Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nutella

I finished school early today. So instead of doing anything productive with my time like maybe homework or filling out my prefect application form, I am watching TV shows and eating nutella. Life is good. :)

Freya x

Friday, January 25, 2013

School trips

School trips are great, especially the week long ones we get to go on in half terms etc. which have nothing to do with any lessons, but are just loads of fun. I mention this because my school does a trip to wales every year for year 9 or 10, which I went on, and on this years trip they want to take some year 12's as well. So naturally me and my friend rushed up to collect a letter.

When I went to wales I stayed in a room with 7 other people: my two best friends at he time, another friend of mine, three girls we didn't really know, and one girl who we didn't really like. We were all starting to get really annoyed with this girl (we'll call her 'B'), because she was pretty grumpy and got annoyed with us a lot, and well we already didn't like her in the first place (I don't remember why). Some other good friends of ours were staying in another room and one day we were all hanging out in our room, and B wasn't there, so we hung her teddy using a pair of headphones. At the time we thought it was the funniest thing ever.Our plan had been to run off, but then B came in and we were all trying (unsuccessfully) to hide. Even though that was really mean, that is why school trips are so much fun, we played so many pranks on each other that week! We did loads of fun things that week like climbing and abseiling, but that is one of the things I remember the best!

Now that I am writing this I am remembering so many school trip stories (probably better than the one I told you up there^); like the time I went to get my skis out of the boot room and knocked everyone's skis over, or the trip where our shower was just in the corner of our room. I'm serious. It was the weirdest thing ever, our room contained two bunk beds, a TV, a sink and a shower in the corner. And it was a glass shower. With a broken door. So that was fun experience...

Freya x

Monday, January 21, 2013

A view of the snow from my bedroom window. :) I meant to go out and take some photos in the snow, but I  forgot how early it gets dark.

Freya x

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"I go to seek a great perhaps"

"I go to seek a great perhaps" - the last words of a poet named Francois Rabelais as written in the book Looking for Alaska.

In the book the main character, Miles, wants to go to boarding school so that he doesn't have to wait until he dies to start seeking a great perhaps. And I was thinking that I would like to find my Great Perhaps. So I finally decided once and for all that I am going to go to University in America. Once I had decided this I finally stopped feeling scared about University, and started to feel excited (although a little scared still of course, but good scared).

I will have to take the SATs and because I am hoping to get a scholarship for part of the tuition fees I will have to work really hard, but I know that I want to do this so I don't mind. I know that I want to experience a new culture and be completely away from everything I know for a while. It feels great to finally know what I want to do after school (even though I still don't know which university I wan't to go to), because for so long all I have felt when someone mentions University is panic and uncertainty.

Freya x

Snow!

It is snowing outside again! I am so happy because I love snow, I am pretty sure that I have mentioned that before, but oh well. Snow is so beautiful, and it makes everything outside look more beautiful. It looks like a movie set. I also love snow because I can sit inside all day, under the covers, watching movies and TV series. Or when you do go outside in the snow, and your fingers are numb, you can come back inside and drink hot chocolate with your feet against the heater, and it feels perfect.
I don't know about you but snow always makes me feel like a little kid again. It's great because growing up is scary and we all need to feel like that every once in a while.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Guess who's back?

I got back from holiday today :) It's always kind of bittersweet coming back from holiday because you get to come back to your own house and your own bedroom and your own bed, but then at the same time you have to come back to dreary England and return to the reality of school or work or whatever. And that reality is really not what I want right now. I am suddenly realizing how soon my exams are (Wednesday) and how little revision I have done. And that is really scaring me. I really don't want to go to school tomorrow because right now I am still living in my little holiday dream world and even though I can feel my exams looming I am still not too worried, but I know that tomorrow when I get to school it will all feel so real. And I  know that on the inside I will want to cry or scream, but on the outside I will smile while my friends talk about their Christmas break, and how much revision they have done. I also know that I am going to be sooo tired because of jet lag, so it is not going to be a fun day. Hmm I have decided that I will need lots of coffee tomorrow, so I am going to stop at Starbucks on the way to school. Tomorrow is looking better already!

So anyway I had a really good holiday (Even though holidays with my family always involve lots of shouting and arguing)! I got to read loads of books, which is nice because I hardly ever have much time for reading any more. I finally read The perks of being a wallflower which is really good (and I watched the film on the plane on the way home which is also good, but I prefer the book), and I read Looking for Alaska by John Green which is my new favourite book, and loads more books of course. Oh and we went on an Elephant trek one day, which was really cool!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday!