I’ve read your letter and I’m so excited to spend this year learning from you. I was interested hearing that you have a metal rod in your leg. Luckily, I haven’t had the experience of being hit by a car but I bet it was really scary. You were lucky to have escaped with just an injured leg. There have probably been more severe injuries than that in other car accidents!
So now I’ll tell you about myself. My Mum’s name is Sigrid, my Dad’s name is Tim, my two brothers names are Alby (nearly 15) and Ollie (18) and my cat’s name is Sophie. I have a very musical family. My Mum plays the Saxophone (and used to play the Clarinet and Drums). My Dad sings, plays both Bass Guitar and Double-bass (and sometimes plays the Trombone). Ollie plays the piano (and can play the Trumpet). Alby plays the Drums (and can play the Trumpet too). And I play the Piano and the Trombone.
Now that you know about my family, I’ll tell you about some of my favourite things. I play cricket and soccer. I also like to watch cricket and soccer. I follow the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL (Big Bash League) and in the soccer I follow Melbourne City in the A-League and Arsenal in the EPL (English Premier League). Some of the music I like is Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bamboos, Thirty Seventy and I listen to PBS-106.7FM. I also like playing card games like Spit, Patience, Spoons, Go Fish, Presidents and Idiots etc. I also like board games like Monopoly, The Game of Life, Trouble just to name a few.
Did you know that we renovated our house? We did up the old half that we kept and demolished the other part to rebuild that bit. Now we have a giant house and no real backyard. That doesn’t really matter because I’ve gotten used to it and I’m pretty busy with other things like practising my instruments, reading, cricket and soccer etc. Now the house has a new bit with a studio for all the instruments and then there’s my Dad’s study just upstairs from that. We also built an upstairs room for Ollie and now all the boys have separate rooms. So renovating the house took away the backyard but I think the house has a nice modern touch to it and is pretty cool.
On the holidays I went to Torquay and we went to my Grandad’s old farm and stayed there for two nights. The first night we left a bit late because we had a flat tyre on one of our cars. We needed two cars because Ollie’s girlfriend Eva (or more well known as Sunny), came. The flat tyre turned out to have a rusty nail in it so my Dad waited for the RACV while we went off in the other car. We got there at about 11:30 and I got to bed really late (around 12:00)! The next day we decided to go to the beach. My Mum and Dad walked and got sausage rolls and pies for lunch on the way while the rest of us drove (Ollie’s on his red P’s). We had a fun time at the beach. I made some sand castles and buried myself in the sand waist to toe. I also went in the water to have a splash and I came home all sandy and wrinkly. That night we had a barbecue and ate chicken, lamb and cooked mushrooms. When I was just about to take my plate to the kitchen, a bird smashed into the window, brushed Ollie’s shoulder, brushed my leg and flew off! That was really weird! After that we went to bed. I was extremely tired!
When we woke up we had to wait until my Uncle Matt and Cousin Macy came because we were going to do a working bee. Ollie and Sunny weren’t because they wanted to go to the beach. When Matt and Macy finally arrived we walked down to some of my Grandad’s land. We got there in no time. Although the sun was burning hot, we started straight away. We were supposed to pull out wattle so that we can build a holiday house there. It was so hard! In the hot, sweaty conditions, I couldn’t stand it much longer. After a couple of hours we finally stopped and walked back to find that Ollie and Sunny were already back and they’d brought rolls for lunch. The rest of that day we just played cards and rested. I won most of the Spit games but I wasn’t very good at Spoons or Presidents and Idiots. After a while we had to leave but Matt and Macy were going to stay for a few nights. When I got home I was so tired and ready to go to bed.
So I hope you’ve learnt some things about my family and I.