Archive for June, 2008

I’m back at last!

First of all, please allow me to apologise profusely for being away for so long. I’m sure that no excuse could make you forgive me, but here are my reasons:

  • Over the exam period, my parents cut my Internet off as the means of making me revise more for my exams. It probably didn’t work…
  • I simply lost interest!!

Lots has changed since I last posted and to be honest, most of the news I had obviously wasn’t important, else I would’ve remembered it! However, I’ll do my best to get you all up to speed on what I know.

The Balcony

To some of you, this news will be totally new. To others, you may have heard of this before. Anyway, currently at home, we are building a rather large and impressive balcony. We are building it entirely ourselves (with help occasionally from John’s work friends). John has planned and designed it on the computer, got a structural engineer friend of his to examine the plans, bought the steel and timber and carried it all down with my, Phil’s and John’s work friends’ help, erected the steel frame mostly himself, put all the joists in himself and has begun to put the decking on himself. Needless to say, it looks amazing and quite miraculously, it all fits together! Still left to go is to finish the decking, build the roof of the covered over area, bring even more wood down the 64 steps to our house and (the big one) carry the 6-seater jacuzzi down and cement it into the balcony!! It’s a massive task and words don’t really do it justice. Check back soon and I’ll be sure to post some photos of the balcony!

The Pets

With my sweet little Guinea Pigs, Bubble and Squeak, long gone, I’ve been wanting a new pet for quite a while. Little did I know that I would actually be getting one! One day quite a while ago, we went shopping down in Malvern Link and mum was in quite a cheery mood. We went into Wilson’s pet shop and I asked if we could get a goldfish. Mum agreed wholeheartedly, but unfortunately the fish were all in quarantine (?!?!). Then I had the idea of asking (yet again) for a hamster and to my complete surprise, I got an instant “yes”! I’ve called him Nibbles and although he’s fairly cute, I’ve already been bitten three times! On a lesser note, a week later we also got a goldfish which my younger brother Adam called “Goldeen”. Once again, stay tuned for pictures!

The Exams

The summer exams are finally finished for just about everyone in Lower Sixth (excluding people doing further maths), else I wouldn’t even be posting this blog entry. I don’t really want to talk much about this, so let’s just say that I don’t think I did terribly well… Also, in case you were wondering, no pictures for this section.

Needless to say, it’s been a very busy time and everyone’s been very busy in the past couple of months. I’ll be sure to keep on posting new blog entries and I won’t forget again or leave things too long! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for pictures!


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