*Takes off Southern American Accent and bows deeply amidst smattering applause*
So, how have (dare I say it??) ya'll been doing this fine day? Danella and I sat our piano exams this morning. I sat grade 4 and Danella grade 6. Danella's been playing the piano for many years more than me and she is literally an expert pianist! It was my first time sitting a proper piano exam (Danella's an old hand at them!).... and boy, was I nervous before! It went okay though and now we're waiting for the results. In some ways I can't wait for them but in other ways I'm too scared of what they say..... Oh dear. I'm awful!
But you want to know all about why the title talks about canoeing in the lake, right? Quite.
There is a conservation reserve not far from our house and at the moment a big quarry area at the far end of the reserve is filled with water from the underground Selwyn River, I believe. We recently acquired a canoe (oh, and the boys named the canoe the Adventurer) and, wanting to test it out, decided to take it there and paddle it round the lake! It was a long walk through the streets carrying this heavy canoe that doesn't have handles! (Note to self: Remind brothers to fix handles on canoe some time) But we got there in the end and had lots of fun paddling round the lake formed in this quarry area.
The reserve is quite beautiful, it has lots of native plants and a big pine tree that you can climb really high in and there's a swing off one of the branches. There are birds here and there and I saw ducklings in the lake just last week! (They were sooo cute.) :-)
But that's enough of that. Here's the last interview response I have for you. Meet Jennifer, who is under 15, doesn't blog and has been following my blog since August 2013 or later. Jennifer is the oldest in her family. :)
Here are some of her answers to the interview questions:
Question: What do you do in your spare time?
"Read, cycle (road and mountain bike), play keyboard, play on the computer, do puzzles, spend time with family."
Question: Which holiday spot sounds best to you? (Choose out of five choices)
"Tramping trip / could be in mountainous terrain or a forest"
Question: What would you like written on your epitaph?
"Loved God, loved people"
Question: Any quote / favourite Bible verse / inspirational story etc to share?
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."
Question: What is one thing you wish people around you would do more of / less of?
"Swearing." (I couldn't agree more, Jennifer!!)
Question: If you could meet any person, fiction or non-fiction, past or present, who would it be?
"Ruth (from the Bible)"
Question: Which animal group appeals to you most as a possible pet?
"Medium animal e.g. goat, sheep pig"
Question: What is the nicest compliment someone could ever give you?
"You have a very kind heart"
Question: And lastly... what would your idea of a perfect meal be? Can be anything!
"Anything Mexican or Indian"
Thanks for doing the interview, Jennifer! I loved getting to know all you lovely interview-ees. Thank you once again if you did it! (And if you didn't do it, the form's still up on my blog!)