Wednesday, 30 December 2009

2009, A year that came and went just as fast

There are only two days left of 2009, and I feel a bit sad leaving behind this year and this century really, because it was from 2000 to 2009 that I grew up the most.

Scotland and Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Summer Holidays)
This was crazily good fun. Just walking up and down the high street for hours on end trying to collect as many leaflets as possible and talking to cute guys who really wanted you to come to their show, but in the end having to decline to tempting offer because we were going home. Good times.
School in general
School was just too much fun this year despite exams and such. So many good memories including, yellow lemons, bush pushings and crazy cramming revision sessions.
Potter Party
Even at 16 I am such a nerdy child :)
Class of 04-09
Half Blood Prince Premier
Awesome despite the rain, I just love how we met people in the station, on the train, in random street in London all united as one at 6pm in Leicster Square. I love Harry Potter too much <3

German Exchange in England (Jenny, Julia, Charlotte and Julia)
I had so much fun on both of these trips and it was just nice to live a bit of a German life for a while. It was relaxing and tiring and scary, but most of all it was great fun and everyone really became closer, not just towards our exchange partners but with other people from England on the trip.
German Exchange in Traben-Trabach (Leaving day)

New Year's Eve 2009 in Denmark
I just remember there being millions of fireworks and the sky being so clear. There is always an inside joke when we go to Denmark about the weather on New Year's Eve, because one year it was so foggy that when we fired a rocket up in the air we only heard it. We never saw all it's beautiful lights and colours. Thankfully this time our hundreds of fireworks didn't go to waste.
Denmark - Summer Holiday
I love walking round Copenhagen on a hot summers day and doing nothing other than enjoying it and walking along the canal with your sunglasses on and an icecream in your hand.
End of GCSE celebration to Alton Towers
This was the most fun I have had in a long time. All my best friends together, at a theme park, for two days, driven in a minibus, and being crazy without alcohol consumption. These are friends at the very best.

Vikki's Party
It's nice to have a girl sleepover once in a while, with gossip, makeup and mario kart wii xD
I love you guys and seriously, this year would not have been as good without you!
Summer in the City
A spur of the moment "Shall we go?" lead to a wonderful day filled with memoires that I'll never forget. Number one? The biggest pass the parcel circle I have EVER seen.
Ah crazy photo!

I loved 2009, so lets hope 2010 will be just as wonderful. There are lots of things which I haven't included in pictures, so I shall list.
  • My failed audition at NYT - taught me a lot despite failing, and urged me to try again, just because it was so much fun.
  • Benenden Music School, is just full of quotes and friends and frolics and fun, and makes me want to go back every time I think about it.
  • The start of emeraldsandstuff was awesome and I still enjoy making videos now. Basically just becoming more involved in the internet and not just being a 'spectator'.
  • Chartjackers project was just a good laugh, being in the music video made me feel awesome, really just giving to a charity in a fun way was amazing.
  • Getting accepted into KYWO was brilliant and SO SO SO SO unexpected.
  • Doctor Who craze with Charlotte is slightly insane, but our kind of insane is fabulous and nothing else.
  • All the shows I have been to see, including, Spring Awakening, Annie Get Your Gun, Wicked, All's Well that Ends Well, Waiting for Godot. I am so lucky.
  • Random trips to London
  • Random trips to Ellen's
  • Cycling trips
  • SNOW

Don't you just love life?

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Snow! Snow! Snow!
I walked out of philosophy and there was snow, falling, in some what small quantities, but it got bigger throughout fourth period. SNOW! We we're all so distracted. Our focus levels really are dwindling at school. But oh well, it's almost Christmas, and snow has made it so much more exciting. Since when does it ever snow BEFORE Christmas in England. Almost never, so this is literally amazing stuff. Today was good, I had a prize giving rehearsal, so I missed period 1 for no apparent reason what so ever. We basically had to sit for a photo with the low sun in our eyes, walk off the stage, round towards music, through the side door, round the back of the seating, up on the stage, mime shaking hands and receiving our prize and sitting back down again. And that my friends, took an hour. Yes really, one hour. I didn't really do much in any my other lessons, and my clarinet lesson was cancelled, so it was a pretty awesome day, topped with snow and home study. We cycled home it the snow which was cold, yet very lovely. And since I've been home I have been wrapping presents and making sweets and cards for all my friends. This is literally the only time I have done something remotely relaxing since I got home at 3pm.

Yesterday was the annual carol concert our school hold down at the cathedral in our town, got out of lessons there as well, and I've done no homework for the past five days, do I really deserve this prize for outstanding academic achievement? Haha. Anyway, I play clarinet in the orchestra, along with a few others in my year and I have to say we are all pretty good at playing. Really, we only play hymns which are easily the simplest thing to play in the world of music. No crazy notes, time signatures, and key signatures, yet a bunch of year 7's decide to sit at the front and 'play'. And when I say 'play' I mean, hold their clarinets up to their mouths and blow random notes down it. It was so infuriating when they didn't play a right note, or it one of the squeaked. I mean, seriously, what is the point in coming when you can't even play or remember what a C is. And to top it all off, the trumpet guy behind us didn't ever look at the conductor, or couldn't follow him at least, because he was always ahead of everyone else and LOUD. Things like these make me angry. So that is the rant over.

I am very excited for Christmas, tomorrow should be a good day and Friday is forcast heavy snow fall with severe weather warnings, though I would quite like to go to school that day as the year 13's put on an entertainment sort of thing, usually with a quest to save Christmas (or save the school from turning blue), the teachers being portrayed very dramatically, and basically trying to make as much of a fool out of the teachers as possible. It's always something we talk about and classes talk about their performances years in advance. So that's why I would like to go to school on Friday, plus Emma is going to see Muse and wants to get to London. But I want a substantial amount of snow and LOTS on Saturday please.

I just saw an advert for Dr Who Christmas special, I am so excited! It basically just showed a shot of him in a large space with rubble around him. It was only a second but STILL! AAArrrrghh!

And on that note...

Thursday, 10 December 2009

100 divided by 2

Just to say. The last post was my 50th. This one is my 51st. I feel proud.

Dr Who

Charlotte and I have recently become very into Dr Who. We've only ever watched a few before, and never followed it. So I decided to start to watch it. Ellen's sister is a crazy fan of the show and has every episode on DVD, so we asked if we could borrow it around a month ago. A month has now past and we have just finished series 2. And oh my gosh! The last episode was so sad and heart wrenching. All I want to do is squee every time I think about it. Just The Dr and Rose being separated when they loved each other, oh, it was just so sad. I cried. I've never really cried at anything on a screen before, (apart from Dumbledore's death in HP6, but that was just teary eyed) I don't know if it was unstable stressed state at the moment, or whether it was the actually amazing acting, but both of those combined made me really sad when I watched it. So yes, now I am ready for series 3, and I am well on my way to becoming an avid Dr Who fan. I think this all happened after I realised how wonderfully crafted and made and acted 'Water's of Mars' was. So yey for that, and one of my best friends, Emily has also watched them all so we now have lively conversations about the show and all the crazy things that happen in them.

Yes, my unstable state of stress is bad. I have not taken my clarinet or saxophone out of their cases all week, and that takes a lot. Monday I had to go to Buckmore Park, where I help out at the learning zone, with children, which lasted until 7pm and I went straight from school. Tuesday I had a lesson after school which lasted until 4:10 and then I had a meeting about Oxbridge preparation at 6:30, so I decided just to stay at school until then with Jay. That went on until 8pm! It was slightly crazy, but I feel now I know what I need to do and how I can strive to get there. Woop! Then on Wednesday we had to organise and throw this party for the senior citizens in our area. All of the 6th formers were really forced to stay there until around 7pm, to sort out food and decorations and performing acts, and then to actually talk to the old folk. It was pretty hard to talk to them, so I resorted to washing up in the school kitchen. Which was actually quite awesome, as if we got to see behind the scenes at school. Hehe. We sang musical songs, whilst washing up. It was fun. But then I got home, and realised how tired I really was. And I was very tired. So I basically haven't done any homework for ages. I have an English exam (real one) in a presentation form on Monday, which I am only half ready for. I have no weekend, because I have a music course. I lost my maths, music and German folder for around two days. I basically don't have time to sleep. I feel like I am failing German. So do you see and feel my stress. Un-fun times. But what can you do.
I am sure that all will pick up soon enough, so I am grabbing all my opportunities to be happy at the moment. So all is okay. And I am sorry if I had snapped at anyone recently. It's dark times. For everyone. Seriously.

The Christmas cards have started to arrive, so all is jolly and Christmassy, we have a tree, but my mum refuses to put it up until around the 22nd, as she claims 'it will just dry out' but hey ho. Tomorrow is Friday, and it seems like far to long ago since I blogged.

Okay ew. My mum just opened the fridge and it stinks of cheese. She has bought a lot.