I just had one of the best birthday parties in the history of my life!
On Friday, once school had finished, a few teachers and the students in my class went go-karting. It was probably the best time I have ever had on that track, though at the end, the dude running it told me that I took the corners way too fast. Maybe he was right…
When that had finished, the boys came back with Dad and I, along with our homeroom teacher, Mr Tomlinson. We went out for Qoftë and salad and chips (or FRIES if you grew up “across the pond”). They sold non-alcoholic beer, and so we all tried some! It was surprisingly nice, but I found that I preferred it with Sprite. When we had finished the meal, we went home. Several of my friends said that they wanted a shower, and so they got them after we had gone and bought drinks. We watched a film, and then “went to bed” just before midnight. We split up, with some people on the hallway, and some in my room, and we talked until about four in the morning, when my dad came in and told us to go to sleep.
The next morning we went to the Stephen Centre, and then everyone dispersed from there…
Last night was the 8th grade celebration. It was one of the best evenings I have had in a long time! The food was excellent, and the “ceremony” was very interesting. Mrs Chappell was able to come and share some stories from EAL, since she is visiting at the moment from the States. Miss Jones told some very funny stories from her time teaching homeroom for us in 6th and 7th grade. Mr Tomlinson came last, and he was talking about the class as a whole, and how awesome it is. Many a photo was taken, but 97% on poor quality phone cameras, so I will post photos but they probably won’t be very good.
We also had the play yesterday, and it was okay. We didn’t have that much time to practice, and considering that, we did very well! I, of course, looked as handsome as ever, even when wearing a mask…
My Dad’s parents are currently staying with us. They flew out on the 3rd, and will be staying with us for one week. I was able to watch their flight take off via one of my favourite websites, flightradar24.com . I took a screenshot of their flight on the list, and also of their plane just after takeoff. I do not know what we have plans to do with them, though for the moment I am enjoying their company, and their smell. I know that sounds weird, but when I got home from school today, the house smelled of them. We also had a massive social studies test today, but that is another story…
Our cat, Patch, gave birth yesterday, to four small kittens (could be worse, they might be something other than kittens…)! It was quite a surprise, since we weren’t expecting them until the summer holidays. However, they are still very cute! I refuse to name them until they survive their first week. As Mike says in Monsters Inc., “Once you name it, you start getting attached to it!”. For now, I am…er…having kittens about them while I am at school.
Here are a couple of photos, using a brand-new feature of my blog website:
I am just about to watch The King’s Speech with my parents. They always tell me not to watch any adverts for it before hand, which always greatly annoys me. However, I have found in the past it has been the best way!
This morning we went up the mountain together, however my camera doesn’t like the batteries I put in it, and so I wasn’t able to take any photos, other than the ones from my tiny camera on my phone (sad face). Just before we went to the biennial, I climbed this part with Amy and Dad. It was fun to go the other way with the rest of our family though!
I apologise for no post about the biennial. I have been very busy with homework and other obligations that I have not found the time to write. Sorry!
The easter break is here! Today is Friday, 25 March. The break goes until Monday, 4 April. However, because of the ECM biennial, I will be on holiday until Saturday, 9 April! For now, I plan to sleep in every morning until nine, and then cycle in the afternoon. We are going up the mountain today just after lunch, and then I am trying to get some of my classmates to cycle together this evening. I also can’t wait until the biennial!
Today was a very fun day. The classes were all very light, and I have a moderate amount of homework, but it is fairly easy, creating PowerPoint slides for Bible and English. We did the traditional “egg drop”, which is pretty much self-explanatory! The goal is to protect your egg as much as possible, for when it is dropped out a second floor (third floor, if you’re counting the ground floor as one) window! Ours wouldn’t have broken, except for the fact that I had just enough skill to drop it directly onto the fence, where it was impaled. It was still great fun though, partly because we were all standing without umbrellas in the torrential rain. The picture was taken in Homeroom, where Albin and Jilles had done some beautiful artwork on the board (Mr Barbour’s line: Jilles, that is how to kill a marker!). I love Mr Tomlinson’s beard and hair!
A couple of markers died during the making of this photo. GDQ accepts no liability for these, and places all legal blame on the person or persons involved in creating the above image.