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Tuesday, 28 April 2009


I haven't really written much news lately because...

1. I'm too lazy.

2. There's not much to tell.

It was back to school on Tuesday (blah!) and also back to my boring routine.

We did get a new car-

But apart from that there is nothing really to tell. I did want to include this poem though because I thought it was cute.

I bought a Maserati
and a new Mercedes-Benz,
plus a brand new Lamborghini
I could show off to my friends.
I purchased a Ferrari
and an Aston Martin too,
and a Porsche and a Jaguar
and a BMW.
I had them all delivered
to my mansion in the hills.
I like to sit and look at them,
imagining the thrills.
For though it's fun to be
the richest nine-year-old alive,
I'm sure I'll like it better
when I'm old enough to drive.


Friday, 24 April 2009


Here are some photos of the two cute darlings that are here to spend the weekend with us...


Thursday, 23 April 2009

Tales from Shakespeare

Here is another one of my weekly newspaper reviews.

Tales from Shakespeare
By Charles and Mary Lamb

So many people think that Shakespeare is uninteresting and filled with thee’s and thou’s. But Shakespeare is not boring at all!
This paraphrased book is filled with adventure, excitement, murder and comedy.
Tales of Shakespeare has twenty different stories in it including the romantic ‘Romeo and Juliet’, that tells of the fight between two families; the frightening ‘Macbeth’, that tells of a terrifying witch; the comedic ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, that tells of the beautiful Bianca and her shrew-like sister Kate; the sad ‘Hamlet’, that tells of the brave Prince of Denmark; the mysterious ‘The Tempest’, that tells of a man and a young girl stranded on an island; and many more fantastic, famous Shakespeare stories that made history. Before you decide that Shakespeare is boring, read this book and it will surely change your mind.
A brilliant book for ages ten to adult.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


This is a poem I wrote yesterday. It's not very good, but it's based on a child's thoughts on holidays.

‘I’m bored,’ the house was filled with comments of such,
‘There’s nothing to do, to play with, or touch.’
‘We’re fed up with Lego; the dolls are all dull,
The toys are all stupid; all we do is mull.

On things we could do, if we were only older,
Like go to Alaska, where all things are colder.
Like be a jet pilot, and fly in a plane,
To China, or Germany, perhaps even Spain!

Perhaps a magician, with tricks up his sleeve?
Or perhaps the president, who knows what we’d achieve!
We could be hairdressers or play rights on stage,
We could be fashion designers whose clothes are the rage.

But we’ll have to wait to do those things,
Wait to see what the summer brings,
‘Cause now we’re children to be ignored,
We’ll have to do with being bored.

That's it.

I don't really have much else to say. Not much has been happening lately. We are having two little girls to stay with us on the weekend. Their names are Indigo (Indie) and Mikyla. I bought one of them this dress at a garage sale last Saturday. It's really cute.

Anyway, I have to go and have breakfast.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Violet Crumble Dessert

Violet Crumble Desert

You need...

*One packet of Malt-O-Milk biscuits
*Two violet crumble bars
*Large cream
*Tin of condensed milk

Then you...

Smash violet crumble until...crumbled. Lay biscuits down in the bottom of a large tray or baking dish. Beat cream until half whipped. Mix condensed milk through cream then add the...crumbled violet crumble. Pour mixture over biscuits, cover then lay in freezer over night.

It's really nice. I LOVE it.
That's all I have time for tonight.


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The, Hard-To-Pronounce-and-Spell, Book of Greek Myths

Here is my next book review.

D’aulaires Book of Greek Myths
By Ingri and Edgar Parin D’aulaires

Everyone knows about Superman, Batman, Spiderman and other fictional characters, but do you know about Heracles and Theseus, the two brave, courageous, heroes? Do you know about Zeus, the almighty god, or Hera, his jealous wife?
If not, then this is the book to read. It is filled with interesting stories about Greek gods and goddesses and the brave Greek mortals. It tells about the legendary fall of Troy, the Calydonian Boar Hunt, and The Golden Fleece. It is filled with wonderful colour drawing and captivating stories that will engross its readers.
A magnificent book for ages ten and up.
If you liked this book you might also like some other books by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’aulaires.
* The D’aulaires Book of Trolls
* The D’aulaires Book of Animals
* Abraham Lincoln
* The D’aulaires Book of Norse Myths

Monday, 13 April 2009


Here are some pictures of what I did this Easter. We went to Bourke, where we used to live and stayed at our old house.
What I probably enjoyed most was the Easter Sunrise Service. We got up at about 5:30 and went out to the place where it's usually held.
Here are some pictures of the service...

And of the pancakes we ate afterwards as part of the service...

The bonfire that people gathered around while eating the above...

And some more of the beautiful, serenity in Bourke.

This is a picture of some cotton I pulled off some cotton plants. The one on the left hasn't popped open yet.

I had a really nice time as I hadn't visited Bourke in ages.
I spent some time with my friends and playing 007 (James Bond) with my two sisters and dad.
Reeeaallly nice.
Anyway, probably should go get on with things that normal people get on with at 10:15 in the morning.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

I smell like smoke!!!

After church at about 3:00 my family and I and some friends all went down to the river. It was really peaceful and nice.

We had a fire...

On which we cooked marshmallows...

And 'twisties', which is some dough put on a stick, cooked, then filled with either maple syrup or jam and cream.
I chose maple syrup.
Not a good idea.
I got very sticky while trying to eat it. We also had hot chocolates with marshmallows in them. I'm altogether too full to eat the nice-looking scrambled eggs that are waiting for me.

Anyway, I have to go and try to eat those lovely eggs,


Friday, 3 April 2009

Sewing...and more

I'm really glad that it's weekend right now. After a hard week of school I think I deserve a rest.

This morning Mum, and my two of my older sisters went forty-five minutes (Well, it was more like an hour with my sister driving) to a place where a group meets every month to sew.

I'm not really much of a sewer because I'm not very precise and also because I'm not very good at sitting still unless I'm reading a good book.
Anyway here is a picture of all the patches I have so far.

Supposedly in the end we are going to make it into a quilt. The top middle one is the one we did today. I think it's called buttercup.

Hmmm, what else is new? Well last night we had some friends over for dinner. Afterwards we watched, 'The Road to El Dorado.' That was pretty fun. That movie is so funny, especially if you watch the expressions on the characters faces.

I also wrote a new book review yesterday.

Here it is.

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
By Adeline Yen Mah

Chinese Cinderella is an enjoyable nonfiction book about the unfortunate life of a little girl, Adeline.
All through childhood, her brothers and sisters hated Adeline because her mother died while giving birth to her.
Since she was considered bad luck she was mostly left to herself, feeling useless and unwanted. Her stepmother, a young Eurasian beauty, hated her and mistreated her. Adeline is despised, unloved, and sent away from home, but Chinese Cinderella is not just the story of that, but also the telling of how she defeated, and overcame all of that to prove her value.
The author writes about her childhood, how she survived it, as well as telling a little about life in China during the 1940s and 50s.
I truly liked reading this book because Adeline’s childhood was full of interesting, yet sad stories.
A wonderful tale for ages 11 and up.
If you liked reading this book by Adeline Yen Mah, you might also enjoy Falling Leaves, a book for adults that expands on the moving story of her life.
I would rate this book three stars out of five.

That's it. I really like that book. The way the author writes it is pretty cool.

In other news I got a new jumper. This is picture of it.

I'll probably take it with me to Bourke where my family and I are most likely going for Easter.

That's all I have to say for now,