Life Experience

So much to say, so little time…

Well ladies and gentleman, yesterday night I returned home from my second country, Germany. I wonder if you recall my previous post about me flying over there by myself and to be perfectly frank, I was absolutely bricking it. It only really hit me on the way to the airport and I suddenly thought ‘Oh my God, this is actually happening’. Which was a massive slap in the face to realise that I’d be getting on a planeย by myself. A PLANE.

But anyway, all fear and nerves aside, I made it on the plane and then to Germany, all on my lonesome. Still bricking it at this point. But, as I’m sure you’re delighted to hear, everything went perfectly smoothly from the Thursday night to Wednesday night just gone. I have had one of the best weeks ever, I loved it so much and, you know what? My German skills have gone through the roof – it’s a pity that I couldn’t have taken my exam now just after going to Germany. But no matter.

Speaking of which, lords and ladies! As many of you know, earlier today on 18.08.11 it was results day for all A Level students! And, you’ll be please to know, that I have finally risen above the shocking behaviour previously demonstrated within my German grade of a D and I’m now on a beautiful C for the A2 level. I will admit to you now; however, I’m sure you’re aware: that a B or even an A would have topped off this year, but I’m not all that bothered because I have achieved what I wanted – I managed to scrape myself from the floor of the D up into another grade and, perhaps more importantly, this morning I received my confirmation letter from York St John University saying that I have a place on my Film and TV Production course ๐Ÿ˜€ Erstaunlich!

So it would seem that I’ve settled in to German life quite nicely, and I’m hoping to go back some time next year; I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t breathe that Deutsch air every now and then. How sad. It’s a shame that some people, particularly some English people, I’m afraid to say, don’t care for Germany, because it seems that there’s a certain stereotype that is held over the German people. Well. I’ll have my chance to change the world at some point. As Morgan Freeman would say, “One act of random kindness at a time”ย (Evan Almighty, 2007).

But enough of my prattling for now, all you need to know is that I love my grades today! For those of you who don’t know: Media Studies – B, English Language – A, History – A and German – C. So, I suppose we’ll just see what happens with university in September…I just have to enrol now, fun fun fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well done to everyone who got their results today and all the best for your futures,

Brittany ๐Ÿ™‚

Life Experience


Whatย is this ridiculousย period of time that I’m going through?! I mean come on, it’s the summer, surely I should be enjoying it?! But instead, I find myself sitting in, watching it rain, rather than shine, kinda wishing the next month away. And I’m thinking to myself: I should be cramming these next few weeks with seeing friends, spending time with family and just generally having fun because there is just not that much time left until university (yay!). But it’s so boring, there’s like nothing to do because people are busy getting ready for uni, I’m going to Germany on Thursday for 6 days, y’know, there’s just no time left to do anything. So for the moment I’m stuck in this disgraceful limbo where I can’t really do anything big because I’m going away in, what? Five days? Oh my God, five days…scared much?

I’m sure there are many other people who agree with me, especially at this age because exams have finished, and therefore there’s no homework to be done. People have acquired part time jobs, so there’s not much free time to be had with friends and university is in September, meaning that I’ve been sitting around the house doing crap all (other than the couple of times that I’ve been in Germany obviously) and I’m sick to the back teeth of it.

I think, also, being stuck in the house means that I rely on the internet more than I should and I talk to friends online on an evening. And as many people know, I’d much rather talk to someone face-to-face than on the internet, but needs must, I suppose. Anyhow, when I talk to people too often online, I usually get the wrong end of the stick and become fed up with them saying the same thing over and over and over and over again. Oh. See what I did there? Muaha.

So at the moment I’m watching this German film on TV, I doubt that any other member of the United Kingdom is also, unless they’re called Mark. Bearing that in mind, I doubt that too because it’s really quite late. So I should be in bed. It’s actually becoming apparent to me now that I should be in bed because my fingers are literally moving across this keyboard like crazy and I’m just really rubbish off to you. So, apologies for the complete and utter irrelevance of this last paragraph.

I hope your summers are going very well, I know mine will kick off sooner or later.


Brittany ๐Ÿ™‚