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Prom pt.2

Hello!

My prom has now been and gone, it was on Thursday the 23rd of June and i had a wonderful time.

I cannot explain to you guys just how amazing everyone looked. All of the girls looked stunning in their dresses and the boys looked lovely in their suits.

Hatty came to my house during the day and we decorated my mums car with purple fringe tinsel and some paper garlands, it looked fabulous if i may say so myself, although possibly a bit hazardous for the driver! Then i went to my neighbors house, her and her daughter have a small salon in their house so they did my make up and hair for me. I’m absolutely useless, so i’m lucky i had them to do it for me. Then a little while before prom, Hatty and Butt crack arrived to take some pictures together, and then leave for prom.

Everyone had really extravagant ways of arriving to the venue, and my school had arranged a photographer to take a picture of all the groups as they arrived. The venue was at a race course nearby where we live, and used one of the suites for the prom. We were also very lucky and there was a really cool photo booth type set up with lots of props to use, so me and my friends made good use of it!

I definitely surprised myself and actually got up to dance with my friends, Hatty is very persuasive when she wants to be! And although feeling pretty self conscious, i did enjoy it and it was incredibly funny.

On a slightly different topic, i really don’t understand how people go to prom after parties, like i was absolutely exhausted by the end, my feet were hurting and my dress was quite itchy. Also how do people get their parents to agree? I personally don’t have much of an interest in drinking and getting piss drunk, but as well, my mother would kill me, especially if i rung her up at gone 4am to come and pick me up. I guess its just not really my scene.

The end of the evening was pretty sad, because i am probably never going to be seeing most of those people ever again, as a lot of people are moving to different sixth forms. I’m definitely going to miss Hatty and Amy an awful lot, as well as Fred, who is moving up North over the summer. Its sad that all of these wonderful people who have been part of my life for over 5 years, aren’t going to be a part of my daily life. I’m obviously ecstatic that Butt Crack is staying with me, as well as a few other girls i have known for years, some even since Reception; but it is going to be a big change.

Also just to let you guys know, i have added a ‘Who’s who’ page to my blog, to try to avoid too much confusion, i also kept forgetting everyone’s fake names. Also for anyone who has also had their prom or has it coming up, i hope you had/have a wonderful evening and have a lot of memories to cherish.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

 

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Prom!

Hey!

As promised, this post is going to be about my prom, which is now less than a week away! I am really happy with my dress, and hopefully i’ll look nice on my prom night!

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and last but by no means least:

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Gotta keep anonymous ya know 😀

In other news, iv’e been considering maybe doing another 30 day blogging challenge over the summer, as i’m going to have a lot of time; i’m just wondering if you guys would want that and since i will probably make it up myself this time, what topics would you want me to do? I did one that i found last year over September/October i think, and i really enjoyed it, although some of the posts were a bit odd… ‘What is in your fridge’.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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It’s finally over

Hey kidz!

Guess who is an extremely happy child… THATS RIGHT LADS MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

So today was my last GCSE exam, and i couldn’t be more pleased about it. I don’t think its really hit me that i’m done, because i keep getting surges of ‘oh my god i should be revising’ and then i remember that there is nothing to revise for, which is a really weird feeling; it’s a feeling i haven’t experience since like last Autumn (because of mocks etc…).

Overall i think my exams went okay, geography went by without any major issues, same with English, RE and most of the science exams. Maths didn’t go very well, and this last physics exam was hell on earth, i could literally feel my mind collapsing. But i have never been so sure i failed anything, more than BOTH of my history papers, i managed to screw them both up mightily.  On out first paper one of the questions was about Hitler taking over Austria, i wrote half my answer about Hitler taking over Czechoslovakia, before realizing. And in the second paper i answered one of the questions about the effects of World War Two, with facts about World War One, and i didn’t even bother to cross it out, i just started a new paragraph and changed topic when i realized; i guess i’m not going to get marks taken away, but i still feel like a bit of an idiot. I don’t know why, but me and history haven’t gotten on well since year 10, i have had every grade between a D to an A, so i have no idea what to expect anymore. All i know is, i’m glad i never have to do it again.

Me and my friend are also going to be burning our exam timetables and old school books this weekend and hopefully roasting some marshmallows over the flames, which i am definitely looking forward to; as well as going to see the new Conjuring movie, which i am very excited about!

When i think about it though, it does make me quite sad, because i am losing a lot of good friends this year, i am never going to be with my little group at our self assigned bench at breaks and lunches again; because everything is changing, and a lot of my good friends are going to different sixth forms, and although we all still live close to one another, we will all inevitably drift apart and eventually lose contact. I am quite lucky though as Butt Crack is staying with me, i don’t know what i would do if she moved! I guess we still have prom and results day, and i have a feeling i’m going to be seeing a lot of them over the summer, so it’s not really the end.

I am so great full for the last 5 years at my secondary school, i met so many amazing people and have so many great memories, even though i’m staying at my school for sixth form, so i still have another two years, but it still feels like the end of an era. No more ugly ass uniform! No more 5 lessons a day! No more canteen ques! (sixth former’s get to skip the line at my school).

My prom is less than a week away now, i don’t really think prom is that much of a big deal, but i do finally have a dress! Which was a matter that was desperately stressing me out. my neighbor has also been kind enough to offer to do my hair and makeup for me, which is incredibly useful because i am inept at that sort of thing. As overrated as i feel it is, i’m sure i’m still going to have a great time, and it’s like the last hurrah for my little posse, which will probably be quite bittersweet. My school seem to have done a pretty good job in organisation and stuff, so hopefully it will all go smoothly!

So now that i have plenty of free time, i will be back to blogging!! I’m super excited and have quite a few posts in mind already :). I am definitely going to try my best to be more dedicated to this whole thanngggg, as well as the Instagram that i have for this blog as i am doing quite a bit this summer, i will try to keep that updated to (@thesmallquietone for those wondering :’) ).

Thank you guys so much for being patient with me during exams, i know my posts were quite spread out and mainly concert related, but i promise i’ll be switching it up! Also, for peeps who wanted to see my prom dress, there will be a post all ’bout that soon!

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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Revision tips and tricks!

hi!

as you may know, i am currently in year 11, that means that this year i will be taking my GCSE’s. I have recently started revising as there is so much i need to cover.

I always find it easier to concentrate if my desk area, and the rest of my room is tidy, so before i start revising i usually tidy up quickly. It makes my mind feel less cluttered and i feel that i revise more efficiently when my room is tidy.

I personally like to revise by making revision notes, if you do this to, i highly recommend using lots of different colours. I like to change colour when the topic changes, this way my notes are slightly more fun to read over and all of the different topics can be easily distinguished

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I bought myself a set of Muji gel pens to use when making revision notes, because the colours are really bright and they are really easy to write with.

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I also find it really useful to make posters with key information (eg. maths equations, historic dates etc…)  and stick them on my wardrobe, this way i cant help but look at it, and it is easy to look over and remember the information quicker. I also used coloured sharpies to make these posters so that they would be super easy to read and also not boring to look at.

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while i was revising for my mocks in December, i didn’t have enough time to revise everything in depth, for R.E (religious education) i recorded myself saying key religious beliefs and attitudes and then listened to the recording while i was going to sleep. I found this really useful and i found that i remembered the quotes that i needed to much easier. I will probably use this technique again with historic dates, or facts i will need for Geography case studies.

revision techniques vary a lot from person to person, i find that listening to music quietly in the background helps me to revise better, however a lot of my friend say that they need it to be silent to study well. I also don’t find it useful to take breaks, personally once i start revising i get into the ‘zone’ and taking breaks just reminds me of all the other things i would rather be doing. But if you are a person who works better with regular breaks, i would recommend making yourself a timetable so after revising for a certain amount of time, you give yourself a short break, and then go back to studying. I also think it is also best to have a bottle of water near by when you are revising, because it is quite easy to forget to drink if you are busy with lots of work. I would also avoid revising late at night as it is less likely for the information to stick in your brain, and you will just feel tired and grumpy the next day.

Basically, find what works for you, and maybe give a few of these techniques a try is your struggling! Revision can be pretty boring, and not many people enjoy it; but it has to be done, and it’ll be worth it.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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a few thoughts

hi 🙂

its been a while, i know; but iv’e been super busy as we’ve been doing GCSE mocks this past week so iv’e been having to do so much revision. Its all over now though and all that’s left is the real thing in spring!

I wasn’t really sure what to write, but i really wanted to post something so…

okay first off: Troye Sivan’s new album ‘Blue neighborhood’ came out last week; it’s amazing, i love it and i highly recommend it.

secondly: iv’e been so up and down recently, i have no idea how to get a grip of my emotions, but i hope i manage soon. The last few days have been a bit of a down, probably because iv’e been so stressed about mocks and i really don’t think i did very well in any of my exams. I really want to sort myself out and i have been seriously thinking about going to my GP and talking about depression and self harm because i want to know if it really is depression or if how iv’e been feeling for the last few years is down to something else; and most of all i want to be able to get better and go back to my old, happy self.  What do you guys think? i really don’t know what i should do, i definitely don’t want to talk to my parents about it and preferably they don’t find out at all.

thirdly: thank you so much everyone who reads this blog, it means so much to me and having over 60 followers is amazing!

Let me know what i should write about, as i often have trouble coming up with topics and the majority of my posts end up being jumbles messes!

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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A-level terror

hiya!

I only just became aware that i need to have picked the A-levels i want to do by the end of this month for the sixth-form that is in my school; a lot of people in my year are choosing to go to different sixth-form colleges but i think i’m going to stay at the one that’s part of my school because i live near and i already know my way round.

I guess it hadn’t hit me yet that next year i’m going to be doing A-levels and i hadn’t really given much thought to the subjects i’m going to take. It’s really scary; especially because i don’t really know what job i want to do when i’m older. I’m thinking of doing Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Geography but i also want to take Spanish because i find it very easy.

Growing up is happening way too fast, i wish i was still in primary school to be honest; it was much less stressful!

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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Education…

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Day 16 of the thirty day blogging challenge is my thoughts on education.

I’v already done a post on this topic, but it is pretty old, so here i go again!

I think education is great, but i feel as though the way it is being carried out now a days; is making it unbearable and unnecessarily stressful. I am taking my GCSE exams this year, these exams decide what subjects you can take for A level, and can also have an impact on getting apprenticeships; many universities will also look at your GCSE’s. We choose our GCSE subjects in year 9, I feel as though this is way too young to make such a big decision that will have such a large impact on your working life. In the year 10 and 11 there is so much the students are expected to do, for example: we have to prepare huge amounts of coursework which will make up a varied percentage of our final GCSE grade (for subjects like history and geography, i believe its 25% but is more for creative subjects like media, art and english), at my school we also do two sets of GCSE mocks, so there’s that to study for; along with the overwhelming amounts of homework; I am constantly stressed.

I recently heard that my year are the last year that are going to be doing coursework, this can be seen as both a bad and good thing. If you get a good grade in your coursework and don’t do so well in your final exam, the coursework grade will help boost your final grade. I personally think removing coursework is a very bad move, as all of the courses will be 100% exam based, this means that if you panic and forget things in your final exam, there is nothing you can do about it. However removing coursework does give more time for students to study for exams, both in class and out. The new GCSE will also not allow students to have an equation sheet in maths or science, this means the students will have to memories all of the equations for their science or maths exam; i think this is terrible as the students are going to be much more stressed going into the exam, which will make them more likely to forget. Remembering what the equation also isn’t a sign of intelligence; however being able to manipulate it is, which is what the exam is really meant to be testing.

Overall i think the education system in the UK is pretty bad and will cause huge amounts of stress and anxiety.

(this is just my opinion, and this is purely based on my experience, i’m not sure how other schools across the UK deal with GCSE’s)

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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