Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spring Fling

It was Book Week in Victoria in late August, and Zoe's school held a book character parade. Zoe went as Luna Lovegood, complete with butterbeer cork necklace. That's the cape I made for her when she was Hermoine in Pre-Prep.

At my school, we held the biggest event of the student council calendar - the UNIFEM Spring Walk. It was a lot of fun, with the theme this year being "Pink". I think it was the best Spring Walk so far - all of the RSC girls were wonderful. They used their initiative and were reliable and enthusiastic. The Yr 12 House Captains were fantastic, and almost all of Senior School got involved. These three girls, Kathryn, Amelia and Jacqui, were the DJs.

We've all been following the football - either attending matches or watching on TV. This is at the MCG. After last night's elimination final was a thriller, with Collingwood beating Adelaide by 5 points in the last minute of the game. Zoe was very lucky and went to the game with her friend Mia. Greg and I watched at home, cheering and groaning throughout the last quarter.
I managed to win the school's footy tipping competition for the season - $500!

Zoe's Grade 6 Dance Performance Night was last Thursday. It started slowly, with the other 2 Grade 6 classes' dances. They were good, but completely eclipsed by 6JH. Zoe's class had the x-factor, with all the students dancing with real style. Zoe was a standout - front and centre in everything, the other kids relying on her if they forgot. And she looked gorgeous in my old tiered skirt from the 80's and Mum's hairstyling skills. She was a star! You can see Jesse, Zoe's oldest friend, in the mullet wig on her right. He was very cool, too, along with Dougy and Sam T on her left.

And that's Mia on the left and Alexis, the school captain at the back.

Zoe joined a soccer team, halfway through the season. She went to all the training sessions but was only able to play one game. At last, a sport that fits in with ballet!
For our month in reading, Zoe continues to plough through the "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging" series. She's about to finish "Dancing in my Nuddy Pants". And I am reading "Eldest" to her - not quite a classic, but it might become one over time.
I have just finished two fabulous books - "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larssen. Kristina in Sweden recommended this and it really is as good as everyone says. And this week I read a jewel of a book - "The Women in Black" by Madeleine St John. Set in 1950s Sydney, the characters are all engaging and the voices are true. Charming and witty, I highly recommend it.