Love at Leicester: The Seddon’s

Posted by eew17 at Feb 14, 2019 11:37 AM |
Nick (History and Politics BA, 2003) and Beth (History BA 2001, MA International Relations, 2002) met at Leicester in 2001.

“We met through a mutual friend and got together about six months later” Beth said, “after Nick cooked a delicious 3 course dinner for about 10 of us in the Putney Road Halls.

The rest, as they say, is history, as they have been together ever since.

“Looking back, our first date felt very grown up!” said Beth. “Nick took me to a champagne bar in St Martin's Square, and we then went for dinner in La Tasca. Unknown to me, he'd accidentally left his phone in the taxi going to the bar, and was silently stressing throughout! Luckily, a friend of his happened to be the next person to catch the taxi; he found the phone, and reunited Nick with it the next day."

Beth is a stay at home mum to their two children, Florence and Dylan. Prior to this she worked at the University for several years in Student Recruitment and Widening Participation. Nick works in sales in the communications industry.

Memories of Leicester:

Beth said: “I remember arriving on my very first day at Clare Houses, and meeting my friend who had a room opposite to mine. She seemed lovely, but I was amazed at how quickly she could move from her room to the car park and back again. And then I twigged that she was an identical twin!

“Nick used to live above Bar Helsinki's in the Centre with nine friends. They hosted a party one weekend, with friends coming from all over the UK. Everything was going brilliantly, until they plugged in some big amps and the fusebox blew... leaving everyone in the dark for the rest of the night!

“What stands out the most from my Degree & MA is good times in Victoria Park in the sunshine, exploring the independent shops in Queens Rd, the Silver Arcade, strolling down New Walk, cocktails in The Orange Tree & Bar Gaudi, catching up with friends in the Redfearn, overriding the Paternoster, Graduation Balls, fireworks at the White Horse, and meeting my friends for life. I loved studying for my MA.”

Nick said: “The Queen's jubilee when we watched the live concert in Queens Rd - everyone in the pub, students and local residents, sang along to Hey Jude - happy memories. I also enjoyed many nights at The Charlotte, and seeing various bands/DJs at the Union, in particular LTJ Bukem.”

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