Sunday, 16 September 2012

So..... University.

Wow. I'm off to university. That's four words which seemed to sneak up on me somewhat. Exciting yet scary. That's the most accurate definition I've heard. I'm going to miss my friends, of course, and they're all fantastic people who I fully intend to stay in contact with.
So first of all, before I go any further, I'd like to say a huge thank you to every single one of them for being amazing, for the wonderful times we've had and the brilliant times we will continue to have.
In a weird way, I'm going to miss the school too. I've spent seven years at that school, and some of the best times of my life have come during my time there, particularly at the sixth form. Yes, I'm excited for the change, but it will be odd not getting up every morning and going there, and seeing the same people day in day out. I suppose it's a familiarity I've got used to, a routine. Of course, routines are good, but that doesn't make change bad. Scary, yes, absolutely. Very scary. But that routine will still be there in a way, because you can still contact people and stay in touch.
I'm not going to let change scare me. It's a new phase in life, but that doesn't mean the old phase is completely over. Thank you to all my friends for being there for me, in the past, in the present and in future. Wonderful people. Good luck!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Blog Ressurected

Tulley is awesome.



Thursday, 5 January 2012

Back to school

Well, the Christmas holidays are over, and we're back at school. Stressful enough, but then you throw in the fact that it is now, officially exam time, and you've got a stress overload on your hands. The good news is I only have one exam, but I know that isn't the same for most of you. So, how confident do you feel about the exams you face right now?
Being in Sixth Form, and going to University soon (if I can get the grades)... I am particularly nervous about this set of exams, and I know I need to do as well as I can. Of course, it is the same for thousands of students my age around the world, and I know it is scary. So good luck!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Okay, this is going to be an extremely quick update, but I thought it fair to let anyone reading this blog know, I also have a Wattpad page you are free to look up. I only have one story so far, I have to admit, but I welcome constructive criticism, and I truly love writing. If this appeals, please look up my Wattpad page at and my username is:


Hope this helps, please feel free to check it out, however briefly. Thank you!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Debating Club Christmas Charity Raffle

Well, it's the run up to Christmas now, and not long to go until we break up from school for our last school Christmas Holiday. Obviously, I'm looking forward to it, but there are a few other things I have to look forward to before then, as does anyone reading this blog who knows me.

First, we have our Weekly Debating Club meeting on Monday, which I always enjoy (I like to argue my case on topics I feel particularly strongly about, and doing it with friends is even better if you ask me). Monday, after school with BISCUITS. Of course, that isn't the deciding factor (and I mean that - I go even without biscuits), but it makes a nice little addition. The topics and the people are what really make a debating club what it is. Our debating club is great, because not only are the people extremely nice and friendly, but we always end up having a lively and engaging debate on topics that really interest us. One week, for example, we debated the important, if slightly controversial topic of abortion, and on another occasion we debated about the protest outside ST Paul's Cathedral, and whether they should be thrown out or not, though of course we have our slightly silly moments, like the time we ended up debating Doctor Who... But that is a completely different story...

Anyway, the point is, the debating club is great, and I love it. So, on to the next event of the week - The Debating Club's Christmas Charity Raffle. It's the first one we have organised, and we're hoping it will be a great success - all proceeds are going to charity, after all. In fact they are going to be donated to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. A wonderful Charity cause if I do say so myself, and so we hope plenty of tickets will be sold so that GOSH will get a fantastic Christmas surprise! Unfortunately we have only been able to organise to open the raffle to years 11-13, but we hope that this won't be a setback.

And then, of course, there are the Christmas Holidays themselves, which, although they'll no doubt be full of revision for many of us, will be fun all the same. So, that leaves me with one more thing to say:

Have a fantastic time, stay safe and ENJOY!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Blackberry meltdown

So, Blackberry users face yet another day of being unable to use their phones. It isn't because they've updated the system, it isn't even because it's a temporary fault. No, instead this is the fourth day of global disruption to the BBM, internet and email services. Some areas appear to, as of last night and today, regained their full usage capacity, but others are facing disruption up until, and perhaps long after, this weekend.
You may well be one of those unfortunate people, so how is the Blackberry meltdown affecting your service?
But it isn't just individuals being affected by the meltdown in Slough, which has so far hit users in Africa, America, Europe and of course, Britain. Some of the biggest banks in Britain rely on the blackberry service to allow their business to function, and without it, they are left struggling. In an economic climate already struggling globaslly, and one of the biggest mobile phone providers in meltdown, what happens next? Well, unless they can solve their problem quickly, Blackberry will be a victim of their own success, as they risk being overtaken by their biggest rivals, the new iPhone, launching this weekend, and the Android phones which have become so popular.
On a lighter note, however, perhaps this could all have been avoided if we had listened to comedy writers when they predicted this just weeks ago. If we had listened when they had told us Blackberry would freeze, maybe we would have all listened and been prepared. Maybe we would not be so reliant on our phones if we had known this was going to happen. Who knows?

For all those interested, by the way, this is the clip in which they predicted Blackberry's troubles:

Monday, 10 October 2011

Exam season

Well, now the exam season is over, but another is fast approaching. But how much confidence do YOU have in the exams system as it is? With so many exams being written with wrong questions that cannot be answered, or examiners missing out marks, can we really believe the grades we see on a bit of paper after all our hard work? Personally, my marks went up 24 points in one exam. I haven't got much trust in the exam boards now. So what can be done to reverse this problem?
Currently, there are fines in place if the same problem occurs next year, but is this enough? I don't think so, I think we need to be tougher on exam boards, but feel free to let me know what you think