Good afternoon and happy summer!

Hello everyone!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to have the time to be blogging again! I finished my GCSEs the week before last and have been through my sixth form induction days. It has all been a bit wierd, coming into school in “office wear”. I still don’t feel quite old enough to be in sixth form yet! 

Better yet, last weekend I got a new phone! This is usually not that exciting, but I haven’t had a phone since January when my last phone decided to kill itself, which was rather unhelpful. I actually have Snapchat on my phone for the first time ever! (I sound like such a typical teenager however I am still excited. Feel free to judge me 😉) 

I am so thrilled to have the time to blog this summer. Tomorrow I am going to North Wales with people that I don’t know (should be interesting), and in early August I am going to AMERICAAAAAA!! Yaaaaaaayyyy!! I am so excited!! I hope to blog much more often over my trip, with lots of photos. I am first flying to New York, then over to Vegas and then we drive through Death Valley to San Francisco. My family and I have been looking forward to this trip for a long time, so it should be fab.

To anyone wondering, my GCSEs went well, and I will get my results on the 25th August. I feel a little bit like I should have done more work, but what’s done is done so there’s no point worrying about it now. 

I hope that you are all having a lovely time in the little bit of sun that we in the UK have had recently!

Lots of love

Ginger xxx

PS. Sorry for being so terrible and abandoning everyone again. I have missed you all terribly 😭

PPS. Please accept me into the brother/sisterhood again 😉😊😘

Popularity

In my school, popularity is a very tricky thing. Like most other secondary schools, we have cliques.

There are:

‘The Populars’ (aka The Mascara Brigade as I used to call them!)- they are the ones invited to all the hard-core parties, all the ones who cheat on each others boyfriends, THOSE girls. There are boys within that group, and they are the posers who take the half-naked shower selfies, and go to the gym. They even call themselves ‘Gym Lads’, which really sums up their values (!)

We also have ‘The Wierdos’; these are the social outcasts, the ones who only take 5 GCSEs, those kids. They smoke, and are generally only friends with other people in their group.

‘The Normals’- these are the clever kids, the ones who don’t party too much, don’t drink, don’t smoke; just get on with life, getting good grades and dependable friends.

I just wonder: by the time we are adults, all of this will have changed. At school, worth is based on looks and popularity- how many likes you get on an instagram photo or how many friends you have on Facebook. But as soon as you step out into the real world, with jobs and university, your worth is based on your experience and intellect.

I literally cannot wait to be judged on my intelligence rather than how I look in a dress 😀

Love Ginge xxx

PS. I don’t mean to sound like a complete horrible person if you identify yourself in one of these groups 😉 live your life exactly how you please!

PPS. I am also waiting for the day that I see someone from the ‘Populars’ sweeping floors or whatever when I am a doctor or lawyer or something. Who’s laughing now 😉

Quick 2011 throwback 🙂

My dads brothers cousins daughter…

Do any of you have that one boy or girl who always links what we are doing in class to her/ his family?

For example, if we were discussing the NHS, this girl, lets call her H, would say ‘Miss! Miss! My mum’s cousin works for the NHS! She does BLAH BLAH BLAH’ then she will go on for hours about someone with no real connection to the subject, and none else has any real interest for. It is most infuriating.

It can’t just be me cursed with someone like her!?

There are audible groans whenever she does this, but she carries on anyway.

It is really just horrendous.

That is definitely one thing that I will not miss when I go on study leave, and go into A-levels 🙂

Much love

Ginge xxx

 

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The Present

I feel like it’s been a reallyyyy long time since my last post. Like, a ridiculously long time. I think I’m kinda bad at this whole ‘keeping to a time scale’ thing, and for that I am sorry.

However, back to the present. I hope you are all well, and are coping with the daily stresses like the soldiers that we are, battling on 😉

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Are sisters always this weird?

Hiya everybody!!!

I’m so sorry for not blogging like at all last month- I have just been soooo busy with bloody school stuff like sixth form applications and all that crap 😦 I have missed you all!

Lilac, my sister is a but of a nutcase. She is 14 years old, but still manages to be as crazy as a 10 year old. She has just started GCSEs, and has become obsessed with this poem read in a Jamaican accent.

It goes:

Excuse me
standing on one leg
I’m half-caste.

Explain yuself
wha yu mean
when yu say half-caste
yu mean when Picasso
mix red an green
is a half-caste canvas?
explain yuself
wha yu mean
when yu say half-caste
yu mean when light an shadow
mix in de sky
is a half-caste weather?
well in dat case
england weather
nearly always half-caste
in fact some o dem cloud
half-caste till dem overcast
so spiteful dem don’t want de sun pass
ah rass?
explain yuself
wha yu mean
when yu say half-caste
yu mean tchaikovsky
sit down at dah piano
an mix a black key
wid a white key
is a half-caste symphony?

Explain yuself
wha yu mean
Ah listening to yu wid de keen
half of mih ear
Ah looking at yu wid de keen
half of mih eye
an when I’m introduced to yu
I’m sure you’ll understand
why I offer yu half-a-hand
an when I sleep at night
I close half-a-eye
consequently when I dream
I dream half-a-dream
an when moon begin to glow
I half-caste human being
cast half-a-shadow
but yu must come back tomorrow
wid de whole of yu eye
an de whole of yu ear
an de whole of yu mind.

an I will tell yu
de other half
of my story.

-John Agard

I have absolutely nothing against the poem itself, however when your sister starts reciting it very dramatically every time you walk into the room, you start to… dislike it rather more D: She pops her eyes out , bares all of her teeth and bends down like an old woman.

She also does tae kwon do, a strange martial art that I don’t know very much about. She has become obsessed with this also, which has resulted with her and my father fighting with chairs around the kitchen. She also kicks and punches as she walks now.

Absolute nutter 😀

Lots of love

Ginger xxx

 

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I need some advice me thinks

Does anyone have that friend who you used to be really close to but now it’s all suddenly gone a bit… well, cold?

She has always been my best friend from about year 8 (now I’m in year 11) and now we rarely talk, or can find anything to talk about. If you remember waaayyyy back when, her name is Cobalt, and she is the one I wasn’t sure I could trust anymore. It kinda stresses me out, because I don’t want to loose her altogether, but it doesn’t feel like we really ‘click’ anymore like we used to.

I have spoken to Apricot about this- he doesn’t like her since she started spilling my secrets. I just kinda… I don’t know how I feel. It is so so confusing because she is still classed as my best friend, and it would be shocking to the rest of my friends if they thought that we weren’t getting along. I think that the main problem is that it’s not like we’ve physically fallen out. It’s more like we’ve moved apart.

I don’t know what to do about it. I think maybe that if I just leave it, it will just get worse. I don’t want to loose her, but then again maybe growing apart is for the best? I am just so confused and don’t quite understand what the hell is going on in my life of mine. French controlled assessment on Friday, NCS form in on Friday, Sixth form application in on Friday, History revision in on Friday, History essay in on Friday. Christ almighty I hate Fridays.

I am  confused. Now you are probably confused too. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Love (muddled) Ginger xxx

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Moving on up

So I’m trying to write my sixth form application right now and I’m struggling. I’ve just realised that the decisions are going to stop me or help me do what I want to do in the future. Before this point, everyone- from teachers to grandparents- have said ‘oh, you don’t have to know what you want to do yet’ and ‘you can do anything you want’. But now, I am making decisions that will mean that I can’t be an astronomer, or nuclear physicist, or a mathematician. This is scary. I don’t want to grow up yet 😦

All of my year had a day off timetable today to test out all the subjects we couldn’t do at A-level. They all sounded so interesting that I am now like what do I do?!??!?!???

I guess Boy has helped. I was talking to him yesterday about it and he reminded me that really, we don’t have to decide yet. We can change our options up until a week or so after our results.

I guess what I’m most worried about is loosing my friends. I would hate not to be in any lessons with Boy or Apricot or the rest of my close friends. I know that it’s not the end of the world, and we’d still meet up outside of school, but our catchment is so wide that they both live in a different county. It’s pretty ridiculous, but I’m definitely glad that they come here 🙂

So I think the moral of the story here is, if you’re in my position or similar, just take charge of the situation. I will most definitely appreciate my friends more in these coming months, and hopefully get into habits of meeting up more.

Lots of love

Ginge xx

PS. If you haven’t had a peek at my new Fairytale Challenge, click here 😉 

PPS. the car isn’t mine, it’s my friends, but I’d very much like it 😉

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Mocking Mondays

Mondays are always a bit soul-sapping, lets be honest. But today was more soul sapping than others. I got my mock results back, and I had biology and maths in the same day.

I got pretty okay results, like mostly As, a few Bs and like 3 A*s. So that was okay.

Over the weekend I bought some new ‘school shoes’ as my other ones broke. I thought that I would bend the rules slightly and go for some metallic blue Dr Martens. I absolutely adore them, they are incredibly snazzy 🙂 – they’re like the colour of bluebottles I’m not usually that outgoing with my fashion choices, so I was kinda nervous going into school.

Some people were really lovely to me about them, commenting on how awesome/ cool/ shiny they were, which made me very happy.

And then my friends Cobalt and Alien Armpit (yes that is a certified colour) commented on them. Saying how they made my feet look huge (in a negative way) and how I would have to wear blue tights all the time, which they hated. I was pretty upset about what they said. I usually have pretty thick skin (a biproduct of being ginger I guess) but the fact that they are meant to be my best friends made it hurt that little bit more.

Biology makes me mad. We have this horrific teacher who fails to prepare for our lessons or to teach us anything. It makes me really mad because she is head of Biology and  I want to take A-Level Biology next year. If I get her, I will complain, and leave the school if I have to. She is that bad. 

Maths is just bad. End of 😀

Lots of things seem to make me mad at the moment. By the way, the boy situation hasn’t got any clearer, if anything it is more confusing than ever. (If you have no idea what I am on about, feel free to read my post ‘A Boy Issue’)

Lots of love

Ginger xxx

PS. Can we just take a moment for the legend that was David Bowie, and his incredible fashion statements  and basically pioneering pop music. Rest in peace.

 

 

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New Wanderings Page!

Okay, so a few days ago I mentioned a new thing that I wanted to try out.

Sooooooo, I’ve started my ‘Wanderings’ section!

Whoop whooop (go me for working out how to do it 😉 )

I have posted the photos from my trip to Tenerife, and would love it if you could all have a quick peek at my photos and comment your thoughts

I am so excited by this new page 😀 😀

Love Ginger xxxx

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Living up to my ‘title’

I have a quite ambitious project that I would like to do, and I would really appreciate your opinions.

So, as some of you may know, I love photography. I have always grimaced at my face in photos, and two years ago I got my first proper camera! For any of you photographers, I got a Canon DSLR. Yes, I am part of the Canon Club. (Sorry any of you Nikon users, but Canon is the way forward). It was a massive thing for me because it meant that I could be behind the lens instead of in front of it!

Also, as some of you may know (or can just read and inferred from the title), I love to travel.

So mix them together anddddddd…… you get a girl with lots of photos of places and people. Lots and lots. Like, when I went to Japan, I took over 2000 photos. In less than 3 weeks.

I think I am addicted. Ooops.

(I tell you what though, my neck was seriously strong after my trip from having my camera permanently slung round it!)

So I was thinking of making a part of my blog dedicated to these photos and stories. I would love to share all of the places that I’ve been with you, as I love to look at them myself. I’m not going to try and say that I am world finest photographer, but I hope that you can see by the photos on the blog here that I’m alright 🙂  (they’re all mine except for the kitten one!)

I would love to hear your thoughts on this! What do you think about travel photos and stuff? I want to tell you all more about Japan, and I think this would be a good way to do it? Anyway tell me your thoughts 🙂

Love Ginger xx

PS. I’m sorry that this was a short and boring post, I promise I will be better tomorrow 😉

Slight abandonment

It feels like I haven’t posted for such a loooonnnnnggggggg time! My last post was way back on the 13th December. 8 days. 8 whole days.

This shows just how much love writing this blog. 8 days isn’t really anything much, but it feels like an age. It’s so weird! I have had this blog for about a month, and I already feel like I have a blogging family 🙂 Thank you all for making me feel so accepted! I now really love what I do, and that is thanks to all of you lovely people 😀

Bear with me, I will post a half-decent post sometime today 😉

Love Ginger xxx

PS I’m sorry for abandoning you all, those 8 days must have been hard 😉

PPS I’m joking. I’m sure you all loved it 😉

 

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Cheesing people off

So today lots and lots of people were getting pretty hacked off at my year. I must say that I am in year 11, GCSEs and all that codswallop, and the people who were annoyed were 6th formers (year 12 & 13).

There has been an ongoing problem in their common room about litter, and the threat has always been that if it didn’t get better, they would be banished from the common room and year 11 would reign for one day.

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