Last night in England -> one more sleeps

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Well this is it, my last night in England.

It's 11.30, my family are all in bed, rather sensibly considering the fact that we're all leaving at 7 in the morning to take me to the airport, but i dont have a hope of getting any sleep. This is despite the 2 bottles of white wine I've been subtlely consuming since 7pm. (with help i might add). Im pretty sure im not drunk, but my typing may tell you otherwise.

Ive just started to write a detailed account of what ive been up to since i last wrote, but if im honest, it's only interesting to me, so i got rid of it. All i need to say is, to those of you who I've seen this last weekend, or in the couple of weeks before, you are my chosen family, i love you and i'll miss you.

Which brings me on to how im feeling tonight. Ive got all my packing done, and unpacking because it weighed too much, and repacking, and transferring of stuff into my hand luggage, and unpacking and repacking that and finally it all seems to weigh the right amount, and now i feel a bit lost.

I know exactly what i'd be saying if i was in one of your shoes talking to me, its word for word what you've all been telling me. I will have an amazing time, and whilst i will miss you all, its something i need to do. Doesn't mean im not terribly sad and frightfully scared though.

This is the biggest thing ive ever done in my life, and if im honest, im terrified of it.

Yes, in 48 hours when im with Casey in Melbourne, I'll read this and know how stupid i was being, and in 6 months time i'll laugh at this entry but right now i want to be brutally honest and say a big part of me doesnt want to do this!

Which is exactly why tomorrow morning Im going to get up, drive to Manchester airport and get on that plane. Im going to claim my armrest, put my a headphones on and forget about all of you for the period of 25 hours it takes to get there. I refuse to get upset, or scared, and when the second plane lands at Melbourne im going to march to claim my baggage (being very sweet and nice to the immigration officer) and then embrace my new temporary life.

You just watch me!
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atuin
atuin on

Am gonna miss u
Hi Tim its ur big bro Steve here. Just to say am gonna miss u - who else am I gonna take the mick out of every Sat when Sjoke get thrashed.
Seriously bro will miss you. I can remember when I left home many moons ago you started crying (oops wasnt I supposed to mention that?) but now I guess I know how u felt at least u had the excuse you were only 8 lol. Anyway keep in touch - and see u in 2 years where Vale will be in the Premiership and Sjoke will be league 2

cadburymonster
cadburymonster on

Are you nearly there yet!!
Yo yo Timbo - you promised me a reply when you reached Singapore! You so made me cry last night you little monster! I had to pass the phone over to Paul! I know it seems real scary now but it won't be for long! I can't believe you aren't going to arrive until 8pm tomorrow night?! You don't do things by half hey chicken! Make sure I get to hear all of your news - now you are logged into my RSS EY feeder! Love you a million zillions! Take care button xx

misskt
misskt on

MIND THE SPIDERS!
they are so big they can eat you.

the office isn't the same without you :-(

chin up, mate, you'll be fab. it'll be awesome!!!!!

Jealous in Brindley Road xx

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