On the twentieth, I slowly woke up in my bed when Dad walked in with a letter in his hand; it was for me. When he handed the letter and left me, I slowly got up and opened the envelope. Inside, there were a couple of pieces of paper, all from Drama school; one of them was my BTEC results. I read the piece of paper again and again and I couldn’t believe my eyes.
I screamed for joy and rushed to Mum and Dad. Dad was walking up the stairs, when he heard my cry and Mum was coming out of the bathroom. I told them my results and we all cuddled each other.
My final grades I received were A* A* A. It was a shock to me; I didn’t expect my final grades to be like this. I thanked God for guiding and supporting me through my BTEC and have asked him to help me through the Foundation Degree; I’m sure he will.
I’ve also received a letter conforming my rehearsal timetable for the Christmas show and a timetable for the Autumn Term.
Later that day, Mum and I picked A from work in the town centre and drove her back to her house where she dropped us off.
J was already in the house when A and I came in. While A was getting ready, I talked to J although he was playing a football game on his Xbox.
J was playing in a football match in Berkhamstead, so A and I dropped him off before we walked into the High Street, to find somewhere to eat dinner. Everywhere we looked, the restaurants were expensive. In the end, A and I went the local fish n’ chip shop.
Then, A and I were planning to go down to a pub and have a drink but I forget my ID. So, we went down to Waitrose and bought bottled drinks. Then, we walked along the canal and sat on the nearest bench where we had a little girl talk. When we got too cold, we walked back to the car park and watched YouTube videos of celebrities doing the Ice Bucket Challenge and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosting the Golden Globes on A’s phone.
A and I went out again on the twenty-fourth. We returned to London; this time, we went to see Shakespeare’s Globe.
We went around on the tour around the theatre, the exhibition and watched a half-an-hour session of sword fighting, played by professionals. It was interesting to watch; I absolutely loved it.
After lunch at Nando’s, we walked along the River Thames; we went passed City Hall, crossed Tower Bridge and stopped for a while at the Tower of London. Inside the mount, there were artificial poppies. These were erected to remember the men who died in the First World War. A wonderful tribute, I thought. We took pictures and looked at them before moving on. We continued to walk on; back to the Millennium Bridge.
That evening, U came to stay at my house for another sleepover. We slept in my room; she and I watched the film Mamma Mia and had a sing along before we went to sleep.
The next morning, we had breakfast and went into town.
When we returned, Mum made us lunch.
It was wonderful having U around for a sleepover. U is like a little younger sister to me while A is like an older sister. We hope to have another one soon.
At the end of August, H, G, my brother and sister-in-law went to Willows Farm for the day. We had a blast.
H played on the outdoor playground sites, rode on a tractor ride with his parents, squirted water in a water pistol game, dug for gold in a gold mine, feed and touched the animals. However the highlight of the day for H was trying the zip-wire for the first time. On his first go, H had help from his dad while my sister-in-law, Mum, Dad, G and I watched from a bench nearby. When he had his next go, H took off by himself without my brother assisting him; the rest of the family watched in anxiety as we happily waved to H. H lifted one of his arms to wave back at us, but he lost his consecration; H nearly lost his balance and fell off (the rope touched the tire up above). It was a breathless moment; we couldn’t breathe and wondered what would happen next. Luckily, H regained his consecration and placed his hand back onto the rope, just in time before the rope before slid back to the middle where H could get off. Afterwards, H was happy as Larry and we couldn’t have been more proud of him.
For the rest of the day, Mum, Dad and I took turns and had one-to-one sessions with H.
We also spent time with G, especially Mum and me. I got to push G’s buggy most of the day to give my sister-in-law a break. It’s funny that I have taking an interest to this but Mum thinks that I’m getting older and have taken interest in helping out.
“It’s a treat for Georgina”, Mum said to my brother when I was pushing the buggy.
Then, I noticed (especially in the corn maze) how bumpy the pavements were; this made it difficult for me to push the buggy. My brother then explained to me that G likes the buggy bumping along rocky pavements; it’s like a comfort zone for him.
After spending the day at Willows, we drove back to my brother’s house; H decided to travel with us. He feel asleep during the journey.
We stayed for a few minutes before we went home.
On the last day of August, A and I spent the afternoon at Althorp. We looked around the gardens, the exhibitions (inside the stables) and had a tour around the house.
The estate is very beautiful; the lands are so green and the gardens were paradise. But the highlight of the visit was the special monument the Spencer Family built for Diana, the late Princess of Wales. All around the monument, I saw that there were loads of flowers.
When no one was looking, I had a quiet reflection. Princess Diana, I said in deep thought, I want to thank you for being my inspiration.
Princess Diana is an inspiration to me because she was very charitable and loving to everyone.
I first came a cross Princess Diana when I was in Secondary School; in a Drama lesson, my teacher asked gave my peers and myself homework to find and bring back research one person who inspires us.
I wanted to find a special someone who inspires but I couldn’t find anyone. In the end, I ended up with Princess Diana. I explained to my class that she inspires me because she had a very kind heart with all the charitable work she had done and given to the world. From all the work she had done, I wanted to grow up and help everyone just like her.
Now in my early adulthood, I admire her more and more.
September is an exciting month for me especially I’ll be starting a new year at Drama school and on a new course too. I wonder what the new students will be like and who will come back. I guess I’ll have to wait and see….