||[Aug. 25th, 2004|12:12 am]
Only two weeks into summer hols, Mum decided I was working too hard with all my revising. I tried to remind her what an impact N.E.W.T.s would have on my future (as if she didn't remember from her own Hogwarts years!), but she refused to listen. Immediately she LIMITED my available study hours and demanded that I spend at least two hours a day outside in the fresh air and sunshine!
I wanted to inquire whether she had ever stepped outside our house, seeing as England isn't exactly known for its large quantities of fresh air and sunshine, but of course I didn't argue with her.
Needless to say, I had to make many adjustments in order to spend my time efficiently and maximise my eventual N.E.W.T. scores, and one of those sacrifices was to refrain from writing in this journal. However, now that the summer is nearly over, she's let up on her restrictions, so I figure I've a moment or two to record the events of my summer.
I'm slightly suntanned now, which I had not been expecting. I can't say I wholly disapprove. I've also learnt to play snooker. I must say that I'm brilliant at snooker. I think Hufflepuff looks strong for the House Cup this year. How have the rest of you fared this summer? Justin? Hannah? Susan? Zacharias? Eloise? Etcetera?
And finally, congratulations to Ron Weasley upon becoming Head Boy. Though I must confess I had been hoping that the owl bearing that happy letter would be winging its way to my home instead, nonetheless, I am sure you will do an admirable job.
Well, that's a long enough break. I hope to hear from you all shortly!