Thursday, 2 September 2010

Do You Remember Me?!

Well hi!

I haven't posted a blog since April! Well, what have I been up to since April?!

In May, I turned 18, which didn't make very many changes. I still haven't been ID'ed in a pub, though I have been ID'ed in HMV for buying a DVD with the age certificate of 15... May also brought my final exams at high school. They weren't too bad and I passed all of them, which I was rather pleased about!

As for June, that month is a bit of a blur. I hardly did anything, mostly housework. July brought my Nana's 80th birthday party, which meant the boyfriend had the opportunity to meet most of my family, poor man! However, he survived and it turned out to be a very enjoyable evening. After that, the parents, the sister and I went down to Wales for two weeks. It was a very quiet fortnight, mostly filled with reading books (I finished ten) and listening to music. Two weeks after we returned from Wales, I went up to Aberfeldy for a week with the boyfriend and his parents. It was an enjoyable week away and I hope to go back up to that area next year!

As for August, I have been getting ready to start at Stevenson College Edinburgh, where I will be studying Classical Music! I had originally planned to go to Napier University, but I did not attain the required grade in Higher English to meet my condition. However, the course at Stevenson is practically the same course, so I can go to Napier in two years time! I am really looking forward to starting (next Monday), especially meeting new people who have very similar interests. The downside of going to Stevenson is the travelling. I have to leave Biggar at seven o'clock to drive all the way up to Livingstone, then walk to the Shopping centre which is twenty minutes away, then hop on a bus to Sighthill and then walk another half an hour through a business estate to the college. This year will be long! And involve a lot of coffee. But it's exciting!

Anyway, I shall try and write another post soon.


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Three and a half hours later...

Ok, here is my short movie review on Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring.

The first time I saw Fellowship of the Ring, I was nine and I went to see it in the cinema with my Dad. I think that it is fair to say that most nine year olds would be scared of the film. Also, I was there against my will which didn't help matters. Anyway, I didn't enjoy it and nver watched it again. That is until my delightful boyfriend told me that I should watch it and gave me the special edition. So, being a loving girlfriend, I watched it last night. All three and a half hours of it.

I won't go into detail about the film as most of the readers of this blog have seen it (and lent it to me....), so I will just start my little rant. The storyline is ok, but I wasn't drawn into the story at all. The special effects were visually dynamic, as was the scenery, but I didn't care about the characters, what they had to do, where they had to go or who they met.

Also, I had forgotten that Orlando Bloom was in the film. With long blonde hair, pointy ears and a bow and arrows. The man cannot act. I was basically watching Will Turner walking around with elves, dwarfs and hobbits and aiming his bow and arrow at... well, I can't remember what the big beasties were called, but they didn't look too happy...

Final conclusion, that is three and a half hours of my life that I will never get back and I am going to beg my boyfriend not to lend me the next two films, which apparently add up to EIGHT HOURS!!!!

I will try to write again soon, but exams are coming up, so don't be surprised if I don't write until June.

Hasta la pasta peeps!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Howdy folks!

Wow! Managing to blog two weeks after my previous blog, I am doing well!

Well, where to begin. In my last blog I was talking about my interview with Glasgow University, and the Prelims. Well, I have since had my interview for Moray House, as well as an interview for Napier University and Strathclyde University. I have also received my Prelim results.

Firstly, the interview at Moray House. I was all by myself for this interview, but it wasn't too bad. Applicants had been split into two groups for interviewing, and I was in the second group, which meant that I had about an hour and a half to prepare myself. The interview itself was not bad at all. We were interviewed in groups of four, with a lecteurer from the University and a Head Teacher from a local Primary School, which made the whole process slightly more enjoyable. Anyhoo, I feel that it went well, and I am now waiting to hear back. As for Napier, that was a completely different ball game. I was applying for a BMus (Honours) degree with my Principal Study as voice. I went in for my audition, managed to sing both my audition pieces in half the time (my accompanist was very enthusiastic!), and was then given a quick tour of the University. I have since heard back from Napier, and I have been offered a Conditional, so I need to achieve my Grade 5 theory and pass Higher English. No pressure. Strathclyde again was a completely different experience. The layout of the interview didn't really focus on you selling yourself, but rather the knowledge you have on up-to-date topics in the teaching world. Anyway, it was a horrible experience, and I don't expect to hear back from them anytime soon.

As for the prelims, I can honestly say that I am in a better position than I was last year. As I am sure I have moaned about in previous posts, I am taking five subjects this year, which means five exams. My results were very promising, having received an A for Art, B for Music, B for History and a C for English. Maths was.... disappointing. However, I have now got the focus to achieve good marks for the final exams in May, and then I have to worry about my Grade 5 theory. And my driving theory. And my driving test. Gulp.

Apart from Universities and prelims, there is nothing more to report on. The Juniors show Olivia goes on in April and then that is us until August. I am still taking driving lessons, as I want to be sure that I can pass first time, and then not have to worry about it, and I still work at the local bakery in Biggar. I only have... eight weeks on High School left and then I am thrown into the big, bad world. Scary stuff.

Anyway, I had better go. I have to have a debate with a fifteen year old about the flaws in the band JLS. Not my younger sister, I hasten to add, she has taste. Wish me luck!


Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Haven't blogged for quite a while.
A lot of things have happened since I last blogged. Christmas was good but quite, there has been far too much snow for my liking, Prelims are coming up and I have university interviews coming up.

Yesterday, I had my first interview at Glasgow University. This required me to have some knowledge of The Curriculum for Excellence. So I borrowed material off my lovely teachers, spent hours online and bother my mother. However, in my interview, they didn't ask me anything about The Curriculum for Excellence. But not to worry. the whole experience was rather enjoyable and good experience for other interviews.

Speaking of other interviews, I have just found out that I have an interview at Moray House. This is great apart from the fact that it is the day before my English Prelim. Also, I have to get into Edinburgh for 8:30am. How I am going to get in for 8:30, I have no idea, but we will work something out.

Anyway, I had better go and get myself ready for school. This has been a short post, but at least I have updated it.

Bye y'all.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Has it really been that long?

I did not realise that it has nearly been 2 months since I last bored you with my blogs. A lot has changed the last three months. I am now in sixth year, I am applying for universities, my school has moved to the new building which is a cross between a prison and a hospital and the SPL season has started again which means I have to listen to the football every Saturday at work.

Oh, and I nearly forgot: I attended the Amanda Palmer book signing and the Amanda Palmer concert during the Fringe festival in Edinburgh. Both events were very enjoyable. I now have a signed CD, a picture a me and Amanda Palmer and a poster from her gig. All good fun!

As I am now in my final year at school, I now have to apply to different universities as the staff at Biggar High School want to get rid of me and my fellow classmates. It was strange going back to school without some of the friends I have made during the past 6 years, and the move to the new building. I only have one thing to say about the new building. I hate it. Plain and simple. The architect who designed the building should be shot. No common room (though, if I am honest with myself, I would never use), there are several tables set up at one end of "The Street" (stupid name for a canteen - it is NOT hip and down with da yoof), which is a pathetic excuse for a stage, the vending machines only sell healthy products, the bus bay is awful, the lockers are too small and finally, there is a lock down. Basically, the school doors lock at certain times of the day: after the second morning bell, after interval and after lunch. I am not a big fan.

As for Universities, I have to apply to 5 universities so that I do not have to pay. So my choices are: Moray House, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, RSAMD and the Caledonian University. For a girl had never shopped in Glasgow until last year, most of my choices are in Glasgow. I am applying for universities which are easy to commute to. If I a honest with myself, I would have liked to apply to other universities such as Aberdeen, Stirling even Dundee, but it is cheaper for me to commute to uni instead of renting a flat or going into halls of residence. Anyway, I have to finish my Personal statement by tomorrow, so that should be fun.

There are a few things which have not changed. I am still single (which I am glad about as people who have public relationships (in other words, make lovey dovey faces at each other in public) make me feel sick. However, I dare not say "Get a room", as some of the comebacks I have previously recieved are just as sickening. I am still a caffine addict and a chocoholic and proud of it!! Now all that I have to do is go and listen to the new Muse cd, or go upstairs and turn the BTW production of Cinderella off.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The worst song ever written.

I do not like this song. Punk rockers WOULD NOT wear flowers in their hair. Fact.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Short Entry

One of the best scenes involving Sue Wight from Green Wing.

I will go away now.