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Walk with Me
Today was my first day back at school after the holidays; it was a major bummer. Slept in, so I didn’t have time for breakfast, and then got sprung with a surprise French test! Not happy.
Still, at least we went away these holidays —being stuck in Holsworthy all summer really kills me. So we went to Merimbula and stayed in this resort right on the beach. It had a heated pool, tennis courts, go-karts, and sand volleyball. Totes amazeballs. Mum and Dad let us do our own thing most of the time, so we hung out with a bunch of other kids while they just fried in the sun.
I’ve got loads of homework to do tonight but I’m gonna watch Australia’s Next Top Model first – Jen Hawkins is just gorge. It’ll make me feel guilty about having Hungry Jacks for dinner though, all those stick-insect girls. Mum doesn’t cook much – always too busy or too tired.
Our living room’s way OTT; my friends are sooo jealous. Dad’s a hi-fi geek, so we’ve got a stereo that can blow your head off, plus we’ve got a massive flatscreen TV, Xbox, the works.
Mum and Dad are pretty cool for oldies, I suppose. Dad’s been trying to teach me to drive on weekends – it’s hilarious. I just bunny-hop everywhere. But they’ve promised me that if I get my licence, I can have Mum’s old Fiesta. Bring it on!