A self-portrait : 29 / 12 / 17
Hello there 2018!
I, like many others, am hoping that this year will be the sensational third act of this three-year-long tragicomedy. 2017 was a good year for me; I saw my short film being made into a real tangible thing, I completed my A-Levels with pretty pleasing results, I went to film school, and I moved to London for University! So I can only hope that 2018 is even better. As they say: ‘new year, new me’!
If you know me you’ll know that I adore London. You’ll also know that I adore films (as well as books and the theatre!). Well, luckily for me I had the opportunity to mix those two adorations together and spent a month down in the fogs of London taking part in a practical filmmaking course run by the MET film school.
Not only was this an incredible time in regards to learning about everything to do with filmmaking, but also it meant I could get to know the city a bit better before I made the move down here for Uni: a feat I have now completed! I met some amazing people on this course too, which helped infinitely, and meant that I didn’t spend every evening stuck in my hotel room rotating between Netflix and YouTube. In fact I actually managed to do quite a lot; I saw a few films, a few plays, and a few landmarks whilst I was at it. And naturally I had to record my August spent in London, so here is the result of that. Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think of the video!
It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote about what’s going on with me at the moment and what things I’ve really been enjoying recently, so that’s exactly what I’m doing now!
Time has flown by so quickly that two weeks ago I finished my A-Levels! On Friday the 7th of July I had my Leaver’s Ball (that’s where I am in the photo on the left) and it was my last chance to say goodbye to so many fantastic people. That major part of my life is (hopefully) now over, and honestly it’s been weird. After my last exam on the 22nd of June I came home and just enjoyed doing nothing except watching TV shows, movies, and playing video games.
Since then I’ve found a number of other things to spend my time on, including writing and some online courses. I didn’t know how I was going to feel when everything was all over but I don’t feel that much different, just a lot less bored. The monotonous life of revision and light TV watching is over, now everyday can be and is different!
Other than that, not much is happening in my life. By the time this post is up I’ll be in Paris with a friend of mine – my first holiday in which the only responsible adult is myself – so you can expect to see some footage of that soon.
Now let’s look at some of my current favourites. I’m talking films and TV, games, and the much loved ‘other’!
Do excuse my two week absence, life has been getting busy!
I thought I’d
again try something a little bit different and just have a chat with you guys about what’s been happening with me recently! The short answer is A-Levels, which have slowly been taking over my life for a while now as you might have been able to tell as it seems to be a sort of recurring theme in my videos and posts. But other than school and A-Levels I’m also talking about life in general, books, and films, so enjoy!
I’ve wanted to do some film reviews on my blog for a while now and, as a massive Disney fan, I thought starting with Bill Condon’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast would be a lovely place to start. But please do excuse my rambling – I still don’t know what I’m doing!
The Original Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favourite Disney Classics; not only do I adore the music, French setting, and beastly romance but also I have always seen part of myself in Belle. Continue reading
It’s Easter. I’m finally on my holidays and I’m currently sat on my living room floor, listening to the Sherlock soundtrack, reclining on a Thai triangle cushion, a nice fierce fire next to me and my dog curled up at my feet, pondering how everything has become so different so quickly. As you may have noticed I’ve not exactly been very active on my site here; this has been because of school. I know I know, it sounds like a pathetic excuse but:
1. I have been sitting ISA’s, mocks and oral exams whilst trying to balance prep and revision 2. This is my blog so if I’m not active it’s my choice and my fault
If you’re not aware about the happenings of Easter, Easter time is known primarily for two things. For the majority of people they’ll recognise this time with chocolate eggs and easter bunnies whilst the unlucky ones -such as myself, my brother and other people our ages – associate this wonderful spring time with revision and work. But it’s for the greater good right? I guess that’s what we have to keep telling ourselves. How else can we keep motivated, keep our heads down and keep completing past papers? Personally I am extremely over-ambitious and set myself rather high standards which constantly keeps me striving to ‘better myself’. Though you will occasionally find me lying on my bed at six in the evening completely drained of all life groaning “I NEED A CUP OF TEA”.
Dream big and work hard!
I don’t know exactly what I’m trying to say in this post. I guess it’s just this; for people my ages going through the same thing remember that you’re only going to get out what you put in, don’t waste this time as it’s all we really have left until we’re sat in our school halls being presented with our real papers. Even if you only do a little but of work everyday you’re doing something and who knows, maybe that hour you spent reading through your maths book will get you that one mark which you needed to get that A. And for people who aren’t experiencing this or already have please just be considerate. Be positive. Be useful to anybody you can be it your older sibling, your daughter, niece or friend.
It’s not easy but it’s worth it
I doubt I’m going to be that active on here for a while. But I’ll be back. I’ll be better. I’m going to strive to get a post up at least once every two weeks, hopefully one a week but maybe it’ll have to be one a month. We’ll see.
Let me know if you’re preparing for your GCSE’s at the moment and how you’re coping. Also leave me a comment if you would be interested in reading about the ways I revise.
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