Sunday Diary

Too Much French, Decisions & Chocolate Cake | Sunday Diary


I tested out a feature called Sunday Diary in September 2014 and, whilst I loved writing it, I stopped after the first post for some reason, but it’s back!!

I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to in the past week each Sunday – bookish and non-bookish. As I said in the first post, “It’s a chance for me to ramble away and hopefully you’ll learn a bit about me at the same time.”

What I’ve Been Up To This Week:

At school, I’ve had to make the scary decision of choosing my A-Level options. We’ve had taster sessions in the subjects for the past fortnight and I think I’ve finally decided on French, Business Studies, English Literature and Religion, Philosophy & Ethics. So, pretty much, just carrying on the options I’ve been taking for GCSE. I know it will be a massive jump up, but I’m actually really looking forward to it – is that weird?

I’ve also been working on my French writing controlled assessment. When it comes to French, I probably go a bit overboard and so on the day I did feel very nervous, despite having learnt it to within an inch of its life. However, it did go very well and I’m so pleased to have it done with! Hopefully no more writing assessments for me for a while!

At the weekend, I went out to buy my prom dress (I’m sure I’ll share it closer to the time!) and then for cake, as you can see above. And then today I’m planning on doing some pigture shoots for Book Pigs, my guinea pig blog. If you haven’t heard me talk about it before, then probably dedicate a whole day to looking at the pigtures because you could get lost in the cuteness. 😉

What I’ve Been Reading:

I’m in between books at the moment and haven’t read anything entirely this week, but think I’m going to be starting How to Disappear by Clare Furniss next. I loved The Year of the Rat so have high hopes for it. I’m sure it won’t disappoint!


Let me know the exciting things you’ve been doing this week, and what you’ve been reading in the comments!


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  • Reply
    17 January, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I think you’ll love A Levels, Lucy! They were my favourite part of education. And you’re sure to have done amazingly on your French exam. It’s been a quiet week for me but I’ve been reading Never Evers and listening to the audiobook for One!
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    17 January, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog posts for a while, I love your blog. I started my A-levels in September, and whilst they are a little harder, I’m sure you’ll really enjoy it! I used to love French GCSE and I got an A overall, the exam was pretty tough but my courseworks all helped out. People found it odd but I was much better at the reading exam than the listening exam, whilst most people had it the other way round. I wish you the best of luck in your exams, I’m sure you’ll do great!

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    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    17 January, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Ah I’m starting my A Levels soon but I’m doing them home-schooled, so we’ll see how that goes! I’ve heard they’re quite a bit harder though so I’ll have to get a tutor ;D And ooh, off to look at your guinea pig blog! I LOVE GUINEA PIGS.
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    Ash @ Teabears & Co
    17 January, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Hello there! 😀 Ahhh A levels! I’m in my final year in high school so that’ll probably be the next step for me. Although I’m VERY ready (almost too ready, let’s be honest) to finish my school education, a part of me just dies when I think about leaving. Unfortunately because it’s my final year and school I haven’t had the time for reading novels this week (argh the pain) but I feel like I’ve been reading a whole lot more manga recently.
    Wonderful, wonderful blog by the way! Your design is so stunning gosh I can’t even xx
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    Jackie Morris
    17 January, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I’m reading How to be both by Ali Smith and would love to hear what you think of it.

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    17 January, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Bonjour Lucy, this post sums up is pretty much what I did last week and I am currently reading ‘All Of The Above” by Juno Dawson. ?

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    17 January, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I’ve been drowning in university work this week, but I have had a respite today by binge reading Illuminae! Looking forward to tomorrow because I get my cast off after 6 weeks because of my fractured wrist, yay!

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    Rachana @ Addicted to YA
    18 January, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I know it’s Monday already but I forgot to comment last night so here I am 😀 I spent last week reading The Night Circus in between doing things I was “supposed” to be doing. I’m excited to see what your prom dress looks like haha. I ened up chceking out your Book Pigs and good lord, I am now suffering from cuteness overload!! Your guinea pigs are adorable!

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