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'drrring' (thats the sound an un-tuned guitar with plastic strings makes!) 'Maaaaaaaaaaarrrk' (thats the sound an un-tuned human makes! aka Wayne Ollerenshaw! Voice of an angel he hasnt!!!) 'drrrrring' 'Maaaaaaarrrrrrk'
Mark: “Go away!”
After standing around for what seemed like an eterntiny but in reality was about 2 minutes Elvynia arrived…with gifts…but only for the TB whore known as Wayne Ollerenshaw! (shes going to buy me some next time…so she says! Haha).
Again we let Ruby take the lead looking for a Weatherspoons or any decent bar for us…but she was pretty rubbish so the northern lads took over and we found a bar within seconds!
It was the Sports Café in Haymarket, I had been to the Sports Café in
So all 5 of us piled into…walked into the bar and we all got asked for ID! 24 years old! (which doesn’t bother me in the slightest anymore haha!) Joe didn’t have any as he hasn’t really needed with having a beard for a good few years, but they let us in anyway!
We had a few games of the worlds most expensive pool (I wont go into the results) £2 a game! Could have had almost 4 games for that back in the ‘tarn’ (
Got to say well done to Elvynia at this point as she got involved with us English and had her first alcoholic drink of the day before !
After a couple of beers Ruby informed us that it would take us almost 30 mins to get to our meeting point at the tower of London tube station! (she had kept that one quiet, as we thought we were only a few minutes away!) So we drank up and made our way to the meet up spot me already around £20 lighter after paying for about 8 games of pool!
We arrived outside the
, once she was found we made our way the short distance to wagamama’s where their was even more TBer’s waiting for us!
At this point I should point out that on the Tube, someone had informed me that you have to use choptsticks at Wagamama’s this both worried and exited me.
Well we got seated etc…wasn’t very adventurous in my place of seating! To my right sat Joe (known, went to school with, played Football with since the age of 14 or 15), Sat across from me were Linzi (known since she was 17 and I was like 20, and has been going out with Joe since about 2 week after we met!), Wayne (Known, been to school with, gone on holiday with from about the age 13!) and in the corner surrounded/penned in by northerners was Elvynia…I believe to my left was Ben but I could be mistaken! (Apologies if you were not Ben!)
I decided to go for something easy to eat with chopsticks…Tiger prawns and rice! Yes I found it difficult at first and a few people had their jokes i.
In here we just drank quite abit well wayne, me and joe did at least, although I don’t remember seeing anyone without a drink in their hand.
Evil_Lori88 bought us all a shot of Raspberry sambuca which was nice of her, so we will change her name back to Lovely_Lori88…Cheers! :p
Slowly more and more TBer’s arrived and we took up a decent portion of the pub.
Time has lost all meaning by this point, mainly because my mobile phone battery went flat (Cell phone for the rest of you!)…or maybe for another reason!
Apparently we headed back to the ‘party flat’ at this point…all of us risking our lives to get to it in the ‘death lift’!
I think all 26 �" 30 of us got to Rubys flat alive and squeezed in…Ruby, Lori, Wayne, Joe and Lindzi (not a case of too many chefs apparently!) disappeared off into the kitchen and would not let me in…which at the time just made me want to get inside even more! (probably a good job I didn’t really!)
In the end
We put some Radiohead on, which seemed to disgust Krish (KNP)…oh yes I remember! (don’t worry the memory starts to fade now!)
After much chatting and drinking, Hannah the birthday girl arrived…at this point I still thought the party at Rubys was just for Hannah turned out that Ruby and Lori (those sneaks!) planned it for me too!
Not sure what happened next…something to do with shots and me kicking Ruby’s ass blah blah blah!
Fine me and Hannah had to do as many shots as years we were old…Hannah having not had a sip of alcohol all day drank all her shots…pretty quickly!
Mark having been drinking all day wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of throwing up in front of his fellow TBer’s…but I went at them regardless (once I found out they weren’t all whisky and vodka!) I went at them in a…well a.
Having had most of my ‘proper’ shots I honestly cant remember why Ruby attacked me…it is possible I licked her cake…psycho!
After cleaning myself up after kicking Rubys ass, we headed back out towards the
The arcade bar wasn’t as fun as I remember…ok it was but I lost at bowling to Joe, apparently Wayne, ruby and probably any small children that were in the vicinity!
Having no pride left I went and talked to an aussie or two to make myself feel better! (Im only kidding!)
The two Aussies in question were Hannah and Tanya… been abit of a sore loser (not usually just to Joe!) I decided to pick on/steal some bear that was attached to Hannah’s bag! According to Hannah it was a famous bear called Ted E.
After leaving the arcade bar with less people than we entered with we went hunting for another bar…turns out its quite busy in central London at 11 o’clock so no more partying for the TBer’s until Matt suggested that all us people that he had just met today go back to his house and carry on drinking! No complaints here!
So our merry band headed off again…while walking we came across some urinals in the street! We had to give them a go! So while most of the lads gave them a blast Perv_Lori88 took pictures!
Of the journey to Matts all I really remember was me and Joe joking that we must actually be on the outskirts of
Eventually we got to Matts having travelled some 200 miles…(cheers though! Haha) Unfortunately by the time we got their I had to stop drinking as I had to drive Joe back to
Pretty soon after that
Sunday morning and our adventure was over…
Just like to say it was good meeting everyone, thanks to Matt for letting us all go back to his…a big thanks to Ruby for the accommodation and the birthday surprise and Lori for assisting in the birthday surprise and co-creating Strongbows new slogan!
I imagine that I will see a few of you at the D’dorf meet for some more fun times!
If you have managed to read to this point, what are you doing!