Celebration and Revision

It’s been nearly a month since my last (very brief) blog post, so I thought I’d catch up on this Bank Holiday. The last couple of weeks have been busy, with the start of my A level exams as well as leaving sixth form. I’ve been revising as much as possible which has meant I’ve been pretty busy, but I did take some time out to celebrate the last day of sixth form.

We had a fantastic gala night at school where we dressed up, watched some great performances by friends, gave out some funny awards and of course had a good night at the pub afterwards. There were some great speeches by the head girl and head boy, Alannah and Harry, as well.

Me and my friend Lydia at the Gala night, by the way I’m squinting I think I need her glasses!

It’s sad to leave behind a place that I have spent the last five years at, especially after moving to a new area and making some amazing friends for life. But I can’t wait to move onto something new this autumn and take with me all the great experiences of the last few years.

I’ve also been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, I helped out (which involved a lot of spilling cups of orange squash) at a kid’s jubilee picnic in Tenterden and I watched some of the very long and very wet Thames River Pageant (tempted to insert a joke here about Her Maj Raining over us…)

The next few weeks will be filled with revision (maybe not exactly FILLED…) as I have four exams but I’m very much looking forward to having a great time with my close friends in the summer.  I hope you have all had a good few weeks as well 🙂

Going to miss these guys! Photo courtesy of Rose Mordaunt

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5 Things to look forward to in 2012

1. London 2012! 

Wenlock & Mandeville: If you don't know who these two are you will after the Olympics!

As you all know, the Olympics are coming to London! It will open on July 27th and close on August 12th, and will be followed by the Paralympics. Less excited members of our nation can look forward to constant media coverage of the event. Also, did you know that London will become the first city to host the Olympics three times? No, I didn’t either.

2.  The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Liz will celebrate 60 years of rule with a multitude of events including a flotilla of 1,000 boats sailing down the Thames on 3rd June and a concert organised by Gary Barlow, of X Factor judging fame. Also, there will be a four-day weekend! Goad Save the Queen!

3. New Films

Twilight crazies and Lord of the Rings nuts will be looking forward to the release of the final film in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, and the release of The Hobbit. Non-fans should be wary of devastated screaming teenage girls and long queues of nerds.

4. I’m going to uni!

Ok, so I might be running out of things here but I’m looking forward to going to uni, if I get a place, the grades etc.

5. THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

Right, I know many people may not be looking forward to the predicted forthcoming Apocalypse, but if it’s anything like the film, just keep running and the lava won’t hurt you!

 

To be fair, 2012 can only be better than 2011, can’t it?

 

Tell me what you’re looking forward to in 2012 by posting a comment or tweeting me! #2012willbring