I left the cable that connects my phone (I use my phone as my camera, it’s better quality than my actual camera!) to my laptop at home, so my posts will be sadly photoless until Thursday. But even though you can’t see me having fun I am 😉 Fi and I met up with Jessica yesterday afternoon! I was so excited, I love meeting new people and Jessica is one of my favourite bloggers. She was just as lovely in person as she is in writing, and I hope her impression of me hasn’t changed now because I tend to ramble on about utter rubbish when I’m nervous. It snowed really heavily as we were walking back to Fiona’s house and obviously this got me even more overexcited – it hasn’t snowed properly in Dorset since I was two years old, so I don’t remember ever seeing real snow that didn’t melt as soon as it touched the ground.
This morning, Fi and I went to York. We caught the train because I don’t have much experience of driving in the snow, and I thought it would be less hassle. York was beautiful, albeit rather sludgy. We had lunch in my favourite restaurant, El Piano. All of their food is vegan and gluten free. I had falafel and sweet potato mousse, followed by their ridiculously amazing sticky toffee pudding (which I also had last time we went there). It is such a novelty to go somewhere and be able to eat virtually whatever I like from the menu! After lunch we met my friend Jon who was another student in my classes at York university (see the last-but-one paragraph of this post from June). I hadn’t seen him since the day before I went home in February – he took me out for a cup of tea, and it was much appreciated because I was sitting around in my room waiting for my parents to turn up going crazy with anxiety. It was so nice to see him again, I’ve missed him! We sat in Costa for a bit, then walked around the market, mourned the loss of Borders (sob), walked up to the Minster and then Jon had to go and catch his train back home for Christmas. I found a lovely present for my sister in a shop near the Minster (and listened to the possibly crazy owners discussing their plans for Christmas dinner – one of them was planning to sculpt something potentially very offensive out of soysage!), then bought Fi some new slipper socks because hers have holes in them, and that’s all my Christmas shopping done! When we got back to Durham we had dinner and then Jonathan came over to play The Clinic, Uno and a rather dodgy not-drinking game (‘I never’ confessions which established that I have no moral character, but without the drinking bit). I just got back from driving him back home, and…well, now I am writing this enthusiastic but slightly incoherant post 😛 I think I need to go to bed!
Aargh I wish I had my USB cable, I really want to put my pictures up! Never mind 😉 it will just help to string out the excitement for a bit longer when I am home again. Tomorrow Fiona, Jonathan and me are going to Newcastle to wander around the shops. I am probably going to drive, so this could be interesting. Wish me luck!