Saturday, March 2, 2013


23rd February to 1st March 2013

‘When the rain tumbles from the grey skies, I look up rather than down because I know that without the rain there would be no rainbows’

This week the weather has been rather unpredictable, the sun has shone brightly from a crystal clear blue sky, the winds have come whistling and howling making leaves tremble on the trees and glistening rain drops have fallen heavily from the darkened skies. 

I had rested most of the day on Saturday in excited anticipation of going to The Canberra Show on Sunday.  In the afternoon the rain began to fall heavily from the sky and looked like it would last well into the night and perhaps the next day. 

On waking Sunday morning the ground was damp and the skies an ominous grey, however as the morning progressed glimpses of blue began to appear, so we were able to go to the show. 

However the weather decided to take a turn for the worse again and the rain came tumbling down, often heavy then easing off, luckily we were able to look around trade exhibits.   We got try out our detective skills as we looked for clues at the police crime scene, we saw a snake devouring a white rat, which was really quite amazing to witness, the strength of the snakes jaw was incredible, we saw the Isuzu Precision Driving Team who did a number of hair raising stunts as well as entertained us with a car waltz.  There were cats on show, they just so cute and there was one that reminded me of Tinkerbelle.   Many arts and crafts were there to admire, as well as cakes and clothing, flowers and paintings. 

Apart from the dreadful weather I was feeling a little unwell and tired, but before we left, in between the rain, we went to side show alley, I had a go on the clowns and on some lucky envelopes, luck was on my side and I won a large pink elephant.  We also brought home some pink fairy floss to enjoy later in the day.  So despite the awful weather, it was a special day that I will remember.

School this week has again been extremely busy, in Maths we have moved on to Algebraic Fractions, in English we are working on our feature articles for Macbeth and in Sports Science we looked at the way that a coach can enhance the performance of their athletes. We also looked at how many athletes use improvisation in their performance and watched some videos.

Of course I had an appointment with my wonderful physiotherapist, Kaitlyn who this week had to work on my neck which was causing me lots of misery.  She did some massage and traction and then finished off my appointment with those marvellous heat packs. 

During the week if you are feeling down, lonely or disappointed, don’t look down, look up and you might just be surprised to find a rainbow.


Anonymous said...

Dear Dainere,

Yes, always look up!

The weather here has been wet. And it's Show weekend!

I'm glad that you were able to go to the Show. Lucky you winning the elephant! One of my favourite animals.

Sending you rainbows.



Anonymous said...

Dear Dainere

Lucky you at the show.

It has been raining up this way for days now. We have taken your tip about looking up but are getting sore necks. All we are seeing is grey skies and more rain.

Are the rainbows hiding or are they something that you only see down south.

Have a great week and we are looking forward to the footy season again.

Love you
Nan and Pop xxxx oooo

Dianne said...

Dear Dainere,
It seems the weather turned so quickly this year from a summer scorcher to a pre-winter breath hiding behind the onset of Autumn.

I missed going to the Canberra Show this year, it is always lots of fun - a favourite event from a previous show was the racing pigs - eadh dressed is a pretty tutut as they raced.

Have you been the the National Folk Festival? It is held over Easter and is 4 days of music, fun and food.

The blue skies will be back this week and so I hope Friday, one of the few remaining athletics meets is warmer that the last couple.

I hoe to see you soon as I ahve some funds raised for you charity.

Lots of Love
Dianne xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hernán said...

Dear Dainere,

I honestly don't know how I came to your blog, not searching nothing and only I found you :)

Always look up, feel the wind in our face, and especially laugh as much as possible :D

It's great see (or read) your passion, strength and your knowledge about the life.

Maybe is hard sometimes, but also is so simple, really us no need many things, only one in special...LOVE

By your words, you and your parents know very much about that!!! ;)

From the other side of the Earth,

My warmest greetings


Tandil, Argentina

Anonymous said...

Dearest Dainere,

How wonderful that your words and thoughts can be touching people all over the world! In return, I hope that our combined thoughts are helping you cope with your pain.

Lots of love and big hugs,

Anna xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

dear Dainere , just a quick hello from Lima , in Peru, oh how wonderful that you have a follower in Argentina , how nice of them to write .

sending much love and kisses and hugs always . stuart and meryl