Mishaps and Misadventures

Hi Bloggers,

Today I hit the end of my bed with my face. It hurt a lot and it is still swollen as I write this, it still hurts if I close my eye for too long or touch it. It’s just under my eye, so if I had hit it a bit higher my bed would have got my eyeball. A couple of weeks ago I was swooped by plovers (plovers are a very protective bird. They are also protected so it’s illegal to hurt them). You could say I’m accident prone, I run into at least 1 thing a day.

Bye bloggers, Gabby

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Hi Bloggers,

Ever since I got a cook book for my birthday I have loved cooking. So far I have made 2 things cheese straws and a yogurt ice cream dessert for my mums birthday. The next thing I want to make is some sort of cake, my favourite cake is a banana cake my mum makes.

When my mum and I made the cheese straws we decided that cheddar (like the  recipe said) would be too bland so we used tasty instead and the second time added parmesan to give it more flavour. The recipe also said to add paprika but it didn’t do anything, so we didn’t use it after the first batch. The third time we decided to add cheese on the outside to add more flavour. They are delicious so if you ever want to make some cheese straws for a snack here is my recipe :

400g packet puff pastry (defrosted)
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. Tasty Cheese freshly grated
1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
salt to taste

prep and cook time : 30 mins

1. Place the defrosted puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out slightly. Pre-heat the oven to 220°-230°C
2. Whisk the egg yolk with 2 tablespoons water and brush over the pastry
3. Sprinkle grated cheese and salt over the pastry(leave some for later). Fold over once, and then flatten slightly. Brush the top with egg yolk again.
4. Cut the pastry into thin strips about 1/2 an inch (1.5 cm) wide. Sprinkle remaining cheese on outside of pastry.  Twist the pastry strips to form spirals and place carefully on a cookie sheet covered with baking paper.
5. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes until golden brown and the pastry looks cooked (if not cooked keep adding 2 mins at a time, until golden brown).

Have you ever made cheese straws? Do you like cooking? When did you start and why did you start?  If so how many things have you made, and what were they? If so what is your favourite thing to make?

Please leave a comment and feel free to share recipes or cooking tips.

Bye Bloggers, Gabby


Hi Bloggers,

What catches my eye with posts is an interesting title and topic  Jamie  had a lot. I couldn’t choose which one to read. What makes a post good is what it’s about and the best thing it can be about is the writer and what they’re interested in because that’s what blogs are about getting someone interested in what you’re interested about. The most important thing to remember when writing a post is to remember that anyone of any age could read it so no personal information or bad language should be included no matter what the reason, that’s one of my favourite things about this persons posts.

When you own a blog you need to look after it so really I don’t even deserve my own blog unlike this blog   which showed that the owner really cared for her blog and that she enjoyed updating different interesting posts. this persons posts reminded me that you can do your posts on anything at all,  you could teach them how to do something like most of this persons blog posts did.

I looked at a blog whose owner loved horses. Her blog is 100% about horses. Not many blogs I know have a specific topic, but the fact that she is really passionate about horses makes it easier to write about them which is good for a blog. Since  I too own horses I’m quite interested in her blog.

Bye Bloggers, Gabrielle


Hello Bloggers,

I am in a  band program in Northern Tasmania I play the euphonium  an instrument like a small tuba.  We have a concert at the end of each year called the band Extravaganza


We have just had the Extravaganza. I had to play 9 songs and 1 was 2 pages long. The Extravaganza was at the Door of hope and around 800 people came. It was on the 23rd of November on Friday night at 6.00 to 10.00. At the Extravaganza there were around  9 bands and around 6 or 7 other groups. I was in 3 of the bands. While we were waiting to go on stage we got to watch a movie the movie this year was Despicable Me 2.

Bye Bloggers, Gabby

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My cyber pet

As you’ll notice I have just got my cyber pet Nipcu . He is a chocolate brown Labrador puppy . He loves his blue rubber ball but if you do get his ball you’d better turn the computer volume to at least 5 he is LOUD . Don’t feed him too many treats but have fun with him.

Bye Gabby


Hi bloggers,

Making a blog has its ups and downs, easy things and things that we need a lot of help with. You may think its a breeze but most of it is very hard. The thing is, that’s the fun of learning, the challenge.

I enjoy going on the online classroom every Wednesday, but sometimes it’s a bit confusing. I like blogging because it’s nice to talk to people from other places and learning about their countries.

My favourite post so far is Our Goats because I like telling you about my cute goats.

Bye Gabby

Our Goats

I live on a small farm with my family and we own boer and angora cross goats. We used to own just angora goats and before that we had cashmere goats.

Our goats had babies a few weeks ago. Their names are Spot, Dot, Little Star, Pip, Smudge and Rose. They all have brown heads and white bodies, but different markings and personalities.

It is now October and Giddy has been born. Sadly 2 weeks later we found him in the river, drowned. ='( so sad.

Boer goats are meat goats and brown, white and smooth whereas angora goats are fleece goats and are white and curly. The boers are stronger and cope better in bad weather. They both sound the same and eat pretty much the same food.

I love watching them bouncing around their favourite place: the hill. They all like to nibble. Their favourite things to nibble are shoes, feet and fists but Rose’s is my trousers. Their bite is unforgettable because of their little sharp teeth.

Did you know cashmeres are also fleece goats?

If you own a farm what animals do you have?  Would you like a goat for a pet and why?