Earlier this week, my Dad undertook the treacherous car journey from Taunton to Sunderland. He left at 5am, at which time I was still off my face in my flat from my leaving party the night before, trying my upmost to get an unhinged student whom I'd never previously met to bugger off. I'm not mean, he was genuinely insane. As in, he told the entire party his uncle was a secret member of MI6 and rambled on about his violent allergy to eggs. That kind of mad. Next time I drop out of university and host a crazy leaving 'do,' I should probably be more stringent on the old invite policy, so, actually having one. (Mum, if you're reading I am joking.)
My party was touching to say the least. Fifty people from my halls came and everyone was lovely. As childish as it may have seemed to half the people there, the theme was PINK. (My party, my rules.) A couple of guys who I'd only met a handful of times went out and bought pink T-Shirts for it, which exceeded my expectations, along with my flatmate Jenny baking a cake, with pink icing. The manager of our local cocktail bar even brought along the ingredients to make Bubblegum Daiquiris to fit the theme. It was the perfect send off and I stayed up all night chat chat chatting away and learning about people. Those who stayed into the early hours of the morning got snapped on my polaroid. (See Clark and Sam, below, wearing my clothes...)
|Clark and Sam|
Dad arrived at midday and together, along with the help of my friends at Panns Bank, we managed to box the car up to the hilt fairly quickly. I left my room much cleaner than I originally anticipated being possible, given how little time I'd left myself to sort it out, thanks to Danielle and Jake, who hoovered and picked up old clothing labels and sweet wrappers off the floor. With a wardrobe door hanging off it's hinges and my flat key safely with Jenny, I said my goodbyes and left.
I learned alot about myself during my time at Sunderland University and I met some of the funniest, most outrageous, kind-hearted people. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. A truly special experience. Thanks everyone.