Some Thoughts And Stuff
So I entered 2010 with a sense of hope really. Hope that things would be better. To be frank, the last months of 2009, espacially the Christmas period (and no, that's not completely down to me not being a fan of Christmas) with some really bad news that just came out the blue. You know the stuff where BANG! It sneaks up on you, winds you, and then leaves you doubled over in pain for quite a while after. Not fun. Well, what bad news is "good fun"? I've yet to find some...
Really, in a way though the first month and a half of 2010 have just carried on where 2009 left off. Quite a few disapointments, just when you are getting over the past one, another comes along. The one this time means that my dad might end up working either in France or Saudi Arabia. For 6 months. Not good when I only really see him for 3-4 days of a week anyway due to his work currently. He works for a big company called CSC which seems to never have heard of something called "family life". I suppose it could be worse. I could not see him at all like some kids at my school have to deal with after their parents have split up, or sadly, one of them has passed away when they were young.
School overall isn't that bad. It's just the work load is relentless. Which makes it hard to catch up espacially when you've missed some time. I recently came down with food poisoning and was pretty ill (I saw most of one day through a bucket) which meant I had no choice but to miss a few days. I'm not one who likes to have much time off anyway, but it was hard having to catch up for that and what with snow days and disrupted weeks due to other issues, it's been a strange term. After tomorrow, we break up for a week. I'm looking forward to recharging my batteries and not having to work (too) hard.
I'm looking forward to the Winter Olympics. I always enjoy them, so much more so than the normal ones. To me, there is some much more action, drama and danger involved, for example, people throwing themselves head first down an icy, near vertical slope on a plastic sledge compared to the 100 metre sprint. Don't get me wrong, in both games you have to be very special to compete, but overall, I just think the Winter ones are much more exciting and interesting and I follow them much more closely. They start this weekend but won't get to see much of them (live at least) seeing as we're going to an indoor ski place on saturday and going out for my dad's birthday on sunday. The only other real issue is the time differance, but I hope to some action. I was glued to the last Winter Olympics.
I guess the bad news I've had recently has been mingled in with a bit of good news. A kart track which is really only 2 minutes away from my house is opening soon, the previous closest track to me had been in Leeds, which is an hour and a half away. So I'm looking forward to that, I've already told a few friends at school about it and drummed up some interest, so maybe we could make it a weekly or every fortnight occasion to go karting one night after school, or at weekend, either good. I haven't been karting for a couple of years so I hope I'll be able to do that.
Oh, and for the second year in a row, I'm off to the British Grand Prix! Last year fell perfectly with friday practice a day after my last GCSE exam, so we went for all 3 days. Despite school being on the friday, we still hope to go for all 3 days this year. It's amazing though, we booked in Jan and already all the accomodation nearest to the track is completely booked up for that weekend, despite the race being many months away. Thankfully, we've dropped lucky. One place had a cancellation so we'll now be only 6 miles away from the track compared to the 16 miles we would be staying if that hadn't happened. Better still, we'll be staying close to a place called Whittlebury Hall, a place most the drivers stay, and apparently the drivers are willing to sign autographs in the evenings and mornings when they arrive/begin to set off from the accomodation. So hopefully I'd be able to blag a few autographs.
Anyway, I'm all newsed out. Take care guys,