A Lent Address

So….It’s a couple of days left ’til the end of term and already things that have happened in the few weeks since my last post have been rendered dusty, old, almost as if they’re past their sell date. I should definitely not have procrastinated and just wrote down all the stuff…But anyway, I guess I’ll just list out the things that I’ve done.

1. Eaten a flapjack for the first time: They are actually amazing…

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2. Sang at King’s College London for a choral festival: It was a very beautiful chapel…though it may have looked a little..I don’t know…Russian? It had a sort of communist feel about it and it had loads of red and stuff..

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3. Got wowed by Ben Aldren at his clarinet Leaver’s Recital here at school. He is amazing.

4. Played in Camerata at the Lent/Spring Music Concert, which was fun.

5. Explored the woods at school behind Swan Lake.

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 6. Celebrated my roomie’s birthday with the asians and the germans…hahahahah great combo.

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^Plus a Romanian

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7. Got into some roomie antics.

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8. Celebrated Red Nose Day as Pikachu. Do you know how seriously people take Red Nose Day here? Not only do people dress up, but they but they actually full on cosplay. It’s amazing. I think my favourite were the penguins and elephants on roller blades and scooters who just basically rolled everywhere, the gardeners, who just basically watered everything (including people), the hobos (who literally went around rolling trashbins, collecting things and picking food off people’s plates in the dining hall), the guys who went as people from MarioKart (they even threw banana peels at people and had stirngs of banana peels trailing along the back of their scooter), the protestors with Guy Fawkes masks with the most hilarious protest signs that only people here would get (this one guy set up his tent in the middle of the quad and the gardeners came and watered it and the hobos tried to steal it and climb into it with the protestor still in there), and lastly, the monks and this one guy who dressed up as the pope. It was HILARIOUS. The monks even knelt in a circle around the horse head statue in the middle of the quad and started chanting. And then of course, the gardeners came and watered them. Typical!

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9. Sang Elgar’s Dream of Gerontious at the Reading Town Hall with an orchestra. (ft. McDonalds – Haven’t had this in…I can’t even remember! Nothing beats fries and chicken nuggets.)

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10. Had my short story judged by the author of “Flip”, Martyn Bedford, and he like it so much that I won 3rd prize his short story competition. I know, I didn’t win but I literally had no intention of winning and spent 15 minutes editing a story I had written before so that it fit the theme of the competition (all students who studied English had to submit an entry) and mine was only 450 words long when everyone wrote around 1000, so honestly, I think I did quite well. I’ll try next time and then hopefully, win.

So yeah, I just realised…that’s 1/3 of my life at this school…gone…I’ve only got 2/3 before I graduate and head off to uni! That’s…insane…I honestly can’t believe it. Boarding school is definitely one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Til next time,

A

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