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16 August 2012 @ 08:25 am
 I got into my first choice University!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No idea what grades I got, but I know I got in. So, so excited.

Bronwyn / Chips
23 December 2011 @ 06:10 pm
Been really bad with christmas cards this year. They will arrive at some point, but almost certainly not before christmas, especially not if you live abroad.

If you haven't yet given me your address and would like a... erm... new years card? just leave a comment, they're screened.
Current Mood: guiltyguilty
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In the wake of the pile of bland which was the Glee Holiday Special (I wasn't a fan) I have compiled a list of 5 Christmas Specials which, I believe, usurp all others, and never fail to put me in a cheerful christmas spirit, ad therefore I recommend watching.

I had to add (of the 21st century) because once you go further back than that you have too many classics like "The Snowman" and of course the "Star Wars Holiday Special" to consider. Although if you haven't seen The Snowman, (I don't know if it was a transatlantic success), then you really, really must, because it is one of the most beautiful things ever.

In no particular order, because try as I might, I can't actually choose a top one.

Gavin and Stacey, 2008.
It's funny and sweet, and revolves around a large family gathering, which is what my Christmases have always been, so I enjoy that. It was also the first episode of Gavin and Stacey which I ever saw, so sticks with me for that reason, and is just nice and fun.
Top Scene: Nessa as Santa Claus

Doctor Who- The Christmas Invasion, 2005.
So much about this episode is great; David Tennant's wearing pyjamas, Rose has nice hair, nothing too sinister, nice family christmas at the end. It was also Tennant's first episode, and the first of the traditional Christmas Specials, so that's all very nice as well.
Top Scene: The Doctor having Christmas in the Tyler household, wearing his suit for the first time. See Displaypic.

The Vicar of Dibley- The Handsome Stranger/The Vicar in White, 2006
Hands down the funniest Christmas Specials of all time, which for me have set high standards which have never quite been reached since. They have also stuck with me, because it was the first Christmas I was allowed to stay up late on Christmas Day and watch TV with "The Adults" (I am the eldest of 6 Grandchildren, it was a massive honour at the time), and also the last christmas spent at the house my Grandparents had lived in since my mother was a child, which was such a lovely, lovely house, and holds many of my childhood memories, many of which are from Christmas day, and 4 years after they moved house, is for me still the place I visualise when their home is mentioned. It also has Richard Armitage as the Vicar's love interest and stars Keeley Hawes, what could be better??
Top Scene: The council meetings as usual are a favourite, and the Painting class scenes.

Although not really a Christmas special I want to mention the final two episodes of Series One of Robin Hood, 2006 because they were shown on the 23rd and 30th December, so like the Vicar of Dibley, I watched the first episode at my Grandparent's house in their final Christmas there, and I think I will ever forever have the memory of my twelve year old Robin/Marian shipper self sat most of the way through Christmas in absolute disbelief and worry that Marian may have died. So watching them really does remind me of Christmas.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Bronwyn / Chips
29 November 2011 @ 07:59 pm
Yesterday I got an offer from my (probable) top choice University, so now I've just got to buckle down and get the grades... which will involve some rather extensive history revision because I know zilch at the moment, and I need an A in it to get my place.

So that's the good news. There is no bad news. Except this years littlewoods hristmas advert which makes me want to bawl my eyes out in disgust.

Other news, with neither positive nor negative connotations, are my decision to do christmas cards again this year. I've been a bit crap with my posting this year, and possibly even worse at commenting, but I'd still love to send cards. Just leave your address and ting, comments are screened.

Much Love!
Current Mood: calmcalm
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26 September 2011 @ 08:18 pm
In the next couple of weeks I'm going to make a final decision on University courses, although I think I've mostly come to that decision now.
I've spent the last couple of weeks deciding whether to study History or International Relations. History had been my choice for a couple of years, but I recently went to a few international relations lectures, and I do, if all goes very well, want to one day work in international law or something of that sort. But history's my passion (plus I do love showing off a vague historical knowledge when some sort of historical event comes up in family discussions/debates/argument) so I'm probably going to apply for straight History at two universities, and History and International relations at two, and I'm undecided on my fifth.
I did think about Law for quite a long time over the summer, but I can do a postgraduate Law conversion, if I decide that's what I really want to do, and history is competitive, but compared to Law, it's not so hard to get into.

I'm undecided on whether to take a gap year or not, I would've loved to, and I had a couple of plans, but all my friends who are a year older than me have left for University in the last couple of weeks, and it's just made me realise how much I can't wait to be in that position. I think it would kill me if my friends, the ones who are my age, were going to University and I was going to wait another year, even if it would be an amazing year. Plus I'm probably going to do a year abroad at University anyway, and the two of my cousins who took gap-like years, both did it after graduating, and they said that they felt better- safer, more experienced- doing it at 21/22 than they would've at 18.

I am however, probably going back to Moldova again this year, which will make up for the lack of gap year.

It's very weird, finally getting close to sending off my application. I'm not sure exactly when I'm going to send it, guyfriend, Claire, three others from my year have to have all their application details sorted out in school by Thursday, because they're applying to Oxbridge or Medicine. But then I'm ready to get my stuff sorted, because I am one of the few people in my year who knows where they're applying, and what for. I've already done most of it, I just need to sort out my references.

It's so, so weird. I can't believe I'm at this stage in my life, the last few years have been a blur.

In the mean time, I need to finish my English coursework, or my teacher is going to murder me before I can even send off my application.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
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19 August 2011 @ 01:13 am
Deleted everything else in this post because it was irrelevent/angsty/boring but keeping the following because LOL this is the only thing I wrote about Ana on here (aside from one vague reference in a later post), and in retrospect it is vaguely amusing, if a little deep.

The last few weeks have been a bit weird, I have been on holiday mostly, but I met someone quite different, and they've kind of changed me a lot, in terms of my view on life, so I'm very, very confused about that, I'm trying to work it out, but being unable to really talk to my friends about it for varying reasons makes it harder. so everything's a bit vague and weird in my life right now.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
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16 July 2011 @ 12:46 am
So, saw Harry Potter today, liked it quite a bit. Better than 3,5,6, not as good as 1,4, undecided about where it places in the 2,7.1,7.2 category. In my opinion. It kept to the book a surprising amount, we could only think of 3 major instances where it didn't, plus the obligatory small ones. It also had the Old Harry Potter music again, which was massive relief after 7.1, which had none, and the music is what really makes it, Harry Potter is not so magically without the old magically mysterious philosopher's stone music. fact.

Anywho, so in 2 hours I'm going to Moldova with school to run a playscheme in a village; I'll be there for a week, then home for a few hours before going back eastwards to Cyprus, where I think I have wifi, but I'm not entirely sure. I then have a few days at home, before going camping. So if/when I disappear from the webisphere for a month, don't be alarmed. If I'm not back on by the 20th however, something probably went wrong with my exam results and I'm in a bad place. Email is the best way to get hold of me in this time. But that may still take a week+ to reply.

So have a good month, Love and happiness to all. Except you. Yes, you.
Current Mood: soresore
Bronwyn / Chips
06 July 2011 @ 10:18 pm
Hm, okay, this has been a while.

I know I haven't actually posted in a month, but I have been reading your entries, I promise, and commenting where I can, but I didn't want to comment for the sake of commenting you know?
Well, I thought I'd been reading your entries, I just scanned over my friends page for the last month, and found a load of entries I missed, so if I am commenting on stuff late, or adding accounts, or stealing stuff, or just generally being a late reacter, that is why.

Really not much has happened in life. I finished exams and started year 13, so am now officially in my last year of school. Unless I have to retake a year. But that has only happened to one person in the last 2 years in our school, so I don't think it's particularly likely.

However, last year of school means University is next year. I've looked at a few (well 5), and going to a few more at the end of the summer, depending on what my AS exam results are like. I've really liked 3 that I looked at, 1 I didn't like much at all and 1 I am still undecided on, so that's something to think about...

I have also booked my driving test, and passed my theory. So, fingers crossed, I will be driving to school next year.

And finally; today I paid off the last of the money for the summer holiday I am having with my friends this year. Unfortunately Guyfriend is not coming, because he is in Thailand at the time (queue (correct spelling of queue?!?) endless ladyboy jokes) However, we are going to Reading Festival together at the end of the Summer, so that's cool. We're going to be apart for a month, in total, which will be really, really weird, because the most time we've spent apart in the last year has been about 5 days, I don't know how I'll function without him there to calm me down when I next freak out at the slightest sign of social responsibility or to share immature anecdotes with. It's going to be strange. It's strange, this actually feeling an emotional connection to a Human thing. I'm not used to it.

Anywho, love to all,
Current Location: The Strokes
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18 May 2011 @ 03:58 pm
Putting the photo meme on temporary break, because exams are taking over my life more than I expected... will be back on in a week and 2 days... or 3 days if I end up celebrating the end of exams and render myself inable to post.

Much Love X
Bronwyn / Chips
13 May 2011 @ 10:34 pm
As of today, I am on study leave for a month :D Admittedly, 2 weeks of the study leave is taken up entirely by exams, and the week after that is half term, but I do have 3 days off school after that, before we go back to start A Levels. And start our university applications. I'm terrified.

Day 13: Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy, 06/08/2010Collapse )
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