Journal – July-August 2002

Here’s another selection of posts from my journal. I’ve combined 2 months in one post here as they’ve been relatively uneventful during my summer holiday from university. There are still a few points of interest though, including a house invader, a fun charity event, a surprise from my university, my birthday, a bit more sport that caught my attention, and some more music and DVDs that I bought. So I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – June 2002

Here we go again, with another month’s worth of entries from my journal. People seem to be enjoying these, and you’ll notice that my entries have got much longer now, so I hope they continue to interest you.

I’m not a football fan in general, but I do like to support our country in the World Cup, so it does get mentioned a lot this month. But there’s also the special Golden Jubilee concert for the Queen, socialising with friends, my final exams from my first year at university, and more purchases of music, VHS videos and DVDs. So there’s quite a bit to get through here. I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – May 2002

Welcome to another set of journal entries. This month I went to see an ABBA tribute show and attended a wedding reception, as well as having to do revision for university of course, so I was quite busy. I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – April 2002

Here’s my next instalment of journal entries. This month I got the result for my latest group project, enjoyed a lot of Queen’s music, bought various comedy DVDs, and watched the Queen Mother’s funeral on TV, among other things. so I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – January-March 2002

2020 Introduction:

This is my first ever set of personal journal entries, from my first year at university. My university journals wereย posted on an old social media site called Bolt, which no longer exists today,ย but many features on sites like Facebook are similar to those that Bolt had. It introduced many teenagers and young adults to social media for the very first time, and I did make a few friends there, though we’ve long since lost touch. After leaving university I continued to keep journals privately, though I’m now sharing them here on this site.

So for this month, not only was it the first time I’d written anything about my life online, but it was also the first time I’d started keeping any sort of diary at all, hence the entries are quite short to begin with. I’ve also edited entries here where necessary to remove out of context references, protect privacy, etc. But I have added relevant links, photos and videos where possible.

It’s also worth noting that I did use assistive technology at university. I had magnification and speech software, a CCTV video magnifier, and a scanner with OCR software so I could scan in typed notes and pages from books. I don’t often use speech generally, but when I was at university and had a ton of stuff of read, it was essential. I had funding help from the Disabled Students Allowance as well. Plus I lived at home, as I was close enough to commute by train, which saved a huge amount on accommodation costs.

But anyway, let’s get on with the journal, which I hope you find of some curious interest and a bit of fun!

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