My Updated Life.

Well, I’ve been here in Walsall for almost two months now and haven’t posted anything, so figured it was time for an update. Within the first two weeks of been here, it became apparent that although there are more jobs available here, there’s equally more people applying for them. So, two months later and I’ve still no [paying] job. The JobCentre directed me to the British Heart Foundation furniture and electronics store. It feels great to fill my days with something more than sitting at home staring at my computer’s monitor, but in turn, it’s proving to take it’s toll carrying wardrobes up and downstairs all day, especially with a slim body-build as mine. I honestly cannot see why people would want to volunteer for this unpaid job haha. On a completely different subject, I’ve finally started learning most of the streets and main locations around town. I feel confident going into town for a specific shop. Only problem now is getting used to the two and a half mile walk from my home to town. After being used to being just round the corner from town for ten years, it’s certainly a difference that’ll take a bit of time.
EDIT: The main annoyance about work is that the people seem to overestimate my abilities. Getting me to lift 37inch television-not a new LCD screen, those old 5-stone beasts-attempting to lift it from the shelf, threatening to fall at any moment.

My Birthday Week.

Ok, well to start off; my birthday was on Tuesday 10th May-my 21st. My friends decided that instead of having a single day to celebrate, I get to have a full week. So it started today (11th May) by me being woken up by Chelsea as her and Harry bought me a foot-long Chicken Salad Sub meal from Subway, which went down a treat. Later on me and Harry went to the library for a half hour to get some books, when we returned to the house I was presented with a variety of foods and all my friends (except two) in the living room. It really made me feel great to know that I have people in my life that care enough to go through all this trouble for me. So we munched down on the food and had a great time talking about different things and just having a good crack. About an hour after the party started, Chelsea wondered into the kitchen for a few moments, next thing I know everyone’s singing Happy Birthday and there stands Chelsea holding a huge cake with candles (to put the cake size into scale, the box said that it serves 40 haha). Only problem was, after I blew out my candles, Harry asked me what I’d wished for, it then dawned on me that I’d completely forgot about making a wish but immediately realised that I already had everything I could wish for (gay, I know haha). The party continued till about 11 o’clock when people started leaving. I’m now exhausted and ready for bed. It’s been a brilliant day and it couldn’t have gone better. Best thing is, there was no alcohol involved and it still topped every other party. My friends are amazing and I wish it could always be like this, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. I almost regret my decision to move away, but I know that no matter where I go, they will still be here every time I return to Barrow.

 

[This post was written on the 14th May 2011 but had to transfer to this blog]