Relaxation

To set the tone of this article, I recommend Madonna’s True Blue to soothe the soul.

“…the sun is bursting right out of the sky…” – Madonna

After a relaxing day, despite doing the mock exam for GCSE Maths yesterday, I can honestly say I am not stressed, which is a first for me in a long time considering that I’ve been so focused on the coursework lately.

I was so relaxed after yesterday morning because I submitted all of my coursework on time for the Formative Assessment and I was able to sign-post which sketchbooks went with the coursework I produced and I wasn’t at all stressed.

The mock exam I did for GCSE Maths yesterday went really well and I wasn’t stressing myself over it at all but I answered the questions I could do that I already have a knowledge of and the questions I couldn’t do I decided to leave blank only for the sole purpose that I still need a little bit of help here and there on the questions I am not good at, but other than that, yesterday went really well.

How was yesterday for you? I would love to know. Please feel free to submit feedback below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Welcome to May!

Welcome to May on Mother Nature! As the next couple of weeks are set to get warmer considering that Summer is just a few weeks away, it’s great to say that the weather is finally looking up. Today has actually been a lovely day and I hope this lovely weather continues.

Over the course of this month, I will be very busy with my college studies, but this may mean I’ll be publishing articles less frequently than I did last month, considering last month was extremely productive, but fear not, as I will be heading up to London on Tuesday 10th May to the Barbican Gallery where Madonna was a few weeks ago as I will be going to see an exhibition that comprises of over 250 intuitive works produced by Martin Parr.

As you can imagine, I’m really excited about the trip, though I will be making sure to be cautious about the photographs I will take as I have been given notification that some parts of the Barbican Gallery are okay for taking photographs, whereas some parts of the gallery are restricted in terms of photography, due to security reasons of course which is what I’ve taken into full consideration.

Over the course of this month, I will be focusing more on my studies, but also revision as I have two of the most important GCSE English exams coming up next month and I will be making sure to dedicate a lot of my time to revising as I want to stand a good chance of passing this time around. I will try, however, to fit time in now and then to publish articles on Mother Nature, as I want to make sure I can keep everything balanced so that nothing goes haywire whilst I’m studying or writing articles.

Until then, Welcome to May!

Alex Smithson

HELLO EVERYONE…I’M BACK!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone, after 5 very long months of intense revision, exams and loads of coursework, I’m back!!! I have missed blogging a lot, but it just feels so good to get back into the swing of things. Thank you for all the awards and wonderful messages all of you have sent in to my blog, it has made me feel 16 years old and a true pleasure. I love you all :-).

As I begin to adjust back to blogging, I’m currently reeling from finishing school, as I finished my last ever exam on Friday 13th. There were a lot of tears as you could imagine, for me, I cried a bit on my way home from school, as the feeling hit me straight away that I was going to miss everyone. The best thing though was getting a lot of photos with everyone, even a few of the teachers, as this meant I could round off the last 5 years of going to Oasis Academy: Shirley Park on a wonderful note.

As today is my 16th birthday, I wanted to mark this wonderful occasion in thanking you all for your love and support over the year this blog has been around, and I also want to thank my two main role models, Rhys Brown and Zofia Niemtus for their support as well, as I wouldn’t have got so far in life. Thank you everyone, I couldn’t have done it without you all.

In light of the exam season that has just finished, I wanted to take the opportunity to mark an important milestone for Mother Nature | Life at the touch of a button. On Friday 6th June, Mother Nature celebrated 1 year of being around, and also celebrates my first proper year in blogging…again, thanks everyone :-).

What have I done since I’ve been away over the long hiatus?

Since I’ve been away from blogging, I took the opportunity to go to Shirley Hills in April to get some photos, and it was an absolute pleasure going there, because the weather around me was just right, the atmosphere was tranquil, meaning not only was it peaceful, but it also felt like you could live there. Just going to the viewpoint felt surreal, as the viewpoint gave me a don’t-look-down kind of moment, when you consider just how high up it really was.

As well as Shirley Hills, I revisited Kelsey Park after almost a year, and it felt like a welcome of open arms, as the weather felt heartwarming and comfortable to walk through, seeing the ducks, geese and squirrels again was an absolute pleasure, as I missed going there after a long while.

In the lead up to my last ever day of school, I have worked my absolute socks off to revise for these exams. You could say I was under a hell of a lot of stress and was tired, but, I was determined never to give up, and gave every exam 110% and made sure I fight for the grades. I wasn’t going to let the exam stress get to me, so I fought through it, and I got there in the end.

Two good top tips for those entering the exam season next year:

    • Make sure to have some food before the exam as it will keep your mind-set fresh and focused on the exams you have.
    • Always take a water bottle into the exam you have if you’re allowed, as it will prevent you getting dehydrated and worried during the exam.

To round off this blog post, I will be publishing another blog post at 3:00pm of Shirley Hills, which will talk about, almost what I’ve already mentioned in this blog post, but will go a little more in-depth.

Thank you for the long awaited blog comeback, and I will make sure to publish the Shirley Hills blog post at 3:00PM…stay tuned, as I’ve got a lot of new things to add to this blog over the next couple of weeks.

To finish off this blog post, I wanted to leave you all with this video of Cheryl Cole’s new video, it will make you want to listen to this video again and again, it’s addictive:

“Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)”

Thank you for reading this blog post, and welcome back :-)!!!!!!!!

-Alex Smithson

A New Way to Promote Your Blog

Hello everyone!!! I was away for a few days as I was doing revision for my 2-day Mock Exam for Art at School, and also revision for my Maths Mock Exam which I had today, but thankfully the hard work is over for now and there’s no pressure in terms of work at school, which is a sign of relief.

Over the past couple of days, I wanted to come up with a way of being able to promote this blog, so I decided to create an iPod touch (5th Generation) customized skin which will promote my blog for any kind of use. I used this opportunity so the blog would be ready and prepared for 2014. Using a tripod really helped as I was able to take these photos with the camera remaining completely still, and in full, perfect focus. To create your own customized skin, here’s the link: wrappz.com

The best news I wanted to share is this blog has received 3 different nominations:

1. The Blog of the Year 2013 Award

2. The I am Part of the WordPress Family Award

3. The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I wanted to say a massive thank you to Vijay Shah of HalfEatenMind, and also another massive thank you to petrel41 of Dear Kitty. Some Blog. As always, I will continue to post more over 2014, and make sure the new Twenty Fourteen theme is a lot easier to use. Please follow these bloggers as they both have really interesting blogs full of all the latest information you can read and they also talk about the latest events happening today, putting your life at a wonderful, comfortable ease.

Thank you for reading, and again…a massive thank you to Vijay and petrel41 :-)!!!

– Alex Smithson