Bonjour tout le monde! Happy America Day!
I know I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do, and I do apologise for that. As a form of apology for neglecting you, my readers, I have decided to throw together this post for you about everything that’s going on in my life right now. Hence the “actuellement” series is born (Actuellement in French means currently/in the present moment). If I’m being honest, I’m not sure how often I’ll do these posts for you, but if you want me to elaborate on something or would like to learn more about me, you could always just hit me up in the comments box or shoot me an email at thefscientist(at)gmail(dot)com. I do promise to reply, unless you’re spamming me. Then stop reading now, and go to the corner and think about what you’ve done.
Now, let’s get this show on the road.
Perhaps the biggest event in my life right now is my mid-year exams that start on Monday. For everybody new to this blog and for those who haven’t yet visited my About Me page, I am currently in my last year of high school, studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and French under the Cambridge International Advanced Level syllabi. These will be the last internal examinations I write in my high school career. Speaking truthfully, I can tell you that writing that did not a induce a sense of longing or dread in my heart. It did not make me feel nostalgic for days past, nor did it make me wish I were any younger.
Instead, what it did was strike fear right in the depths of my soul. With exams come results, and being in the last year of high school, these are the results that the teachers will use to predict how well I will do in my final exams, and these are the grades that the universities I apply to will see, this is the ruler by which my intelligence will be measured. But hey, no pressure, right?
A word of advice: numbers do not define you.
Onto more exciting events, it was my mother’s birthday this weekend. This is what was on the menu:
I made my own French bread rolls using this really easy recipe by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Then used them to make these Slow Cooker French dip Sandwiches by Carlsbad Cravings-and they are giving me life.
These lemon curd cupcakes that I’ve been threatening to post for a while (I promise I will!)
Currently languishing in a food coma. In the event I donut survive, I would like to be berried amongst all my favourite carbs.
On the sidelines, I’m working on an article for a blog by the name of Purple Lipstick. The post will be up later this week, I’ll let you guys know when it does. In the meantime, you can read this really cool article written by a friend of mine for the same blog.
Hiding from my textbooks behind a book by the name of Americanah by a Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read ‘Half of A Yellow Sun’ earlier this year, and I was so moved by it that I’ve decided to read more of her work. I think she writes beautifully and the plots are so carefully thought out that her books capture your interest right from the first chapter. I would recommend this book to everyone I know. Whilst entertaining through her stories, Adichie also manages to tackle issues of race and belonging, and for me, this is an important issue of today’s world that needs to be tackled urgently. Disclaimer: not for the faint hearted.
Mourning the end of this season of Game of Thrones. Oh Westeros, Winter is not the only thing that is coming for you.
The last thing I have to tell you is that I now have an official email address that you can use to communicate with me! If you would like to get in contact with me, shoot me an email at thefscientist(at)gmail(dot)com. I look forward to your correspondence!
So there we have it, this is me, actuellement! Leave a comment below if you have any ideas. Wishing you all a great week ahead!