Sunday, October 22, 2006

Through the keyhole of Dave


I have opted to give you a look into life in wales. It takes a while to get you used to, but once your here then its easy enough.

To begin Cardiff Central (Caerdydd Canolog) , the gateway into the city.
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Ah lovely (spoken like a true welshman).

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We can see here the Millenium stadium which is one of the first things you see coming into Cardiff.

Erm try to ignore this when you get here.

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This is where the magic happens. I.E it is the Uni main campus where we have lectures and such.

Now to where I live in Talybont South. This is the sort of middle class area of the Talybont complex. To describe it, it's kind of like a housing estate but with no chavs or graffiti. When I say middle class though it's only because our houses arn't as nice as the new ones in Talybont Court which cost a bit more or the outdated old houses in Talybont North (or the Talybronx as we here call it).

I would post a picture of my house. House 26, but I haven't yet taken a picture of it but I will probably add it sooner or later to this post and if I don't well tough, but anyway....

The other part of the kitchen
As the song I once accidently crafted goes 'In the Kitchen' which is Ironically where we begin our tour of the interior of House 26 first floor flat one, where I live. Its quite nice

Teh Kitchen
It has the correct Amnities
Here is where I keep my Utensils and some of my dried foods. Its spacious enough for me but hey a little more room never goes amiss.

Cupboard of doom
The other cupboard of mine. Here is where all my fancy foods are kept which don't need the fridge or freezer.
Drinky thing
We also have this drinky thing. I don't think much of these drinks are left now.
The Poptiping
And of course we have the Poptiping.
The Kitchen from yet another angle
Here is the other part of the kitchen which is where you come in etc. Incidentally who's bloody idea was it to put the fridge there!?
Dave Central from the otherside
And here is where I sitting now (naturally I am not pictured). This is room 5, my room. It's quite nice I like it, Its more spacious than it probably looks.
Dave Central
Heres the rest of the room where we can see the ensuite bathroom door, complete with the Brent quote poster.
Into the bathroom
As Hitchcock put it in a deadpan way, 'The bathroom'. I would detail what goes on here but I think its obvious.

Well thats the room tour. I hope you like and If you don't well its not like you have to live here is it! Also if you try to break it I will cut your teeth out!

Anyways, more pictures. I recently travelled home for birthday related japes. Thats right I'm 19 now which is a bit of a silly age, no milestones or anything. but I was horrified to discover there was a more sinister force lurking in Bromley and I'm not just talking about the chavs.

Bromley Scientoligists
SCIENTOLOGISTS have arrived, Thats them sitting at that table giving 'Stress tests'. They also had e-metres and books of dianetics. It was a horrifying discovery which makes me come to the conclusion, BROMLEY HAS GONE DOWNHILL!

Ladyboys! Looks like a lady but its actually a chap. This was a fun addition to the trip home.

But anyways I came back to Cardiff because well I have to really I haven't gone through all that trouble with UCAS and remarks just to not go here.

In other news there was of course the 'Westcountry gathering' in Bristol, but I took no photos of that and I think Dave documented it well enough. But I enjoyed it but I was annoyed by how nice Daves room is.

Ah well Its good enough here I spose

Sunday, October 08, 2006

News from the Valleys


I could begin this post with Welsh like saying Creso (welcome) but to be honest I'd rather distance myself from that language as much as possible for obvious reasons.
I just wanted to keep this blog going and keep everyone updated on the goings on here in Cardiff as quite a few things have happened.

As you may expect lectures have started but its's all been very interesting so far. Its been quite quirky too, for instance in my first lecture we ended up viewing a clip of the Simpsons and an American Football game, albeit only so the lecturer could demonstrate his point. Things got weirder by the end of the week when in Cultural Critism I was asked to culturally consider a giant box of cornflakes. Yes indeed, lectures have been anything but dull.

Other happenings; I've been out a few times this week, One notable occasion was where I went to see a stage hypnotist. Now I have never before in my life seen a live hypnotism and have regarded it with a mixture of sceptism and curiosity, but in its defence it did make me and others feel tired when he was putting people under. The results of which were quite funny like making people mime Madonna and making one of the blokes think his penis was talking to him.
I have also been out for drinks for a few nights this week too (as one would expect from a student) I haven't gone massively out of control, seemingly my body won't let me become really drunk no matter how much I've tried the last couple of times I've been out. However I have seeminly developed some kind of cultish fervor from the drunk people in my house recieving the nicknames 'Dangerous Dave and 'Dave the Rave' in one night. Being last night specifically.

This has proven interesting as a similar thing happened at home inspite of me not really doing anything spectacular and leads me to wonder why I am worshipped for doing very little albeit by people who are mostly drunk at the time. I suspect people are being Ironic but hey its not too invasive here so I don't really mind but I do feel this kind of attention is better spent on someone who actually tries (albeit not too hard) to do crazy things or socialise harder than I do.

Either way I've found the whole University experience quite enriching really and think the next few years look positive for now. I've also enjoyed to an extent (without being psychopathic) watching people 'dying' from the infamous 'Freshers Flu' whilst feeling quite chipper myself. I've also enjoyed hearing about other peoples random news about Uni which brings me on to my next point.

Everyone (who was going to Uni this year) Has GONE!? Thats right the clan has now been scattered to 3 of the 4 corners of the UK with Me, Dauve and Drew in the West. Dan, Nick, Steve and Lewis in the North and Matt, Rob and Jon in the Midlands. I say the corners but I suppose me and Dauve and Drew are representing the southern section too owing to our positioning. Anyway I digress but the fact is we've all been split and face our own exploits whilst here instead of sharing in our usual high jinks which is weird. Especially for the likes of me and Drew who are the only representatives at our respective universitys.

Still though we'll be back soon I suppose, me sooner than the others as I return to West Wickham this weekend, owing to my birthday on tuesday, so I can see my relatives and Chard who is left behind. I do intend to complain that the area has gone down hill as I no longer live there full time and drastically as I've been gone for only about 3 weeks.

Thats all for now.