Snake-NOT a worm!

Hello…remember me? I don’t want to count how many days it’s been since my last post but I have my reasons! Like me and my family have moved into our new house five nights ago. We didn’t have T.V or hot water for a day or two, and still don’t have WiFi. I’m at a friend’s house now, leaching off their internet.

Anyway-the new house. We still haven’t settled properly because we have no proper furniture yet (except for beds). We don’t even have chairs!! We’ve had to use fold-up camping chairs and a camping table for replacements. We’re camping in our own home. Hmp. 😦

My room still isn’t very decorated yet but I have big plans for it! It’s in a weird L shape (suitable for my name….), so I’m going to have a high bed against one wall, a desk with a computer and a spinny chair, behind that an electric drum kit, then opposite my bed I’ll have a big green, cosy sofa, and by the door I’ll have my chest of draws and a massive bookcase. 🙂

We’ll also put shelves up on the walls as well so my Voo-Doos can go on display, I’ll have all my posters and drawings on the walls (even on the ceiling if I run out of room!) and the walls will be a light-ish blue with one dark blue wall with silver stars on it. I’m also hoping to buy a big teacher’s whiteboard to fix onto one wall so I can do plenty of drawings. 😀

And unlike my old room my windows have window-sills, and I’ve put my handmade rockets, dragons and Venus-flytraps on there. I also have a really nice view of the garden as well. It has three sheds, two at the front of the garden (one very dark and cobwebby, the other bright and a total WRECK!) and a big white one that looks like a tiny version of a house. The only problem is that its locked….

However, our garden is teeming with wildlife! There are no frogs like in my last house (I even did a post about them), but there are dragon-flies flying around and earlier I even saw a SNAKE!!

He (or she…whatever) was quite small and a sludgy greyish colour (so maybe he wasn’t a grass snake), and was found hiding under the compost bin. And NO-he wasn’t a worm, he was over twice as long as a worm and we saw his tong flick out lots. He also slithered, he didn’t wiggle away under a fence into next door’s garden. Lets hope he wasn’t poisonous! 😀

Show me the house!!

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Hatchling Dragon. 🙂

I want to warn you-I might not get much posting done lately as tomorrow we move (AAAAAAHHHHHGGGGG) except we’re staying at someone else’s house for a few days, and they have WiFi so I’ll try to squeeze in a post.

And you know what’s driving me crazy? Me and my family are moving into a house we haven’t even seen yet. It’s crazy! For all we know it could be a tent in a garden! We have seen a few bad photos and the outside of the house, but those photos could have been taken years ago and the inside could be a dump. Well I hope not cause I’ll have to live there until I go to University. 😦

Well I’ll have to hope for the best, and as a note, this will be the last post until I move-eeeeekk! :O Really not very excited about it. Oh well. Lets get this over with and hope it won’t be too emotionally painful.

Thanks for reading- bye. 🙂

“The lovely bones” by Alice Sebold-mini review!

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Today I started reading “The lovely bones” by Alice Sebold. I’m only on chapter 6 or something like that, but I’m already engrossed in it. But I can’t give much of review but I can tell you that I began reading it walking up the stairs, and I was standing there for 10 minuets. The first sentence is unique and gripping, and won’t let you down during the rest of the book!

Tomorrow I’m leaving to camp in Cornwall, so I won’t be posting much. Sorry! I’ll try to post, but no promises. Enjoy your summer, and be sure to pick up a good book to read. 🙂

4 days….

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So, so true. 🙂

I can’t believe there’s only four days left of school until the Summer Holidays! (Not including weekends and next Friday because we have those days off.) Wow, honestly I can still remember my first week in the new school year like it was yesterday.

Picture credit to Teenager Posts, they’re hilarious-but true! Read more here.

A revolution! With some help from Nathan.

Visited my new school today and I’m not entirely sure if I like it or not. The classrooms are all cool (but we had to look through the windows because everyone was doing their exams), they have a great Green-house and the gym is awesome. (But not as great as the one I went to yesterday!) However, the library had more computers then books (OK, not really, but there wasn’t many!) and there was also the BIG problem of uniform:

All girls have to wear skirts.  

How is that fair?? I haven’t worn a skirt since I was, I dunno, 6 or something, unless you count skorts, we have to wear those for PE at my currant school. (Skirt + shorts= skort. They’re horrible!!) We also have to wear blazers because apparently, “Schools that wear blazers are more likely to do better in their exams.” I have no idea how this works, but I’m not bothered about them. I want to WHY girls aren’t even allowed a choice if they want to wear skirts or trousers. That’s all I want. A choice for other people like me to be able to chose if they want to wear trousers or skirts. Lots of people want to-but I clearly DON’T.

Uniform is good and all, it prevents people from getting distracted, it reduces bullying, but there is difference between uniform and obsessive uniform. For example, my school I’m in now, is over obsessive.

We have to wear shirt, ties-all that. (But we have a choice of trousers or skirts.) But they change it practically every year. In fact, they’re changing all the trousers and skirts just to make a slight change to the design and to add a weeny label. 😮 And last week they called a whole-school assembly JUST to tell us about these changes.    

But the problem is, they tell everyone this all the time! Seriously; and they’re probably going to change the uniform again next year. Anyway, after that assembly, they gave everyone a letter about everything they had just told us a billion times before. We had to sign it and hand it back in later, but I would be long-gone by the new school year. (I didn’t even read it!) So you know what I did with it??

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Join the revolution! 😀

Happy 100!! Plus a tiny dog.

Hello everyone, believe it or not (well, why would I lie?? Hehehe….) this exact post is also my 100th!! Whoo-hoo! 😀 So it’s been roughly 4 months since my first post, and 100 later and I’ve got 58 followers, 438 views and 76 comments, to be precise. Wow! Thanks to all those enduring loyal followers that have stuck with me for all those weeks. 🙂

Anyway, walking home from school today (by myself because I had just been to athletics club. I’m not a brilliantly sporty person, I just enjoy all those jumping sports) and I was passing through the park. A couple with a Chihuahua (I will NEVER be able to spell that!) and a pram were ahead of me. I then saw the woman stop, bend down and put something on the floor. I hadn’t noticed she’d been carrying anything, so I was stunned when the tiniest little dog crawled out of her hand!! 😮

I cant explain how weeny this thing was. Okay, I can. It could comfortably sit in the woman’s hand, and still have room to move. Think of a rat-ordinary sized-that dog was about the size of a RAT. If a bit smaller! I couldn’t believe how miniscule this animal was. The woman behind me and her son seemed as shocked as me (“Oh my God-look how small that dog is!”). However, the other dog seemed a bit annoyed that he wasn’t getting any of the attention.

Despite its size, I wasn’t sure what breed this dog was. It actually didn’t look like a Chihuahua, more of a Beagle. Could they get that small though? Surprisingly, that dog wasn’t very timid, as I expected it to be. It waddled along happily between it owner and the other dog. It didn’t have a lead-if the dog dared run away it wouldn’t get very far as it couldn’t run very fast!

I have seen teeny-tiny dogs, humongous wolf dogs, crazy curly-haired dogs-but this dog is defiantly on my list of most oddest dogs I have ever seen! 😀         

Thanks for reading. 🙂

My week in 1,600 words. (Give or take.)

Hello everyone-I’m back! I’ve returned from a week of late nights, woodlice, sand-dunes and lots and lots of money. Yes-I’ve come back from Cornwall! Did you miss me? (Hawhaw.)

I’ll get right to it then. Let’s begin at 4:00 am, on Saturday, the day we set of….

Saturday

We had to rise and shine very very early, at horrific hours to arrive at the campsite at the right time. We were also stopping of at the Zoo for a few hours as well, so we were stuck with four am. When I was woken up, I looked something like this….

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And my friend looked a looked a lot like this….

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Then at late five (or early six-something like that), we were all compressed it the tiny, hot, stuffy car, barely being able to breathe without knocking into something. We had a looooooong drive ahead of us, so we decided to doodle in my notebook. Less than five minutes later, I had to stop as my stomach felt slightly knotted. Less than a minute later I was stumbling out the car at top speed to the bushes by the road. Bluuuurg.😦 Two more vomits later, we had arrived at the Zoo.

We were there for a few hours, and visited nearly all the animals. I got billions of photos, not all of them are recognisable! However, there are so many of them you’ll have to wait for another post to fit them ALL in. 🙂 Trust me-they’re worth it!

The gift shop was brilliant, and out of everything there, I chose a tiny red and white lizard called Firestripe.

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A few more hours passed, and finally we reached the campsite! All any of us could be bothered to do was load our bags into the caravan and eat.

Sunday

After breakfast (by that I mean 12:30!) we had plans to go to Porthcothan Bay. Unfortunately, this was England. And soon as anyone plans anything fun-it has to RAIN. So instead we stayed inside the caravan and watched on T.V-who would have known-Horrible Histories! What else?

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Later that night we went out to a small festival in view of the sea. (It was a running joke here that we might encounter tsunamis!!) For the next few hours we watched Jonny Cowling the comedian pick on the crowd and with his crazy jokes.

Luckily he didn’t pick on anybody he knew, and as my friend and her family had been coming to his performances for years, he left us out of it. (PHEW!) But we did get to meet him at the end of his show, and also luckily stayed clear of the mosh pit. At first we were on the crazy side of the room (well it was a Beer Festival), and one lady very nearly fell on top us!! To get a better view they were standing on the flimsy wooden benches, and with spilling beers in their hand, this was a recipe for a wet disaster.

Monday

Padstow-time to spend some money! I had been told (like a million times!) by my friend that there are TONS of little stalls with all sorts of nick-knacks in them. However, it was mostly just the cliché modern Surfer Shops, filled with designer rubbish now. (No offence to anyone! I just don’t like that sort of stuff.) She was right! More about the second thing, but I still found plenty of little (but awesome) things to whittle away at my £30 spending money. Here are just two of the things….

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A blind sand snake. Well, not blind, just eyeless. (Is there a word for that….?) In a place called the “Shell Shop” along with treasure chests made of shells (duh), handmade beach related signs, they had a basket of sand animals for 50p. I soon began shovelling around, as at home I had a big collection of all sorts of amphibians, reptiles and other, cool crazy creatures. I soon came across a green snake that looked similar to all the others.

At first.

The poor thing had no eyes!! I knew at first I had to buy it/him. Whatever. I’m glad I did, although I enjoyed freaking everyone else out. 🙂

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Yes-another Voo-Doo!! I just had to. In a small toy shop I was pointed to a box full of them. Some them I already had, but this one caught my eye most of all. I think you can see why. I haven’t got a name for that one yet…can you give me a few ideas?? Thanks. 🙂

I brought lots of other things, presents for other people, postcards, blah blah blah. You know, the sort of souvenir stuff tourists like me always buy.

Tuesday 

One of the best parts of Cornwall is (if the weather is on your side, that is!)…the beach!! 😀 We stomped all the way there, down the sandy slope and lay down on the sprinkled golden sand in the “sun”. Of course, we began with sand castles.  But I got distracted and ended up digging a MASSIVE hole. I got pretty deep, but I left it for two minutes, and by the time I came back, some kids had already jumped in it. Brilliant. Off to the sea then.

It was something like, 14 degrees that day, so the sea was really cold. The waves were a disappointment to, but they decided to surprise us when we all crowded in for a photo. WHOOOSS!!!! We were all blown off our feet, but I was still laughing under the frothy water.

Once I was too cold, we walked around to the “Secret Cove” (that’s what I called it). We had to keep an eye on the tide though! I also explored the seemingly endless caves, but not too far, as it was way too dark, and a little sinister. If only I had brought a torch-I would have gone further!

Wednesday

Who’s been to Tintagel? Any dragon-lover like me should! I’m not an expert on its history, but I know it is where the legend of King Arthur is based on. There are hundreds (okay not hundreds, but lots) of shops where artists draw amazing pictures of dragons and other wonderful mythical creatures. One shop I especially loved was: ”Another Green World”.

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I wanted to OWN that shop!! Here’s an example of their incredible work….

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I brought that picture. I’m glad I did, as I’m going to frame it in my room. I may think my dragon pictures are cool, but I’ll never beat these ones!

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Along with artwork, models, legends and caves (I went to Merlin’s cave, with my friend waiting on the bridge anxiously for me, not daring to come any closer to the angry sea!) there’s also the softer, happier side of it all. Tintagel’s fluffy toy dragons of course! 😀

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Meet Fossils, my new dragon. Epical, isn’t she? 🙂 Overall, with all the brilliant things I saw, brought and experienced, I think Tintagel was my favourite day that week.

But I’m still only half way through yet….

Thursday

This was the day that we all realised our fun was nearly up. So today we headed to Newquay to spend some more cash. Hooray! Apparently this was more Surfer Shops, but plenty of good ones to. For example I got….

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 There I brought some more presents and enjoyed a nice salty helping of Fish’n’Chips. Well, mainly just the chips. Okay-all chips, but it was still all deliciously scrummy.

The woman behind the counter was super busy, charging around everywhere, serving people, taking their orders, as she didn’t have much help with her. But she still managed a small chit-chat with us, laughing and joking cheerily. She was really friendly, and made superb chips as well!

I loved Newquay, even if the seagulls eyed up my chips, and sometimes made a dive for them….But they always missed!!

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Soon after we got back from Newquay, some of us went for a cliff-side walk. Up there, the wind was like whips, lashing our faces and sending our hair flying. The view stared up at us, as if waiting for us to tumble in, and for the rolling ways to sweep us up in their frothy depths. The wildlife also eyed us suspiciously. The “innocent” sheep and their bleating lambs may have been just baa-ing…or they could have been terrible insults in sheep language. 😮 No one knows.

There was also plenty of swooping birds, dancing in the sky; we may have seen a Kite! But we know for sure some birds definitely posed brilliantly for us.

We had plenty of awesome photos, one of us sitting on a bench, the sea behind us, our hair flying around like crazy! It was fun-but cold. Very.

Friday

One more visit to the beach today. The sea was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g, so we spent most of our time messing about the sand-dunes. That warmed us up!

We also spent the day packing our bags as that day we had to leave. However most of the day was spent on the beach-we had to make the most of it.

Saturday

Time to leave! 😦 But first, we had one last trip to Padstow…this time-on a speedboat!

No, we didn’t drive there on a speedboat, but we went for a drive on one…The Sea Fury. I have never been on any sort of speedy boat before, so when we flew at full speed, bouncing across the waves, our hair exploding around us like waving halos, I was shocked. However, the grins on our faces in the photos said it all. Our holiday had been beyond Epical…even if the weather hadn’t always been on side.

😀