Before moving to university I had a mindset that it would be a constant prank war and everyone would be out to get everyone. Now, whilst this is a complete exaggeration, it didn’t mean we couldn’t have a little fun along the way. It was September 2015 and I had just moved into halls for the first time and I was alone for the first time. I didn’t realise it then, but looking back it was here that I met two of the greatest people I will ever know and create wonderful memories I will forever cherish. Though time and growth has pulled us apart the academic year of september 2015- June 2016 holds some of the greatest memories I have. And I will share some of my favourite stories here. It is hard to narrow it down but for now, here are just 3 stories from living in university halls (and yes these things actually happened there are photos to prove it).

The Funeral

It was a very sad Wednesday. The 20th of January marked the end to an era our beloved toastie machine broke. Alas you may think that it is just a machine however let me tell you it was so much more than that. The toastie machine was the most loved equipment in the kitchen and was used multiple times daily and it hasn’t been the same since our friend left us. Why do bad things happen to good people?

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As a sign of honour and respect we gathered our friends and made speeches about how lucky we are to have had such a wondrous kitchen appliance in our lives even if just for a few months. We continued to walk with our friend, the toastie machine right until the last possible moment. It was then we binned it and used it as an excuse to go to the pub…
‘Ashes to ashes, Toast to toast’ May it rest in peace.

Hob Toast

‘Tom what will happen if we put the bread on the hob will it make toast?’

This was the sentence that began the strangest half hour of my life. Have you ever been curious as to what happens when you put toast on a hob? Let me show you what happens when you put the bread on the hob okay…

I mean you have to do it on both sides but that toast was totally edible. Okay so maybe not the best thing to ever happen but never fear the toast wasn’t wasted. Just because I know you all really wanted to know how it tasted well I was told in the famous words of Tom that it was ‘Alright’ so it got the approval I guess. DISCLAIMER ***DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME ***

The Big Freeze

This truly was the beginning of the demise of or flat. We returned after easter to find that one of the freezers had completely frosted over to the point where we couldn’t get the draws out, and consequently we also couldn’t get the food out of the draws. We couldn’t unplug it as it was a fridge freezer and we shared it with 7 people… We was holding out for a hero but nobody came, and we needed to act.

So we needed a solution and between the three of us the best one we could come up with was this and maybe that tells you everything you need to know about us.

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You would be correct in thinking that we are using a hairdryer.

You would be correct in thinking we was singing christmas songs in May. ‘Walking in a winter wonderland’ was the favourite.

You would also be correct in thinking that this worked really well.

But in the words of Max, “If it looks stupid but it works, it ain’t stupid”. I think this is the best life motto.

I could continue to write about all my wonderful memories and stories from living in halls through to the end of my time in Liverpool, so for now this is just part one…. the best is yet to come!

See you tomorrow!

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