Sunday, 31 January 2010
Onto reflections on my week number 10!
Highlights of the week: Torr’s 18th Laser Quest/Meal
Lowlight of the week: Geology exam
Random situation of the week: Me and Mike recording the first Man/Dike song.
Song of the week: Obviously it’s Fireflies by Owl City
Farmville level: 23
January is now over, so let February begin, and let’s hope it’s a good one!
Thursday, 28 January 2010
P1: Geology with Mrs W. We revised coastal erosion
P2/3/4/Lunch: Me and Mike achieved some revision as well as finding amusing ways to entertain ourselves. Also Mike received this e-mail:
Either the school system is being spammed or Mike has been a busy boy.
P5/6: History with Mr R. I won a round of “Dicey Business” (isn’t that exciting) and we looked at the jigsaw of Anglo-Spanish relations. We finished early and I had a nice chat with Amy ‘bout Uni’s and stuff.
This evening of course was pretty much reserved for one activity. Revision. My exam is (at the time of writing) less than ten hours away. All this time spent revising for a one hour exam first thing tomorrow morning. The butterflies are really fluttering now. On the plus side tomorrow also sees the first Man/Dike recording session and Torr’s 18th. So come here tomorrow to see how all that goes!
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
P1: Eng Lit with Tenacious Leigh. More Pride and Prejudice, though I came up with the idea for a cross-over novel called Pride and Prejudice and Potter. Imagine if Mr Darcey was a member of the order of the phoenix, all the servants were house elves, they used Flu Powder instead of the carriages and Lord Voldemort turned up at dances. This could make me a lot of money… © Dan Hough 2010
P3: History with Mrs R. This lesson kind of flew over my pretty little head. We read some stuff.
PJS was a little surreal as I was helping out the teacher that taught me back in Year 4. I was just generally helping out with the quick write thing and then watched them make a hash out of country dancing.
The inevitable exam butterflies finally arrived this evening. My geology exam is on Friday. Shit. Here’s a picture I drew to highlight how I feel:
More of my quality drawing skill coming out there…
Also the new iPad which is Apple’s latest creation in their quest to take over the Western World, and it’s like a big iPod Touch/small laptop, and it looks amazing! Want one!
Monday, 25 January 2010
Monday morning began as all Monday mornings should with a chocolate milkshake, a coronation chicken sandwich whilst sat with Gemma in Poppies. This blog entry is starting with another of my adventures which I filmed yesterday morning. The “true” in the title has become less relevant lately:
Let’s continue: P3/4: Geology with Mr M. We continued with revision. Well I did at any rate.
P5: Free. Me and Mike got bored and wondered if we could plan a war. Here’s the result:
P6: Eng Lit with Cornish. We looked at an exam question.
This evening I had a history sesh and got extremely bored reading a load of Pride and Prejudice. After some rather miserable Twitter updates Tidders called me “old bean” which was most amusing.
To end is a video I didn’t expect to have. This is made by Gemma, and if a warning comes up don’t worry it’s not dodgy it’s just funny. Starring me, Chris, Mike, Torr and Lloyd is the link is here.
Friday, 22 January 2010
P1/2: History with Mrs R. Basically it was Mrs R talking a lot.
P3/4: Eng Lit with Cornish. We continued our character profiles, and here’s my magnificent artwork of Dr Chausable:
I would love to share something exciting about my day, but sadly I don’t. I had a badminton lesson this evening which was hard work ‘cos of the slight illness I appear to have contracted. This illness seems to be some kind of cough/throat thing and makes me feel really really bad at times. Strepsils for the win! Also lemsips are amazing for making me feel better but the blackcurrent one tastes so bad. Finally, never underestimate the power of the shower!
Thursday, 21 January 2010
P1: Geology with Mrs W. We revised building materials.
P2/3: Free. It was nice having Chris around for a lot of it ‘cos he had an exam this afternoon, which I hope went well for him. I continued to watch the new Jubilee Garden being built as I have done for the past two days. The builders are working pretty fast. For no particular reason I took this photo:
P5/6: History with Mr R. With only three of us, we looked at the last bit of the period and wrote an essay plan.
This evening I had a lovely evening with Gemma as she came round mine. Today I have an awesome song stuck on repeat in my head, Owl City’s Fireflies. I just love it so so much!
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
A mini-entry quickly!Continued from here. Kraft foods actually make some good stuff like Dairylea, Kenco Coffee, Terry’s Choc Orange and Toblerone. So with that record my Wispa’s and Creme Eggs will be safe. Also note that they all have the original names,so the Cadbury brand will hopefully live on!
P1: Eng Lit with Tenacious Leigh. We started watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. It’s six hours long in total, so it’s gonna be a long slog.
P3: History with Mrs R. We looked through some primary evidence for the invesgative task.
PJS was a little different this week as they were doing some school interaction thing with a school in Africa. I spent most of the afternoon taking kid’s out to read, which was quite enjoyable.
I spent the evening at Gemma’s tonight and we watched the National Television Awards. Unusually,the winners (except Loose Women) were worthy. Doctor Who, David Tennant, Corrie and Gavin and Stacey were all worthy winners. Stephen Fry, quite rightly, won the Lifetime Achievement award, and when you look at everything he’s done in his career so far it’s understandable.
I rarely comment on the world’s news here, cos it’s not what the blog is about. But American crappy food maker’s Kraft have bought Cadbury’s. Now I’m not too bothered about the whole keep it British things, but what I am hoping is that they don’t mess with the products. My two fave food products are Creme Egg’s and Wispa’s and if Kraft dare mess with them I’ll be so annoyed. I hope they keep the name Cadbury too.
And in some personal news, I’ve been given an interview at the Uni I want to go to! I won’t say which in case some of them are reading this but I really hope I get an offer from there! This makes me really really really really really happy!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
It was hard work getting up this morning. Late nights playing Bejewelled probably don’t help lol.
P2: History with Mr Rule. So what went wrong with our alliance with Spain?
P3/4: Eng Lit with Tenacious Leigh. We started reading Pride and Prejudice, and I have the part of Mr Darcey!Well it suits me really!
During lunch we finally got a video of Torr doing his agnostus impression:
P5/6: Geology with Mrs W. We did some revision during the time when we weren’t distracted. We filmed this video, which gives this blog entry it’s title:
Also Torr did an impression of Lloyd’s drawings. This is me in the style of Lloyd:
This evening I had a massive history sesh, reading up on Lenin and other important Russia stuff that means nothing to you.
During what now seems to be a weekly a routine, Gemma and I went into town first thing again. I nearly got killed on the way though due to a massive truck taking up most of Cloughs Road. Fortunatly I survived and Gemma and I went into Poppies. In a controversial move I actually had some breakfast, and it was one of my fave things: a coronation chicken sandwich. I also had a chocolate milkshake with ice cream and cream which was lovely. And I was with my gorgeous Gemma!
P3/4: Geology with Mr M. We attempted to do a past paper but we had far too much energy and got distracted many a time.
P6: Eng Lit with Cornish. We had to do character profile’s with quotes for Earnest and this involved more of my infamous awful drawing. I was quite pleased with the results and I’ll see if I can post them up here later in the week.
This evening was one largely spent doing history work. I read a few articles about Tudors and made some notes as well as starting the massive trawl through textbook’s for the invesgative task.
In other news, the world’s most expensive piece of ham went for sale (story here) and I have been starting a secret project which will be shown on the blog at the end of the week hopefully.
The title of today’s blog suggests how I’m feeling. This is a rubbish time of year. There’s little to look forward to in the near future, the weather is pretty crap, exam incoming and all in all, rubbish. Still, I can moan about it on t’internet can’t I?
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Where did today go? It’s nearly time to return to school for another week, which is astounding. I started by doing some revision whilst finally watching the final two episode’s of Harper’s Island. I’ve had them on Sky+ for ages. Excellent final plot twist to finish though, pretty decent series over all.
I popped to Gemma’s for a few hours though wish I could have stayed longer. I had a nice roast dinner and set a high score on a version of Rocket Mania which was nice.
Then revision time again. 12 days ‘til my exam, which is annoying. I want to get it over with now. Anyways, reflections on my week 9# here we come!
Highlights of the week: Playing in the playground with Mike.
Lowlight of the week: Not seeing Gemma much.
Random situation of the week: Carrying a railway sleeper round Moors Valley.
Song of the week: The Saturdays- Ego
Photo of the week: I haven't taken many photos this week, so it’s what I did to Gemma’s mums car earlier.
It says “Hiya Love Dan X” if you can’t read it.
Farmville level: 21
Well that’s about it, here’s hoping next week is better than this one. Fingers crossed…
Saturday, 16 January 2010
P3/4: Eng Lit with Cornish. We watched the most recent film adaptaion of The Importance of Being Earnest, featuring Colin Firth, Ruper Everret and Judi Dench. Very funny.
I then spent an hour or so with Gemma in town. I am making a big photo album from the whole of 2009 and I picked up all 184 photos today. Nice little project for me to do.
Friday, 15 January 2010
P1: Geology with Mrs W. Revision. Well during the bit when I wasn’t waiting for a computer or locked in a cupboard.
P4: After a double free we were annoyed when we discovered Mr M was away.Me and Mike went down town. Here’s a video from our exploits:
P5: History with Mr R. We each had a half hour sesh with Mr R. He seemed fairly satisfied with my work and everything and we also had a teaching chat about phonics.
As I have very little to share with you today, here’s part two of the “Facing My Fears” video. If you remember last time I was facing my fears and going down a dark alley, then the film stopped.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Monday 30th Dec 2002: Dear Diary, Today was very boring. Mum and Dad dismantled some more of their horrible wardrobe unit. A waste of time and a waste of space on this page.
Lol, the thrills of a my life back then.
Wednesday 1st Jan 2003: Well now it is tomorrow! At 12:35 everybody went. Time for bed. See you later on. *Small gap* Even though I went to bed so late I got up at 9:00.
Saturday 12th Jan: Today was a very sad day for our family. Merlin was put down. A car gave him a tail-pull yesterday. I remember all the things he used to do- chase the cord on the end of the bin-bag, sleep in such funny ways. I really miss him.
My ten year old heart was broken that day.
Thurs 23rd Jan: Tuesday, yesterday and today, Marc has been ill. During that me and Chris have been playing together and pairing up together. Chris is defiantly my best friend now. I just hope Marc doesn’t mind though.
Sat 1st Feb: Fantastic day! First we had a tour round dean park (home ground AFCB). Then we had a training session (I got football boots this morning). Last but not least was the game Bournemouth Vs. Boston. Boston’s goalie walked into the post! Final score: Bournemouth 2 Boston 1 Hurrah!
Wed 12th Feb: Today (yr 6 only) went to see ‘Joseph and his technicolor coat’ at Ringwood comp. It was a musical and very good. Maybe I’ll do something like it.
I clearly forgot about my lack of musical talent.
Sat 15th March (My 11th birthday): What I got was: a pile of books, two horrible histories CDS and a cool camera. Then to nature squad. GAP Later we met up with Chris (and a £10 book token). First bowling, which was really fun. Then to see TREASURE PLANET. Pizza hut last. I got back to a Shrek playstation game. Once I opened it there was a knock at the door. Another £12.
How shallow was I? I have a photo from that day too:
Thurs 27th March: Another great day! Superschools came today with Julian Golley (a very good triplejumper). First we got a photo with him then we did some horrid exercises- I’m still panting. Finally Julian gave us a talk and did a jump.
Tues 20th May: I had to get up so early this morning just because I’m going to France. And that isn’t the worst of it! On the bus to the ferry I dropped my ferry pass. Thankfully Mr. B went back and found it. Well done! The crossing was really ruff and I was seasick, urgh!
I hope you all enjoyed reading that and you read the next part by clicking here!
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
P1: Eng Lit with Tenacious Leigh. Those of us that turned up were given an essay to write, although I don’t think any of us wrote more than a paragraph.
P3: History with Mrs R. More prep for the invesgative task.
My time at PJS was good today. They did about Tudor portraits and did some aerobics. It looks like I might be doing an activity with the class on Tudors too!
Then it was time for Gemma’s cousin Jack’s 4th birthday party at Serendipity Sam’s. I had a great time looking after several of Gemma’s cousins and a few of Jack’s friends.
I think I was born to look after/teach children. It’s the one thing I can do and for some reason children just look to me to entertain them. After a few years training and a lot of work I know I can become a good teacher. I am more confident with the class now and I suppose it just takes a while to know how to take control of a class.
In a happy place now!
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
P2: History with Mr R. Why the alliance between England and Spain was strained.
P3/4: Eng Lit with Tenacious Leigh. We did everything we could to avoid an exam question, and managed to get away with looking at some more poetry.
P5/6: Geology with Mrs W. We did a bit of revision. We also discovered that one of the cupboards doesn’t have a handle on the inside so it is possible to lock people in there. This is what happened to Lloyd at the start of the lesson.
Another lovely evening with Gemma this evening. We mostly just laid around but we did play a bit of Super Mario Bros. Wii which was amusing!
Apologies, a particularly mundane entry today, though I suppose that make’s up for the randomness of the blog recently. If you’re still wondering whether I survived facing my fears (see yesterday’s video) then don’t worry, the second part of the adventure will be here in the next few days.
First thing this morning me and Gemma went down town. I bought myself a 2010 diary to record what I’ve been up to for another year. I have been keeping a diary since 2003 so this is my 8th diary! When I’m old I’ll have millions of ‘em!I also bough a filofax type thing to keep myself organised. Gemma and myself popped into the cafe that is Poppies for a drink and a snack.
P3/4: Geology with Mr M. We got down to some hard-core geology revision, though the various animals in the room distracted us.
P5: It was here when we and Mike wondered out of interest how much a prostitute is. Neither of us want one, we just would like to know the going rate. How much do these low-lives sell themselves for? Even Harry didn’t know. I took the massive risk and googled it and found on Yahoo answers:
Some girls would have sex with a punter for £15 if they needed the cash desperately. Some regarded them selves as normal working girls and it was between £25-£40 others went to specific areas and only did it with a certain client group and regarded themselves as a higher class prostitute and would charge up to £100.
Not entirely sure how to continue from this point, but I shall try my best…
P6:Eng Lit with Cornish. We finished The Importance of Being Earnest. Great play :P
Today I finally found the full set of British coins that make up the shield:
Apologies for the pure randomness of this blog, and let’s say no more about hookers, eh? I am perfectly happy in that area, and Mike probably is as well. It was one of those questions you thought of and had to find out the answer to.
To end, I have a third adventure to share with you on this blog:
Monday, 11 January 2010
Let’s try and liven up this entry with another week’s reflections, seeing Avatar
Highlights of the week: Having one and a bit snow days
Lowlight of the week: Having to return to school
Random situation of the week: Me, Chris and Gemma wandering around in the snow looking for a hill to sledge down.
Song of the week: Muse- I Belong To You
Photo of the week:
Farmville level: 20
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Gemma and I finally made it into Bournemouth to see Avatar today. We arrived in B’mth and popped into a few shops. We didn’t have time to have a proper lunch so we had a hotdog from a stand in the gardens, though we were then bombarded by pigeons which was annoying. The squirrels on the other hand are rather cute:
So unless you lost your hearing and fell down a bottomless pit in the last month, you know about Avatar.
2 and a bit hours of sci-fi action romance in spectacular 3D was so awesome, even if it does make you hate your own species. You have to see this if you have not already. The CGI is so good that you don’t even notice it’s CGI. The best character was the colonel who was excellent as a typical American general. If that’s what 2154 is like, I’m glad I’ll be dead.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Back to school today :(
P1/2: History with Mrs R. Mrs R went through an exemplar essay for the invesgative task.
P3/4: Eng Lit with Cornish. We read The Importance of being Earnest in small groups. My fave quote: “If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being immensely over-educated.” It’s very funny, best thing we’ve studied in English so far.
I did a bit of revision this afternoon and then I had a badminton lesson. We spent most of the lesson doing footwork which was far too complicated for me!
Then it was off to the pantomime as we have done since 1997, put on by the All Saints Dramatic Society and this year it was:
If you are particularly observant you may notice that the charity of the year is the one I work for! As usual the panto was very good but the character which stole the show was Toto as he was so cute. My favourite human character (well played by a human) was the lion, he appeared to be based on ancient cartoon Snagglepuss. Very good evening!
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
What is this nonsense? School? Do work? Oh no!
P2: History with Mr R. We looked back at alliance between England and Spain.
P3/4: Eng Lit with Tenacious Leigh. We continued with our love poetry though there were amusing elements to the lesson with Conor keep asking Tidders such questions as “when are you going to regenerate”. Poor Tidders has had this since 2006 being a David Tennant look-alike but now Matt Smith is here he may finally have been relieved of the annoyance.
P5/6: Geology with Mrs W. We learnt about graptoloids which was rather dull and complicated, though I would like to own a zooid.
The evening has held the question of will we get any snow. Hampshire went onto red alert from the Met Office at lunch time and it looked like we were going to get snow. Then it didn’t snow in Ringwood. There is still sometime and I hope it does snow. No school and no Mrs R, sledging and winning a £10 bet lay in store if it does. Either way, I shall have a video of me opening my curtains to reveal snow or not on this blog tomorrow.
Yesterday I somehow forgot to mention that I have been asked for an interview by the Uni of Chichester on 10th Feb, which is fantastic news!
Monday, 4 January 2010
I shoved my Christmas present We Sing into my Wii and had a rather massive singing session. The song I did best was Tom Jones’ Delilah with Amy Winehouse’s Tears Dry on Their Own being second. I really enjoyed this little singing sesh.
I then went on a walk around Hightown Lake and today it was like a winter wonderland out there. Here’s some media for you to enjoy:
Am not looking forward to going back to school tomorrow but sadly life must go on…
I spent most of today revising which is good in the might pass my exams way but bad in the trying to avoid boredom way. I took several breaks to play on the insanely good New Super Mario Bros Wii and I also spent a few hours around Gemma’s house, so I have little to blog about. Still, there’s always reflections on the week…
Highlights of the week: Playing with my new phone, starting a New Year with my lovely girlfriend
Lowlight of the week: The lack of excitement about New Year
Random situation of the week: Playing Uno Extreme at Gemma’s house most days.
Song of the week: Florence and the Machine- You’ve Got the Love
Photo of the week:
Farmville level: 19
That’s another week’s reflections done and dusted. Here’s a quick fire 5 questions for me to answer:
1) Your friend is starting an ice sculpture business – what do you have her make for your next party?
I would like an ice sculpture of Chris, as this would be amusing. My one concern is that Mike would cause the sculpture to melt, but I shan't go into how he'd do that. Also who would be an ice sculptor that I know? For some reason I think Cassie would do a good job. I suppose ice sculptures aren't that far from building bears...
2) Animal face-off! Who would win in a fight between a eight tiny reindeer and 10 lords a-leaping?
Lords tend to be quite old and therefore would struggle to actually attack a small reindeer, but they are mostly nobility so would just shoot them.
3) If you could have your own fragrance, what would it be called?
Dan, the new fragrance by Dan. It would smell of fruit, a combination of apple and orange.
4) Animal face-off! Who would win in a fight between a wild turkey and a small pig?
A pig doesn't really have any weapons and it being little means it would struggle to win, so turkey FTW.
5) UFOs have landed! And their occupants look a lot like...
Mike Harris. They've finally come to pick him up.
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Today was one of those weird days where little happened, yet it was still a lovely day. Gemma and I had planned to go and see Avatar but Gemma didn’t want to go as she has developed a pain in her side. It’s just muscular but is causing her quite a lot of pain. So instead I spent the day round Gemma’s house, playing on the Wii, watching TV and just generally lying around.
This evening Gemma’s brother Neil came back down from Bristol, and finally got to open his Christmas presents, one of which was a stig stress doll. I took the packaging (plastic in the shape of a man) and I shall decorate it and stick it to my wall, along with all the other crap on it.
I shall just end today’s entry with a couple of videos that I have recorded since I got my new phone, enjoy!
Saturday, 2 January 2010
I woke up at half nine on Gemma’s sofa, wondering what on Earth I was doing there. I then remembered that it was now 2010. It took a while for me and Gemma to get up but eventually I was given some toast and I prepared for the day ahead.
The afternoon held a meal at Gemma’s aunts house, which was lovely, even if me and Gemma were chucked into the conservatory as there weren’t enough seats. Gemma’s mum and two of her sister together was quite a handful and I think for the pure entertainment I would like to see all of the siblings and their families together some time. If that ever happens, I may not live to tell the tale!
The evening of course, held Doctor Who. It was odd that considering everything that happened it was a fairly unimportant sacrifice that caused the Doctor to regenerate. I loved the part where he went to visit all his previous companions etc and Matt Smith arrived rather splendidly. Lots of people say he’ll be crap compared to Tennant but I reckon he’ll do a decent job.
Also Gavin and Stacey ended tonight. What happened was pretty much expected I suppose but I’m sad it’s all over.
And now the holidays are nearly over and I have to get down to some work and return to 6th Form. How upsetting!
Friday, 1 January 2010
This is the last blog entry that I have a chance to do in 2009! I think I am going to look back at the events and news of the year.
January: Gemma and I marked our 6 month anniversary by going to Moors Valley, and we got Sherbet, the then cute kitten who has since made quite an impact in our lives.
February: The highlight was Torr’s 17th Birthday party where I re-met Sammy after nearly ten years.
March: Both Gemma and I became 17 and unlike previous years I actually did something for my birthday, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
April: Me and Gemma went to London and had an amazing time.
May: The weather got nice, and we had the DCM Bike Excursion which was a stupid idea and will never ever happen again.
June: We had most of our AS exams which went terribly. Also we underwent our first geology fieldtrip which was most amusing.
July: A wonderful month where I saw The Kooks, Gemma and I celebrated a year together and I had a couple of lovely social gatherings, one of which where I met Julia.
August: Chris’ 17th was amusing and Gemma came with my family on a lovely holiday to Cornwall.
September: We gingerly returned to 6th Form, and I got properly pissed for the first time at Gemma’s house.
October: A lovely social meal at Pizza Hut, Lloyd’s 18th and another trip to London made the month enjoyable.
November: We visited the Natural History Museum, Torr had a firework/Halloween party and I spent more time with Gemma.
December: I had a wonderful Christmas thanks to Gemma and family, and before that I enjoyed a fun shopping day.
In terms of news in 2009, everything went way over the top. The big news stories dragged on for ages: MPs expenses, Jacko dead and swine flu turned out to be a bad cold. Little proper excitement.
All in all, a bloody good year. The best ever. I could go on and analyse every aspect but I won’t ‘cos that’ll bore the pants off you.
Here is the space I would like to say some thank you’s. Firstly for my wonderful girlfriend Gemma, who I feel so privileged to have spent the year with and look forward to many more together. And also to my friends. I have never really had close friends in the way I do now and it makes me so happy that I have these guys: Chris, Mike, Sammy, Torr, Julia and Tidders as well as all the others that keep me entertained.
Thank you all for a wonderful year and I hope 2010 is going to be even better.