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Just a quick post to say I'm not going to be posting anything here for the next couple of weeks because I'm going away on holiday! Yaaay. I really can't wait as I've been looking forward to this pretty much all year, and after all my exams and everything I REALLY need a break. We're going to Weymouth; I've never been before, but apparently the beaches are great. I'm not taking my laptop with me, so yeah, no posts until the beginning of next month.   
It is SO HOT today. I'm just sitting here in my room typing this and I can literally feel myself sweating! It's like 28 degrees; if you're from somewhere where it's really hot you're probably wondering what the big deal is but I'm really not used to this heat and I feel like I'm DYING. And I had ballet earlier today. It was... it was not fun. I thought I was going to melt like an ice lolly. When I got home I just sprawled out on the sofa, sweating and panting slightly. Urgh. I don…

Growing up

Well, it's been really, really warm here in London lately, and sunny, which is like... amazing! On Wednesday I went to a home-ed picnic, which was basically something organised by the council for families who homeschool to get together at a local park. It was mostly little kids who went there though, so I didn't get much of a chance to talk to anyone, though I did hang out a bit with a twelve-year-old boy. We did a couple of races. I felt like a kid again, to be honest - I'd forgotten what it was like to have someone ask you "hey do you wanna race" and to answer "sure" before streaking out over an open field in wild abandon... I've missed it. I miss being a kid, everything was so much simpler back then! I don't want to grow up... growing up sucks.

Seriously, sometimes I can't believe I'm already fifteen. I'm like... how did that happen?? When exactly did I grow up that much? I don't feel that old! I'm still a kid! I still liv…

Answering Lucky Wing's List Thing

So I stalk follow a bunch of Poptropica fan blogs (if you don't know what the heck I'm on about check out this post) and on one of them, a Poptropica blogger posted a list of questions about the game. And I thought it would be fun to try and answer some of them. So that's what I'm going to be doing today.

(If you've never heard of Poptropica before in your life then sorry because you're not gonna understand a thing. Just sayin'.)

Let's go!

Lucky Wing's List Thing

What was the thought process behind no necks on Poptropicans? Seriously, where did they come up with that?!

You know, I've always wondered that! How are they alive if they don't have necks?? Maybe the reason they have no necks is so their heads sort of pop up and down... you know, Poptropica? Maybe that was the thought process? I really don't know.
What is Director D’s real name!? Is this bugging anyone else here?
The D in Director D stands for Danger. Like, 100%.

Who stole all that …

"Ghost House": A short story

It was drizzling slightly and my hair was starting to feel slightly damp as I stood there by the gate that led to the house’s front garden.

It was an ordinary house; at least, anyone else would see it that way. A two-bedroomed end-of-terrace made of red bricks, with grimy windows and an unkempt front garden. The sort of house nobody looked twice at. But for me, it was the most important building in existence.

It was my home.

At least, it had been my home. This was the place where I had lived while I was growing up, while I was studying, still figuring out what I wanted from life. This was my childhood home.

Ten years. It had been ten years since I’d last laid eyes on this building. Ten years since I’d packed my bags and moved to a different house, a different city, a different life. After my parents’ deaths I couldn’t bear to live here any longer… in short, I’d run away; mistakenly believing that by running I could somehow leave my grief behind, too.

But I’d decided that, after a dec…

Exam day: I got soaked on the way there but the exam went quite well

I. Have. Survived.

I have survived my first English exam.

*collapses onto the floor and dies*

Joking, though I am absolutely EXHAUSTED. I've been studying so much over the past few days, revising and everything, and today I had to wake up pretty early to get to the exam centre by nine a.m. I just want to sleeeeep but I have karate later, so I can't.

The bus journey to the school was complete agony. There was SO MUCH TRAFFIC. We were moving at an exhausted snail's pace. And then we had to get off that bus and onto another and it was right behind us when we got off the first bus, but there were people in the way so we missed it, so we had to run to the next stop to catch it, but it overtook us and we thought we weren't going to get it but we ran really fast and managed to catch it. Oh, and did I mention it was super-windy and bucketing it down with rain? So basically my mum and I were just running through a rainstorm, we got absolutely soaked through. It was actually rea…

Seven reasons why my cat and I are like sisters

1. I have to play with her when I'd rather be doing something else.

2. She disturbs me when I'm trying to study or read.

3. She wakes me up in the middle of the night because she wants to play.

4. We fight. I'm not kidding we actually fight sometimes. Usually it's when I have to brush her and she doesn't want me to.

5. Sometimes I tease her and she deliberately ignores me for a few hours.

6. She always gets her way. I'm serious. Every time.

7. Even though she can be really annoying I absolutely love her to bits. And, you know, I don't know what she thinks but I think she loves me back... kinda?


Life update: I have exams next week and I'm totally not freaking out about it

Hey guys, so I thought it was about time I made a life update post. I haven't really been blogging much lately, which is partly because I haven't really had a lot of post ideas, and also because last week I was really ill, as I mentioned in the last post.

And I'm probably not going to be able to post much over the next week or so, as I have exams coming up. Yep, my English GCSE is next Tuesday and last night I had a minor panic attack because I've always thought of my exams as something that "isn't for ages" and yesterday I realised HOLY CRAP IT'S NEXT WEEK!! Doesn't help that I missed out on a whole week of revision last week due to my vertigo and the fact that I felt absolutely terrible. Agh I just feel really unprepared for the exam as I still have loads (and I mean LOADS) of revision to do. But everything will be fine!! *Takes deep breath* Yeah, I've just gotta keep repeating that to myself in my head.

Don't really have anything else t…

Game review: Poptropica Worlds

So if you're wondering why I haven't really posted anything here in a while it's because my vertigo has made a comeback and I've been feeling really, really awful all this past week. I've basically spent four days being unable to do anything but sit around feeling miserable because doing anything else makes me feel dizzy. Like walking, for example. Why, body, why. Why do you do this to me. But anyway, I'm feeling slightly better right now and I thought I'd write a post on here just to give myself something to do.

I don't usually write game reviews on here but today I'm going to be reviewing "Poptropica Worlds"! Poptropica Worlds is a new version of the game "Poptropica" which I've already talked about a bit in this post and this one. I won't go into details but I've basically been playing this game since I was about seven and I still love it - though I kind of lost interest over the past year because the game wasn'…

"The Journey": A short story

Wrote another short story, for an English past paper again. If you'd like to read another story I published here, "Emily", you can find it here. Anyway, enjoy!

"The Journey"
I can’t believe my eyes.
After so many endless months of travel, after wishing we’d finally get there, at last it’s within sight.
It looks so beautiful from here. A brilliant blue globe, covered in wisps of something white. I don’t care what the others have told me about the problems that this planet has – to me, the Earth looks perfect. And soon it will be my home.
I turn away from the window to tell my sister to come and see, only to find her fast asleep, sprawled out on her bed, the book she’d been reading still clutched in her hands. I feel a pang. She’s grown so much lately.
Deciding not to wake her, I turn back to the view from the window, drinking in the sight of the planet. After seeing nothing from the windows but empty space for so long, I can’t take my eyes off the Earth.
I try t…

Top 10 things that annoy me

Hey guys. So tomorrow I have my Spanish GCSE listening and reading exam, and while I'm not very anxious I am a little nervy about it. I mean, this is basically the first exam I have ever taken - I did my speaking exam a few weeks back but that was different, it was just a conversation, not a written paper. I'm just not really sure what to expect. Also, it's not helping my mood that it's been raining almost non-stop for two days. I'm not the sort of person whose mood gets affected by the weather much, but seriously. Two days. Make anyone feel depressed. Unless you really, really like rain, of course. Then you'd be really happy.

Digressing again, as ever. Anyway, cause I'm not feeling too awesome I thought I'd write a post to match my mood, i.e. top 10 things that get on my nerves. Because what better way is there to make yourself feel better than complaining about the little things that annoy you?

Let's get started.

1. Exams. Like why do they even exi…

Haiku poems: a few poems by yours truly

I've recently developed a new passion. Recently, like last night recently. This new passion is writing haiku poems, which are short poems that are seventeen syllables long; five in the first line, seven in the second and five in the last. Basically, I just happened to be looking through an old notebook of mine from when I was younger, and I found a couple of these poems that I'd written when I was about nine. I had to write them as part of an English lesson, and they weren't very good, so I thought, maybe I could re-write these? So I started thinking about it and that's how it all started; I started thinking up other haikus (is that even the plural of haiku, I'm too lazy to look it up heh) and basically spent all day today with my head in the clouds thinking up new poems. Typical me.

So I thought I might as well share some of my madness poems on this blog, hope you like them!

I wrote these about seasons:

Cloudy, dreary sky Trees turning pretty colours I know autumn…

Eurovision "review", i.e. a rambling mess about last night

So last night it was the Eurovision Song Contest final!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EUROVISION oh my god it's so CHEESY but I love seeing all the different performances and singers from all over Europe (and Australia, I'm still not sure why Australia is a part of Eurovision but oh well). Though I thought that the song that won was rubbish?? Seriously it was about as interesting as watching paint dry, IT WAS SO BORING. There were loads of songs that were way better. Like no offence if you liked the song or anything, the thing is that it was really slow and it was in Portuguese so I had no idea what it was about, maybe the lyrics were absolutely amazing but I can't know because I didn't understand it. And seriously I am so happy for Portugal because apparently they hadn't won the Eurovision Song Contest in like 50+ years. But it doesn't change the fact I didn't like the song, I thought that there were songs that were way better.

Seriously though, it's like this ju…

Playing Poptropica: Astro-Knights Island, part two

Yo my peeps. (Trying to be cool again.) Welcome to part two of playing Astro-Knights Island!

(If you haven't read part one, you can find it here.)

... Okay, I have a confession to make. A pretty big confession. Last weekend, on Saturday evening, I was tired after a long day of dance lessons and I sat down in front of my laptop and... I really, really wanted to play Poptropica again, but I didn't feel like writing a blog post at the same time, so... I kept playing Astro-Knights Island, without writing about what I was doing or taking screenshots. I know, I know, I'm sorry. But never mind, because I'll just write a quick summary of the story so far.

You'll probably remember that at the end of the last post I'd just been asked by the king and queen of Arturus to find the princess, who had been kidnapped by invaders from outer space. I wasn't sure what to do, so after that I kind of wandered around a bit, being nosy. I managed to get inside the princess's b…

I am a girl

I am a girl.

I'm not interested in fashion or beauty.

I never wear make-up.

I don't really care much about my appearance.

I absolutely hate shopping.

I've never had feelings for a boy.

I like doing exercise; it makes me feel good.

I never cry. I don't think I've cried since I was eleven years old; I think I've lost the ability to. It doesn't matter how upset I am about something or how much stress I'm under, I never shed a tear. I hold it all in.

I struggle to express my inner feelings. I think this is because I often don't really understand what my feelings are, so how I can express them to others when I don't understand them myself? I feel completely unable to share my emotions with the people around me, even though my parents are always kind and understanding; my mum shares her feelings with me, so why am I incapable of doing the same back?

I hate it when people get emotional around me. I have no idea what to do or what to say or what to feel…

Playing Poptropica: Astro-Knights Island, part one

Hey guys, how's it going? I'm fine, thanks for asking. Well, a little depressed because it's May and I had to wear my coat earlier and we practically haven't seen the sun in a week - hey, weather, didn't you hear?! IT'S MAY, IT'S MEANT TO BE SUNNY AND WARM! Anyway -

If I start blogging about my life this is going to get super depressing because virtually the only good thing that has happened all week is that I bumped into an old friend yesterday, which was kind of cool and unexpected, and that I met up with a friend today and that was quite fun. Aside from that, my life has been an endless whirlpool of studying and, well, more studying...

Okay, there are three pigeons sitting on my garden fence and I swear to God they have been there since this morning. There were three pigeons sitting there while I was studying. And now they're back. Like, what the heck are they even doing. They keep flying off and coming back and just sitting there and kind of looking…

"Emily": A short story

The other day, while I was doing an English past paper (boring) one of the questions was to write a short story (not so boring) with the title "The Picture". I wrote an okay-ish story, but of course it had to be quite short as I only had 45 minutes to do it, so I kind of had to rush the ending a bit. But a few days later I decided to type it up and polish it off a bit, making it longer and better written. And I thought I might as well share the end result with you guys. It's not the best story I've ever written, but considering I had 45 minutes to come up with the plot and actually write the thing, I guess it's excusable. And it's not the type of thing I usually write (there's no weird supernatural stuff going on in it or any creepy murders, which is basically a first for me). So, here it is.


I found it while I was up in our dusty old attic. It was discarded on the floor, wedged between two cardboard boxes that no-one had touched in years,…