Who are you?
Read who/what Pascale is...
a student, a daughter, an older sister, a little monster, crazy for the UK, a pickle person, a night owl, a friend, hardcore, a joker, a little weird,
very friendly, a fangirl, grumpy in the morning, a hopeful photographer, a dancer, good with children, bad with left-traffic, clumsy, a party girl,
a teachers' assistant, an organiser, a hopeful singer, a RockStar drinker, a heel-person, into Disney, a blogger, a hopeful writer, a chick lit reader,
curious, into fashion, always on twitter, an inventor, against drugs, interested in proper shoes on men, working in a restaurant, impulsive, excited for the future!
accidently taking 5 m&ms out of a packet of the same colour, sunshine blinding me while I'm driving, driving my car alone so I can sing along to my favourite songs without bothering anybody,
when the music in restaurants is exactly loud enough to still hear it and still be able to speak to each other,
the sound of the tumbledryer, McFly, getting mail, shopping online, karate battles with people that don't know squat about karate,
making pokemons out of tinfoil and have battles, a heavy wallet, doing random cartwheels, living after your horoscope,
happymeals, sudoku, twister fries, giving advice even though I never really take any advice from others, murder documentaries,
taking silly quizes from magazines, Simon Mitchell's amazing art, telling ghost stories even though I'm the biggest wuss around, my glasses,
schoolparties with old teachers, researching random facts, sleeping in, exploring, Adam from The Struts.
My fellow students
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Sun is in the sky, oh why, oh why
Saturday, 19 March 2011 18:17
It's officially spring. Have I said that before? Well, it's incredibly sunny (I've heard the weather is the same in The Netherlands) and London looks gorgeous! I went out today, purely to enjoy the sunshine and to take some pictures;
Me on the bus to Oxford Circus
Some sort of weird parade that made traffic stop - annoyinnngg
Oxford Street looking gorgeous!
Big Ben absolutely stunning!
Tube @ Embankment
The Gherkin peeping out above the buildings - shot from The Tower Of London
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Thursday, 17 March 2011 19:26
You know when we dress up for Queens Day... when we sort of go over the top on orange? Yea, St Patrick's Day is like that, except everything's green. It's an Irish holiday, so we didn't really celebrate it that much at school, but the three Irish teachers and the music staff had organised drinks at 4 in the staffroom.
Awesomeness! The table in the staffroom was full with 'Irish food and snacks' and Helen was mixing Black Velvets for everyone. It's basically Guinness mixed with champagne. I thought I wouldn't like it, but I ended up drinking three glasses. Half way through, all chairs were moved and two little girls came in to give a little Irish Dancing show. When they had finished, Alan had drunk enough to have a go as well (I heard that last year he was knocking over tables with his long legs, so now we moved all knock-overable things out of the way) and he was brilliant! Then Anna had a go too and she is absolutely amazing!! Afterwards everyone was talking about dancing so when I got asked if I danced, I explained how I used to be really into hip hop dancing... Next thing I know everyone's telling me to show off some dancemoves in assembly. Err... no thanks.
More awesomeness; at some point, people were talking about their first concert and they had all these amazing bands that were their first gigs. The Stones, Van Morrison... when they asked me, I just went "Ehh... Busted?". I expected everyone to burst out laughing, but one of the teachers had a mental freak out. "Oh my God, Busted?!" Turns out she's a proper fan of them ("Did you also fancy Charlie?! He was definitely my favourite!") Never mind that she's probably about 45...
Last awesome thing; today when a parent asked Helen where I was, she described me as 'That girl with those amazing glasses'. Never gets old, getting compliments on my specs!
Back to work!
Monday, 14 March 2011 18:20
I missed a week of work due to illness. When I got there this morning, everyone was extremely happy to have me back... it was a bit weird. I felt like they were joking, but Helen looked me in the eye and said "We even discussed taking your passport so you can't go home". Err... alright. I just smiled and pretended I wasn't freaked out. Definitely not complaining about the fact that they've missed me, but they sort of left piles of work on my table so I've been all over the place today.
There's some sort of company that's coming in this week to check 'the quality' of the school. I don't know how else to put it since I don't know the actual terms, but everyone's been going mental about how the school looks for outsiders. Everything's nicely filed up (in Helen's office that's mainly because I've been sorting through lots of ancient documents) and the displays need to look perfect. If there's anything up on display that's not of educational value, it'll make the school lose points... or whatever, I don't know how this works. Anyway, apparently Helen has told everyone about my brilliant creative mind so I've been working on everyone's displays today. I did one in the hallway, two in Helen's room, one in Year 2 and one in Year 3.
It wasn't until the end of the day that someone said to me; are you alright? I must have looked a little pale, because I got sent home immediately. I'm not complaining, I do feel pretty drained.
In other news; I broke the doorhandle of the staffroom door today. I went to open it but pushed it by accident and somehow locked us in. No one could open the door from the inside (luckily you can go from the staffroom into the library and get out that way) so Steve - the janitor - had to come to fix things and broke the entire doorhandle off the door. Way to go Pascale!