Friday, 29 June 2012

My Ballet Concert

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Ta-dah! This photo here is me in my ballet costume. I wore this costume for my Four Seasons ballet performance. You see, this performance was all about the four seasons. My classmates and I were the first to go onstage. Guess what season I was in? Spring, of course!

Before the concert, we had weeks of practice, and then, the day before, we had to do a full dress rehearsal -- ten times! To get to the concert venue, we all rode on a huge excursion bus. The bus was very cold and those girls who didn't bring jackets were freezing!

I was a little nervous at first, but I got over it soon. Doing ballet exams, and being in other performances and choir helps a lot with that! The performance was extremely fun and we got loads of applause. The last thing all the ballerinas had to do was take a great, big bow during the finale. After the show was over, each dancer got a pretty flower from their ballet teacher. Mine was a big sunflower. It was the best; no, it was extra-terrestrial!

See you very soon!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New patio!

Hello!!! How are you? Did you have a great school holiday like me? I had lots of fun, and one of the cool things was that we finally had our ballet concert which we had been rehearsing for. I will post a picture of me in my costume when I can. Now school has started -- waaah. But I have some free time now so I thought I would share with you the latest thing in my Sylvanian village!

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It is the new school patio which my Mom made for me! It is connected to the third floor of the school building which you can see is the second building from the left here. The patio is 31cm by 10cm, so it is quite a bit of extra space! It extends high over the courtyard, so my Mom built a fence for it so no one would fall and get hurt. The floor of the patio is covered with big pink peonies.

I decided to use my new patio as a place where the Sylvanian kids could go for extra tuition and have a snack if they didn't have time in the morning. Half the patio has desks and chairs, and the other half has a little table for meals. Here you can see Felix Renard and Ernest Polar Bear having their brunch. They are having eggs, sausages and hot chocolate. Felix Renard is describing his latest invention: a machine that helps antiques talk about where they came from and how they were used. There is also custard and spaghetti if anyone else is hungry.

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Today Mrs Beagle is taking the extra class. The Sylvanian kids wanted some extra coaching in the process of mummification. Mrs Beagle is explaining how you have to take out the brains through the nose with a large hook. After washing the body and covering it with salts, you leave it to dry for 40 days.

Lulu Deer is fascinated, but for some reason she can't help looking at her tomato pudding. Drake Seadog is wondering if he can mummify the leftover fish from dinner last night. Franklin Bear is thinking his toast already looks mummified.

Bye till the next post!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Giveaway!

Congratulations to Sara, the winner of this giveaway! Please check your email :)

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Hello everyone! How have you been? I've been so busy since the school holidays started. I was in a science workshop for a few days, where I grew crystals and built a lava lamp! I have also been going for a lot of ballet rehearsals because of our concert this weekend. But I am taking a little time now to host another giveaway!!

Up for grabs is this great book from the Candy Apple series! It is called Accidentally Friends, by Lisa Papademetriou. This is the book synopsis from Amazon.com:

Seventh grader Amy Flowers is at it again in her fourth fish-out-of-water adventure at super-snooty Allington Academy. It's always hard to meet people at a new school, but it's even tougher at Allington because the Queen of Mean, Fiona Von Steig, rules the roost with the League, the most popular and fabulous girls in the class. Amy's already proven she can be fabulous (accidentally, of course) -- but can she finally find true friends?

This book got 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon! Now you can have a copy of your own for free! This book is in almost-new condition; I only read it once or twice, and the pages are clean and crisp!

Here's how to take part in this giveaway!

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* This book is free, but please help with the shipping cost of $4.80 if you're in North America or Europe ($3.80 if you don't mind sea mail) *.

This giveaway will end on June 15th at 12pm EST.
The winner will be chosen by Random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be selected. Please be sure your email is in your comment!
Thanks a lot, have fun!