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The 5 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

There’s not a lot I can say about today other than it has been fantastic! I’m going to keep it short tonight because I’m busy gorging on Dairy Milk and chuckling aloud at local comedienne Sarah Millican’s DVD.

I had a ridiculously early start considering I’m now “an adult” but you’re never to old to see what Santa’s brought. I was up with the family at half seven (?!?!?!), trekking down the stairs. I was yet again spoilt rotten with a new camera, tickets to Alfie Boe’s concert and barely short of a metric tonne of chocolate up there in the list! Of course there was plenty of gifts from me to them too!

We then took a short drive to my Auntie’s house to see more of the family and it was soon time to tackle the mountain that was the Christmas dinner. It was then a few drinks and a few games and a few more drinks and then… Everybody crashed into a heap on the sofa – I realise how unhealthy this makes my family sound, but hey! It’s Christmas!

I have also noticed that when I’ve come to write these entries, everything comes to a blur, so I hope they haven’t been to boring! I will be posting a short video in the next week or so and getting back to normal after the new year.

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic day, whether you celebrate Christmas or not – more soon!

Kyle 🙂

The 5 Days of Christmas – Day 4

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Day 4 – Christmas Eve!
The day started with a lie in (at last!) and quickly turned into a slightly hectic rush to finish getting the house ready. I managed to get the last of my presents wrapped and tagged so they’re ready to go.
By the time the house was done, it was time to get all Christmassy! I settled in front of Home Alone 2 and then remembered that I hadn’t put the window lights up. So that was me busy again!
Soon after, it was time for my sister and her Husband to come over to stay. They picked up a Chinese takeaway and we sat down in front of yet another Christmassy film; Arthur Christmas – it’s tradition to watch The Muppets Christmas Carol but I’ve lost the DVD!
Anyway, now it’s time to settle down for the big man’s visit! Merry Christmas!

The 5 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Well, it’s day three. If you’ve read yesterday’s post you’ll know that I was at work today. As I’ve mentioned in another post, I work just 5 hours a week but I do enjoy it. Despite this, though, my other commitments have meant that working is just no longer practical so I have handed in my notice. I feel all emotional! It was my first job and I genuinely have enjoyed working there, but these things can’t be helped; I’m in the fortunate position that I can afford not to work, relying on student finance instead. I’m looking to do a follow up video of the one I posted a short while ago about working at university, explaining what has changed so look out for that! For now I’m just going to enjoy having an entirely free weekend!

After work it was back home to finish getting the house ready for the big day and the visitors that it brings. I’m now lazing with a box of chocolates and watching ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – it’s tradition!
More tomorrow,Kyle

The 5 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Today has been another busy day; it was a sad start to the day as I paid my final respects to a family member who passed away recently, but after seeing other family from all over the country, it was off to an extra long rehearsal with the drama group I direct. We’re currently working on a pantomime, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, and today was our last chance before Christmas to go over the entire show, tie up loose ends, and make sure we were still on track. Thankfully, we are and we should be ready for the opening night on Friday  4th January.
The cast an crew have worked extremely hard; I think they deserve a break; but it’s safe to say they’ll be nervously awaiting the show – who wouldn’t be?!
If you regularly read my blog you might be wondering if it’s worth doing all of these extra things like volunteering, working part time and running a drama group. I ask myself the same question every time I consider taking up something new. My fail-safe, 2-part test is: will it give me new or developed skills or show a potential employer what I’m capable of; and will I enjoy it? The drama group definitely satisfies both of these; I have to work with people aged 10 to aged 80 in the same context, essentially telling them what to do and when, in a way they’ll relate to and understand. Surely this translates perfectly onto a school setting where the teacher needs to be able to communicate with the youngest pupils in their school and even speak to their oldest grandparents sometimes. I think it does and I enjoy it so why not!?
As I write this, I’m getting my things ready for work tomorrow and trying to work out how on Earth I’m going to fit in all of the things I need to do before the big day!
More soon,Kyle

The 5 days of Christmas – Day 1

Friday, December 21st, 2012

You might’ve noticed I’ve been a little bit quite on the blog this month. That’s because I’ve been building up to this little series of blogs: the 5 days of Christmas. I’ll be posting a blog every day until Christmas Day to let you know what I’m up to.

I wanted to show you that although it’s been a massive change heading off to Uni,  there’s still time to ditch the studying hat and replace it with a big fluffy Santa hat!
So here goes…
In the past week I’ve managed to get my Christmas shopping done (at last!) and I’ve even wrapped most of them. At the start of the week my family and I went to visit my Aunty who lives in a little village just past Rothbury, we had lunch by the open fire and blasted the Christmas tunes – I’m sure the neighbouring field of sheet were thrilled! It wasn’t long before it was time to come home but there was still plenty to do. I ended up going back to my old high school to help out with the Christmas Concerts and Talent Shows. The Primary School I work with also invited me to their Christmas Assembly to meet Santa and get a gift for my help through the year. All in all it’s been a busy week with plenty more to come.
Anywho, I’m off to watch Text Santa. Speak to you tomorrow!

Student Profile:

  • Name: Kyle Brewis
  • Age: 18
  • Studying: Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Newcastle
  • Ambitions: To achieve success as a Primary School teacher and enjoy a long and satisfying career.

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