End-of-the-Week Wrap Up vol.#3

weekly wrap up

Hello, and welcome to my life…

Ish.

On the blog:

30 Day Song Challenge- Books, Tea and a

This week I’ve published several posts, all instalments of my ‘An Overthinking Song Challenge’ February music challenge. Check them out using the following links:

February 1

February 2

February 3

February 4

February 5

February 6

February 7

February 8

Some of my favourite posts from this week included Appletaile’s thoughts and experiences on worrying about weight, Elly’s first ever weekly wrap up (woo! You’ve joined the club!), Camila’s nomination post for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award, Nichola’s post where she talked about sunsets in the UK compared to Singapore, Emily’s blog-o-versary post and Hermionefowl’s review of The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell.

Most of my week has been preoccupied with maths revision for a test tomorrow and rehearsals for my school’s production of six of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, using the Carol Ann Duffy adaptation. It finished its two-night run last night, and I had such a great experience doing sound on the technical desk. Plus, of course, the added bonus of the headmaster giving the tech desk ice cream at the interval for both shows! The rest of the cast and crew were seriously annoyed…

How has your week been?

An Overthinking Teenager

End-of-the-Week Wrap Up vol.#2

weekly wrap up

Hello, and welcome to my life…

Ish.

On the blog:

This week I’ve published two posts, both about music: A Beginner’s Guide To 8tracks on Tuesday (yes, actual Tracklisting Tuesday! On a Tuesday! *falls to knees in shock and awe, worshipping Tuesday and a lack of procrastination*) and a YouTube video of ‘Short People’ by Randy Newman.

Elsewhere on the internet:

On Instagram, these momentous events happened:

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Some bird made a noise about this over on Twitter:

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Books-wise, I managed to get hold of copy of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, which I’m currently reading and is just so adorable! Some of my favourite posts from this week included the return of Bella’s Love List, Camila’s ruminations on What Is Love? (feat. awesome music by To Kill A King), this FAQ post for the beginner book blogger by Ashley and this post about the importance of having a sense of humour by KokkieH.

School was manic as usual, with a Spanish vocab test and Biology end of topic test on Breathing & Respiration (followed by stop-motion animation of the nervous system) and the chance to sing ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin in my singing lesson. Who doesn’t like a good old bit of Disney, eh? We also finished reading All My Sons, our iGCSE set drama piece by Arthur Miller in English…wow. Shock ending! Has anyone here read/seen it? Oh, and I saw The Theory of Everything, a film about Stephen Hawking, yesterday at the local Odeon with a friend…it was amazing! Plus salted caramel popcorn, always a bonus!

How has your week been?

An Overthinking Teenager

100 Days of Happiness {day 38} – Speech Day

Thursday was our school Speech Day. As the lucky recipient of a prize, I had to sit through two hours of speeches (though, to be fair, the guest speaker was better than last year). Although this was not my favourite way to spend Thursday evening, I did have fun with my friends prior to Speech Day. A bunch of us went to the shop to get food, before having a group physics homework session on the field, which was fun. After the official Speech Day bit, there were refreshments, which were surprisingly nice, and then we got chips from the chip shop 🙂 ah, food makes me happy!

I also had hockey in games, which was fun but sweaty!

An Overthinking Teenager

100 Days of Happiness {day 24} ~ Chicken Curry and Lightbulb Moments

Today I had my first physics lesson of this school year. And I was really confused, to start with. We were talking about scalars and vectors, and I was slightly struggling for a lot of the double. But then!  💡 Lightbulb Moment! I got it! Yay!!! There’s nothing better than that sudden click of understanding (except for getting it straight away).
Another highlight was chicken curry for tea, which I haven’t had for ages, and so was awesome 🙂
When was your last ping! of understanding?
An Overthinking Teenager

Oh Hi There, Switzerland

So after a 20-hour journey to Montreux,  we have been here for 1-and-a-half days! Thursday afternoon, we rehearsed,  then used a funicular train to get to a couple of beaautiful viewpoints. Yesterday,  we visited the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research). We ate lunch at the Cern cafeteria (pizza and cream and chocolate tart with m and ms. Perfection. ) before going to an awesome outdoor swimming pool in Geneva. We then went onto our first foreign gig, also in Geneva, and had just ran back from buying food when a random thunderstorm started and continued for the best part of an hour. The gig was great (although the entire orchestra came in 12 bars early during a solo section,  and I think the organisers took the packet of crisps I bought and accidently put them with the free food they gave us!). Today, we play at the Montreux Jazz Festival (!) and then have the evening to soak up the atmosphere. Awesome! We also visit the ‘Freddie Mercury Studio Experience’, which should be interesting…
Have you been to Switzerland before?
An Overthinking Teenager