PenPal is 2!

If somebody had told me two years ago that I’d still be posting random, meaningless spiel on this site, I certainly would not have believed them. But the time seems to have flown by and today marks my blog’s second anniversary.

To be honest I thought this site would be a fling, a mere phase to be looked back on with embarrassment but it has turned into a prominent part of my life. I believe having kept a blog has been a great experience, I can look back and see what I used to get up to and how my writing style has changed (oh my word, it used to be awful)! I would definitely recommend keeping yourself a blog, it really is a great way to look back and reflect.

Here’s to another 2+ more years of PenPal!

My first post:

A late Anniversary

curved edgesI’ve known for quite a long time that my blog’s anniversary is on the 22nd of April. I’ve been planning a great post for months, something that will stand out, maybe even a brand new advert. However when the times came for my anniversary I had not prepared any of this for, incredibly, I forgot about it.

It would be nice to have a post about your anniversary ON your anniversary but this is better than nothing. What’s a week when I’ve been going a year?

A year! A year! I know, a fairly moderate amount of time for a blog to be going. I’m not so surprised about this length of time (God, it’s felt more like 4 years) but I’m more surprised that I have been regularly blogging for that amount of time.

So everybody, please be nice and comment on this post and like it, and follow my blog, and like my facebook page, and tweet to me on twitter, and recommend me to your friend and print out posters and stick them around wherever. Or alternatively you could just stop reading now.

Spot of Revision

Ok well hello to all you guys who either really love my blog and are checking for an update and also those of you who have been hoodwinked by Google and won’t even read this as you’ve probably gone already.

It has occurred to me frequently over the last week that I haven’t blogged much recently which is partly because I have a paramount pile of homework to do and partly ‘cos I don’t have much to blog about.

Anyway I’m just doing a spot of late revision (I have done it before today but there’s nothing like last minute cram-it-all-in-why the-hell-don’t-i-know-this time!

I realise that this were not a proper blog post but I really must go. Cheerio (that rhymed)!

Some revision notes

The Note-Taker

Today was one of my school’s twice-yearly ‘Academic Review Days’. Basically it means you go into school, chat to a teacher for 15 minutes about how you are doing, and go home again.

One of my targets for improvement was to make a summary sheet for each lesson I do. My teacher got a bit carried away with ideas; firstly it was sheets, next using a dictatorphone and then even getting onto making a blog. I don’t think he was being serious.

However I had taken a shine to the idea. If you want to see my new blog ‘The Note-Take’ then go to:

Let the note-taking commence.

The PenPal Magazine

At school I am currently undertaking the ASDAN CoPE qualification.

To complete this you have to undertake several tasks and challenges which you can undertake in any way you can. Here is the latest task I have been given:

“You have two weeks to publish and book or magazine of at least 6 pages, which costs £2 per copy. However you have no money to pay for it to be printed.”

To complete this challenge I created a magazine called ‘The PenPal Magazine’, and sold black and white copies (which I printed out for free at school).

The magazine is full of previous blog articles which can all be found on this blog. Now I have done this task I would like to share my magazine with everyone, so you can read it as well.

Magazine Cover Magazine Pages


Being the kind, delightful and charming young man I am, I am often concerned for the welbeing of others. In this case those others are owls.

I came across this charity a few weeks ago and since then have been following it vigorously to find out more about the amazing work they do.

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary works hard at preserving owls and other such birds of prey. They take in lost or injured owls and work rehabilitating them for the wild. They also have a scheme where members of the public can ‘adopt’ their own owls and sponsor their upkeep.

I thoroughly think that this is a really worthy cause and that any animal lover should look into it.

For more information go to:

P.S. I would also like to thank geniuswords and lifeofcowie for nominating me for the Versitile blogger award, which is a great honor. If anyone else wants to nominate me as well then be my guest.