I'm back in Manchester with my lady, so I'm sure Bristol drew out the romantic in me!

I miss you lots, be sure to message me your new address, here, facebook or the good old-fashioned text message!

Miss you fig scrote! xxx


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kittiy
Jenn
Sun, Feb. 10th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)

I'm so glad you had a good day sweetheart, I really loved seeing you again, and wandering around Bristol with you on such a gorgeously sunny and marvelous day was just perfect :)

You will have to come down again soon to visit! We didn't have nearly enough time saturday! lol

Xxx luff!


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missharker
missharker
missharker
Tue, Feb. 12th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)

Bristol is a good place to live, there are a lot of good points about it, and the night life is great. As far as cities are concerned it's one of my favourites, which is probably a good thing as I work there.

It's good to see your OK.


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