Saturday, July 30, 2011
Emma has had a busy first 2 weeks back at school. Last week she had a 3 day excursion to Sydney to see Mary Poppins - she said it was fantastic!
This week she was at the Riverina Choral Camp and the video of Emily, Emma and Courtney singing "Jar of Hearts" was recorded at the end of camp concert yesterday. I think all three girls did a fantastic job!
Now, this weekend Emma is at Morundah attending a Children's Workshop with Victoria Opera. She attended this weekend 18 months ago when they performed "Brundibar". This year the workshop is "A History of Music" so Emma should have an even better time as it's all singing!
So next week Emma will actually be at school for the whole 5 days!!!
Monday, July 25, 2011
- Cadel Evans wins Tour De France!!
- Casey Stoner wins US Moto GP
- Mark Webber places 3rd at German Grand Prix
- Wallabies beat South Africa 39-20 in the Tri Nations
- Sally (McLennan) Pearson wins 100m hurdles at Monaco
- Australia wins mens 4x100m freeestyle at the Swimming World Championships
And of course our favourite sport water skiing:
- Australia places 4th in the team overall at the World Water Ski Championships
- Ryan Green is 3rd in mens overall
- Timmy Bradstreet and Jacinta Carroll both win jump silver medals
Sunday, July 24, 2011
First of all it looks like Cadel Evans will be the first Aussie to win the Tour de France! Superb effort in one of the world's most gruelling races!
Secondly, the Australian Water Ski team currently competing at the World Championships in Dubna, Russia are in second place overall with one more day of competition to go. With Ryan and Tim in the jump final, and Cap and Michale in the trick final we could very easily win the World Overall Championship!
Ryan Green (captain), Karina Nowlan, Jacinta Carroll, Cathryn Humphrey, Michale Briant, Sally Morris (manager) and Tim Bradstreet
We've had great results from all the team with each member competing in a final or two. Karina finished 5th in womens slalom, Ryan was 10th in mens trick, and the fantastic Jacinta "Rabbit" Carroll winning silver in the women's jump event at only 18 years of age and at her first World Championships - way to go Rabbit!!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
These lakes are called Mystic Lakes in Kansas, USA and we've discovered that there's a home for sale for only $995,000 at the moment! Just makes us want to sell up here and move!!
Not really - but we'll keep dreaming and maybe our dreams will come true some day!!!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I met Farmer Phil nearly 24 years ago at a water ski day and it's been a huge part of our lives ever since. Farmer Phil absolutely loves to water ski and couldn't wait to teach the kids as soon as they were old enough. We are now very involved in tournament skiing with both Ryan and Emma competing in the slalom, trick and jump events. We've met fabulous people and made many great friends all over Australia.
Last Summer we had a day out with friends who all have teenage kids. Farmer Phil decided he wanted to have a ski with the kids because they're always having a go at us "oldies"! The above photo is the result - all 5 on trick skis. Farmer Phil held his own and wasn't the only one to fall off!