So when I do the blog, there’s been times when I just drop in for a quick update, usually with the title of “Update” or something. Whether that’s been a quick do it because I’ve not blogged for a while or if it’s what I like to call a “Bog Blog”… a blog written during the time I’m in the bathroom.
There’s also been times I’ve not blogged at all. For instance in 2009 I blogged once. Between 2008 and 2011 were the worst times for updates and it wasn’t until university I was encouraged to revive it a bit
We’re moving out of my dads this month hopefully. We’ve managed to get a place in Purton near Swindon. All of my stuff i use to put videos up on youtube has been packed away untill we move in and i plan on getting internet in as well.
Besides from that i haven’t been up to much.
Ruby can hold her own body up, talk, dance, read and pretty much many human things now that she;s nearly 8. She’s very smart and I get the feeling from talking to her and seeing how others act around her that some people don’t don’t realize her age or how much she twigs on about things. She also has a brother now and she’s a great big sister. She makes him laugh so hard. He’s a year and 3 months and is still trying to master waving, but he’s been faster at other things than Ruby was too.
Purton was a really nice area. The only problem was getting out there, especially for collage. Caroline left in Decemeber 2008 and in 2009 I started college, so Purton was in a weird place. It’s right near Wootton Bassett that I had to go through ti get to Chippenham, but I had to go to Swindon to get back out there. Strangely I still have dreams about the flat. I set up my radio studio in the kitchen as it was a nice size and didn’t really have anything to put in it. My friend Anthony moved just down the road with his girlfriend back then just as their baby was coming. They now have two kids together. Anthony has been a friend ever since… I’d say 1995 with his brother Andrew, but since doing uni I’ve not seen much of them.
I moved the blog at the end of May 2012 from Blogger to WordPress, On may 13th I posted this lengthy thing.
So i came to Swindon on Saturday. I was gonna change it to Monday because of the lack of time. But instead I thought stuff it and came anyway. I only had time to see family though so sorry friends. I’ll sort you out next time.
Anyway Matt had to go to the bank to check something out so we went for a drive… at like 11:30 at night. We checked out the places we used to live so went to West Swindon. We used to live in Middeleaze in the early 90s and were listening to random radio stations on Tune-in radio on my phone, which happened to be left on 90s which was weird. We checked out Shaw Ridge School, and tried to remember where the school was… because they’ve completely replaced it with a whole new building.
Then we went to Castleton Road and looked at our old house from the outside. It’s weird because it’s not changed, not even the bit where we played with the cars in the mud outside the house. It was like something off a film because we were looking at these places and totally unchallenged by anyone, which must have looked so weird. 2 guys at 11:30 at night. Had a look at where the park was, which was also weird for me because i remember before the park was built.
Then we went to 2 places where we always drove past but never went in. The first was near that mechano building which led to some warehouses… and Matt made me mega dizzy. He went round this roundabout about 10 times. Then we went to Blunsdon where it said there was a train station, we just went there though because we’d never been there and things got spooky.
We actually locked the doors to the car just in case of a zombie attack, then there was loads of bunnies – the scene in Jurassic park came to mind, the bit where the goat/lamb(??) was left for a dinosaur to be eaten and then the next thing was the bleeding carcass on the roof (Which i later mentioned). We were listening to absolute 90s which had on Happy Mondays – Loose Fit, which made it feel even more weird watching all these bunnies surround the car. Anything could have come from anywhere.
Anyway we left that spooky place and went to McDonalds for a McFlurry, but when we got there, there was a cue so while waiting we had a bit of a singsong – Another Level – Freak Me. The girls in the car in front didn’t appreciate it which was a shame.
Anyway we parked up and had our McFlurrys and just as Matt turned the Engine on, the girls in the Focus started up and shouted across to Matt “Don’t Follow us”… We weren’t anyway, I think they were just weirdos. But Matt was like “Well I’m not anyway, so I’m going” so they pulled out in front and were acting stupid so Matt got into another lane and outran them… Bit of a downer on the adventure but it was way fun. We’re gonna take the camera next time
So that was the last time I spent quality time with Matt since, so not had chance to take the camera. Like I’ve said in yesterdays blog (I think) he just hasn’t been round other than coming with my dad for an occasion. We’d not had any time together like hanging out without a time limit which I miss. He was involved in a bit of an accident a day after Finn was born and is kind of lucky to be alive. He wasn’t driving, but was in the passenger’s seat and escaped with a head injury and hurt his hand pretty bad. I guess in a Marty McFly way he won’t be playing guitars the same way ever again. But yeah, We’ve not really done any brother stuff since then.
I’ve not been back to the areas we went to since either. I have heard through my mum from people at Shaw Ridge, and I emailed them not long after the look around the area to see if they had my records, which they didn’t. I used to make an effort more about going to Swindon even though I was busy with uni work. I think my faith in them has reduced since then. I made an effort, but still even then maybe there was a lack from their side.
Anyway Time to write my other blog (The one to Aphre) then sleep time!