27 Jun 2011

School's Out For Summer!

Finally my summer holidays are here! School officially finished on Friday lunchtime but I finished Thursday lunch time instead. The weather's not been up to much in Scotland, unlike the rest of the UK it seems, it has been a decent temperature just quite muggy and humid.
Thursday was my first anniversary with my boyfriend, so we went out to dinner at DiMaggios in Glasgow. On Friday my girls stayed over before we all set off for our hols! Saturday was a lazy day, then yesterday I was through in Edinburgh seeing the amazing Kings Of Leon. It was a great night, but hellish getting home. Today I went to see Bridesmaids which was really good too! This summer looks quite good for films.
I wasn't meant to be going anywhere on holiday this year, but in the space of a week I now have three holidays booked! In two weeks I'm off to Yorkshire to this lovely little cottage for a few days to go to Flamingo Land; where I went on my first rollercoaster quite a few years ago. Then in October we're going to Amsterdam for a week, and at Christmas my whole family are all going to Blackpool like we usually do (minus last year). Oh and obviously I have my weekend of shopping in Manchester with my boyfriend the day after my birthday.

So now that it's summer I've got 7 weeks to fill! Right now I'm sitting watching Gary: Tank Commander - amazing show - and making some plans. Tomorrow I'm going to renew my gym membership and sign up for Zumba, along with setting up my bank account and getting my bankcard. Wednesday I'm off to the cinema again, but I don't really have many plans for the rest of the week. My jammy boyfriend is going to T in the Park next week and seeing one of my all time favourite bands, Foo Fighters, and I'm extremely jealous. 

I've had absolutely no luck with the summer job hunt, I've applied to tons of places and had no reply at all. I'm starting to save up for a school trip to New York and Washington, it's in two years but it's going to be costly and I want to be able to pay for a lot of it myself if possible. My dad's possibly going to let me work with him for a week or so, which would be handy.

Anyway, I'm rambling, so I'm going to go back to reading MLIA and watching Gurreh. Sorry for the text heavy post!
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7 Jun 2011

Fell Down a Hole

Yet again I'm doing so badly with posting! Sorry! Anyway I'm going to try do a belter of a post just now to make up for it.

So, my exams finished a couple of weeks ago and I had a week off before school so I painted my room, something I'd been wanting to do for years. I used to have a fitted wardrobe and desk that were so space consuming but didn't actually provide much space for any of my stuff! There are some not-very-good photos of my old room that can be found here, basically it was crammed and cluttered with rubbish, so I had a massive clear out then revamped it!

my new - slightly organised - wardrobe

all this space! love it. all of my cats that I've collected and a horrible netball photo.

one of my bookcases, the other is outside my room (geek at heart)

all of my photos and posters are going on the white wall here so it looks kinda bare

tv and bedside table, so totally not watching absolute crap on tv (my super sweet 16)

I'm super happy with it! I'd had the same room for almost seven years so it was a very welcome change and I just love how much more space I have now. Can't wait to add all the little finishing touches to it.

As I mentioned, I've finished my exams. Yesterday I started my 5th year of high school and my highers, I was meant to take fashion & textiles but my school somehow couldn't sort it out for me and a handful of other people in my year so in the end I decided to take travel & tourism which so far I am loving! I also do maths, English, art and business. It's going to be a tough year but I really hope it'll be worth it. It's strange having double periods, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. 

In a couple of weeks my school breaks up for summer and I've been desperately hunting for a summer job! I have traipsed around town for hours just asking and asking, along with handing in CVs, but so far I've had absolutely no responses, which is kind of annoying considering I'm trying to save up for my trip to Manchester after my birthday. 

I've got totally back in to reading, I've always been a bookworm just like my mum and dad (the gene seems to have skipped my younger brother though) and have hundreds of books! On my fortnight holiday last year I read a grand total of 19 books, which is quite a lot. I love so many genres, Stephen King is my absolute favourite author and between my mum and I we own every single book he has written, he is seriously genius. Right now it seems I'm loving autobiographies! I found my library card during my clear out and I've just finished Michael McIntyre's Life and Laughing, and made a start on Russell Brand's Booky Wook. Along with books I can't get enough of my current magazine obsessions: Grazia, Heat, Teen Vogue and Seventeen. I love American teen magazines, I just wish they were a bit easier to get hold of over here!

Speaking of America, my tourism teacher was telling us all about a trip my school offers to America, I'm not going on it this year but possibly this year. I've always wanted to go to America or even live there for a while, so I'm hoping that after I've got uni (I hope) out of the way I can just take myself on a big trip across America, or the world. I've always loved finding out about new countries and cultures, my dad loves it too so I have someone to watch my documentaries with (told you I was a geek at heart) and tons of amazing books to read. I just really want to see the world!

Anyway, I have rambled a LOT, so I'm off to watch some more rubbish TV and some sketches for art, hopefully I'll get a bit better at posting from now on! xxx

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