Friday, 28 August 2009

28th August

Tuesday 1979
Got up about 11.30
Went into Stafford
Bought Bryan Ferry single 'What Goes On' and subbuteo balls
Went for a walk 1/2 way to Hixon
Stayed in all night
Played Mastermind


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Yesteday my teen got her GCSE results. I knew she would do ok but we were both concerned she would get a poor mark in Maths. She, like I, has always stuggled with her Maths, there have been many tears (mine as well as hers) over the years when trying to do the homework set.
Her predicted grade was a 'D' but with extra booster classes and some hard revision it could be a 'C'. The first Maths exam she says was 'solid' ... in Teen speak that is really difficult. The second one wasn't as bad she thought.........

So she toddled off to pick up her results this morning. I was on tenterhooks until she got back home.....

"ok what did you get?"
" Textiles 'B', English Language 'B', English Literature 'C' ...."
"Brilliant but what about Maths?" I interrupted
"Mathematics .... Oh...... I got a ......... 'B'!"
"A what?"
"A 'B' "
"A 'B' ? OMG...."
"Yeah I know ... I will never have to Maths ever again!! Do you want to hear what else I got??"

I am as proud as Punch... a 'B' in Maths ... wow!!

All in all she got 6 Bs (MATHS, Textiles, English Language, History, Health and Social and IT Creating Computer Graphics) and 5 Cs English Literature, R.E., Science, Additional Science and IT Design and Produce Multimedia Products.

Getting her Maths and English at grade B means that she can do the 4 A'levels she has chosen (Textiles, Graphic Design, Media Studies and English Lit/Language combined) and not have to forego any to resit them.... phew!!!

So she hadn't forgotten my pledge of money in all the excitement... in fact she tried to inflate each grade by a fiver lol... nice try... It cost me £85... which was quickly converted into a pair of jeans, some new shoes and a belt... I think she still has some 'well done' money left though... ...
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Can you believe that this is the last Friday in August already... someone is definitely speeding the world up. The way the weather was last night it felt like November... gales and driving rain ... fabulous NOT.

On a sunnier note as it is the last Friday in the month it is also 'T-Shirt Friday' sponsored by the lovely Nurse Myra over at Gimcrack.
I only bought this T-shirt a couple of weeks ago .. it was in Next's sale for a ridiculous £5... loved the madness of it .....there is so much going on ........

Other T#shirty people ..... GITWIZARD, GNUKID, SILVERSTAR, SLEDPRESS, RENALFAILURE

27 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Well done TEEN!!!!! Yay!!!! *star jump* particularly for screwing Mum over for all that dosh - tee hee

That's a very 60's t-shirt isn't it? Ah, those when the days ..... *goes off into a little dream*

[Do like the juxtepostion of Bryan Ferry and subbuteo balls - very strange shopping list!]

nursemyra said...

daddyp just did a star jump? shit - hope he hasn't broken anything

great T 70s

sylvied said...

love the t-shirt!!!off to wish nurse myra happy birthday --- not visited her for ages...(shame on me!)

daisyfae said...

does that shirt glow in the dark? lovely!

70steen said...

DP ~ I don't believe you can still star jump ... ok prove it .. next You Tube video please....

what's wrong with having BF and small balls in one sentence??? I don't understand *snigger*

70steen said...

NM ~ I think DP would have just sat on his sofa and raised his feet off the floor at the same time as raising his arms in the air .... Maybe he could have a new exercise video 'Star Jumps with DP'

Lovin your T shirt ... very cool indeed

70steen said...

Sylvie ~ thank you :-)

70steen said...

Hi Daisyfae... you know I don't know if it glows in the dark how cool would that be lol :-)

renalfailure said...

Oh god! I ate the brown acid! The shirt wants to eat me, man.

70steen said...

purply pink skies and peace man.. far out Renal :-D

sledpress said...

What the heck is a subbuteo ball anyway? It sounds like an adult toy of some description.

That shirt is Peter to the Max.

gitwizard said...

Congrats to your Teen. Doing exams is so stressful, now you can both relax. Great shirt!

gitwizard said...

HeeHee,

just found this over at sledpress:

http://www.deanjackson.dj/nameanagram/

Annie Mouse said...

teen is a daughter to be proud of, with or without the fabulous results, it brings a tear to my eye.

fracas said...

So she's not just all beauty then?

Sounds like she takes after her mum!

(I agree with nursemyra though... it's bloody amazing DP didn't break something.)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

My level of fitness is fabulous ..... *grunt*

archiearchive said...

Belated congrats to the teen. Sympathy to LoTG who will have to pick DaddyP up from the floor.

gitwizard said...

In Hastings a firm has been formed,
to pick-up Gits who've been shin-kicked or scorned,

"We help to arrange,
we assist those profaned,

or damaged, or drained,
or who even need teeth re-arranged".

70steen said...

Hi Sledpress and lol ... nothing so exciting as an adult toy in that way but a ball used in table football or soccer by mostly adults these days I think??.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subbuteo

70steen said...

Thank you GW and that name game is so funny ,,, unfortunately 70steen comes out as tense .. but I have had loads of fun putting in my full name and names of others lol :-D

70steen said...

Annis Mouse ... thank you hun :-) The card you sent for teen is beautiful and you shouldn't have sent money .. you are so naughty although Teen would disagree xxxx

70steen said...

Dear Frac ... thank you too ... she did so well getting what she did [don't tell anyone but she did better than I did at her age ;-)]... lets hope she keeps it up at college x

[I reckon a hip replacement will be due soon for DP lol]

70steen said...

DP was that a pain baring 'grunt'? Just askin' ???

70steen said...

GW I reckon that DP has that telephone number on speed dial :-)

70steen said...

Archie you congrats are so welcome:-)

I know TG has so much to do ... I wonder if she had to use the special spatula to scoop up???

gitwizard said...

I've only just noticed myself.
but DP needs a kick for the typo in his first comment....

http://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_en-GBGB310GB337&aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=juxtaposition

Daddy Papersurfer said...

.... and about time too - I leave these little tests dotted around the interweave hoping for someone to notice .... tee hee