Tomorrow, Iâ€™ll be going back to Bristol for the first time since Iâ€™ve moved to London! I can hardly call anywhere in the UK home, but if there is one itâ€™s the beautiful port-city of Bristol!
Iâ€™d been planning this 3-day trip for a couple of weeks now. Iâ€™ve still got some stuff left at my friendâ€™s place since I moved out in such a hurry from Winkworth House in September. In fact, I had bought so much (mostly useless) stuff over the year that I am quite sure that in addition to this one, Iâ€™ll need to make at least another trip to Bristol to personally deliver them to London. Well, I think itâ€™ll be another few weeks until I pass my practical driving test and get my license. So until then, Iâ€™ll have to bring two empty suitcases by coach, and bring them back fully loaded!
Iâ€™m quite eager to see my stuff again after the very hasty departure last month. It wasnâ€™t supposed to be hasty LOL but you know Iâ€™m a last minute person. I spent two full days (up to the very last hour before we were to be â€˜politelyâ€™ chased out) packing my entire roomâ€™s stuff into two groups: the two 30KG boxes to be shipped back to Malaysia (which by now should be on their way), and the other two 30KG boxes to be brought to London with me.
Now my mission is to retrieve the two London-bound 30KG boxes.
These two boxes contain stuff that I might need to survive in London in the next few months, including suits and ties for job interviews. Also cramped in those boxes are my iPad, Magic the Gathering cards, souvenirs from around Europe, as well as all my bedside novels and books without which I canâ€™t really go to sleep properly.
Besides getting my stuff, I also need to meet up with Jeehee and Fat Boy, two of my dear former flatmates who are still in Bristol. Allen and Helen have rented a house in Bristol too but wouldnâ€™t be seeing me this time as they are on vacation in Greece. Iâ€™m also hoping to see Giordano, Ameer and Masood too if theyâ€™re around, and they should.
Thereâ€™ll be nightouts and parties and great catch-up timesâ€¦ But in the end, besides friends, the other thing that I am most looking forward to seeing is my university.
I really miss walking to campus every morning, past Deanâ€™s Court on St. Georgeâ€™s Road, up the steep busy pavement of Park Street, cross the road in front of the Wills Memorial Building, turning right and continue up University Road, pass Bristol Grammar School, and arrive at Senate House. I plan to retrace this route and probably spend some time in the university as well.
This is a city with lots and lots of great memories. I canâ€™t wait to be back.View More