Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Cycling and other things!

On Sunday Georgina and I went on another bike ride. We cycled about 15 miles and had no problem with this. We shall go further next weekend. We had a bit of a mix up with the mileometer though. It had changed to Kilometres instead of miles so we were happy and surprised when we thought that we had cycled 24 miles but in fact had only done 15!! Oh well. 

I have been doing a lot of cycling in the Cardio room at school which is a lot more challenging than cycling outside as it is very easy to want to stop cycling as there isn't anything interesting to look at! Bare walls are not very motivational! However when cycling this weekend I could really feel the benefit, especially on the hills. And dare I say it, I actually rather enjoyed my weekends cycle... The sun could have been a contributing factor! Georgina has been playing lots of tennis at school. 

I am very busy balancing A-Levels at the moment. Tomorrow I start my Photography exam which is 12 hours, so I do 5 hours tomorrow, 5 hours on Thursday and 2 hours on Friday. Then I would have completed one whole A-Level which I am finding very odd as it means I am coming closer to the end of my time at Wymondham College which is sad but on the upside, means that I am closer to my Training in Coll and then the departure for Uganda! I had my last photography lesson yesterday as well! Then I will have exactly 2 weeks until my Fine Art exam - again, 12 hours. I will be extremely sad to finish my Art as I seem to have spend most of my 7 years at Wymondham College in the art rooms!

Day by day I am getting even more excited for Uganda. I have absolutely zero% doubt about it. In the early stages last September when I was sorting out my Art College applications, I had a few worries, thinking maybe I should just go straight to Art College but time has flown by and Project Trust are very good at keeping in touch and sending us all newsletters etc. Then talking to people who have been to Uganda or have friends and family who have been to Uganda or even just to Africa have said it is an amazing country. I know it will be such a fantastic year! When I did my presentation for the Old Wymondhamians Travel Award I was asked what I was looking forward to the most and what I was worried about the most. It sounds silly but I had not really thought about it. Everything seems exciting so to narrow it down was difficult. One of the main motivational points about my Gap Year is that it is for a full 12 months, that is what excites me the most as I can completely immerse myself in the culture and community. What worries me the most? Surprisingly I can't really think of anything. Nothing immediate pops to mind. Maybe the food? I have read about the food and it seems that stews are popular and they waste absolutely no meat. Which means who knows what I could be eating!! And someone told me that whilst in Uganda they had to eat a kebab made of goat intestines... So I may have to be quite open minded about what I eat but it is all part of the experience... maybe!

I would really appreciate any support possible for my Sponsored Bicycle Ride with my sister which will contribute to my much needed funds of £5,400. Thank you.


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