In August last year, after finding out that I would not be going to University that year I created my Pre Uni List. This was list of different things I wanted to complete before heading off to University in September 2018.
I happy to saw that I have a conditional for Stirling Uni again!!! This time I only need one A and so far its looking like it will happen. But don’t panic I have an insurance choice of Queen Margaret University which I need a C so in one way or another I’ve definitely passed exams and should be leaving home in over 2 months!!
As it is almost a year since I made that list and D-Day (AKA results day August 7th!!!) is quickly approaching I thought I would give you an update. (However if you have been reading that post recently you will see that I have been crossing things off!!)
1) Learn to Drive
So far I have passed my theory, FIRST TIME WOOP WOOP, and my practical is booked however I’m keeping the date super secret. But if all goes to plan I will be able to drive before I leave to Uni.
2) Go see a comedian live.
I had this booked before making the list but I had never seen a comedian live!! So I went to see Daniel Sloss at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. It was a great experience and I think I’m actually going to see him again this year!!
3) Travel to Germany
Just over a week ago I returned from by 2 week interrailing trip to Germany. It was fantastic!! We visited Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Cologne which were all amazing.
I’m in the middle of editing a 168hrs that I filmed over our second week which will be released next week!!
4) Travel with friends
In April I went to London with my friend Kiera to see Hamilton: An American Musical which I loved so much. I would thoroughly recommend you listen to it and if you can go see it!! I sobbed through the majority of the second act.
Also I did a 168hrs Easter Edition which showed you what else I got up to in London. (Yes I do think I’m going a little 168hrs crazy!!)
5) Have a Harry Potter Movie Marathon
Sadly this has not happened yet however I have about 3 months of holidays!! Well I have no school so I’ll have a spare day to do that!!
6) Watch 10 classic films.
So far I have watched
- Fight Club
- Back To The Future
- The Breakfast Club
- West Side Story
I have quite a few in my Netflix list which I will get through! If you have any suggestions of classic films you think I definitely should watch then pop a little comment down below.
7) Do two new things that you would never think of doing before!!
Make a podcast!! Last year I didn’t even think about doing that and now I have one episode released and seven to go which is very exciting.
You can listen to it on Apple Podcast and Podcasts.com.
I’m not sure what the other one is but once again I still have three months.
8)Take part in the school talent show for the 3rd year and try to get 1st place. (I’ve been 3rd my first year of doing it and then I was 2nd the second time soooo…)
I did take part!!! Sadly I didn’t place but I’m now on my schools Facebook page!!! I sang Crazy by Gnarls Buckley which was a lot of fun and I actually wasn’t nervous this year.
(Sorry I can’t make it smaller for some reason!!!)
9) Make a film. (It can be a short film but still I need to get this brain going!!!)
At the end of last year I think I made a sketch which still needs quite a bit of editing but I think it’s quite good for a first attempt. So hopefully by September I will have released the finished thing!!
10) Continue writing on this blog.
Well here we are… still going strong!!! I am planning to keep carrying on in a fortnightly posting schedule after July so don’t worry there will be more posts, possibly more student aimed but there will be new content.
11) Go ice skating again.
Sadly I have not been ice skating again yet!! I have the summer holidays.
12) Make 5 new meals/food!
Okay so I have made
- Meatballs (from scratch and they were delicious)
- Turkey Burgers
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Chicken Ramen
I’m going to try out a few other things just so I have a few favourites that I can easily cook when I leave home.
13) Learn to make cocktails.
I haven’t learnt how to make cocktails however I have found out that I really like peach schnapps and lemonade.
14) Complete majority of my Queens Guide award.
I am nearly there. By the end of August I will only have my Element 4 of Service in Guiding, Community Action section and my Exploration which is very exciting. I have over a year left to complete it and I think I’m gonna be able to do it!!
15) Go to Wellies and Wristbands.
This is actually part of my Queens Guide!! Yes I am going in August and I’m volunteering which means I get to help out in a certain area. I don’t know what area but my first choice was behind the scenes of the stages and working with some of the bands and guests.
I’ve also got some cool kit aswell so I have a jumper and a top. Also I’m not sure if there will be any other Scots so that will be interesting!!
16) Meet new people!
I met some really interesting people while in Germany but just quick chats in hostels. Hopefully at Wellies and Wristbands I meet some really cool people.
17) Continue to learn German.
Over the past year I have been helping out in the S3 German class, which is beginner level German. That has helped me to maintain the basics. I’ve also been using Duolingo to keep maintaining the slightly harder parts of the language.
So yes I have kept learning however I need to start practising on Duolingo everyday or atleast every two days.
18) Try 5 new foods.
I have tried:
Sauerkraut – I liked it but I couldn’t eat a lot of it
German Beer/Kolsch – I can drink beer but I prefer a cider or Peach Schnapps
Mayo – I have never tried mayo but have found that after a sleepover that its delicious with chips, nacho and of course on a burger bun alongside a lovely burger.
Currywurst – This was delicious!! I would definitely eat this again!! Possibly try to recreate it in Scotland.
I’m sure what else…
19) Get dip dyed hair.
Well I didn’t get my hair dip dyed but I got it bleached a little then got it purple all over with lighter streaks however from being in the sun the lighter streaks have faded to the ginger colour that is underneath now!!!
20) Dye your hair a natural colour.
In December (I think) I dyed my hair brown to give my hair a bit of a break from lots of different colours and to try to get it all one colour again.
It was extremely dark at the start but it faded a little into a nice colour.
21) Have a sleepover with all of your close friends.
I have been to three sleepovers since last August with my close friend group and I’m actually organising the next one. We are having a Be More Chill themed one for my friend Chloe’s birthday because she is obsessed with the musical Be More Chill. So I’m in the midst of planning!!
Also your never too old for a sleepover!!
22) Allow a friend to give you a makeover!
At a sleepover we did makeovers to each other!!! My friend did a really good job of mine!!
But I am terrible at taking selfies!!
23) Give someone a makeover.
I did my friend Rose’s make up however I have no photographic evidence!! Sorry.
24) Go on a date with someone!
This was a bit of a stupid one but no I have not went on a date!
25) Complete your adult leadership qualification in Guides.
A few weeks ago… Actually last week at my last night of Ranger Guides I was awarded my Adult Leadership Qualification! So I can now run a unit if I want!
26) Organise/ Go to atleast 2 more sleepovers for Guides/Senior Section.
I have helped organise a Harry Potter Themed weekend for the Guides which was as good as it sounds! That was actually part of my Queens Guide as I was Activity Coordinator and it was so much fun.
Also in February I went to a weekend away with the Ranger Guides to Aberdeen which you can see in my first ever 168hrs.
On top of that I have been to a Guide Sleepover aswell which was Moana themed!
27) Perform at an open mic night.
I have not completed this one.
28) Pass all of my exams.
I have completed the exams however I will not know my results until the 7th August so I will have to wait!!
29) Make another scrapbook!!
Now I need to print out some pictures but my second or maybe third scrapbook is about to be started.
30) Learn how to do 2 new hairstyles!
Okay I have learnt how to do this half up down look for prom which was actually very simple!!
And I have perfected the plaited leia buns or space buns whatever you wanna call them.
Overall I’m doing quite well however I still have a few months left and I will keep scoring off completed ones on the original post. I’ll probably be tweeting about it aswell.
Now I’m going to be posting every week during July as this is my last month of blogging that goes towards my Queens Guide and I’m needing a little challenge!
Also this week I released the first episode of my Podcast Books N Cake – The Podcast. This week Phoebe and I discussed Dodie Clarks book Secrets For The Mad which you can listen to on Apple Podcast or in this link!!!
Other that I will see you next week.
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