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This is some of my favourite stuff. Some things I like to do are: reading (I like adventure stories, mysteries and fantasy); I like playing netball sometimes (not all the time because our coach yells at me); I really like cooking and one day I might be a chef.

mouser

 

This is Mouser - he's one of Mrs Sefton's cats. He's really tough, and his job is to catch mice (obviously). The rest of the time he likes to eat and sleep, and even though he's bigger than Millicent, she is still the boss of himmouserbaby.

This photo on the right is what I think Mouser looked like when he was little, but you can tell he is thinking about mice.

 

 

 

millicentThis is Millicent (she can't do jigsaw puzzles - Mrs Sefton does those - but Millicent thinks she is helping - not). She is not as tall as Mouser but she's fatter because she pushes him away from the plate.

 

 

galoisThis is a cool guy that Mr Chomley likes, so I guess I like him too, because of who he was. He was a brilliant mathematician (I think I spelt that right) and while he was still a teenager, he was "able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals". That's what the encyclopedia online said - did you understand it? Me neither.
But he did all this amazing stuff, and then he got into a pistol duel with someone when he was only twenty. He didn't too well at school, and he got into trouble a lot.
Before he died, he said to his brother, "Don't cry, Alfred! I need all my courage to die at twenty." Imagine what he could have done in maths if he didn't get killed?

 

einstein

 

 

 

This is Albert Einstein. He did lots of physics stuff and created the theory of relativity, which I don't understand yet but I might one day. I think Albert's got really cool hair.

 

 

WOMBATS

wombat1How could you not like wombats? Truly? They're like little powerhouses, close to the ground, but they can run really fast, up to 40 kph. A female wombat's pouch (for its baby) opens backwards so when she's digging (wombats dig a lot) she doesn't get the baby dirty.
They dig these huge networks of burrows that can have several entrances, and they also have other holes for resting in when they're out looking for stuff to eat.

They're nocturnal, which means wombat2they usually only come out at night. You're most likely to see them at dusk or dawn - well, obviously, because at night it'd be too dark!

This one here was out during the day (unusual) but it was an overcast afternoon and maybe it was checking out the weather.

 

 

GINGERNUTS

This is one of my best recipes, for ginger biscuits that are so hard you can't eat them without dunking them (which is the best anyway). If you aren't allowed to use the oven by yourself, you'll have to get help from your mum or dad.
Heat up 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of golden syrup in a pot. Stir a lot so it doesn't burn or stick. Sift 3 cups of flour, 1 dessertspoon of ginger and 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda into a bowl. Tip the melted stuff into the bowl and mix it all together.
You have to roll the mix into balls about the size of a fifty cent coin, and press them down onto a greased oven tray. Cook at 180C (350F) for about 20-25 minutes. Don't try to take them off the tray straight away - wait a few minutes and then cool them on a rack so they go nice and hard.