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And Miss M is off to Cambridge!!!

jbpoppingbottle

She will be studying Philosophy.

They asked for A*AA and she achieved A*A*A!

/proud mother
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So, today is Miss M's 18th birthday.

(Yes, I know.)

We've had a lovely day, she got a new phone (very shiny etc, she was very pleased), although her favourite presents were Satre's Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology and Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present.

Have I mentioned that she wants to study philosophy (preferably at Cambridge)?

Anyway, we went to York for the day and wandered about and had chip butties for lunch and mourned the fact that Christmas Angels is gone (it was the BEST SHOP).

But overall, very nice.

Went home, had some quick pizzas and then had the family descend (family includes a 3 year old, two 4 year olds and a 7 year old, so it was... lively). Had cake etc and are now relaxing.

I should probably do some sort of reflection, but - she's just a good girl. We're lucky. Or maybe being fairly relaxed and trusting that the kids are alright works out well when it comes to parenting. Couldn't be more proud, of course.
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And this on top of Miss M getting 4 As in her AS levels (i.e. the results of her first year of A-Levels)!!!!

/ridiculously proud mother

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(Note re. the Clintons and cookies and THAT quote of Hillary's wrt careers vs. cookies - they cut the quote in half. She went on to say that she had concentrated on a career, in part so other women who might want to stay at home and bake could do that. She never implied that staying at home was the lesser choice, except in how the press framed it. So THERE.)
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GCSE results came out today. Miss M got two Bs - in Art (she had an awful teacher and lost interest) and Further Maths (which she never liked or enjoyed). As for the other 10 subjects...

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Today has been Miss M's 16th birthday.

I should write something more, but I'm too sleepy. However she is a beautiful, intelligent, talented young girl, and very funny too. She had a lovely day, and got a pile of fannish presents. ♥
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Miss M has been chosen as Head Girl for next year.

(no title)

She is very pleased. Esp because the Head Girl is responsible for the Prom, and she wants it to have a Frozen theme. *g*

(She is 15 and currently in year 10, next year she will finish her GCSEs.)

ETA: As part of the application process she had to write a statement. Most of the other kids were very careful, and some got the teachers to check them over etc. But MY daughter started off with:

'Dear Miss X. I would like to apply for the position of Head Girl. As a result I have sent you 36 pages detailing my reasoning behind this on Google Drive.

Just kidding.'

She can't really remember the rest, but it was generally light-hearted and funny. After getting a few of her friends to check that it wasn't terrible, she handed it in. And here she is. (She also has a deputy - luckily enough the girl she was hoping for, as they'd already started making plans. *g*)

ETA2: Heeee! Just checked my phone! She actually texted me the news:

I got head girl!!!!!!
All your base are
belong to me!

I must have done something right... :)

Random.

30 March 2014 08:58 pm
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Buzzfeed: 52 Heartwarming Pictures From The First Day Of Equal Marriage In The UK

ETA: From The Sunday Times )

~

I've not seen it, but I read the review in The Sunday Times, which was a) spoilery, and b) snarky, but fabulous. (Camilla Long is not a fangirl.) The relevant part:


'Credit to Chris [Evans] who does a good job of believing him [Arnim Zola], before discovering that the Winter Soldier is in fact his best friend. Cue lasers and bromance.'

I am now very, very tempted to change my title to 'Lasers and Bromance'.


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And then I thought I'd share some texts Miss M sent me recently. We were going to see The LEGO Movie, and we were running late. Except Miss M had been in town with some friends, so was waiting for us. For about half an hour or so...

She makes me laugh )
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As [livejournal.com profile] kerkevik is currently without internet, he asked if I could repost this lovely little ficlet here so people could actually see it. (Notes at the end.)

A Quintessential Truth )
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Today is Miss M's 15th birthday. See subject line for my feelings.

(Mind you, she is growing into the loveliest young woman - intelligent, kind, sensible. Couldn't ask for more. ♥)

And since it seems appropriate (and I really like the song) Robbie Williams' latest song (dedicated to his daughter):

Misc.

7 March 2013 09:51 pm
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Have spent the best part of the evening geeking out with Miss M. Have introduced her to March Madness (<-prelims), which she thought was an AMAZING idea, and then we found the BEST EVER SOKKA. His FAAAAAAAAACE! (Bonus ADORABLE Aang.)

Also I have finally worked out that Dreamwidth is Welwyn_Garden_City. This is both its strength and the reason I can't take to it. I love my neighbourhood where I've been for years (my first home!), nevermind the fact that for every step forwards, the infrastructure also takes a step back, and that the architecture is going downhill and that the public transport is expensive and rubbish. I'm obvoiusly going to end up like one of those people in a tiny house between two skyscrapers. And people will say 'Come to Welwyn Garden City, it's so nice!' and I'll say that I'm getting used to the crime. Plus, the inner city is more interesting, and it's where all my friends live... (I'll still moan about all the issues, mind you. But then I live in England, so that's just a normal part of life. Most things are rubbish, but we're used to that. Besides, it's OLD and it's OURS.)

Cut for Buffy verse example *g* )

You know, I don't think I've ever used my 'quixotic' mood before. But for once it feels relevant. Oh LJ...
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Hello all.

Sorry for being so AWOL, but RL is eating me alive. Plus, you know, there's Christmas and all that. So, instead of supplying my own content, I shall link to my [eldest] daughter. For those new to this LJ, she's 14 and called 'Miss M' - she has her own LJ ([livejournal.com profile] miss_m_writes), but mostly hangs out on Tumblr and Facebook doing Brony & Minecraft stuff. However, she has now (like, this week) invented her own OC Timelady. And has posted a teeeeeeny little snippet of story.

So, as I am a proud mother, and the girl can write, you are welcome to have a peek at this: Over and Out - STORY SPOILER.
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My dearest [livejournal.com profile] miss_m_writes has decided to turn her LJ into a place for reviewing stuff. So if you want to know a soon-to-be 14 year old's take on Merlin etc, head over that away.

(She's impatient, hence the briefness of this post.)
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My dearest [livejournal.com profile] miss_m_writes has decided to turn her LJ into a place for reviewing stuff. So if you want to know a soon-to-be 14 year old's take on Merlin etc, head over that away.

(She's impatient, hence the briefness of this post.)
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So, you might (if you have a FANTASTIC memory) remember that I mentioned Miss M having a Black Books plot bunny. Well, she wrote a snippet of it. You can find it here:

A very little excerpt, un-edited.

If you love Black Books, go read, and give her some feedback. She deserves GOOD THINGS, for she is my clever girl - besides, the fic is hilarious. :D

(When she says unedited, she means it - I didn't even know she'd written it until yesterday.)
elisi: (Miss M by kathyh)
So, you might (if you have a FANTASTIC memory) remember that I mentioned Miss M having a Black Books plot bunny. Well, she wrote a snippet of it. You can find it here:

A very little excerpt, un-edited.

If you love Black Books, go read, and give her some feedback. She deserves GOOD THINGS, for she is my clever girl - besides, the fic is hilarious. :D

(When she says unedited, she means it - I didn't even know she'd written it until yesterday.)
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What I Have Learned From Films and Books. A list by Miss M.

Because my girl's pretty awesome. :)
elisi: (Miss M by kathyh)
What I Have Learned From Films and Books. A list by Miss M.

Because my girl's pretty awesome. :)
elisi: (Miss M by kathyh)
Today is Miss M's 13th birthday.

I know.

(Also, here is her first fannish effort, age 6. She was Little Miss M back then... ♥)
elisi: (Miss M by kathyh)
Today is Miss M's 13th birthday.

I know.

(Also, here is her first fannish effort, age 6. She was Little Miss M back then... ♥)
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Miss M (age 12) wrote a thing, and it is funny, so I am posting it for [livejournal.com profile] the_redjay and anyone else who'd like a laugh! What if Gallifrey had internet forums...

Title: Gallifrey Online
Author: Miss M
Characters: 11th Doctor, the Master (unspecified), River, Amy, Rory.
Setting: ...the internet?
Rating: U.
Spoilers: AGMGTW.

Read more... )

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