Today I am reading a book called Matilda by Roald Dahl. There are some very funny Quentin Blake illustrations on almost every page. My class in Box know all about Quentin Blake.
The book is about a girl called Matilda. It is brilliant! Matilda’s mother and father are not kind at all. They think she should watch more TV and not read so many books. Her head teacher Miss Trunchbull is horrid! She throws children out of sight!
Luckily her teacher Miss Honey thinks Matilda is a genius. Lavender her friend is nice too.
My favourite part of the book is the part when Matilda puts superglue in the inside of her dad’s hat. He can’t get it off his head so her mum has to shave his hat and his hair off! I am really enjoying this book.
Today was my first full day at school. We started the day with singing the Indian national anthem in assembly. I have to learn the whole thing off by heart. Mummy has copied it underneath. I had Maths today too. I had to write down numbers 1-100 in words as well as numbers. I got up to 64! We had PE and played a tag kind of game but with a girls and boys team. The girls won! I have a lot of home work for this week. At least one homework for all my subjects. At leaving time we saw a man climbing up the coconut tree in the school garden. It was as tall as a 5 storey building and he just had a rope on his hands and another on his feet. He looked like a tree frog!
Indian National Anthem
Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Tava shubha name jage
Tava shubha ashish maange
Gahe tava jaya-gatha
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he !
We have a week’s holiday now for Ganesh Chaturthi is a very famous festival in India and is especially celebrated by a lot of people in Maharashtra and Goa. It marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god.
After school Mummy and I went to get my stitches out. It wasn’t at all bad as I thought it would be. I didn’t feel it. Thank you for all your messages. I really liked skyping with Pa, Julie, Tabitha, Daisy and Luella. Ro took all his clothes off.. Mummy & I have put some pictures of Ro swimming and dressing up.
Today I went to school. It is very different from Box because there are only six people in my class. There are only two boys and four girls. I have made lots of friends already. We have over twenty books each to carry in our bags. We have a to wear a tie but luckily it is a clip on tie! We had daal chawal (rice and daal) with mutter paneer (peas and Indian cheese) and dhai (yoghurt). For pudding we had jelly and ice cream. It was all delicious especially the jelly! Today we had hindi, science and music lessons. In our music lesson we copied out a song into our books and learnt it. It was called “Clementine”. One of my friends is called Mia sometimes we call her Mimi and Cerise, we call her Cherry. There is someone is our class called Rebecca but she doesn’t look very much like my Rebecca. Looking forward to my day tomorrow although lunch is fish in white sauce…mmmm….
Monsoon by Anisha
In monsoon the branches shake and the breeze is cool,
The birds cheep in coconut trees,
It rains and rains because the monsoon is here,
You can splash in the sea or on dry land,
There are peaceful green rice fields all around ,
For you tea you can have daal ‘yum yum’
Note from Mummy – Anisha wrote this poem completely by herself – I copied & pasted the beautifully typed poem from word & attached the photos but that was it – I am very proud of her! monsoon
It has been raining a lot today. This morning Mummy, Ro and I went out together to do a few jobs. Mummy took me to get my stitches taken out but the doctor said they had to be in for a few more days. The doctor said Friday. I am not looking forward to it. I am not sure how much it will hurt.
It has to be better soon as we went to the swimming pool I paddled but it wasn’t the same as jumping in! Ro is going to swim tomorrow as mummy says he needs to be worn out. He is not at all careful about my head.
Today we went to visit my new school. It was very different from Box Primary School. There was about seventy children Box has almost a hundred more I think. My school is called Green Meadows in Calangute.
I have to take an exam to see what class I will be in. It doesn’t matter about what age you are it is just how much you can do. We have to go back on Thursday for my exam and I will find out when I start then. While we were there it was lunchtime. We were invited to have some lunch a cucumber salad (which was a bit wet and salty but I liked it) and chicken noodles which was very spicy but I didn’t mind as it was so tasty. Ro and I were very hungry and ate it all up. I am looking forward to starting and meeting some new friends.
We then went vegetable shopping and we saw a lady selling fishes. I touched one and it felt a bit slimy.
We had to fill up the car with petrol and on the way we got a bit lost and the first garage we went to had run out of petrol. We didn’t mind being in the car for so long as there was so many animals on the road to look at including buffalo.
It is great being in Goa. I really like it when it rains as it is hot at the same time. We all got soaked today but dried off really quickly when rain went away.
We got to Goa! All of us, grandpa, Ro, Mummy, Shetab and I along with nine bags all of our things. I can’t believe we are here. Everything is very green as it is the rainy season (the monsoon season). We love you Monsoon!
This morning Mummy and I went out together as a special treat for me. I had my hair washed and put in a french plait and then had my nails painted. I went for purple for my toes and pink for my hands. We had a lovely time.
After lunch Mummy and I went to meet with Aunty Terri (Uncle Baali’s wife) and their daughter Kiran and her boys who are visiting from America. We met them at one of Mother Teresa’s Missionary of Charity homes as both Kiran and Mummy wanted to go there together. We met some very special children and I made friends with a little girl called Pushpa. We are going to go back when we come to Delhi for our Diwali holidays – I want to see Pushpa again. My photo from today is of me and Sister Analina, she looks after all the children and is very smiley.
Tomorrow we go to Goa so Mummy is packing up our things..