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thinkin of going there to study next year.
Reacts violently with caesium.
After my uni mates and I graduated.
It was absolutely insane
I'm not saying that because I'm Welsh, but because I've seen how well it's developed in the past ten years.
which sounds a bit like 'fit rack'.
where is this elma's place?
But if you're getting greasy spoons food in the 'east end' then it's Ramons all the way.
The Mega Breakfast was fookin massive, it beat me and Im a greedy sod.
May pop in tomorrow, we used to go in the church cafe in Windsor Place but that was poor in comparison, just happened to be over the road. Ramons also offer a beer garden, is this true?
it has some kind of buddhist shrine thing for some inexplicable reason.
A friend was once doing some good work on the mega breakfast, but then they brought out a small mountain of extra toast and he just couldn't face it anymore.
has passed it's heyday but is still a good bet.
oh, monpot's already there.
went there to uni; loved it; stayed about for a couple of years after. what are you thinking of studying?
want to do the postgrad diploma in journalism. I've only been looking around for a morning and I've already fallen in love with the newspaper aspect of the course.
although I keep thinking there's something missing, and I cant quite put my finger on it.
Or is that just my personal grievance?
so can't really comment. although I can imagine no service between roath and canton being a bit shit.
at least now you can get an all day bus ticket for £3 though.
that's what I used throughout my university stay in Nottingham
don't seem to factor into any decision made by Cardiff Bus.
To be fair, you can buy weekly and monthly tickets, and most places are close enough to walk anyway. It's only when the weather's really shit that I use the busses.
it's less hassle to walk and i can get to most places in 15 minutes by foot anyway. so yeah, you don't really need a travelcard.
hence using the bus for the first time last week, just because we where late. never really outside the city centre anyway, although my friends just got a house in canton so staying there now, every time I'm down.
BTW down again on the 5th where's the best place to watch the rugby?
so I tend to stick to the pubs in Canton/Pontcanna (I'm usually in the Halfway for rugby)
so do a lot of other people though so obvs be early and everything. when do the 6 nations start now anyway? i've not been paying attention
we're playing away. never been down to cardif for the rugby before, should be good. gonna do my best to avoid st mary's on the night though. I take it'll be worse than usual.
i don't stray too far away from roath on days like those
BRING BACK THE TRAMS I SAY
'they' keep talking about bringing them back, but I can't imagine they'd use it to connect the suburbs, just some kind of shuttle between town and Cardiff Bay.
The worst thing about Cardiff is trying to use public transport to get to the airport. Holy mother of fuck, it sends you insane.
is the 4 and a half hour car journey down the A470 I have to make to get there.
re trams, it's obvs pretty unlikely, but how great would it be? it used to go down queen st though apparently which obvs wouldn't work anymore, although i imagine that must have connected the different parts of town a lot more (i base all of this on one dannie abse book, btw)
So it wouldn't be as massive an undertaking as putting them all in from scratch. Still not likely to happen though.
there was talk of a MONORAIL wasn't there? With little pod cars or something. Has anyone ever used the river taxi?
I caught the 'water bus' for the first time back in the summer when a load of my girlfriend's family came to visit, so it was more for touristy reasons than actual ginu-wine public transport.
but the #2 city circle bus goes through canton and ends up on albany rd half an hour later via heath hospital, whitchurch etc. used it a few times lately. it's full of mentals, pretty good entertainment value.
dunno how long it takes to go roath-canton though, or where it goes inbetween... probably tremorfa :/
but it offered as much of a 'service' as the Bay Circle does, so thought it easier (and not much difference in time) to get a 17 to town and an 8 or a 9 to the hospital.
I just don't get why there's not a service that goes down Cowbridge Rd, stops by the castle, stops on Greyfriars, stops outside hypervalue or whatever it's called now, and onwards towards City Rd etc, and either loop around Gabalfa roundabout and come back the same way or go down Western avenue and back down Llandaf Rd.
I'm going to tweet this at Kevin Brennan when I get home.
In the past a 52/57/58 into the station and then 16/17 out to Canton would be tidy, but now they've moved all the stops around its a bit of a pain.
i was sceptical of moving to a small city but i've been here for two and a half years now and i'm like, completely in love with it <3333
yeah what are you thinking of studying? I MIGHT KNOW IF IT'S ANY GOOD OR NOT, and/or offer valuable advise.
good to see most people are lovin it.
i only know people on undergrad levels but the general impression i get is that people are quite happy with journalism. student media is quite big as well but it might be mostly an undergrad thing? i don't really know
cardiff's has one of, if not the, best reputations for journalism in the country. Glad to hear it seeems cool.
From the course a lot of it is fieldwork so idk, be reet tho.
at least you'll hae some money though, assuming you get a job.
what course do you do?
not me though, i'm hard core. i'm such a geek, i even run our society. yep.
HEY! HEY YOU! WHAT COURSE DO YOU DO? I DONT CARE, JOIN!
The lack of pretty much anyone doing an arts degree at
bath means that no one wants to join us.
apart from the first years who seem to hate me/be intimidated by me/both. i've been to their lectures and made announcements and everything, and from a group of about 150 people, one turned up. great.
although there was an informal "get drunk with neil badmington and do the pub quiz at the woodville" society, which was quite fun.
(p.s. Dr Badmington - if you're googling yourself, hi. your course was a lot of fun!)
so sad :'''(
first dion dublin's dube and now neil badmington. waste of time suckers
there seems to be more of a barrier between lecturers and students these days. well, except for me, i have a handwritten letter from him. true story. yeah our society is for some reason called "the culture society" (awful) and i seem to be the only person who cares about it. GREAT SUCCESS.
this was before Dr Badmington was like head of department or something. nice chap, big hair.
but they all kind of are, because it's such a small department. and now they're not gonna be offering it as single honours anymore :(
She was awesome. My friend* nearly got chucked out of uni for calling her a Nazi.
*in the loosest sense of the word
was kayman around in your day?
just scrolling through the academic staff list - only names i recognise on the cult crit side of things are badmington and Chris Weedon. Loads of the Linguistics professors are still the same - Adam Jaworski!
can't believe you missed out on iain morland though. he is literally my hero. LITERALLY.
pretty hardcore-feminist, right?
So now you're in your final year: a question. Given the chance to do it again, would rather (a) stick with what you've done or (b) gone for a less-interesting degree with a better chance of a related job post-graduation?
or, y'know, "cultural difference".
good question. seeing how i'm struggling to find the motivation to finish even this degree that i genuinely love, i don't think i could possibly do something of less personal interest even with more promising prospects. but you know, i'm norwegian, i'll get a job.
when i graduated it was a bit like "oh you've done an arts degree, no work experience except a few articles in the gair rhydd and a few shifts on student radio, no stand-out features? we've got a temp job at a pensions company that'll be just PERFECT"
i think we scare them more than us, tbh. If worst comes to worst, we always have incriminating pictures from freshers week.
guarantees you a placement at the end, right? It used to, anyway. Very very good course from what I've heard. Both people I know who did it have done well afterwards.
for them they'll probably be quite helpful.
Cardiff would've been a great place to be a student if I hadn't already lived there for 18 years.
i might move there
Unless you mean 'pretend to be Whitchurch but actually it's Gabalfa' ;-)
it's near the roundabout with tesco and the barbers on it
next to tescos.
there's a good butchers by there, plus you're pretty close to the Fox and Hounds which is a decent enough boozer (big beer garden for the summer). And you can get the 25 bus from there to Pontcanna.