Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Just a short catch up

Well its been 35 days since i last put a post up on here. To tell you the truth, not much has happened this past month but a few things have happened, mainly two which i'm pointing out.

So some of you on fb or who even follow me on twitter might have heard but i'll go into depth here.
Basically a while back i saw this tweet which at the time meant nothing. 
But bascially she was missing iMessage and thats fair enough. However what i didn't realise 4 days later was the fact her birthday was coming up.

And so as some people get ideas for presents, i had one just pop into my head. A 4th gen ipod touch (which of course has definite ios5 capability) which should get her back on iMessage and so fourth. So basically i was currently saving up wages which was quite nice. Since at various times, i have been feeling slightly skint but i eventually saved up the cash. Now the ipod touch i decided to buy was not a new one. But one from CEX. Which at the time was £120.

Time went by and feeling excited about doing this and also the weekend before was the fact that my sister had come home from Mexico which was also very nice and she did buy me some expensive custom dark chocolate which usually costs £10 per box. It tasted quite nice for dark chocolate.

so my sister brought me this handmade chocolate from #mexico.... on Twitpic

But before that happened, i cycled to Plymouth again, Hoping to use Gem Bridge to speed up my time. And what would you know, its actually possible. Which actually takes the time off by half an hour or so which is very nice. Although the gradient is slightly annoying, its still better than a dangerous, rocky, muddy path like the first time i went cycling. That and my lunch for that day was of course in Mcdonalds again :P. But this time was a nice meal, as per usual in there. £6.18 it cost and the dip was nice and sweet 'n' spicer (pun), as well as the taste Big mac with no cheese and some succulent onion rings.

well after a 2 hour cycle ride. my lunch for today cost me £6... on Twitpic

 Well After this, i decided to cycle to Saltram from there and visit the place. Considering i did get in for free since i had my Young Persons NT Membership that i bought when i went Lanhydrock with my parents before we went to buy a caravan in Torpoint afterwards :). But that was a nice building, which was quite unique styling and i did like the oriental Chinese wallpaper on how green tea was made. Than after that, i was cycling back to the flyover where i actually passed my mum and dad cycling the opposite direction.

I attempted to cycle into town using the Embankment Road, and it was quite tricky since it only lead to the route i used to cycle back to Tavi from Plymouth Hoe during the Skyride.
Then i cycled back home the same way but did pop into Marsh mills to look in PC World for a bit, then Currys and Comet. Nearly got sold on buying a Samsung Galaxy Ace, but didn't since i was focused on Jess's pressie <3. But on the way back i did see something cute which made me think of the romance me and Emma could have if we were together and also since its not everyday you see two ponies grooming each  other on a cycle path. Here it is below:

And after that, i decided to snap some pics of the path on the Tavistock side of Gem Bridge, to prove that you can cycle on it which saves a short amount of time below:
It seems after the wooden path after Gem Bridge now has a gate  on the Tavistock side :)

The Entrance to the path that goes to Grenofen tunnel, This doesn't close the route off, you turn left as below

The gate that leads down to the current route i cycle which goes along the old path and up the road

Looking towards the wooden path before Gem Bridge

Well that was pretty much it until Wednesday with the 4th of July. I decided to get up and i left for Plymouth about 10:40. Paid the £6.10 for the bus and during the trip, i was reading a e-book of something i'm starting to admit i need to learn. Years ago i found a copy of Sex for Dummies, 3rd Edition, so i copied it to my mediafire, which you can download below:
and since i have Adobe Reader on my Android phone, its been useful to be able to download Bus timetables and this so  was reading a few chapters.

Well i got into town then i was desperate for a wee and so i went to Drake's Circus to go since i don't fancy having to pay 20p by the sundial to go to have a leak really, since the last time, i tried and my 20p didn't work, nor did a few others, which makes it like a lottery, if your 20p is the right one, you win a chance to empty your bladder. Anyway i was pretty much killing time and looking around various shops in the mall and in town in general, HMV, Carphone Warehouse,  Just like new, Wilko, Computerbase, CEX and some others. But for lunch, i brought something cheap from wilko, well the sandwich had no butter and also a girl i like that friends with Emma, looks like a blonde goddess but engaged served me and we chatted and also let her top my phone up which was nice for her and also for me since i had £2 credit left since i topped up about  2 months ago. But £1.50 for two drinks and a sandwich is good value, even if its only water :)

well earlier today, this was my lunch, a cheap cost of £1.50.... on Twitpic

Well after that i walked around some more shops and then Finally brought the ipod touch from CEX, guiding/advising the guy that served me to get a nice looking C grade one, and then i paid up £120 in cash. Then before that i went to maplin to buy a ASUS Radeon HD 6570 for £70. Yes i know i could get it cheaper but its better than the shitty HD Radeon HD 5450 that was actually next to it and £40. Then after that, i went to Hotel Chocolat and asked one of the staff for a cute, fattening (yes i did say fattening to her tehe :P) box of chocolates for a little extra for Jess's birthday pressie, we talked and she suggested some dippable chocolates and asked if jess was a "girly girl", i did say I'm not sure but maybe she might be ? so i went with these chocolates for £8.40.

Later afterwards i was looking in Next for a short while then went up to the food court to relax my legs, well since recently, my ankle has started to strain again, maybe too much exercise after i sliced it over a month ago nearly. Then reading fb comments about what i was doing is a bad thing, i even had a wallpost saying i should spend it on myself and should of only buy her flowers or chocolates.

After that, it was around 2:45 so i decided to run to get the bus while dropping the present off to where Jess works. It felt good to be running the same route i used to run to get the bus home from Crappy City Plym: through Central Park, passing the queues and traffic lights on outland road, running over the A38 on the footbridge in the flyover, running on the road by the junction to honicknowle and tamerton foliet, passing the opticians and DC Police HQ, and up the hill to her work and ordered two sauces (5p each) and dropped the pressie off. Just as i started running again, the 83 just stopped outside and i hopped on and was on the way home. As the bus got quieter i carried on reading the pdf. Then got off at lidl and ran home on the cycle path. 

That pretty much sums up that day. But on the Friday, i realised she got the pressie which made me happy for that day. Yep i was working but that just brightened my mood. 

And i think thats this blog post sorted. Next Friday is my 3 Year anniversary on twitter and my 3 Year YouTube Anniversary is this Friday, the 13th...i think. But anyway, expect some things out for that, a video maybe but most definitely a blog post :)

See you then
Mattie :)