|Two of the things that helped get me through uni: The Manic Street Preachers and Star Wars|
It's hard to believe that I graduated university at the end of the last century! So much has happened since then and I have to confess I haven't been great at keeping in touch with most of my uni friends.
However, heroically and single-handedly, Paul has organised a reunion for members of our course (Scriptwriting For Film & Television) that's due to go down later this year at a pub in London.
This, and other things, have gotten me thinking about those years in Bournemouth again and so I thought I'd take my first stab at belatedly jumping on that Internet bandwagon of the "throwback Thursday" post with some pictures of my university room.
Check out the modern technology below - at my work station: the slimline PC and the discrete music system!
For the gaming geeks you can just make out, next to the CDs, my collection of West End Games' Star Wars RPG books and fanzines - my only real acknowledgement during that era of my gaming hobby.
It struck me, years later, that I never really gave the idea of active gaming a serious thought during my time in Bournemouth, instead relegating it to the reading of old supplements, and occasionally as an outlet for creative writing.
The picture below is of my VHS video collection - note the top shelf with the Star Trek movies at one end and Star Wars at the other. This was pre-Prequels, so there were only three Star Wars films then.
And talking of cutting edge technology, please be impressed by my ancient top-loading video recorder on the bottom shelf. I loved that machine!
And that portable TV (with the Bjork picture on top) stayed with me from my later years of living with my parents in Pembury, through my own house in Tunbridge Wells, then uni, back to my parents', then flats in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, and right up until the time I moved in with Rachel.
As there are no notices on my notice board in this picture, I suspect it was taken just after we'd moved into this house (which Paul and I shared with Gordon, John and a young girl from a different course whose name has slipped my mind completely).
And finally, a cheeky (staged) photo of me reading on the toilet! Just for the hell of it...