Open Evening = Exhausting!

Today was INSET – giving me the chance to (finally!) catch up on some missing sleep from the Gordon Brown trip last weekend. I got up at the leisurely time of 11, did some Maths homework (there is something very satisfying about solving an equation) ate a Pizza and then set off for canoeing. It was my choice out of the various ‘Enrichment’ activities happening on Wednesday afternoons and a few of us decided to go today on our own. (Technically it’s actually a kayak but meh)

It’s really quite fun going up and down the Sainsbury’s Canal at Ladbroke Grove – learning how to paddle faster, turn round, glide through the water etc. More exciting than learning Latin at least, which was also on offer

And then this evening was Open Evening. The whole Self clan seemed to descend on the school actually… I was helping to take a tour group around, Tash was in the Gym while Mum and Katie went for that exciting ‘move to secondary school’ feeling. Hiten delivered a speech, which was reportedly excellent, while I grabbed a few biscuits (They actually included our ‘high GCSE achievers’ photo in the welcome pack so hey, we’re famous.) It was very polished actually this year – a glossy welcome pack, even a few specially shot videos (with apostrophes in the wrong places). Wasn’t like that in our day!

As I said though – I am now exhausted and will have to sleep so that I’m able to do more school and more Maths homework tomorrow.

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9 Comments on :
Open Evening = Exhausting!

  1. a bird an a star (jay-sun) says:

    Homework, homework, homework. Thats all you’re gonna get for the next two years of your life. I think my situation is better. Sure I might not get the best qualifications in the world, but at least I’ll have done some. I have basically no homework whatsoever. Lucky me. You have to remember, the really smart ones have no social life, but the not-so-smart people, enjoy their life (unless they are druggies in which case, fuck off)

  2. El Barto says:

    Your comment is true! I’d say it’s all correct but someone in that situation would shut me up so i’m just gonna agree

    That sounds really bad on here because Dom did so well in his GCSE’s but i don’t mean you Dom. I may have never met you but I know you have a social life, ‘cos without one, this blog would be blank

  3. Red Dalek says:

    A social life doesn’t sound that fun if you can’t afford it because you only had the qualifications for a basic pay job… but you are right, that there’s no point being smart if you aren’t happy as well. But then, the *really* smart people know how to be happy anyway

  4. El Barto says:

    Love the new blog header!

    I can’t say I feel the same about the main website header though

  5. Red Dalek says:

    It should grow on you… although it may need to be ’rounded’ somewhat

  6. El Barto says:

    I don’t think it needs ’rounding’ as such, I think it’s the colour. It doesn’t really fit in with the site.

  7. Katie Self says:


  8. Rob says:

    Me likey new blog header, maybe banner colours need to be toned down as you seem to keep most colours on the site ‘in line’

  9. Rob says:

    On a completely different note this RSS thingy built into Thunderbird seems usefull

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