Monday, 29 March 2010

The scribbles of a lonely girlfriend!

I have this big shoe box covered in brown paper with pink butterflies. Well it started off as a small box but it started overflowing so it's bigger now. It's called My Happy Place. It's filled with things from Mine and Charlie's relationship since we started going out almost a year ago. Charlie's away in Hong Kong at the moment and i guess this box is just a way of me remembering him. Like there's a little piece of Charlie's Soul in that box for whenever i need comfort when he's away. It may sound soppy and corny but when someone you love is away a lot you need some sort of comfort...right? So i thought it'd be therapeutic to share with you some of the things that are in my safe little haven!

So this is my happy place! Memories Galore. Some of them being sweet treats we've had. Like the last can of coke from The Hill Cafe that Charlie let me had while he had to settle with Orangina. Once we went ice skating where there was a Chuppa Chup machine that was slightly the sense that one 20p gave us 17 lollies! We split them and of course i ate some but saved a few for my box!!

This ones a little odd. The night Charlie and i told each other we loved each other we were supposed to be going to the funfair...but when we got there it was closed! So we all sat down and chilled out in the park nearby for a while. Half way through our time there we realized we'd lost our friend Ewan who had had a little to much to drink. We called him and turns out he had just stumbled off to the nearest train station to go home without saying goodbye! We found him sitting down by the station in the middle of the street holding 2 halves of a coconut and a yellow lightbulb that he'd "found" near the fair. He put the lightbulb in half of the coconut and handed it to me. "Present!" he drunkenly slurred at me. We put Ewan in a cab which Charlie ended up paying for. We found out the next day that Ewan had left his bag in the cab and the driver had taken advantage of Ewan's drunken state and overcharged him! Poor boy! Anyways, the coconut went bad but i stll kept the lightbulb in memory of the night of "i love you's".

Next in the box is two menus and what we ordered from a Dim Sum restaurant called The Phoenix Palace on baker Street. It's amazing but Charlie orders too much!

To go along with that, the last time we were at this restaurant, Charlie tried to teach me some chinese. I wasn't any good! :S

There's a Ben's Cookies shop in the station near where Charlie lives and every time we go past Charlie insists on getting me a cookie. Seriously....i am the human cookie monster....

This is from the shop i introduced Charlie too. He's obsessed with comics and graphic novels and he was rather grateful that i took him there....however he now is a lot of money worse off seeing as he spends it all in this shop! haha

Usually Charlie and i meet up during the school week in the graveyard at the church on the hill. Sometimes we take snacks to munch on. Once i took twiglets for Charlie and a chocolate orange for me which we shared and Charlie made me keep the packet!!

These are tickets to the concerts and places we've been to. Including The Script, The Killers, Ice skating at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, a concert at Charlie's school on our 5th monthaversary! and the charity concert Charlie organized in london!

This is a Chanel Chocolate and rasberry lolly Charlie gave me for Valentines day which i've refused to eat because i want to keep it! Underneath is also a cutting from the wrapping the roses he gave me were wrapped in!

Charlie also gave me a purple photo album for Valentines day, full of pictures of times we've spent together in our long journey of being a couple!

The original lyrics to Trains that he gave me the day he first played and taught it to me. This one makes me quite tearful!

While Charlie is away we usually like to send each other letters. Keeps the traditionally romance alive. Emails are all too modern and hardly show real love right? So this is a pile of letters written by Charlie to me all wrapped up in a ribbon.

So that's my most cherished items in My Happy Place :)

Hope i didn't bore you all or get too soppy! Just thought this might help my little throbbing heart whilst Charlie's away. Surprisingly it's helped! Hope you enjoyed!

All my love,



Sunday, 28 March 2010

Love you and leave you.

Charlie's gone back home to Hong Kong for the three weeks Easter holiday....andddd the depression has set in.
Yesterday we spent most of the day together. I met him at his boarding house with his younger but taller brother, Nickie and headed to their flat. We dropped off their cases and headed to Nando's for lunch. We ate quite a lot i must admit! We all ate 10 chicken wings each, shared a plate of garlic bread and chips (however i didn't eat many of the and all that!) We washed our rather sticky chickeny hands and left just after the rain had stopped. On our way back Charlie and i decided to sing disney songs at the top of our lungs even though a lot of people were giving us funny looks....including Nickie who had quickened his pace to pretend he wasn't with us!
We got back to the flat and Charlie and i decided to look up flight of the conchords songs and laughed quite a lot at the lines "Have you ever been told that you look like a llama" and "The day after my birthday is not my birthday, mum". Seriously, if you haven't seen them before, check out flight of the conchords....but be prepared for silliness!!!
Anyway, charlie and i Ustreamed for a bit which you can still watch if you so wish to....

So then Charlie and i decided to watch a few friends episodes and eat more of the easter egg i got him....we couldn't finish it! It's still sitting in his fridge as i type! Then i got all emotional and started crying and then he hugged me but...wouldn't let go....because he was crying himself and was making my the shoulder of my top all wet!! We sat and cried for a while and told each other that obviously we were gonna be ok...we were crying simply because of how much we're gonna miss each other. We've suffered worse. 2 months last summer was absolute agony. We'll manage 3 weeks!

I spoke to him today on skype and he's arrived in Hong Kong safely. I'll be taking my laptop with me to Florida so i can keep in touch and keep him up to date on which characters i've met :P I didn't think anyone could love someone this much. I thought stuff like this belonged in fairytales and movies and that's where it stayed. Charlie's really managed to sweep me off my feet!!! and i'm pretty sure it's not gonna change for a long long time!

All my love!



Tuesday, 9 March 2010

For all you BookWorms out there!

Hello all!
I tweet a lot about what i'm reading and whether the books are any good and lots of people have been asking me to recommend books! Well i thought i'd compile a list of books that i've read that i've enjoyed. Might help a few of you that are stuck on what to read! So here goes!

1. The Twilight series (once you've read the first one you're gonna have to read the rest!
2. The Host By Stephanie Meyer
3. The Book Theif by Marcus Zusak
4. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
5. Happy Ever After by Adele Geras
6. Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy
7. The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding.
8. The Doomspell By Cliff McNish
9. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
10. Before i Die By Jenny Downham
11. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
12. The extraordinary and unusual adventures of Horatio Lyle by Catherine Webb
13. An offer you can't refuse by Jill Mansill
14. Beauty By Robin Mckinley
15. Freaks by Annette Curtis Klaus
16. The Swansong of Wilbur McCrum by Bronia Kita
17. King Dork by Frank Portman
18. A little Love song by Michelle Magorian
19. Exchange by Paul Magrs
20. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I think that should do for now! I'm Currently reading Hammer by Sara Stockbridge. I've only just started but it's pretty good so far if anyone wants to give it a go?

All my love,