Saturday, 29 May 2010

Dewi Sant...

On March 1st, I did a concert in St. David's Hall in Cardiff to perform Karl Jenkins' Dewi Sant (it's welsh for St. David).

I have made videos containing pictures from the rehearsals and there is the recording that was on BBC Radio Cymru. They are in the order that they were performed. Enjoy!

Byddwch Lawen:

Psalm 22:

Cadwch y Ffydd:

Psalm 27:

Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain:

Good Night House of Dewi:

Psalm 150:

Thursday, 27 May 2010

2 down, 3 to go...

I am so glad today is almost over with. I shall explain...

I had one of my maths exams this morning, C2, which is quite a nice one because you get to use a calculator! So I wasn't complaining! I was up quite early this morning learning proofs for arithmetic and geometric series and for logarithms. Sounds complicated? Well it's not really.
Thankfully, the ones I could do quite well came up, so that has gained me 6 marks that I know of. There were also some other questions which I can find difficult, which appeared to be quite easy, but my grade will prove all!

And so to this afternoon.
I had my physics PH1 resit, because I felt the C I got in January wasn't as good as I could have actually got. But the paper in January was really hard. Proof... only 2 people in my year got an A on the paper, and I was one of about 10 people that got a C or above!
I completely forgot about the fact I was resitting this exam until about last week. But even though I did forget, I only started revision yesterday, by doing past papers! And then I realised how little I could remember... Not good.
Hopefully though, after a bit, I mean a lot of cramming, I think I have done all right on this paper.

Just have to wait and see for the results though I suppose!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


I'm running out of ideas for blog titles!

Ah well.

I went out with my mum today... bad idea.
I knew I should have stayed home and actually revised, because when I did get home I did a past paper from both maths and physics and realised that I probably am going to fail unless I learn quite a few definitions of things and proofs.

Aargh, I wish I had started revising last week, instead of messing around doing nothing. It's my own fault, but I never seem to learn from my mistakes.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The hills are alive with the sound of...


I realised today that I really am going to fail my physics resit exam. And probably my maths as well, but I am a bit better at maths than physics!

I went into school today for a music revision session, and to have a sing in choir, and I took some physics past papers with me to do as well. When I first looked at them I couldn't remember any of it. I started doing one of them, and I honestly did about 4 questions, even with the help of my textbook! So I am going to have to do a lot of revision with my notes!

I just can't seem to physically revise, but that's just me I suppose. Not so good if I want to go to uni though.

Monday, 24 May 2010

The truth...

Is always the best sometimes.

Well, there has been this girl that I have only know since March, but I liked her from the first time I saw her.
And then I found out that she is in the National Youth Choir of Wales as well, so my day just got better when she told me that.

I couldn't keep my feelings to myself, so I did tell one of my other friends who is also on nash that I liked her, and she did tell me that she would speak to one of the girl's friends to tell her for me.

Of course, this friend of mine, who is a bit dull, had forgotten to tell the friend of the girl, so I took it into my own hands to tell her myself.

Thing is, I didn't want to just tell her and scare her, so I realised that she has this lovely thing called Formspring, which lets you ask anonymous questions to people. So I did just tell her straight up on there how I felt, but of course she wanted to know who was asking. I gave her a few hints, and I think she managed to work out who I was just by me telling her that I was a girl!

She did work it out, and messaged me on Facebook about it, so we are talking now, and I'm pretty happy!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Joyful, Joyful...

(8) Joyful, joyful, Lord we adore thee.
God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
Hail thee as the sun above... (8)

Oh, I am now beginning to love that song, it's awesome!

See, my choir, Greater Gwent Youth Choir, are collaboration with the Gospel Choir, and this is one of the pieces we are singing.
When the GGYC first saw this piece we were all quite scared, because this was not the sort of things we would usually do. We are mainly a very classical choir, and rarely step over the line into gospel music,  but we had to learn this along with an arrangement of Fix You by Coldplay, which is pretty lush!

Although, our rehearsal today was quite funny. One because the gospel choir had to sing two of our pieces, and two because of our attempt to sing their two songs!

Overall I did have a great day though, and I met a girl that I hadn't seen since I was about 11!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Roasting to death...

Oh my goodness!! I cannot believe how hot it has been today! Even walking around town in shorts and a vest I was still sweating!

I was meant to go to town with one of my mates that I haven't been out with for ages, but as I was about to leave to pick her up, she text me saying that her mum had told her to stay in and revise, so I was on my own again.

To try and avoid revision again, I asked all my friends on Facebook if they wanted to come out, but I only got one reply so decided just to head to town by myself. I did manage to get a lovely top and it was only £1! Bargain!

And now tomorrow I've got choir rehearsal all day so that is another excuse for not revising! I will get some done... eventually!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sun sun sun...

Ok, so today I told myself that I was going to do some revision, and not get distracted by anything!

Well that didn't happen!
I was going to have a shower this morning, but as I was about to get up to have one, my friend Sam rang me asking if I could take him home from school so he could get a textbook for and exam he had this afternoon. So, being the good sport I am, I agreed to take him. As I was about to leave I got a text from my other friend James, asking what I was doing, and I told him, and he tagged along.

When we finally got to Sam's house, he came back out and rummaged through his bag, only to realise the textbook we had gone to his house to get was already in his bag! We did get a drink of cloudy lemonade out of the journey though!

So as I said, I was going to revise some music today, which basically involved listening to the pieces that we were doing while following the score, and learning the annotations along with it. But James said that he was fed up of revision so I agreed to go over his house and keep him entertained! I did take my music with me, so I just ended up colouring in parts of the score that I hadn't done yet.

We then ended up get even more bored than we were at the start of the day, and realised that it was too hot to stay in the garden, even though I do have some lovely tan lines now!
We wanted to go out, but most of out friends were in school either revising or they had an exam so we went and called on our other friend Sam (not the same one as above), who we dragged out to the sea wall to throw  rocks at other rocks!

And now I'm off to babysit my next door neighbours, this should be fun, although they do have an adorable dog!

If you are bored, have a look at some of the pictures from a photo shoot I did last month for the National Youth Choir of Wales...

And if you hadn't worked out who I am, I'm the short one with brown hair!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The miserables....

This was the first time I went back to school, and it was only for a couple hours.

You see, we finished, as I explained yesterday, last Friday for study leave, but unfortunately my music class had not finished learning our set works for our exam. So this meant we had to come in today to finish annotating our scores. It wasn't that bad, but something I could have done at home if I had just had the notes.

But then of course, I came home, and again... did no revision.
My first exam is in a week, and I am really not looking forward to it. It's my maths one, and I think that I am pretty good at maths, but there are some things that you cannot blag your way through and need to be learnt.

I am also owed a bit of money off my ex, but its proving quite difficult to get it out of him. Oh well...

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

This could be interesting...

Well now that I have a month off from school, I might as well make some use of my time.
Yeah I know, the reason I have the month off is to revise for my exams, but I detest revision, I just can't seem to physically do it.
So the time that I'm not revising I will put to good use and try and do one of these everyday. It will be a challenge, yes, but also good fun me thinks!

I might as well get started now then...

On Monday I have an excuse for not revising... sort of.
We have this 'lovely' cream carpet in the hall, up the stairs and on the landing, and my parents wanted it cleaned. Of course, my mother did say to the cleaners that the colours probably wasn't one of her better choices.
Anyway, they had to start quite early as it would take 4 hours to dry, so my parents gave me 2 choices. Either stay in my bedroom for 4 hours, not even being able to get out to go to the bathroom, or get out of the house for a while.
So what did I chose? The second option of course! So this meant I was out in town for about 3 hours, until I got bored, which I do quite often!

My excuse for not revising yesterday was that as I was about to revise (honest!), my friend invited me round his because we were both bored! Of course, when his mum got home she presumed that we had been revising due to the sprawled out maths papers left on the kitchen table, when in fact we had been to McDonald's and sat in the garden doing nothing!
We then decided that we were even more bored so went and picked up one of out other mates and went to the park for a bit. Being the teenagers that we are, we soon got bored with the park, but not after we did some physics 'revision' involving a spinning swing and a phone! We headed to Tesco and just sat in the car park talking about stuff that teenagers do (I won't go into detail! There might be children reading!).

And then today my excuse was that I went to Alton Towers! I had a brilliant day, even if I was walking around for most of the day with a headache!

Hopefully tomorrow I should get some revision done, I have to go to school anyway so I'm pretty sure I will!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Men are idiots....

...that is all.

oh, and the fact that I am considering turning gay because of it...