Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wednesday's Photo!

Today is Wednesday photo!!

Anyone can do this. Here are the rules.

1.Take a photo of something really cool, random, unique, interesting, etc..........

2.No copying other peoples photo.

3.Title your post "Wednesday Photo".

4.Be creative.

5.You have to have your photo on your blog by the end of the day if you want to enter.

6. The winner of this week gets to judge next weeks "Wednesday Photo".

Here is my photo!!

Yesterday I was cutting open a pawpaw when I saw the star in it, so I just thought it would make an interesting photo.

This week CB is judge, so if you would like to try it, leave a comment on his blog.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Whats happening with my sport.

I thought I would do a post just letting you know whats happening in my sport.

Well tomorrow Grace and I play our second last game of hockey. (If you didn't understand that, our next game is our last.
Our hockey season hasn't been the best, but it's been a lot of fun.

That's a photo of Brent Livermore. He plays for Australia, and he comes from where I live.

On Sunday, Grace and I have another cricket trial. We're hoping to get into a girls U/14s rep side, which will be representing our area in a comp they call the "Country Championship". If we get in and do well at that, we will then go on to play "The City". I think that's how it will run, I'm sure.

The local cricket season starts in about a month. I'm playing U/14s. They will be mixed teams. (Boys and Girls).
I might even be playing U/12s, because my little brother wants to play cricket, though he doesn't want to play by himself.

Last but not least, we start sailing again!!! Last year we started sailing, but it was a very short season for us because we went on holidays. Sailing is on Saturday afternoons. I'm really looking forward to learning how to sail.

This is the type of boat I'll be sailing.

Now you know what iI'm up to in my sport.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Photo Winner

The winner of this weeks Wednesday photo, and the judge for next week is................


This is his photo.
And a big thanks to everyone who entered.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today Is Wednesday Photo

Today is wednesday photo day!!

Anyone can do this.
The rules are easy.

1.You have to take a random photo of something really cool, interesting, random, or unique.

2.No copying other peoples photo.

3.Title your post "Wednesday Photo".

4. Be creative.

5.If you want to enter, you have to have the post done by the end of the day.

6. The winner gets to judge next weeks "Wednesday photo".

Ok, you know the rules.

When you've done yours, please leave a comment to let me know.

Good luck!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wednesday Photo

Just A quick reminder that tomorrow is the Wednesday photo day.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Won!!

I won Annie's Wednesday photo. Annie and I have decided that who ever wins is the judge for the next week.
So I'm next weeks judge.

I'll do a reminder post just to remind you about the contest on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Just a quick reminder, no one has entered this weeks caption contest.

Fantasy Tag

Thanks Vellvin.
I don't there are an rules to this, so I guess I'll get started.
1. What is your fantasy name?
Don' have one

2. What would your fantasy novel be about?
Don't know

3. If you could have one mystical creature as a pet, what would it be?

4. Do you believe dragons are good or evil?

5. Knights and castles or Elves and goblins?
Knights and Castles.
Knights and castles

6. What is your favorite myth, and what is the origin?

7. Would you read Alyson's Asteria stories if they were on her blog again?
I don't know her blog

8. Did you read them when they were on her blog?

BONUS QUESTION (has nothing to do with fantasy)
9. Are you a Switchfoot fan?
No, but my big sister is nuts over them.

I tag:


I would tag other people, though they have already been tagged.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Potato's!!

Today I dug up three of my potato's. I planted about five potato's a few months ago, just hoping I might get a few potato's from the plants. Well today I got a big surprise when Grace spotted a potato peeping out of the soil.
My Mum said it would be ok if I dug it up. Well this is what I got (theres a picture of the plants too).

I was so surprised when I saw heaps more potato's as I was digging up the other three.

One reason why I like growing potato's (this would be my fourth season when I've tried to grow potato's) is all you have to do is put the potato's in a dark place, forget about them, rediscover them (by now they should have roots growing out of them), plant the potato's and watch them grow, I mean you don't need to do anything at all really.

You guys should give it a go. You might be surprised :).


Magellan was a portuguese sailor who wanted to go to India. He new of another sailor who had sailed around Africa and up to India, but it took him a year to do so. Magellan thought he could get to India a lot faster if he went west, hoping to find a river and cut through America (Which Christopher Columbus discovered on his attempt to go to India in 1492).

It took Magellan 18 months to get ready for this monster of a voyage. Magellan left from Spain on the 20th on September 1519. He took five ships and two hundred and eighty men with him.

The first few days of the voyage were peaceful and quiet. But when Magellan was arriving at his first destination, Tenerife, he got word that three of his captain’s were plotting to kill him. Magellan knew who the captains were and had an idea on when he thought the would attack him.

He called a meeting to talk about the next stage of the voyage, and sure enough the captains tried to start an argument. But Magellan stayed cool and agreed to every thing they said. He was quite humiliated, but he was still alive.

For a while the captains still tried to provoke Magellan. However one time one captain went too far and asked for mutiny (to start a rebellion against the boss). This was the opportunity Magellan had been waiting for. He arrested the captain, and had put in chains behind bars. Seeing what Magellan had done, the other two captains dismissed the plot.

Magellan reached the Americas and sailed down the coast looking for a river which cut through the land to the other side. However, each river he found and sailed into led to a dead end.

When Magellan was down to the very southern tip of South America he found a river which cut through the land and to the other side. However while he was in the river it was very stormy and the water was very choppy and rough. In fact, the water was so rough Magellan’s row boats had to pull the ship along the river. It took Magellan a whole three months to sail down this river. Today we call this river the “Straits of Magellan”.

When Magellan reached the end of the river, the Ocean was so calm and peaceful that Magellan named it the “Pacific Ocean” (this means calm).pastedGraphic.pdfBy this time Magellan’s sailors were over and done with the voyage and begged Magellan to let them turn the ship around and go home, but Magellan refused. He was sure that India was close by, but it wasn’t.

He and his sailors kept sailing for another three months. They ran out of food and became so hungry that they were eating sawdust!! They almost ran out of water. Then at long last they sighted land!

While his men were busy loading up with fresh food and water, Magellan realized that he had not reached India, he was in fact on a group of islands not far off China!! (Today we call these islands the Marianas.)

He and his men boarded their ships and sailed on. A few days later they sighted another group of islands. Magellan thought for sure this was India. But it wasn’t, he had reached the Philippines!

By this time Magellan was wondering if he would ever reach India. Well I’ll tell you now he never did. While gathering food and water in the Philippines, he agreed to help a village chief fight with another tribe. He and his men were out numbered and had to retreat to their boats. Well Magellan was killed during the retreat.

Magellan’s lieutenant continued on the journey. Out of the 5 ships and 280 men Magellan started out with, his lieutenant reached India with one ship and thirty-five men.

After reaching India the lieutenant continued on going west and went back up to Africa and finally reached Portugal.

All up, the voyage took three years.

Even though Magellan died before reaching India, his ship was the very first ship to have ever sailed around the world.

By Naomi McDonald 10-8-10

Info from The Story Of The World by Susan Wise Bauer, and Fredinand Magellan by Struan Reid.

Wednesday's Photo!

Well thats my picture. I took it a little while back when this little guy was climbing up the railing on our stairs. I just thought it shows a bit of detail you don't always see.

You can click the picture to get a closer view.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A giveaway!!

For you girls out their if you want to try and win a bag or a pretty necklace check out:


Good luck!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


This is a tag Grace made up.

The rules are simple all you have to do is...

1. List 10 or more facts about your selves.

2. Make this tag open to anyone.

Ok lets go.

1.I have blonde hair

2.I can play bass, acoustic and a bit of electric guitar

3.I can sing ok

4.I'm good at sport

5.I'm home schooled

6.I love the beach

7.I'm very short for my age

8.I love dogs

9.I hate to wear girly clothes( dresses, skirts).

10.I love to swim

As I said earlier any one can do this.

Caption Contest Winner


Oh No what can I say to Gibson, he is there. He'll be wondering where I was.

You can put this on your blog if you want.

Now for this weeks picture.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Caption contest!!

Here is this weeks picture.

Have fun!