Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe ~ what a partnership lol!
I must apologise for the late posting of this entry. This fourth entry was meant to be posted on Sunday evening but my computer crashed and I lost all of the work. As my dad says computers can be wonderful things but when things go wrong they can be devils!
Started back to school on Monday. We have three weeks left in school and then I will only go in to sit my examinations - twelve of them in total. The Easter fortnight lasted only two weeks but it seemed much longer! It was nice to see all my friends, teachers and helpers once again. We had a lot to catch up on!
I had some good news on Tuesday. My Child Development coursework had been marked and moderated over the Easter period so I was anxious to get the grade. Reluctantly she gave out the grades and I had a A star!
When Mrs. Smith called out my grade I said "Pardon?" I thought I'd mis-heard her, As you can imagine, I was speechless. I couldn't believe it. The news hasn't sunk in yet. All those late nights paid off - I had done it!
In September I hope to go to college and enrole in a Childcare course. So now getting that grade has put me in good stead. I had my interview with the college in February but haven't heard anything from them since, maybe I should give them a ring and chase it up. When I am older I would like to become a Primary or Special Needs teacher. I would like to be a Special Needs teacher because I would understand the people more as I have a condition myself.
As you all know I am a member of the Viva! Council 'We Have A Voice'. We have all worked hard creating 'The Viva! News' and it is coming along great. Also we are currently revamping the charity's website. Just want to say a big 'Hello' and 'Well Done' to Nichola, Phil, Sara and All Council Members.
I am also a member of the Rhondda Youth Forum. There are approximately 25 members who represent different youth clubs/charities. Myself and Gareth represent the Viva! Project and its council.
Last week, our third annual monthly monthly meeting took place. We met the local Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taff for an arranged Question and Answer session. Councillor Jenkins has nearly reached the end of his term as Mayor. I thought he answered our questions very truthfully and honestly. I was nervous at the start because he is an important figure around this area but he made us all feel very welcome and we relaxed. We were given a cup each and Phil was given a smart, red and blue tie. Very dapper lol!
Tomorrow evening my Nan & I are going to the theatre to see 'The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas'. We are both looking forward to the show. I have been practising some of their songs all week to be able to sing along and for Christmas I had a DVD of their Las Vegas concert from Mum and Dad.
L-R Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra ~ alias the Rat Pack!
I like lots of different types of music but Easy Listening is one of my favourite genres. There seems to be more of a story attached to the song and the singers have clear voices so you can actually understand the words.
O.K. readers that's all for now. I will be back on Monday with a new installment. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Love Leigh xxxx
I thought the Rat Pack show 'Live from Las Vegas' was brilliant! It was very funny and they sang most of my favourite tracks from the Swing era.
My nan enjoyed it too. Her brother John was taken into hospital yesterday afternoon with a suspected chest infection. This has been the second time he has been ill this month. He is still undergoing tests, so the performance took her mind off worrying. I will report back when we have news of my Uncle's progress.
Nan had recently been attending line dancing classes with her friend Margret. She thought the exercise would 'be good for her hips'. She has decided to quit the classes because of other commitments.
I would also like to say 'Happy Birthday' to my friend Christine! Hope you have a great day tomorrow and don't get too drunk on the vodka lol! Relax and spoil yourself ~ you deserve it! xxxx
Also a big thank you to Ally for the animations link, I will be up for hours trawling through pages of graphics for my next blog entry lol! Ally also discovered a link to a very addictive game, which I'd like to share: Maze (go on have a go ~ I dare you!)
Comedy greats ~ L-R: Charlie Chaplin and double act Laurel and Hardy