Lower Hookner Farm.

Lower Hookner Farm. It’s our holiday place, yet it feels more like a second home to me. We actually got pretty good weather which we were quite pleased about. It wasn’t too hot or too cold and there wasn’t too much rain duing the day time. I took the oppurtunity to learn how to use my new camera and try and take some decent photos.

Devon 2014 016We went for plenty of walks around Dartmoor and National Trust places like Buckland Abbey and Castle Drogo.

Devon 2014 058Walking down from Haytor.

Devon 2014 106The stone circles at Grimspound, some of them are the remains of stone huts from the Bronze Age I think, and then some of them were fixed slightly by the Victorians.

Devon 2014 331Wistman’s Wood, apparently it’s a sacred grove for Druid’s and all the trees are pretty creepy which adds to the whole mystical element.

Devon 2014 064As well as all the walking, there was also plenty of time for playing, rugby practice (I may have accidently found myself in a national team for Touch Rugby…) And gymnastics.

Devon 2014 434The much loved tractor. Bene screamed at us when we took him away from it…

Devon 2014 115Arabesque at Bellever.
Devon 2014 078Mid-flic 🙂
Devon 2014 067Sissones done by Amelie!

It was such a peaceful holiday with plenty of smiles and laughs. I want to go back again.

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The thing about braces is…

Earlier this week I had my braces fitted. I’ve been waiting to have them fitted for a while  now because my teeth are pretty wonky at the front due to being born with a cleft lip and palate, this should hopefully be the second to last part of cleft intervention I should need. It has taken quite a while for my braces to be fitted because I hadn’t, until recently, lost all my baby teeth which delayed the process considerably and was actually quite frustrating becase I just wanted it over and done with…

The main reasons why I wanted braces was because I am very self-conscious of my teeth, I won’t smile in any picture taken of me because it generally shows how wonky my front teeth are and I really hate that. I did try and smile in some pictures while we were on holiday.
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Some of the pictures turned out reasonably well and then there were some that I never wanted to look at again. I’m hoping that my braces will change the way that I view my teeth and give me some extra confidence in myself.

She did it. 2 A*, 2 A's and 7 Bs.

And the wait is over! (Finally)

Yesterday was a big day. It was results day for GCSEs, as you can probably guess I, alongside many other people, was very nervous. I was awake at 5:00 in the morning and to pass time I watched Doctor Who. But finally the time came, it was 9:00 and I was walking into school, I felt pretty sick and I just wanted it to be over.

I picked up my results and went to stand with a couple of my friends to open them. I think by the time I started to open the envelope containing my results my hands were shaking. And then I took my first look at that piece of paper that was going to tell me whether my hard work had paid off or not.

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gcse results2I cannot even begin to tell you the relief that swept over me when I saw that piece of paper. I had got the grades I needed and to be honest I do not think that I could have done better with all the extra curricular activities that I take part in.

The result that I was proudest of was my Geography. I didn’t expect an A after what had happened in my mocks previously, in which I got a D. I think that my mock result inspired me to do better because I liked the subject and my teacher and I didn’t want to let my teacher down by failing the exam.

I think all my grades were well deserved and I’m not disappointed in any of them. I hope anyone who happens to read this who received either the A level or GCSE grades this week got what they wanted and I wish everyone the best of luck with what they decide to do in the future.

Successful gcse results day cake :) well done @projectfranblogMy celebration cake! Thank you Mummy and Amelie XX