what is your favourite onomatopoeia

Friday, 17 February 2012


Books are my favourite thing in the world. You can read one and forget everything thats going on around you. Up until now, I've loved reading books, but now I  want to take it one step further: I want to write one. All my planning is TOP SECRET so I can't tell you anything about it apart from that it's completely different from something anyone has done before. But look out for the title I give you if/when it gets published.

Do you get that feeling when you walk into a book shop, a comforting feeling that can only be described as the bookshop feeling. It's sort of knowing that wherever you turn, the smell of freshly printed pages warms you and that the words surrounding you long to be read. Maybe it's just me, I don't know.

My quotes this time round have to be:

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.

Ernest Dimnet

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

Friday, 3 February 2012

difficult friendships

Sometimes, your friends are good friends, sometimes you feel like their isolating you, when one friend is doing a job, another playing with someone else, another not at school and in the freezing cold, it doesn't feel so great. Sometimes you wish that everyone would like you, then you would never be lonely, but lets face it - that's never going to happen.

I hope it snows on Monday so there's no school, what could be worse than a freezing Monday at school when the sky could easily make it snow and you could stay at home with hot chocolate. The only lesson I would miss is maths, it's what I'm best at and we almost always do something fun (when we're not having a supply teacher). I even like tests, I think we should do them more often.

Today I want to end off on two quotes, both from Marie Curie, an inspirational scientist who I did my year five Victorian project on. She is a very interesting person to research.

'Nothing in life is to be feared, 
it is only to be understood. 
Now is the time to understand more, 
so that we may fear less.'

'I am among those who think that science has great beauty. 
A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: 
he is also a child placed before natural phenomena 
which impress him like a fairy tale.'

Thursday, 2 February 2012

my story (very briefly) part 1

Life isn't always easy - I should know that, but when things are easy I forget the hard times. Being gifted isn't all that it's cracked up to be, there are so many disadvantages: not fitting in, being the goody goody, know it all and not making friends, and when I get a friend, I aim to keep them, but it doesn't always work out...
Throughout the whole of my school life, I have been bullied by loads of different people for loads of different things. I guess jealousy is the main issue. But I do have some friends, my first school friend became my friend about a year ago and it's going well so far. I have another recently discovered friend and they are the only two people (apart from my parents) that understand me. 
I want people to know that gifted kids are normal people too and that we have feelings just like everyone else. I dance, dive, go to guides, sing and learn languages, that's part of me, the only thing that's different is that I'm exceptionally clever.

This is a really nice quote I found
'give me the courage to change the things I can,
ability to deal with things I can't,
and wisdom to know the difference.'