It’s been just over four weeks since we arrived back home! We’re still looking at the photos, but everyday life and winter has tried to do their best in bringing us back to earth with a thud. There have been some special moments over the past week or so that are just begging to be shared .
Master BG participated in the Potato Olympics at school. This involved potatoes and student minders participating in sprinting (potato rolls down a plank), diving (potato goes into a bucket of water), and cycling (poato balances on bike being wheeled by student). His most prized possession is his Silver medal he won for the Equestrian event, which had him and his potato navigating a course on a hobby horse. He did not take it off for a week, wearing it to bed and only removing it for baths.
Miss BG was very excited at her ballet school’s end of year production of Beauty and the Beast, but was sorely disappointed she was not selected to be Beauty. Grumbling about it at the post-ballet coffee over a babycino and tart, she growled she was going to be a ‘rosebud’. It was very hard for myself and Mr BG to keep a straight face. She has since been mollified with retail therapy in the form of a new winter hat, and can rock a beret in a way I wish I could.
Tiger has taken to watching the time. She has settled back into her usual routine of sleeping, eating and perching on top of ledges and tables. She does her disappearing act as we leave the house and scurries over to the other side of the street and returns to our nature strip when we return.
Mr BG’s claim that his Indietracks performance would be his farewell performance, and likely to be his last one ever, was a complete furphy. He is set to do a Dame Nellie Melba/John Travolta ‘comeback’ and play two other performances this year . One is a backyard gig during the school holidays with an English band who also played at Indietracks, the other is at the Empress Hotel in November playing at the launch of the Sugargliders’ retrospective CD. Needless to say, there have been endless emails to the guys organising rehearsals, and looking at the flyer on Facebook.
And I’ve started my classroom helper gig in Master BG’s class, doing the Toy Drive for kinder, signed up for a 12km run Run Ballarat, and am determined to once again fit into clothes that have mysteriously shrunk while I’ve been away…