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Excitement and Stress

These coming weeks are going to be the busiest of 2013.
I’ve already managed to survive my first big busy event. On Friday, I had my early birthday party at home. I invited some girls over, and told them to dress nice and be as daring as they wished to be as we rarely have the opportunity to wear pretty dresses and high heels. We had a really big dinner which was delicious and chatted loads. I felt rather sorry for my folks who had to put up with the loud music, laughter and well, eventually the mess we made. But heck, it only happens once a year and it was great fun! It was really stressful preparing everything as school has been intense this last week as we unexpectedly had an extra week off. All of my teachers have been giving us extra homework so that we can catch up on all the things we should have done. Anyway, I’m pleased to say that I survived… sort of… with the exception of the sniffles that came knocking on my door this morning.

On Tuesday I shall be going to London with my philosophy class. We are going to be listening to a four hour lecture, which is actually not as horrific as it sounds especially given that we have the rest of the time all for ourselves to go shopping!

Then, on Friday it’s my birthday!!! WOOPWOOP. Guess who’s turning 17? Yes indeed, I am.
I am so glad it’s on a Friday as I can come home at 13:00 and stuff my face with cake, then go out and party with my friends! To top it all off, on Saturday there’s this crazy thing called Europarty. It takes place every year and it’s for all the European Schools to come together and rave. Last year it was sick. The music, the drinks, the people. This year, they promise it’s going to be even better as the venue is a quality place. They had better not break their promise as the prices escalated this year too! Anyway, that will be my weekend as I plan to sleep all through Sunday.

The week after, I am going to France for two days with my history class to visit some war sites as well as some museums. It’s not as exciting as London or Europarty but a getaway from school is always better than school itself. Apparently the hostel we are staying at has a swimming pool so we are allowed to bring our bathing suits. When we all saw it on the checklist we sort of chuckled. I really don’t want my teacher to see me in a bathing suit, nor do I want to see him in his. Yuck!
Then again, that Saturday an 18th birthday party will be taking place and I shall be attending.
If I survive the proceeding week, I will be rewarded with a compulsory school trip to Portugal to go surfing for one week followed by two weeks of Easter holidays.

Although I am terribly excited for all these upcoming events, I don’t know how I will manage juggling everything without passing out. It’s not like school will go on halt. Life will keep moving and I will just have to chase after everything. I hate this feeling, but I am loving my life!

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My teen crisis got in the way of me posting about my trip to London!
So, I got back yesterday morning, and as I had to get up ridiculously early after having done two days of non-stop running around I was super unproductive and did nothing but sleepwalk around the house. I guess that’s also what I owe the absence of this post to.
Anyway, we got there on Thursday night, and after taking a quick look at the public pianos in St. Pancras which my sister cannot stop talking about (and which admittedly are very cool) we headed to her teeny, tiny but cosy place. We woke up early the next morning to get a nice full day and my mum and I navigated ourselves around Hackney and then to Westfield in Stratford while my sister was busy at work. We ended the day with a nice meal at Jamie’s Italian – do go there if you haven’t already been; I had the tastiest pasta ever. Then came Saturday morning which we started off just as early and ended even later. We basically spent the entire day wondering around Oxford street which was fine until  we couldn’t feel the soles of our feet at which point we decided to go to a nice pub for some fish and chips.

The trip was short but great fun and a nice way to end my holidays too…
The downside was that we got home past midnight, packed, went to bed and had to get up at about 7 (which was only about 4 hours of sleep after 2 insanely active days) and hurry to catch our train back to Brussels.

Oh, and you wouldn’t believe it but just as we were checking in with our tickets guess who I saw in the queue beside us? Three people from the main cast of the series I was in for an episode. I have a feeling that my jaw dropped and I gawped at one of the girls for what was definitely longer than a second… it was too early and I was too tired to control myself. Hope she recognized me and didn’t take it the wrong way!

Here’s some photos from London!

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On Regent street with my mum!IMAG1015

 

London 2013

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