Well Hello There! Remember Us?

One point of exciting news before we begin/start rambling – the blog has reached its 1st birthday! Celebrated in style 11 days ago with us completely forgetting about it and only realising when I logged on to write this! So happy birthday us!

(That’s us down there if you’ve forgotten what we look like! Please ignore the party animal living it up in the corner!)


Oh dear. We did it too. That annoying thing that bloggers do when they miss a day … then a week … and one day they check back and realise it’s been nearly two months since they last posted. Oops!

But let’s be honest – it’s exam season and that time of year where all the blogs from people still in education go strangely quiet and miss out on a bit of TCL. We just decided to get in there early, right?! I’d like to say we’ve been working hard, revising loads and making the most of our blog silence, but that would be a complete and utter lie. I don’t know about Katie (she may be secretly working away like a small squirrel behind my back) but I have been doing a lot of time-wasting and staring-out-of-windowsing.

I think this can be pretty well backed up by the fact that today’s free lesson at college – one that is scheduled in by teachers in the desperate hope that some of us will use the study room for actual study – was spent walking to the shop to relieve my sudden craving for oreos. And while oreo craving is a very serious situation, I’m not sure how it took us an hour.

Still, the school year is once again drawing to a close. For Katie that means sixth form life is over. For me it means that I have yet another year to drag myself through with only my other re-takers for company. I don’t know why but I’m strangely excited, though I’m sure that excitement will disappear as soon as the new Year 12s arrive and the common room is overrun by 16 year olds watching Jeremy Kyle all day.

Thankfully though, I have my fellow re-takers to entertain me. I’m pretty happy with the selection – the majority are big enough characters to create lots of drama and a select few to quiet enough to sit back and watch it unfold with me …

But see, I’ve got distracted again. The point of these ramblings was to apologise for being MIA for so long, and to tell you not to expect anything much until after exams, after which we will probably just forget again.

Happy Monday!



Button Swap And a Grasshopper

*Serious boring bit first, amusing joke second. Feel free to skip to the good bit, I know I would.*

We’re now offering a button swap. It’s all free, just a straight swap with our button on your sidebar and we’ll put yours on ours. Simple. If you’re interested, please email us at: htrm95@gmail.com

Once we’ve agreed a button swap with you, you can grab our button from the right side of our main page.


Anyway, to liven things up a little, here’s that joke I promised. If you don’t like it, I take no credit, it’s not mine. If you do like it, I take all the credit.

A grasshopper walks into a bar. The barman sees him and says ‘Oh hello, we’ve got a drink named after you.’ The grasshopper looks at him and says, ‘You’ve got a drink named Steve?’

………………… Well I thought it was funny.

More amusingly, when I told my mum she fake laughed and pretended to understand. She then admitted that she’d never heard of a drink named Steve. When I told her the drink is named the Grasshopper she looked at me and said ‘But his name wasn’t Grasshopper, it was Steve.’ Bless her …

Hannah & Katie(But Hannah for the second part. Just in case that joke made you laugh)