P – Alphabet Dating

My time to drive this time as I knew where Roundhay park was and where we were going to park so Hayley met me at mine.

We made a quick stop at the co op before heading there for our picnic. We know we  should of fully made our own but we alway forget this, just like when we went to Eccup. And quite frankly, we didn’t have time!

We got there and had a little walk around the lake and discovered there was lots of geocaches  around but as we hadn’t planned to do any we had forgotten a pen so we could of gone but wouldn’t of been able to sign the book after, unfortunately.
We found a bench perfect for a picnic and filled our stomachs to the brim, we love our food! We also had home made Moana cupcakes, that weren’t a packet from ASDA, promise! A big plus of being here is also the amount of dogs you see!

We walked the rest of the way around waterloo lake before heading back home to get some jobs done with the promise that we will come back better prepared for geocaching.

BRING ON NOVEMBER

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O – Alphabet Dating

So this time it was Hayleys time to drive but I think she regretted that as soon as we got off the city roads and on to the country ones…but we survived so that’s a gold star on her chart! For O, we went to Otley.

When we got there we went for a little walk and found a little Caffè called The Dales and had some food there before going and exploring more. Which means going in to a toy shop for me and a book store for Hayley, 100% big kids! In both we were looking at all the new toys and kids books before we found the sweet shop, where you could buy all the old sweet from the big jars and get them weighed out in to small bags.
With or pockets slightly less empty than others money then when we arrived, but more full with sweets, we headed back to the car to head to work…
BRING ON NOVEMBER

 

 

N – Alphabet Dating

So after I almost died at leeds fest from working all weekend and working at the climbing wall on bank holiday Monday with Hayls, we decide N needed to be a nice easy one so we went to Nandos which wasHayley’s  second nandos. She got the same as last time, as did I, and she was fasinated by the fact they gave you the little chicken thing and took it away after they had asked you if your food was okay. If you didn’t know this, you will now realise when you next to go Nando’s!
After nandos we went back to Hayleys and finally added our passport details to our flights. I mean they have only been booked for about two months! Then we watched the first of How to Train Your Dragon as I have lent Hayley the books and she is speeding through them like the book worm she is, though she was very disappointed (I had prewarned her) that the films are nothing like the books! I then promptly fell asleep on the sofa (told you I was dead) before we went to bed and Hayley packed for her trip to Wales to see her brother.

ROLL ON NOVEMBER!

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M – Alphabet Dating

For this one we combined it with our favourite Canadians birthday celebrations at the wall, yes we all went to work on our evening off, yes we are crazy but we are all crazy so it’s all good!

I got there from work (yep another work place) and the guys had already ordered the pizza, so it was finally time for kristine to open all her birthday presents from everyone (she had been waiting for me to get there). She loved them all! Me, Hayley, Jade and Mike had all clubbed together to get her a leeds rhinos top (she loves rugby and we live in leeds) and some dime bars (me and Hayley had been very good ninjas aquiring these when we were at ikea the other week, for the alphabet date for I) and Jon had got her some giant marshmallows, perfect for smorrs and other things.

We then got on to playing Disney (tooo cool) monopoly whilst still waiting for the pizza to arrive.
I have no idea who won in the end because it just goes on and on for ever. Customers were very jealous is us, while they were exercising and we were scoffing our faces with pizza! But we finally decided to finish playing when mike and Ruth who were working were closing the wall for the might and we all headed home.
ROLL ON NOVEMBER!

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K – Alphabet Dating

This has definitely been the best alphabet date so far, and we will definitely be back at this place again. 

For K, we went Kayaking! We found a place in north cave near hull with the East Yorkshire Canoe Club, were it is £6 on a Saturday morning for 2 hours. BARGAIN! 

We arrived a bit nervous because we didn’t know anyone, but straight away everyone was so friendly! All the coaches there are volunteers and more than happy to help. A lovely lady gave us our equipment and helped us into our boats and even gave us some string so we could tie my go pro onto my life jacket! We got in our boats and someone pushed us into the water and we were off! 

When they asked if we had ever kayaked before, we politely said ‘no we’re beginners’ because you know we haven’t been kayaking in a while and we’re not exactly pros but it all came back to us when we were on the water! We were in the beginners group and we did quite well! Going in straight lines and spinning around properly and learning how to stop. It was great fun. 

Our faces lit up though when one coach mentioned he was going to get the paddle boards out! HOW EXCITING! Me and Shannon jumped at the chance! We got them out and was soon standing up and paddling. My go pro had ran out of battery so they kindly filmed us for a bit to put it on Facebook. Unfortunately the filmed the part where Dan the coach pushed us both in the water! 

After this we were trying headstands and handstands, and between the three of us we completed the first ever three person pyramid on two paddle boards at north cave! WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! 

We will definitely be back at north cave soon. I haven’t had so much fun in a while! We then got in the car with soaking wet, lake water covered hair and drove home, behind some annoyingly slow cars going 30mph in a 60mph zone! 

Now it’s time to get ready to party tonight!

ROLL ON NOVEMBER! 

J – Alphabet Dating

For J we actually had a normal date and did a jigsaw (that’s normal right?). It was of the London Underground and it was actually so much more fun than I thought it would be. I got completely hooked while shannon was gawping at the Disney film on tv. To be fair Zootropolis is quite good! 

We didn’t manage to finish the jigsaw because we had to go to work early and paint but we’re getting there, and we will finish it at some point! 

I – Alphabet Dating

After Hayley’s driving lesson (she’s been driving for 6 months but is terrible at parking) we all met at the Leeds Climbing wall before embarking to IKEA! We had a magical mystery tour of the M62 because I kept missing the turn off for Ikea, but we eventually got there. 

The first thing we did was find the cafe and stand in the hour long queue to get the famous Swedish meatballs. Hayley and Kristine got the normal meatballs while I tried the vegetarian meatballs. They were lush! We then suddenly realised the devastating news that we didn’t have a small Swedish flag sticking out of our meatballs like the children did. Hayley marched up to the counter, and politely demanded our flags. We got a few strange looks but we’re going to Sweden soon so we needed them! 

We then showed each other our newly decorated rooms (not fake at all) we all had a cheeky nap in our new cinema studio and made videos for MTV Cribs. 

We did go for a mop, a tooth brush holder and tea, coffee and sugars holders, but left with an octopus and a photo frame! 

We had to then drive back to reality and go to work.

ROLL ON NOVEMBER! 

H – Alphabet Dating

Harewood House! We had double H! Actually we had Hayley in Harewood House and we saw a Horse! So quadruple H! We tried to Hitchhike with a Hot ranger guy to add two more H’s but that didn’t work out, unfortunately. 

We set off at 9 and parked down wyke lane. I got attacked by trees while geocaching, literally brushing tree off me for a good half an hour after, I wouldn’t normally be bothered but I didn’t even find the geocache, just a small jar with a tiny bucket in it..


We did successfully find one geocache though so that was exciting. 

Why are the cows so friendly here?! A huge cow came up to us like it thought it was a dog or something and I’ve never been so scared. Cows are cute but in a fight I think a cow would beat me. 

Lovely walks around here though, especially if you park were we did because you have the views of the beautiful house but you don’t have to pay a penny. Lovely place! 

Time for work now! 

ROLL ON NOVEMBER 

G – Alphabet Dating 

Our imaginative ‘G’ was ‘get drunk’ which I have done quite a lot of recently due to events. Well, the first one, on Monday was a spontaneous night out so I don’t have any excuse there, except that I wanted to be drunk. We went out to Pryzm and I honestly felt like the oldest person there! (I’m 21). It wasn’t too bad though. Drinks were dirt cheap the cheesey floor was open and we had some great company! It was such a classy night, so classy that we were playing spin the bottle with an empty plastic VK in the middle of the dance floor, nothing from us though, but it was an experience to say the least! I knew I was the oldest one there when I started popping rennies when I started getting heartburn, I did look quite odd! But rennies are a life saver! We stayed at Shannons that night, and we did feel rough the next day! 


The next night of getting drunk for ‘G’ was on Friday, and my excuse is that I graduated on Friday! (So I suppose that is another G too!) We had a meal at Gino D’Acampo’s restaurant, very posh, then we went out to call lane. Starting at Neon Cactus and ending at Call Lane Social. This was a fab night, my mum and dad and their partners were out, myself and Shannon and my fellow graduate Ash. We got very drunk but had an overall brilliant night! Great celebrations for graduation day! 

Finally our last night out was last night (Saturday night). It was meant to be a follow on graduation celebration from friday but went a tad wrong. Don’t get me wrong it was a good night but not perfect! We had great company, this time it was myself and shannon and the two guys I live with, a fellow graduate (Danny) and our lovely Canadian friend, Kristine. It was good but things didn’t go to plan. We started in headingley, all was good, there was quite a bit of drama throughout the night, but nothing we couldn’t handle! We ended up in popworld in Leeds and it was a beach themed night. It started great, we got our face painted and some free glasses, the music was brilliant and the floor wasn’t even that sticky which is unusual for popworld! It turned bad when they brought inflatable lilos and beach balls out. I don’t mind getting hit a few times with a beach ball but when a lilo comes at your drink at 100mph and makes you spill your whole drink down yourself, it’s always bad. I left after that to go outside in the rain. McDonald’s was our last stop before heading home from our drama filled night.
So I’m currently recovering and I swear I’m never drinking again (always the biggest lie right?). If anyone has any hungover tips, let me know! 

ROLL ON NOVEMBER! 

E – Alphabet Dating

Eccup reservoir was what we chose for the fifth date and for letter E. It started with a girly sleepover at shannons the night before-well I say ‘girly’, if you class girly as watching game of thrones and playing gran turismo and quidditch on the PS2. 

We went to sleep giggling away like proper girls though, bitching until our hearts content! We planned to get up, leave the house at 9 to go to the gym before embarking on our E adventure, but that didn’t happen. We slept through alarms and got up at 10, with sleepy heads and regret for not going to do a work out. 

We took our mind off this by doing art! We are in the process of making a REALLY COOL piece of art, that we can’t reveal just yet but we will soon! It will be amazing, we promise. 

So, after our random art session we set off to Eccup, going to Tesco on the way to buy a picnic for dinner. We were armed with apple juice, a pasta pot, doritos, fruit and popcorn and we set off on the hot summers day. We got there pretty quickly and found a parking space after driving down the same road 726373 times to find a suitable spot, but we eventually found one and left Timmy (the car) to start our adventure. 

We found the right path to the reservoir and when we got near we soon realised that it was surrounded by forest and a fence with a line of barbed wire on the top. It seemed impossible to actually get to the reservoir, but that didn’t stop us. We would like to thank Shannon’s friend, Lauren at this point for helping us out. She has been a lot before and helped us with a detailed diagrammed picture of where to go and responded well to my ‘how the hell do I get my fat arse over the barbed wire fence?!’ 

EVENTUALLY, we managed it, without any cuts or bruises or broken limbs, we strategically made it over the fence and found a path down to the reservoir. It was so pretty! We found a nice spot in the sun and ate our picnic, it was picture perfect. 

After our lovely picnic we decided to set up our camera and take a picture, we got a lovely one at first, then we decided to get one of us doing a handstand. Have you ever tried to get two people doing a perfect handstand with a timer on your phone? Absolute nightmare! It took several attempts, but the best ones are below! 

We gradually made our way back, through the forest, over the fence and up the hill back to the boiling hot car to drive back home. Overall it was a fab day, such nice weather for it and a beautiful reservoir! Now it’s time to go to work! 

ROLL ON NOVEMBER!