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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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AS Level January Results

Just a short quick post to let everyone know what my results for the January AS Level Modules are and what I think about them, so here goes:

English – D

Computing – C

Maths – E

Physics – C

I am quite disappointed with these results and it really makes me wish I had tried a lot harder. I am planning to retake most if not all of these exams as I feel I could have done an awful lot better. In terms of Physics in particular, I am fairly surprised as in that particular case, I was expecting to get less than a C. In Maths and Computing I was expecting to get more…

Oh well…

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Craaaaazy Anime

My second post, things are going well! Now I just need to encourage people to actually read what I post and I’ll be well on my way to creating a good blog.

The theme of this post is all about something a friend showed me the other day. I am quite in to Anime and things like that, but not the rubbish pathetic dubbed Anime you see on British TV; I’m talking about authentic uncensored Japanese Anime. A great place to go if you’re interested in watching Anime is http://www.veoh.com. (On a side note, I’m planning on adding a links page where you can find this link and more). Anyway, this Anime I’m talking about is called “Azumanga Daioh”. It’s all about 6 schoolgirls and their daily school life, but don’t be thrown off by that! Lets just say that sometimes things can get a little bit crazy. Especially in Episode 8 where they have their “New Years Dreams”. Also just from watching the opening credits and reading the lyrics (such as “Mainichi fuwa fuwa”, meaning “Every day is fluffy”), you will probably be in stiches before the Anime even starts! My favourite character is Kimura-Sensei, the perverted teacher who seems to have an obsession with girls in swimsuits!! Anyway, trust me and give it a try, I’m sure you’ll like it!

Kimura-Sensei

You’re probably wondering how things are going with my getting a Corn Snake campaign? No? Well, I’m going to tell you how it’s going anyway. The answer is still no, so my thoughts are that I’m just going to have to wait until the second year of University when I can get rented accommodation. So much for the whole snake obsession…

On another topic… WOW! The brand new MacBook Air is here and my god does it look stunning! I would get one but we all know that that isn’t going to happen with the fact that it doesn’t have an optical drive (for those with “techno-phobia” that’s a CD or DVD drive) and it has a hefty price tag of £1,199. Not really worth it…

MacBook Air

On another note, just 10 minutes ago I had an English lesson. We have to write a book suitable for children in an age bracket of our choice. I chose 10-12 since then I can write something remotely like a novel, but unfortunately I managed to get myself roped into having to interview Year 7s tomorrow to see what sort of books they like. Oh dear…

Coming soon: The “Links” page, the “Videos” page and the “Anime” page! Stay tuned! Thanks for reading my blog and please leave comments!

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