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    (Original post by supercat)
    How do you pronounce Widnes? It's always bugged me, and now seemed a good time to ask.
    it's pronounced just how it looks really, widd - ness (as in kindness). if that makes sense. how else would you pronounce it??
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    (Original post by L.J)
    I live in Liverpool and my dad took me down in the car. The train would have taken longer - probably about 4 hours - what route do you take? - and then I'd have had to get a taxi from the station to my college.
    West Coast main line Warrington Bank Quay - Euston, 5 minute walk to King's Cross, Knig's Cross to Cambridge non-stop express service, walked from station to Trinity, it's a nice walk. Only cost £20 for the round trip as well, cheaper than petrol!

    (Original post by L.J)
    I'm slightly pissed off that you think I now need moral support if I can't do supervision work.
    I'm not saying you do, but you also probably didn't need to have your parents there after the interview, my point was there is always some point where you have to learn to cope almost completely independently, interviews can be a taster for that.

    (Original post by Rose_Greenthumb)
    apd35 - Wow you're from Warrington! I live in Widnes! Ahem, yes small things do amuse little minds.
    Yeah they do, small minds like mine, up the North West! Also your college/shopping priorities, I have a similar one hear, I think Uni work is important, but I spend more time "sociallising" (i.e. getting drunk with mates)
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    my mamma is taking me in the morning and then going shopping on her own until the afternoon (cos last interview is at 3). bless her!! i hope she buys me something nice lol
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    parents can be cool.
    my old man offerred to have a 'chat' with my interviewer coz he drove me virtually to tears.
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    Your Dad wouldn't have the first name 'Don' followed by an Italian surname would he? Would this chat include making the interviewer an offer he couldn't refuse?
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    My mummy's driving me up but is letting me stay in Newnham overnight whilst she stays in a B&B in Cherry Hinton (which is next to a greeeeeat curry place, if Newnham won't feed me, we'll probably go there.. mmm)

    My mum's not really overprotective, she's gotten a lot better in the past year or so. Plus I have stayed the night in Newnham before (in year 10..) so I'll be somewhat familiar with it.

    Naelse, you sheepdogging again this year?
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    i'm 24 so there would be something wrong if i took my p's :p:
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    Your Dad wouldn't have the first name 'Don' followed by an Italian surname would he? Would this chat include making the interviewer an offer he couldn't refuse?
    No lol, he never had a 'chat' lol, he was just not particularly impressed as to the fact that i was a nervous/chin wobbling/on the verge of fainting wreck when I left the interview room :p:
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    Was I the only one who actually enjoyed my interview and came out with a massive grin? :/
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    Oh I enjoyed my first one, my interviewer was a jewel...everyone else hated him and thought he was mad though...maybe that says something about me...
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    I enjoyed my interview, I felt it went quite well, but in everyone's interview, there will have been things you wish you did differently in hindsight.
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    my mom is driving me down the day b4 and staying in a hotel - but im gonna try and stay with anyone i meet in the college if poss - if i meet ne1 in the college - which im hoping to do!!!
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    (Original post by Kavanne)

    Naelse, you sheepdogging again this year?
    No, I'm not... I'm going away to berlin for the first half of the first week of interviews, and then going back to london on the 10th to avoid paying extra rent sheepdogging was great fun last year but I'm exhausted and just need a break. I was working 8am-1am sometimes, because I was shepherd (head sheepdog) and so needed to sort out a couple that were getting v panicky etc, and well let's just say that we were barely paid- the money was just enough to cover our meals while we were there! So yes, take care of your shepherd!
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    supercat - You've always wondered how to pronounce Widnes?! I hate to say it but really you need to get out more! It's just pronounced how it's spelt I suppose, unless you're a really hardcore Widnesian, in which case it'd be Widnus.

    apd35 - Have you ever been to the Rhode Island Coffee Shop in Warrington town centre? Deary me it's fabulous! About the only decent one within a 15 mile radius of Widnes. Which is so backwards that it doesn't even have a coffee shop.
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    (Original post by Rose_Greenthumb)
    supercat - You've always wondered how to pronounce Widnes?! I hate to say it but really you need to get out more! It's just pronounced how it's spelt I suppose, unless you're a really hardcore Widnesian, in which case it'd be Widnus.

    apd35 - Have you ever been to the Rhode Island Coffee Shop in Warrington town centre? Deary me it's fabulous! About the only decent one within a 15 mile radius of Widnes. Which is so backwards that it doesn't even have a coffee shop.
    So true on Widnes pronunciation :rofl:
    Yes I have been in Rhode Island, it's really nice, proper sofas and everything, but I haven't been in over 3 months so it could have changed.
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    (Original post by apd35)
    So true on Widnes pronunciation :rofl:
    Yes I have been in Rhode Island, it's really nice, proper sofas and everything, but I haven't been in over 3 months so it could have changed.
    To my knowledge it still has nice, proper sofas. And jolly scrummy chocolate cake that they warm up and serve with cream... Not to completely hijack this thread or anything!
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    (Original post by apd35)
    Wait and see what happens if you get in, I keep on hearing about people referring to Birmmingham and Wolverhampton as really far up North, then when I say where I'm from, blank looks. I don't think some of them had ever met anyone who actually is from up North (i.e. North West or further North)
    But An-deh, anything North of Watford is surely Scotland :confused:

    I would have died had parents offered to come - but I am one of the most independent people you might be able to meet. I probably would have ran off/jumped off the car/train to make my own way there had they insisted :-)
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    Okay, maybe "always wondered" was a slight exaggeration! It just looks odd, thought it might be "Widdens" or something.
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    (Original post by synaesthesia)
    But An-deh, anything North of Watford is surely Scotland :confused:

    I would have died had parents offered to come - but I am one of the most independent people you might be able to meet. I probably would have ran off/jumped off the car/train to make my own way there had they insisted :-)
    First paragraph, slander!!!! You've been talking to Richie T too much!

    Yeah, I got the train down from up North, and then WALKED (yes, I didn't get a cab) from the station to Trinity. Independence is always good, learn to live without having someone else watching over you, you'll greatly benefit from it.
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    I walked to Jesus from the station, cold air woke me up somewhat before my interview
 
 
 
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