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Andrew Carter’s Leeds Night Out Experience

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Leeds City Musings from Author Andrew Carter Birthday Capers A couple of days ago I remembered (saw on Facebook) that it was the birthday of a good friend of mine, which evoked memories of his eventful eighteenth. To celebrate, we had gone into town for one of those badly planned nights out where everyone has a different agenda. This can ...

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Meeting Nelson Mandela…

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Leeds City Musings from author Andrew Carter Nelson Mandela I am aware that my blogs usually comprise of things like beer and football, so in a transparent bid to appear more cultivated, this week will feature neither and instead recall the time that I met Nelson Mandela. Okay, met is a slight exaggeration/downright lie. I was in an audience of ...

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Andrew Carter on: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Leeds City Musings from author Andrew Carter Rock, Paper, Scissors Rock, Paper, Scissors is a wonderful game and I am very fond of it. As an experienced player, I rate myself highly and, despite the (flawed) argument that it is a random game of chance, I feel as though I have the psychological edge over my competitors. Multi-player RPS (Rock, ...

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Being a Young Band in Leeds

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Leeds City Musings from Andrew Carter Andrew Carter: Boys in the Band When we were fourteen, four friends and I started a band. Around this time, American skate punk music was all the rage so despite none of us being American or punks, we decided on this as our genre. In fairness, a couple of band members were half decent ...

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My Sunday League Football Experience: Part 2

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Leeds City Musings from Andrew Carter A Tribute to Sunday League Football in Leeds – Part Two READ PART ONE HERE Midway through my Kirkstall Crusaders career, we were joined by a new coach, a portly, peculiar but jovial Irishman who wore a faded baseball cap that was far too small for his large head. He had some unconventional coaching ...

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A Tribute to Sunday League Football!

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Leeds City Musings by author Andrew Carter A Tribute to Sunday League Football in Leeds – Part One After cutting my footballing teeth on my school’s modest tarmac playground at lunchtimes, I joined Kirkstall Crusaders when I was in Year Five. Sadly my introduction to competitive action was not a smooth one. On the back of Euro 96 and scoring ...

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Clowning Around in Leeds

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Author Andrew Carter City Musings Clowning Around I met my girlfriend Louise when I was at Lancaster University. She is from Kent, not Leeds. It is however comment-worthy that she grew up extremely close to Leeds Castle so I suppose she is kind of from Leeds. Anyway, after working my limited charms by accidentally following her into a girl’s toilet ...

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My Short Life as Leeds’ Next Top Model

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City Musings from author Andrew Carter One afternoon, I found myself strolling around Leeds University campus with a couple of my friends, who happened to be good-looking girls. Happy to have found myself in their company, I was trying to show off with a range of poor to average jokes when a suited man approached us. “My apologies for being ...

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The Fickle World of Karaoke in Leeds

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City Musings from author Andrew Carter The Headingley Taps pub was the unlikely venue for one of the seminal nights of my formative years. During my time at Notre Dame Sixth Form, two friends and I went on one bank holiday Sunday for a karaoke night. I am a dreadful singer and was rightly nervous about performing in front of ...

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Riding Solo in Leeds City Centre

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City Musings from author Andrew Carter Between the ages of around sixteen to twenty one, like many others, all I really cared about was going on a night out. Any coins I earned or ‘borrowed’ from my parents were essentially beer tokens, with the exception of a monthly shopping trip to buy new jeans, ill-fitting t-shirts and occasionally bad accessories ...

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