Gareth’s blog

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Still living

Apologies the other post didn’t seem to have published, trouble accessing FTP I think. I’m still alive but rather busy, in the mean time enjoy this Alphabetical List of Large Roadside Attractions in Canada.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Si’s commissioning

Yesterday I went to see Si being comissioned for a year with YFC which was rather good. I got a lift after lectures with the Proffitts to Coventry Cathedral, which is a rather inspiring place. I really love the big tablets on the wall!

The service was rather cool, there were a lot more people there than I had expected, many many different teams and groups starting something for the year. Meal at Pizza Hut afterwards was good as well, the bit of Coventry we went to seemed to have been done up and looked good. I didn’t get to see much when I went to look round with Chris as Warwick is quite a way out of the city.

Seeing Si again was very cool, it’s very strange not to see him every day nearly, but uni has been plenty busy to keep me occupied, it was less fun when I was sat at home everyone else having left for uni already! I passed the TV shop we used to stand and talk outside for ages the other day, which made me think how much Si rocked. At least he’ll be here next year, though I don’t see much of Chris and he’s not very far away….

On a final note, Helen didn’t think too much of the new Delirious? single, and having just listened to the charts her analysis seemed rather indicative of the resuylt—I either missed it or it didn’t chart. I kept missing bits as people came in and I wasn’t paying too much attention.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Magdalene formal hall

I’ve had a busy few days, trying to get quieter nights as I need to spend some time getting on with work! Anyway (briefly to, I hope) on Sunday I got the impression that Panton students were set the challenge of having dinner at Magdalene College. I’m not entirely sure how accurate that is the more I think about it, but it turned out really well. I was chatting to James and we were walking and happened to bump in to Lucy, who’s at Magdalene so managed to get invited to formal hall this evening.

I was a bit nervous and hoping I hadn’t been too rude but Lucy seemed fine, and the three of us had a great evening. It’s been ages since I’ve seen and had a chance to chat to them, so it was cool. I don’t remember much detail about the only formal I’ve had at Emma but Magdalene’s was candle lit and 3 courses—a starter that seemed to be inspired by a small pizza, cod and then cheesecake. The food wasn’t awesome and James had forgotten to ask for vegetarian stuff so had lots of vegetables, but the company was good and in a posh venue. I’ve got the Annual Mathmo Dinner on Thursday evening here at Emma as well….

Yesterday was Helen’s birthday and I felt supremely organised having bought a present more than 2 days in advance. Forgetting to take it on Sunday kind of ruined that though. Also, Delirious? have released a new single, Paint the Town Red which sounds quite cool. New album in less than a month to, which should be superb!

I’m off to bed. Lots of maths to do tomorrow.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Freshers’ week and starting lectures

It’s been a week since I moved in, I’ve had a few days of Freshers events and three days of lectures. Lots of stuff’s been happening, lots of new people! Matriculation was fun, and Emma seems great. Hopefully I’ll write something more later, I’m off to lunch!