Almost all my outings occur with Bournemouth’s CouchSurfing group and sometimes with my roommates and work colleagues. It’s a very nice environment which gives birth to some amusing and unexpected situations. Thus, I found myself to dancing with Columbian people who I forgot the names of that I had just met a few hours before thanks to my roommate. One of my first nights out took place in a small restaurant called “The Toroto Rice” where I tried for the first time some delicious sushi just made and Japanese soda. As I’m on the Asian food topic, I also went to the “Day’s”for the birthday of two members of the group. It’s a huge Chinese buffet restaurant with so much choice that you cannot taste everything before being full. Loving sweet thing, I took a piece of each dessert, except the jelly which seemed very suspect, no wonder why, it’s an English dessert!
As our Thursday weekly meeting wasn’t enough, we’ve been creating the Fridays night usually at the “Brass House”, which is a big pub where beer are at £1, ideal to start a good night. It’s over there that we did a tequila party. However, I point out that our group doesn’t belt alcohol down as the British youth is used to it, except for the big parties.
And as we are often in the Pub, we have a lot of discussions. That is how came to the “Movember” subject, it’s an association whose aim is to raise money to fight prostate cancer. The way of communication is to grow a moustache for 1 month. I didn’t raise money but with three other people we took the bet and wear it proudly (as much as possible) during November and more for some.
November was also the beginning of a Wednesday quiz at “The Moon in the Square”. It’s about international general culture (film, music, history, sport…). We work in teams in order to win the jackpot, a little amount of money gathered by the players (£1 per person). I had by the way one of my best solitude moments over there before ending up in a giggling when I did answer the team that a bee has 36 eyes (5 in reality), things that friends like to remind of from time to time. One of the most irritating things during these quizzes is when you know the French title of a film and not the English one. Our results were mixed along the weeks, we’ve been first, joint second, in the middle and last.
I mustn’t forget either the missed parties as the one where I didn’t see my friends in to the Pub and went back at home without noticing that the Pub had an underground floor. I was so blind that day that I wouldn’t be able to see an elephant in a fridge. Another one is about the fireworks of the 5th of November, which is a commemoration day of the failed attempt to blow up the parliament and King James I in 1605. I took a bus to Poole, a neighbouring town, with one of my colleagues. But on the way, a stupid teenager and his group found it funny to throw a match on a girl’s hair. Hopefully, no harm was done, however the victim called the police and stopped the bus until they went. So, we arrived at the station at the firework beginning. This forced us to run in every possible direction to end up in a cul de sac. We finally arrived at the right place exactly at the last rocket. So we had dinner instead.