I’ve been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award

So I've been nominated for this award by Emily, and I couldn't be more grateful. I'm going to be honest, but I thought the whole concept of blogging was writing down whatever you thought and hoping that a few people actually bother to see it. But since starting last month, I've discovered that it is SO …

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Milestones

Yesterday was my 16th birthday, and, in the afternoon, it suddenly occurred to me: why do we celebrate birthdays? More importantly, why do we celebrate milestones of any kind? Why do we mark 5 years since an occasion or event. Why do we mark 100 years? 100 years ago, World War 1 was fully raging. …

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The Day Summed Up #13

The big news of today is that David Cameron has laid out his four EU reform goals. They are: Protection of the single market for Britain and other non-euro countries Boosting competitiveness by setting a target for the reduction of the "burden" of red tape Exempting Britain from "ever-closer union" and bolstering national parliaments Restricting …

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“When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today”

So today is remembrance Sunday, a very moving and important day in our country's calendar. Now, I'm not going to start on why General Sir Nick Houghton's comments as Chief of Defence Staff are wrong: he said people should remember in their own way, that people shouldn't have to wear a poppy. Instead, I'm going to use today …

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News Update-Russian Airliner crash

Note. This post is for my blogging 101 course. I've embedded a tweet as a 'new to me' element to my post. My target audience is those who would rather important news was broken down into smaller chunks with no unnecessary information-as concise as possible.  https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/662250989504888836 And so this is the news of Egypt's President Sisi arriving in Downing Street to speak …

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The Day Summed Up #7

In my first blog, which you can find here, I spoke of a stabbing at a school in Sweden killing 2 people. Now, a 16 year old boy has been killed, at a school stabbing, here in the UK. The incident is being treated as a murder inquiry. It's not entirely clear as yet what happened, …

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