Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Quarterly Edition

It has been ages since I did an Edition! A lot has been going on in my life but then nothing very interesting thanks school! Thankfully I've begun my Easter holidays which gives me a little break before my French and Irish Oral and my Music practical.

Things I've Watched

I've been watching so many TV shows and movies, you'd think it would be the opposite really. I won't talk about everything I have watched recently, I'll keep to my favourites.
Derry Girls
The internet went mad for this show and to say I went along with his hype train is an underestimate. This TV show is set in 1990's Northern Ireland where The Troubles are still taking place. The plot centres around Erin, a sixteen-year-old girl and her friends Michelle, Clare, Orla and James. Derry Girls is such a good laugh and is very easy to watch. A second season was confirmed after the second episode airing and I can't wait for season two.
The Young Offenders
Another show based on teens in Ireland except for this time it is Cork in the present day. The Young Offenders continues on from the hit movie of the same name, following two best friends Conor and Jock who always get up to no good. Like Derry Girls, this is pure comedy and I looked forward to Thursdays to watch the newest episode.
The Supervet
I never thought I would get into watching The Supervet but boy was I wrong. I think I am obsessed with the show at this stage. The Supervet follows all the goings on in Fitzpatrick Referrals and the mastermind behind it Noel Fitzpatrick. I have never in my life seen someone so passionate about their work except for Noel. He lives in his veterinary practice, that's dedication! Another reason I really enjoy the show is that I know both his sisters which is probably my only claim to fame. It's nice to see a local person doing something amazing. I am going to see The Supervet live in Dublin in October and I am so excited.

Books I've Read

I haven't read a whole pile the past few months probably because I'm watching so many TV shows.

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
This book was a weird one, to say the least, but it was enjoyable. It was a usual Thriller which is a book genre that I normally don't delve into very often. Since my brother bought me this book for Christmas I decided to give it a go. It was a quick read too. I don't know should I recommend it because it was really weird.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I read this a few years ago but for some reason, I never finished it. Since I found out that you can read your Kindle books on your phone I decided to delve back into the world of The Book Thief. I am nearly halfway through the book and I love it, I think it helps that I have watched the movie before. It is quite a long book though and it has taken me a while to get to the halfway point

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Like The Book Thief, this is the second time for me to try and finish this book. I am a quarter of the way through and I have abandoned it for The Book Thief. So far, I am really enjoying it but I haven't found a hook to keep me hooked on it yet.

What I've Been Up To

As I have already said, nothing really exciting has happened recently. Between school, homework and study my whole week is practically taken up.

If you aren't from the UK or Ireland then you mightn't have heard about the snow storm that rocked both countries. I got 3 days off school because of the horrendous weather and the whole country going into code red weather alert as Storm Emma and the Beast decided to meet in Ireland. This has been the most snow I ever remember falling in Ireland. Us Irish don't handle snow very well and with a couple of cms nearly everything shuts down. I loved the few days off as I had a chance to do a little study, chill and do a little blogging, I'm actually typing this during the snow.

Not All Sunshine and Rainbows
Since January I've been pretty stressed about Leaving Cert, my school trying to stop my DARE and spelling waiver application, and life in general. When it rains, it pours. I am really busy at the moment with my French and Irish Orals and my Music practicals on the horizon and it's draining. I'm looking forward to seeing the back of them and my exams and not think about them ever again.

I have decided not to go back to school after my orals and practicals are finished. I don't want to do it but after what has been going on the past few weeks with my school interfering with my spelling and grammar waver and my DARE application (you get into college on reduced points), I physically can't look at some of the staff now.

My spelling and grammar waiver application wasn't done properly, two pieces of work, 500 words altogether, must be corrected and the mistakes noted except in my case 1 essay wasn't corrected properly and the other only 190 words were corrected instead of 250. The vice-principal won't admit the errors of the resource department. My DARE application was nearly stopped by the same teacher who corrected the 2 pieces of work as I need to tests under the 10th percentile and I had one. When I found out there was nothing the school were going to do, I cried in the bathrooms for 20 minutes and get a nosebleed oddly. Thankfully, my mam organised for me to get tests done a psychologist and that was sorted. My spelling and waver application still has an uncertain outcome but my parents are fighting for it. I feel that someone trying to apply for a waiver with no learning difficulties wouldn't have these many obstacles to overcome.

Since I won't be going to school after the 20th April, I'll have to teach myself the remaining of the course but I'll have more time to do other things and get a better nights sleep.

So that's all I've been up to recently,

Thanks for being awesome,

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