The Year 12 In Recap

To start off I can say that my year has been amazing! Though a rollercoaster ride I am very thankful for all the amazing opportunities I got and people I can call my friends.  Here are a few of my favourite memories and pictures of Year 12!

Colour Run
EYP Liverpool

Colour Run
Christmas Concert

Bonfire

 

Harry Potter Studios London

 

Hiking

Betty’s my favourite place
Caste Howard

 

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Travel Diary: Edinburgh

E d i n b u r g h       h e r e      w e      c o m e!

After our school year had almost finished and our mocks my friends and I decided to treat us to a little trip. Where should we go we thought … and since Edinburgh is only a train ride away and some of us had never been we decided the trip should lead us to the bagpipes and quilts. I went with a group of 4 other girls. Our little group consisted of A German, A French, An English, A German-English and me. We had booked an AirB&B close to the city center and a train return ticket and everything else we were to figure out while we were there.

I completely fell in love with the city that never gave up its middle ages feels and castles and old pubs. The people who were friendly and laid back it seemed and the quilts you could buy at every second corner as well as the old buildings are unhesitatingly the core of the harry potter books which also found their beginning in a little restaurant in Edinburgh called the “The Elephant House” (which we discovered after wondering how one restaurant could have the queue of almost the London Eye).

 

D A Y 1

We arrived Friday at around mid day and checked into our little flat which was – after we passed the dark corridor- not bad at all. We had booked a student-led-tour through Edinburgh University which we went to straight afterwards. While I  already started to fall in love with the city I didn’t love the University too much but it was still interesting seeing it. We then went to see the National History Museum and took a photo with clone-sheep Dolly for our Biology teacher. In the evening we made pasta in our small but cozy apartment and enjoyed our girls evening.

here we are at the National History Museum

 

 

D A Y 2

The next day we had good weather so we decided to visit the botanical gardens which were so so beautiful! We stayed there and got lost but found ourselves out of the blooming garden. We then went to have lunch at ‘Wagamama’ with a very, very enthusiastic waiter who made us laugh quite a bit but who was really sweet. We also did a little bit of shopping that day (our stricter dress code next year gave us the excuse to do so).

 

D A Y 3

On our last day, we visited the National Gallery which I really enjoyed and which had a big collection of Renaissance to Impressionist works. I even found a Degas which made me smile. After that, we wandered around the city and did some shopping here some sitting there. In the evening we had dinner at a restaurant called “Zizzi’s” which was very delicious pizza and a good way to end our trip.

Thank you Edinburgh, I will be coming back!

 

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Travel Diary: Visiting the Brontës

imageYesterday we went to visit Haworth. I really wanted to see the village the Brontë-Siblings grew up and lived. The village is quite small and very “English”. We weren’t the only ones visiting, in fact there where quite a few people, but that didn’t affect us at all. There are a few little tea rooms and shops, but one of the coolest things ( after the Brontë House ) was the old pharmacy in Haworth. We were told, that the Brontë Sisters like the rest of the village were getting their medicine from there. There is even a sign in front of the pharmacy, that explained, that the “Brontë-Brother” got his opium in that pharmacy, which then indirectly killed him. Nowadays the pharmacy is a little shop, where you can buy natural creams as well as soap and other cute little souvenirs ( but by souvenirs I mean nice souvenirs, not the kind you throw away after a week 😀 ). Of course, we also went into the Brontë Museum. It used to be the house, where they all lived. It has been recreated now to look the way it did back then.

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