Driving lessons!

So today (well actually a few days ago but that doesn’t sound as good does it reader?).

So ‘today’ I booked my first ever driving lesson since I turn 17 in August, very exciting am I right reader?

I am mucho looking forward to being able to drive as I don’t really get along with public transport, I don’t like being a their specific structure, being in a fairly uncomfortable chair and being unable to dump extra bags in your car if you decide to eat lunch out and don’t want to lug your bags around.

So yes I am very much looking forward to being able to learn to drive, but also quite nervous that I may well be an awful driver.

although I am ‘amazing’ at Mario kart so that will ‘obviously’ help… LMAO ;)

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VICTORY!!

Okay so I Finally finished my AS level exam (So sorry if I’ve gone quiet for while).

Although it feels good to be done I now have to do the 3 month wait for my results so It is likely that posting will pick up a lot for now while I wait to here the results.

Lets hope I did well, but until then there is nothing I can do but wait.

Caesar has his paws crossed for me and anyone else taking exams or waiting for their results… Good Luck everyone.

Invigilators and exams

Okay so yesterday after my revision and the distractions I had my French speaking exam.

Now I don’t know if any of you have done an AS French speaking but basically we have to make notes on before the actual speaking in a room with a Invigilator.

Now in my mind there are two types of invigilators:

1. The ones who smile sympathetically at you, offer you tissues if you’re sneezing and always make sure you have the right equipment (pens, pencils e.t.c)

2. The others… The ones who talk loudly. Make loads of noise. And watch over your shoulder what you’re writing which puts you off.

And of course yesterday I had the second one who spent the whole time I was making notes highlighting sheets of paper as loudly as anyone highlighting could. Then halfway through my allowed 15 minutes she dropped a whole load of highlighters on the floor making yet more noise.

So thank you, thank you veeerryy much noisy invigilator!

Exams are stressful enough without the added noise and stress from anything else, don’t you think reader.

Have any of you had any terrible exam experiences with exams, invigilators or revision?

If so why not tell me and Caesar…

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Say hello the Caesar the cat!

Say hello to Caesar the cat who I am metaphorically letting out the bag, he will from now be my blog ‘mascot’ :)

Cute cat isn’t he :)

Tell me by commenting what you think of him :P

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Don’t worry reader I am (eventually) going to get someone more artistic to redo this image (probably on a better image  program that paint)…

Why I hate camping…

Okay so I’m afraid this is going to be a bit of a rant (about camping hence the title) so if you don’t like slightly crazy rants or if you like camping this post probably isn’t for you!

Alternatively if you love a good rant no matter what it’s about you’ve come to the right place, so read on my rant loving chum.

Let us begin…

You are for ever hearing people say camping brilliant, getting out in the country, getting some fresh air, becoming closer to nature, blah blah blah…

But I think that’s probably not what they’re thinking when they’re trying to sleep in a tent, the rain is pouring and drips of water are leaking in.

In my opinion there are so many more reason NOT to go camping than there are TO go camping (especially here in England)

We’ll start with the cold. There’s no heating, no comfy sofa, no warm plump duvet just a sleeping bag that makes you claustrophobic and hardly keeps you warm at all. And the only way (in my opinion) to keep warm is to pile on the jumpers, tights and woolly socks, curl up in your sleeping bag and refuse to move till morning.

As well as the cold there is the ever confusing matter of… The air bed! You fall asleep on a comfy, air-filled mattress and you wake up in the early hours of the morning (cold) and on an airless, flat mattress, the lumps, bumps and rock under the tent poking into your back making it utterly impossible to get back to sleep.

Another highly confusing aspect of camping is the highly complex and intricate art of… The tent construction! So many poles, pegs and tarpaulins and pointless instructions. Insert pole A to pole BC attach to pole Z, insert pole XYZ into pocket TUV and finally when you’ve done it all and it still doesn’t look like a tent you realise there’s something wrong over 20 steps ago and now you have to start again.

Now we move on to the meal part of camping. As well as you being freezing cold, the cold weather will make your dinner go cold unbelievably quickly, so much so that the minute you’ve cooked it you’re going to have to have to eat it as fast as you can so it’s still hot when you eat it.

Next we move on to the night-time toilet dilemma. So you’re finally warm and you realise you need the loo, eventually you decide you can’t wait you need to go now. Firstly you have to put a pair of shoes on then you have to make the trek across the camping site in the darkness, cold and even possible rain just to go to the loo. And finally when you get back you have to yet again try to get warm.

Finally, my last and concluding part of the rant is aimed at those of you who are sat there saying “what if the weather nice” “What if it’s not cold”.

Well dear reader this is the reason camping is bad even when the weather’s good, one word for you… INSECTS! Insects, flies, ants, wasps, you name it! They’re everywhere; crawling on your dinner when you’re cooking and eating, crawling in and around your bed while you try to sleep, buzzing around your head and all around your tent.

Deep breath, rant over! Have I enlightened you to the horrors of camping? Or just scared you off with and weird and confusing rant about tents and cold?

Do you have any other reason to hate camping? Or do you to hate something as weird as camping?

 

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