Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Ideas

I love to read, but sometimes I feel like what I read I don't always appreciate if I don't have a conversation about it or really sit and think about what I've just read. But I don't want to stop reading or read less and because I have so much free time to kill and don't spend nearly enough time on the Internet doing productive things..... A blog seemed like a good idea 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer 2012

For me, as with all other recent public exam-takers, will go on and on and on as we wait for, in my case, August 23rd, when we will get the little envelope that will dictate weather our time at Reading will be a celebration or an attempt to drown out our sorrows at our results. 
I'm hoping for the former...
However this wait will be made startlingly less painful by the summer my Dad has worked out for me and my family. 
Starting with Africa, our 57 day trip will take us from London across the pacific to Nairobi, on to Naivasha and to a stint in the Masai Mara, then back to Nairobi for my fathers board meetings and my week of work experience. 
Back across the Pacific to London for a few hours, the then head over the Atlantic to New York City, winding up in Long Island, Maine, all over California and then to Vermont where my little sister and I go to camp at Craftsbury together.
So I think I'll be able to struggle through.

It was actually at my dad's suggestion that I write a day-by-day blog about what I get up to over this summer, an idea I was already toying with but that extra nudge from Daddy was exactly what I needed.
So here it is, a digital diary of the travels of my family and I, Summer 2012.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Layout

New resolve for consistency needed a new layout. Whilst I was stressing about exams Blogger went and made all these amazing themes that made mine look frankly, stone age.

Background Photo: Huntington Beach Surfers. I love to surf. Unfortunately, I live in the city so I don't get out as often as I'd like, but it just makes the times I do all the more special. I kinda like the freedom/summer/teenage kicks vibe it gives which kinda epitomizes how I feel right now with almost 3 months before I have to go back to school!! This summer I'll be in California and hopefully be able to get on a board at some point. I'd also kinda like to check out Rockaway Beach in New York, but I'm not sure how psyched my parentals will be about going to the beach so near the city : Why wouldnt we just go to a nice beach with sea air instead of gasoline fumes??
That or they'd think it was cool.
Depends what mood my Padre's in...

Anyways, there you have it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

o say can you see

Happy Independence Day!!
In England its not a big deal the most you'll get is if you write the date in class someone might say "Is it Independence Day?" turn to me and go "HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!"
but thats still fun :)

(my mom and dad at the table)
we had a pretty mellow evening, i did hang up some flags to make things a little more festive (these are now hanging up in my bedroom :P)

(my momma making the burgers)
we did the sort of usual burgers and fries thing but with a little twist

i dont know what gave my parents the idea of putting shallots in or on burgers but they are so good it's probably illegal

burgers are good with cheddar and shallots! And a blob of the fancy ketchup my dad buys which i say i dont prefer to Heinz but if i'm honest with myself, i really do!

we did still have heinz on the tale though, it went on a little tray wich was kind of cute but my parents kind ruined it by going "oh its so 60s. it's SOO 60s!" and then is seemed a little weird simply coz they thought it was really cool

which, yeah it kind of is

i gotta be honest, last year's july 4th surprise was a bit more, well, surprising

cause not gonna lie, he's more exciting than good burgers :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011


the end of the year is near, and end of year internals are even nearer....
and despite the fact that i swore that this year my summer half term aka revision week would actually be time well spent and i wouldn't panic at the last minute about the fact that it was almost the end ot the week and i still hadn't got any good solid work done. But, oh wait. I kept that promise and did good solid work, and yet the panic of "shit it's thursday, my exams start at 8.30 am on Monday is still here!!! WHY!!! This year i found revision a little easier as i don't have to take subject that i don't like. Like geography... She and I have always had a rocky relationship, and a piece of the burned one page of notes I made for her exam is still happily blu tacked to my bedroom wall :)
Is it bad that I'm kinda sad that I can't do that again this year? Oh well...

this is charlie, who seem to share my feelings

I now feel guilty, and should probably get off the computer now, and return to convincing myself that I will do some revision...

Friday, April 8, 2011

teenage-ism has some downsides...

i'd like for it to be known these are not my teeth... but major respect for whoever took this photo!

Braces. Oi Vey the things teen have to go through these days...
i too have had the unpleasant experience of braces, these massive metal thing that get shoved onto your teeth by dentists who know full well that this will cause the wearer great pain, and see's the massive sores they get from the VERY foreign object shoved in your mouth "just part of the package". Don't you just love modern medicine...
Anyways i know how frustrating they are, so here are some pretty people who now have straight teeth who had braces to help myself and all others who are still suffering get through it
We got to stick together

James Franco
( and sorry he's so big. But he's REALLY pretty so we can look at him even more :D )

Dakota Fanning

Jamie Bell

Drew Barrymore

Thomas Sangster

Emma Watson

And Tommy didn't even get them till 2002...

We can do it!