Coffee and Green Tea

I know, I know. celebrations throughout the land will take place today because, I, Michaela Garnett have finally posted some other pointless paragraph on wordpress after weeks of denial.

I’d like to think so, anyway.

I’m not sure why I haven’t written in so long but I’ll spare you the explanation as you probably do not care for one. This week beginning 17th February is the Half term holidays and I have had numerous lovely things planned during it that I thought i’d note down for memory’s sake.

I spent the beginning of it with Harvey,  we broke up ( from college I mean, not each other ) so I spent Friday with him and although we were meant to have a valentines meal, the chicken I cooked was raw in the middle and then when I put it back in the oven it went all dry so in the end I gave up and had a cheese sandwich. It was lovely. Then Harvey went down to the sea side to visit his Grandma and although I was invited, I stayed at home so that people could be seen and homework could be done!

I decided at the start of the holidays I was bored of my bedroom, so the little project I have started is drawing the disney castle, characters and quotes onto one of the walls. It’s taking ages and i’m not the best artist in the world, at one point  the castle just looked like a lot of wobbly penises but it’s starting to look acceptable. Harvey bought me 8meters of warm white fairy lights so I can put those up too so they look like stars.

I cannot believe I am 16 years old. More like 6!

Of course, some time was spent doing homework. Although i’m a published author, the subject I struggle most with is English literature, in particular, creative writing. All we have to do is write the opening chapter to a book and i’m finding it so hard,. my first grade was just a C, so if that doesn’t tell you  that ‘away with the fairies’ is 113 pages worth of absolute POOP I don’t know what will. I’ve also been going to the gym every day but today.

Yesterday, My neighbour and good friend Alex ( we call him Flanders, or Ned.) needed new clothes so some of us, his friends embarked on an adventure to Manchester. Dan, Lucy, conor and I all helped him pick out clothes, we even did the thing where you hold up two  shirts and are like ‘blue? or green?’  he chose green. I voted for us to do what they do in the movies where they all try on lots of outfits and we’re like, ‘nah, nope. NOOO..YES, IT’S PERFECT!’ but it didn’t happen. Dan also wanted some help, but finding a blazer to fit his arm length was hard, so he stuck with the safe option of buying multiple plain white t-shirts. Lucy said ‘i’m not buying any clothes until I have a car,’ yet she walked out with three bags. I bought a top, some shoes that were on sale for £3 and some mens bracelet. Conor, however, got his lip pierced. His parents aren’t too happy, but I wont go into that. Then we all had lunch and a bit later went to a cafe for coffee (  or in my case green tea) …actually, Dan was the only one to have Coffee.. so never mind.Anyway, It was a really nice day and it made me happy.

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Today the girls ( Lucy, Gee, Sophie and Becca ) are coming round and we’re going to eat noodles, watch films and drink tea all night and all day. I’m looking forward to it very much.

Love from me.x

ADVENTURE.

adventuresIt just hit me, literally as I was logging in, it hit me.
Why I wrote the book!
Whenever I was asked, it was hard to answer WHY I wrote Away with the fairies and just like that, I knew why.
EXCITEMENT!
I crave excitement in my life, and because I have little, I wrote excitement into someone elses.
No matter how stupid and pathetic it is, I am Poppy Garner. I’ve run away to Dreamland and married a prince and I’m in my own little fantasy. That’s why I wrote it. Escape from the boredom and endless routine of life.
Wake up, go to school, come home, wish I was thinner or more clever or had less spots or the energy to clean my room, do my homework and go to bed.
Parties, work, school and home aren’t exciting enough for me. They are short bursts of excitement that just aren’t enough! I want an ADVENTURE! I want to travel to new places and discover new people. I want a fairytale!
I know I sound deluded and stupid, but I’m so passionate about this! I want to be like someone out of the movies, or the books that I read.
I’m not saying I’m unhappy with my life, because I’m not, I’ve got a family, a boyfriend, amazing friends, but I don’t wake up in the morning wondering what today will bring, because I already know, boredom, forcing myself to stay awake through endless lessons and then going home and preparing to do it all again.
I’m officially counting down the days until I am old enough to travel, with anyone that wants to come along. To explore, to discover!
I know when I’m getting bored, because I have an overwhelming urge to read, or to write. Its because I want to escape into another world.
I cant remember the last time I felt my stomach churn in excitement or legs shake with nerves and heart flutter.
I want so much more than Goostrey, than England, than this!