Cooling off in the creek
In all this hot weather we have been spending lots of time cooling off in the creek.
We are so lucky to have such a beautiful creek on our property.
Our creek is full of little rock pools, waterholes and even some small waterfalls.
I love spending time playing in the rockpools and climbing up the waterfalls.
But my favourite place to be is in the swimming hole - It is awesome!
I am a good swimmer. My Mums take me every week to Lismore to go to swimming lessons. My favourite is Butterfly. My Mums think I have a natural talent for it and I love doing it. It is a bit like being a dolphin, that's why I like it. But I do like doing all the different swimming styles as well.
Stay cool everyone!
Until next time....
Last night I started back at Karate for the year. I have been going to karate for six months now and I really love it. I am a Young Dragon.
My Dojo is at Lismore in NSW, it's called Success Martial Arts.
The Kids’ Karate Promise:
1. I promise never to use karate to show off or to hurt or scare others.
2. I will always show self-control and respect.
3. I will only use my skills to defend myself,
to protect others and to improve my life.
4. I am on a quest to be my best.
At the end of last year I was invited into Leadership.
This means that I get to train with weapons and I get to train for my black belt. I will get my provisional black belt in 2022, when I am in year 6, and my full black belt 2 years later.
The photo shows all the different belts for Young Dragons.
At the moment I am on Gold belt level 3. You can see I still have a lot of belts to get through.
I go to karate a couple of times a week.
They also have tournaments and last year I won two medals, a gold and a bronze.
Karate is great fun and I have made lots of friends.
I think all kids should try it out and if you don't like it you are allowed to quit. But there's nice people there, you get to learn new stuff like how to defend yourself and you can get medals and trophies.
Maybe I will see you at the Dojo!
Until next time...
Meet some of my Animals
Today I thought I would introduce you to some of my pets. I actually have a lot so I will introduce a few at a time. I have goats, chickens, budgies, quail, guinea pigs, rabbits and fish.
Above is a photo of me and my guinea pigs. I have five of them. There two boys and three girls. Their names are Athena, Helen and Pandora, they are the girls. Bubba Zeus and Big Zeus are the boys. I keep them in two seperate pens but sometimes we let them out into their yard together to play and eat grass. We think Athena might be pregnant coz her tummy is so big.
We feed them pellets that we buy and lots of vegetables, especially lettuce. Sometimes we give them treats like carrots, apples or even kiwi fruit.
I have three rabbits. They live in two seperate pens too. We put them in the yard on the grass with the guinea pigs too and they all get along really well, except Peta! She has to go in a seperate pen because she picks on the others. They eat the same things as the guinea pigs. The are so soft and fluffy I love to cuddle them, although Peta sometimes is a bit feisty.
I also have an avairy with budgies and quails.
There are 12 adult budgies and two quails, but soon to be more!
We started with 6 budgies and have had lots of babies since then.
So far we have had 8 babies that have turned into fully grown budgies.
Two of the girl budgies are in their nesting boxes at the moment -
HoneyLulu has three eggs and three babies in with her.
Blue Margarita has four eggs in her box.
My Mum took this photo this morning of HoneyLulu through the hole in the nesting box. It shows some of her babies have hatched. They don't have their feathers yet so we don't know what colour they will be.
Mars and Venus are our quails. Venus, the girl quail is also sitting on eggs. Below is a photo of her nest, she is sitting on seven eggs, so hopefully we will have more quails in our avairy as well.
I will share more about my animals later as I've got too many to talk about in one day!
Until next time,
Hi, I'm Jay, aka Dancing Dingo. I am a 7 year old Bundjalung Boy. I live in the bush in Northern NSW, Australia. I have loads of interests and I get up to loads of really interesting things with my Mums. I am going to write about all of them here - I hope you enjoy!
I make ceramics too. This is one of my sheilds that I am working on. This design is a Black cockatoo.
This is Goanna Man.
He is the protector of The Sacred Ancestral Lands and All living Things.
He is an environmental Lawyer who changes into Goanna Man.
Faster than the Flash
Stronger than Superman
More agile than Spiderman
More disciplined than Ninja Turtles
Scratches better than Cat Woman
Has more gadgets than Batman
and is funnier than the Joker
Carries a Warrior Shield like Black Panther.
Vipoo Srivilasa is an Australian Ceramic Artist and he picked my work to inspire his ceramic project that he did when he was on an artist residency at Henan University in China. It was called Superhero and was commissioned by Henan Museum for the First Central China International Ceramics Biennale.
Yes that's right! I collaborated with Vipoo and now our work is in the Art Museum in China.
Below is Vipoo's finished ceramic Goanna Man.
If you want to get in touch or ask any questions please comment below.
Thanks, see you next time.....
Hi, I'm Jay, aka Dancing Dingo.