tger greenhaddock: February 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Step into the seasons

Last weekend the Juniorette was on stage at the Marburg Stadthalle with her dance school performing in a show called Step into the seasons. The Juniorette's group performed in the Autumn section and were dancing as foxes. She loves being on stage and had a lot of fun. Mrs H and I attended both shows, with family and friends also attending for the Saturday performance.

I wouldn't consider myself as a lover of theater or dancing - It's just not my thing, but I really did like this show. I was impressed with the quality of the singing, dancing and general professionalism of the whole arrangement.

The Juniorette was considering that she may stop dance school after the show, as she has so many appointments in the week, but I suspect she may have changed her mind. Personally I think the dancing nicely compliments her other sports of football and swimming.

Below is the Juniorette still wearing her fox makeup a few hours after the show

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Italian Man Who went to Malta

Now this really made me laugh. I think it's the accent that does it!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Open book meme

Fruits of My Mind tagged me for this little meme, ‘Open Book’. These were the instructions:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it at page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/ phrase.
4. Blog the next four sentences/ phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Pass it forward to six friends

I don’t read books too often and can go many months without touching one. So this is the last one I read whilst on holiday in Süd Tirol at the start of the year. It's about an ex SAS soldier going deep undercover and was a good read.

As everyone may have noticed this blog has been a bit thin on the ground lately. Maybe this meme may just jump start me. So here is the extract from the book.

Others are hear-seekers, whose nose cones ‘smell’ the heat of the aircraft’s own engines and home towards it. Blowpipe was much more basic than that; it was styled ‘command to line of sight’, or CLOS; and it meant the firer had to stand there and guide the rocket all the way to target by sending radio signals from a tiny control stick to the moveable fins in the rocket’s head.

I decided to pass on, passing it on. Apathy rools ok.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Saving Leon

In addition to the Juniorettes swimming training, she still attends Swimming club on a Friday evening. She sees it as a fun time, but lately a couple of older boys have been giving her and Leon (a school friend) a hard time. It came to a head last week when one of the older boys grabbed Leon’s hair and ducked him under water. After 10 seconds or so the Juniorette kicked the older boy as hard as she could in the bollocks. He immediately let go of Leon, who could then thankfully breathe, and then chased the Juniorette, who easily out swam him.

She reported the incident to her swimming instructors who concluded that the boy deserved the kick for his actions. It seems that these older kids have been causing a bit trouble for some time. I was really proud of my daughter. I have always taught her to stand up for herself and for her friends, and that sometimes violence needs to be used to resolve a situation. Don’t start trouble, but be prepared to finish it.

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