May is the month of fluttery pinks and whites, blossom, flowers and strawberries. It is the month of early sunshine and green dry grass and opening windows in the mornings. I love May; I love spring - it makes me feel alive and healthy and happy. May makes me excited for the summer holidays (especially this May!) and May is just... lovely. BUT. (There's always that 'but.') May is also the time for exams. Whiiich ultimately means certain amounts of drama, stress and worry. Last year involved a maths exam, and this year does not, so I'm not as stressed as I was last year, but still - there are certain aspects about May I could do without. I dislike sitting at a desk in a room filled with other students and filling out exam papers that always seem to be slightly harder than I'd imagined.
Not to worry, though, I'm up to it. I'm ready, I hooope. And I have so many things to look forward to, and such a RIDICULOUS amount of things to be happy about.
We finished Call the Midwife season two several weeks ago and I'm still not over it. I'm still with my head in the adorable romance of Patrick and Shelagh, and that dramatic birth of lil' baby Fred. I've cried so many tears over those episodes, and I'm still kind of broken of them. (Wow, I AM PASSIONATE about this.)
Have you spotted the rose-coloured countdown in the sidebar? Is it not getting EERILY close? I am slightly nervous about the journey, especially since I've never travelled alone before, and I've never gone on the plane before, but I'm sure it'll go well, and Ohhh, Emma and I will have such fun together, and I can't wait to see her in PEEERRRSSOOOON. I think about this every day, and I still can't really grasp it. Only one month to go guys, only one month.
April was lovely. I cut my hair the shortest I'd ever cut it, I wrote a letter to a stranger (and never got a reply, sad face), I watched Season Two of Call the Midwife and played the theme song endlessly on the piano with my sister, it hailed and rained and even snowed (which was ridiculous and weird, but kind of fun), I survived my terrible condition of the Writer's block, I did tolerably well on my studies, THE QUEEN BECAME NINETY AND WE GOT THAT PICTURE OF HER AND THE WINDSOR KIDS AND THAT DOCUMENTARY, and finally, I read Hidden Places. (Among other books, haha.)
About the British Royal family, a minute please.
Queen Elizabeth is ninety. She is just about my favourite human being in the entire world, and she is ninety and still as fabulous as ever. I watched the documentary that came out on her birthday - and then I watched it again the day after, and GAHHH, I am so proud to be British. It's really good - even if you're not really a die-hard Royalty fan like I am. It's called "The Queen at Ninety - a Family Tribute" - It's on Youtube -, it's narrated by Prince Charles, and the Queen and some other members of the Royal family talk and react to old footage of the Queen and co. Basically, it's the best documentary ever and it's super funny (Harry and William's comments are gold) and also emotional and Young Prince Philip is really handsome. Watch it.
How was your April?
Did you get excited about the birthday of the Queen?