Well. That was the most exciting New Year's I've ever experienced. Yes, even more exciting than London last year.
I was at Natalie's house with a few other people from school. It was fairly quiet, I hadn't seen any of them for at least two years so we had plenty of catching up to do. Natalie's older sister and her boyfriend had gone out earlier to some bar in town. At 11:30 or so they came back. They think Natalie's sister's drink was spiked. She was completely out of it, and very scared and hysterical. Natalie's parents had to come back and an ambulance was called. The paramedics said that it was just alcohol, but the others weren't so sure, apparently she was very out of character. Anyway, we were all feeling a bit awkward so we left early (we stayed until midnight though, just after the paramedics left, it was a very brief celebration).
It's worrying how common it is for people to have their drinks spiked nowadays, it's really scary when you think about it. I really hope that no-one else I know will ever be a victim of it.
Hearing Natalie's sister, it reminded me of my coffee incident in the summer. As my incident was caffeine overdose rather than alcohol/spiking it probably felt quite different. But I could definately relate to how scared Natalie's sister seemed. I hope she's ok, she should be, it'll just take a bit of sleeping it off I think. And it's so lucky that her boyfriend was watching out for her, otherwise who knows what would have happened?
In much more boring news; I bought a new top today, it's a kind of victorian-style lacey blouse (I haven't bought any clothes for going out in ages) :D
I also got some hairclips because my fringe is starting to get annoying long and I won't want it getting in my eyes during the exams. New hair accessories = exam success!
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