Penny Gets a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Chapter 20 


Thursday 5th December
7:13am – Lying in the Castle of Penny

via Text Message
Penny: ‘Just woke up covered in tinsel’
Charlie: ‘What happened last night? Have the vampires in your cupboard turned into Santa’s elves?’
Penny: ‘Sadly I do not think my wardrobe has upgraded its supernatural inhabitants. I suspect it has more to do with the Pinkerton Family Christmas Tree decorating session I happened to be a part of last night…’
Charlie: ‘Ah… how did that go?’
Penny: ‘Let’s see, Mum wore an outfit comprised entirely of tinsel and Christmas aprons, Dad covered every doorway, computer screen, tv screen, cabinet, bookshelf and moving object including myself with tinsel, Bob made 329 inappropriate jokes about the blue baubles on the tree and Flossie serenaded us until the cats outside started joining in. To be frank, we make the Griswold’s look awfully normal…’
Charlie: ‘At least it’s over now’
Penny: ‘Oh no, it ain’t over til the inflated Fat Man sings… and Dad hasn’t even put him up on the roof yet…’

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The Semi Final Report

Northern Netball League – Division 4 – 2014

Watsonia 43 def Lakeside 15

The Mighty Ducks. Miracle. Angels in the Outfield. Remember the Titans. The Rookie.

All good sporting movies start with a person or a team who are fumbling along, who are doubted, who have their challenges, who add a few people and lose a few to injury, and then who rise to the occasion only to fall over and just as you think all is lost, dig deep and find something more and eventually come out victorious. (And not just because everyone has paid $20 to see a movie that makes them feel warm and fuzzy) but because that’s how it works with teams who have the desire, talent and drive to win.

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