Friday, February 1, 2013


26th January to 1st February 2012

This week we celebrated Australia Day on January 26 and it commemorated the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is a day when there is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture.  We can reflect on the achievements of the nation and explore ways to make the country even better in the future.

With it almost being time to return to school for a new year and because of pain and nausea, I have spent a quiet week at home reading another Secret Seven book, watching some DVD's and playing some of my favourite games.

I had my usual physiotherapy appointment at which the marvellous Kaitlyn worked on my neck and shoulders which were ever so tight and sore.  At the end of the session I had three delightfully warm heat packs, they feel so phenomenal!

Yesterday I went to the oval to practise my discus which I have been having some difficulties with lately, it was a little bit windy and I must not have balanced myself very well and I had a bit of a stumble.  Unfortunately I think I have done some serious damage again to my right heel as it is extremely painful and icing it stung.  This meant that I could not throw at Interclub tonight and I was so downhearted.  Next week is ACT Track and Field Championships and I don't want to miss doing them because competing at that event is on my Special List for this year.

Next week apart from going back to school and Championships, it is a significant week for me because on Friday it will be my 15th Birthday, which is a huge milestone on my journey.

Wishing you all a splendiferous week and thank you for continuing to follow my journey.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday for Friday!!! I hope you have a great day and my, what a journey it has been to get to this point...

We have Southside Regionals in two weeks, maybe will see you at ACTs' if we get there!

I hope that your ankle will heal up in time for your birthday and the carnival. If someone could invent a medicine that could take all your pain away I would be buying y the dozen!

There is a beutiful song called 'My Wish'by Rascal Flatts which is on youtube, if you can find it then maybe you could lisen to it because it is very inspiring.

Keep using the heatpacks, they seem very helpful.

I hope that your first week back at school is not too tiring, school can be quite stressful but rest up and don't let it overwhelm you.

Stay safe,

Greg Jericho said...

A very happy birthday for Friday, Dainere.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dainere,

You have a lovely way with words. So informative about the history of our land.

Nothing wrong with quiet weeks! As long as you enjoyed what you could do.

Today is suitable for heat packs, unlike the recent hot days.

Praying that all is well for the Championships.

An early Happy Birthday!!

Sending rainbows,


Anonymous said...

Hi Dainere,
We always seem to have a "birthday week" at our place these days - one day is not enough to celebrate awesomeness!! So I wish you a splendiferous week filled with love, laughter, family times, relief from your pain and quick healing of your injury! In your ( almost) 15 years you have inspired and encouraged so many people with your wisdom beyond your years, your bravery, your compassion and humour .
Happy birthday special girl:-)
With love and purrs,
Catherine and Ollie the cat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dainere, I'm doing this from my phone so I hope it works. Sorry there will be no paragraphs, I haven't figured that out yet. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY!!! All week I have been thinking about you & this special day. I hope your family enjoys a wonderful celebration for this special birthday. Ltd of love always, Fran xoxo

Anonymous said...

Dear Dainere,
Wishing you a Happy 15th Birthday! Hope that you have a lovely day celebrating with your family. Thinking of you on this special day.
Lots of love,

Steph and Louisa D (and all the family)xxx