Wednesday, 29 May 2013

PL Team Of The Season

Well, it's been a topsy-turvy season with many controversial topics, wrongful managerial dismissals, the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson era, Manchester United becoming 20x Premier League champions deservedly & plenty of shocking results. Out of all of that, I have come up with my team of the season which has somewhat changed since my mid-season post:

GK: David De Gea (Manchester United)

DEF: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
DEF: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
DEF: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)
DEF: Patrice Evra (Manchester United)

CM: Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
CM: Michael Carrick (Manchester United)

AM: Juan Mata (Chelsea)
AM: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
AM: Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

ST: Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)

SUBS:
1: Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
2: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
3: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)

Leave your opinions on my team and who you think should be in the team of teh season in the 'comments' section below :)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Uni Final Thoughts

I'm in one of them happy, emotional moods and its got me into feeling like doing a post dedicated to the most amazing, inspirational people in my life over the past 3 years - my university friends. This is to get a few things off my chest to everyone of my uni friends that reads this.
When I first started the University memory scrapbook, I was worried about how people would feel about it but it was the only idea that I thought up that I could express how much I cherish the memories I've had the privilege of sharing with my amazing friends that I've made at Anglia Ruskin. I spent a long time repeatedly going over what I was going to say, who I was going to thank, but I hope it sends the right message. By now, you all should know how nervous I get so I find it hard to say the right words in person without making a fumble of words.
Before I started university, I was a mess. There were lots of stresses and worries that got me to an all-time low and I was depressed and was facing a bleak future. In my opinion "Making It" would be finding a career and job that I enjoy and move out, fast forward 4 and a half years & I'm a 23 year old guy that has had a heck of a road so far, and its all thanks to you guys and girls university and I finally get the chance to say - Thank you.
Throughout the past three years, I've been searching for one thing - validation. I wasn't sure of it at the time and I don't even know why, but for whatever reason, what you thought of me was the most important thing in my life. The best thing I could do was be the best friend I could possibly be within my power and it was so important to me that you thought I did a good job at that, and I have to say thank you so much for giving me the opportunity for doing that.
I'm very thankful to you all for helping me get my life back on track by providing such a positive inspiration to me, these past three years have been the best of my life. There are no words that I can possibly express without sounding like a soppy git HOW MUCH I live and breathe to be the best possible friend I can be to you all helping you out and being there for you whenever I can. You were all able to give me a second chance at living a happy life and having friends, when no one else could. I can safely say that I died tomorrow - I would die a very happy lad and its all down to you.
Over the past three years, there has been two people in particular that have stuck by me throughout the last three years through everything and have always managed to put a smile on my face when I didn't want to - Stacey Wigg & Luke Townsend. Since the moment these two came into my life, I've not had a single regret - not a second, not an hour goes by, that I'm not thankful for everything you all have given me.
You're all the bestest friends a guy like me could ever ask for - I love you all so much, and I want to thank you all for being so selfless and caring when I know how much of a pain I am, and you accepted me for who I am and have introduced me to so many other people that I have had the pleasure of getting to know too. To me, it's an specal thing that others can look at us and not understand how crazy and random we are and that's okay, it is something we will share forever and will never change.
Some friends from home have always asked me the question when I've spoken so highly of you all to them "Why would a guy like you, seek validation from a bunch of strangers?", the one thing that seemed to stick with us is that with every friend that I have made, is a unique friendship, I don't know if I did a good job at all as your friend but for the last 3 years whether you were connected to me or not, I have no idea, but I was somehow connected to you.
I never won "Most Popular", I was never "Prom King", but to me that didn't matter - the only important thing in my adult life is you - my friends. At this point, with university over and looking to progress with my future - I feel like I've come full circle. I love you guys and girls, I'll never forget each and everyone of you and the memories we have shared throughout the past three years, I'll never forget. I'll miss you all like crazy, and I hope to see you all beyind University and still keep in touch to continue making memories together.
 
One final time,
 
Thank you x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Need Motivation!!

Hello people!
 
I need motivation and ideas from all my readers. I'm  coming up to the end of my time at University, and my summer looks to be filled with applying for jobs and saving up as much money as I can to move out as soon as possible. In this time, I would like to start up some projects - like the University memory scrapbook I have created this year. I'm looking for innovative and creative challenges for me to learn from and something I would enjoy. If any of you have any cool ideas, please share them by dropping a comment below :)
 
I hope everyone is having a lovely week, not long until the weekend.
 
Take care,
 
Troy

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

What A Manic Couple Of Weeks..

I really need to keep a regular check up with this blog. Hopefully once University is over May 20th, I can concentrate on doing regular blog updates because the ideas of future topics are building up with very little motivation or effort towards actually carrying them out.
Anyway, alot has happened recently so I thought I'd give people a latest update on what's been occurring;

Univeristy-wise, I have finally handed in my dissertation after a very distressing meeting with my dissertation supervisor, she was pissing me off so much with her "talking down to me" tone, that I decided to flip and have a go at her, ranting about how much of a useless, unhelpful bitch she has been this year - I'm so glad I relieved that stress, you'd think with it being the final year an' all that lecturers and 'supervisors' would do their best to be supportive to make it less stressful for us - yet there is little help this year and I've had a wide number of friends get upset and stressed that they don't know what's happening with one of our assignments and the preparation for out final exam -.-

I have also FINALLY started up my application for the council housing register - I'm just waiting on three months of offical bank statements to hand in with my bloodbank along with photocopies of my passport and Provisional so I can start looking for a place to live. Since spending the evening round my friend Laura's last week, it's got me intrigued into renting a 1 person flat/ apartment - I can't actually wait to move out and have independence from the family. I've been making lists (I LOVE LIST-MAKING!) to get an idea of what I still need to get for when I move out.

Speaking of my friend Laura, I had pretty much one of the best weeks ever last week with a week off work for one, and I got to see two of my current favourite bands live in Norwich - FUN & We Are The In Crowd, on top of seeing Iron Man 3 in iMax at the Odeon cinema. I'll go into more "deets" about my week in the next blog post, so keep an eye out.

Progress is slowly being made with my events company, plenty of planning and throwing ideas at one another with my business partner Luke. I can't wait to get stuck into getting this all set up, have ourr first event set up all ready to go - my friend Stacey's Hen Do - yes that's right, I am "Chief Cock" for the weekend  (: I look forward to seeing how happy my friend will be after the weekend. More updates on the company will be put up in the near future. Already got plans to set up an events blog for the company, so again, keep an eye out on everything. Until then look up this link: https://www.facebook.com/TPEventsmanagement - 'Like' and 'Share' on Facebook - I really do appreciate the support given by everyone so far, this will drive us to make this company work!

On a sadder note, I've found out that my good friend Nick is leaving with his Mum to France in the summer :\ It's going to be sad to see him go but thankfully, it won't be forever! So his friends and I, will intend on making sure he has a good send off! (:
Also, no Download festival for me this year :\ unfortunately cannot afford to spend so much money when I need to concentrate on finding a full-time job as well as a place to live, so my summer will be consisting of that - I hope my friend Charley though has an amazing time with whoever she is going with (: Hopefully, I will get to meet up with her before or after the festival, it's always nice catching up with her, and hopefully a potential reunion with one of my oldest friends Chris (a.k.a Frenchy)

Well that will be all for now, hopefully the next blog update will be up by the end of next week.

Take care and have a good rest of of your week

x