• Cotton's New Friend!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey Total Girls!

    Are you loving the latest issue of the mag? I wrote a super long post  in it that you have to read!

    The cutest/coolest thing happened yesterday. After school, Mum, Holly and I took Cotton for a walk to the park. It had been weird and stormy all day, so we ducked out quickly while the rain held off.

    When we got to the dog park, I let Cotton off her leash because she loves running around. Mum threw a ball for her for a while, and then she just wandered around smelling stuff and generally doing her doggy thing. 

    A few minutes later, she spotted another dog (who was about half her size) across the park, and she was off like a shot! She streaked across the park, barking like CRAZY. I took off at a run after her because I thought she was going to bite the other dog or something!

    When the other dog saw Cotton, she got super excited and started running towards her too. They reached each other waaay before I got there, but before I could even yell at them to stop, they were jumping all over each other, totally out of their minds with happiness!

    It was like they were soul puppy brothers or something!

    The other dog's owner was rushing over too, and we both reached the dogs at the same time, and you'll never believe who it was!

    Okay so I'll tell you - it was Dora, the new girl who started at school a couple of weeks ago!

    Her dog is called Pluto and it's sooo cute. She and Cotton were honestly like instant BDFs (best doggy friends) and when Mum called me to leave it nearly broke my heart separating them!

    Dora and I chatted heaps while the dogs were playing, and she told me she's feeling way more settle in to school and stuff. She has an older brother who's at a different school and also found it hard at first. 

    Dora said her birthday is coming up and she's thinking of having a party, so she can invite all the new people she's met since she moved here. I think that's a great idea!

    What do you think TGs? What are your tips for people who have to move schools?

    Jessie xx
  • 3 Days 'Til The Holidays!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014

    Hey TGs!

    OMTG this term has gone on FOREVER. I can't believe how different it feels in the last week of term, compared to the terrifying first days!

    I love the last days of term, because everyone is in the BEST mood and teacher's let us get away with doing way less work!

    Everyone is getting super excited for Easter (CHOCOLATE! HOT CROSS BUNS!) and I'm super psyched for sleep-ins. This term, between gymnastics, helping at the animal shelter, the school newspaper and the crazy amounts of homework that Mr James sets, I feel like I've been tired every day!

    Dora and I have been on two more walks, and Cotton and Pluto are still total BDFs. We asked Cass along too the other day, and ended up having a HUGE chat about how much homework Mr James gives compared to all the other classes in our grade.

    For my sister's birthday (we had her party about a month ago, I don't know if you remember?) she asked to go to a movie, so finally last weekend we went to The LEGO Movie. It was sooo funny, have you seen it?

    The coolest thing was after we got home, Holly's friend Jen showed us a website where you can LEGO-ify yourself, then star in The LEGO Movie trailer! Check mine out!  

    Okay so it sounds like I'm a guy, but it's still pretty funny, right?
    Want to make your own LEGO trailer? Go here: Put Yourself In The LEGO Movie.

    Everything is awesome!

    Jessie xx


    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Sooo long school! At least for a couple of weeks!

    OMTG this week has been SO long - I swear every day has had 48 hours instead of 24! 

    Last night I was so excited that today was the last day that I barely slept! I finally got up super early, played with Cotton for a while and then made little Easter egg bags for everyone in my class, with an individual name tag and everything.

    All day we were exchanging Easter eggs, and Mr James brought in Hot Cross Buns for morning tea! I think he's actually beginning to like us!

    At lunch, Cass, Dora, Angie and I were running around like maniacs (um, maybe too much chocolate, LOL), but then this afternoon I suddenly got super sad that I wasn't going to see everyone for like a fortnight and accidentally burst into tears! Everyone was sooo nice though and crowded around to give me a hug.

    When the bell finally rang, we burst out of class and ran to the bus stop. My sister and I walked through the front door dropping our hats, bags and shoes in a trail down the hallway to our bedrooms where we've been hanging out ever since!

    Holly even gave me an amazing polka-dot manicure that she saw on Claire's blog (though I've already messed up two nails, whoops).

    I can't wait for two more weeks of this!

    Happy holidays guys!
    Jessie xx

  • Easter Camping Trip

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hi TGs!

    You'll never guess where I am going! Okay well if you scroll down and see the pic you will - I'm going camping with my family!

    Mum and Dad planned this trip as a surprise, because they're sick of Holly and I always being on the computer or watching TV or fighting over the iPad... sound familiar? Yep, we went camping last year for the same reason (that's where I got the pic from).

    Dad is packing the car at the moment and Mum is getting food from the supermarket. I swear if they had their way, we wouldn't even have electricity in our house! They're super keen for us to get back to nature, whatever that means!


    Total Girl - Jessie's Blog: We're going camping for Easter!


    Mum said she'd buy marshmallows so we can toast them over the camp fire, and Holly and I will totally have D&Ms and watch the stars like last time. 

    I just hope that it's warm enough to go swimming for pretty much the last time this summer (well autumn).

    Anyway so looong story short, I won't be able to blog for a week. But I'll be back with loads of funny camping stories soon!

    Happy Easter TGs! I hope you get bucket-loads of eggs!
    Jessie xx

  • Cya School Holidays!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey TGs

    How are you all?

    I can't believe the school holidays are over, I'm sooo sad. We got home from camping on Sunday night (after waiting in traffic for like THREE hours) and then it was back to school the next day!

    Camping was awesome. It only rained on two days, and we were able to swim most days too. The only bad thing was on Thursday Cotton somehow got loose, and we spent all afternoon walking around calling her. I was sooo worried about her (she's totally a city dog) and it was so hard not to cry. People kept looking at Holly and I strangely, but I suppose 'Cotton' is a weird name for a dog. It would be like seeing someone walking around yelling,

    "Wool! Wool! Where are you, Wool?"

    Eventually we spotted Cotton eating out of another camper's dog's bowl. She was covered in mud, but otherwise totally happy. We were SO relieved!


    Total Girl: Jessie's Blog. 'Cotton & I on Easter Sunday!'
    Cotton and I on Easter Sunday (before she got lost and covered in mud, LOL)


    On Monday it was so awesome to see Cass, Dora, Angie and all the girls, plus I was even a little glad to see Mr James. Cass went to Bali over the break and came back with like a hundred braids over her whole head! She looks amazing! She says that for the first few nights it was really hard to sleep because they were super tight, but now she forgets they're even there.

    Dora didn't go away, but spent ages with Pluto and her fam. She's the only one of us with any chocolate left, because apparently on Easter Sunday she got into a massive fight with her brother and her parents confiscated all their chocolate. They have to do chores to win it back. She's so not happy.

    Angie stayed with her aunty on the Central Coast and said she was sooo bored the whole time. Apparently her parents were doing some renovations on their house and didn't want Ange there! It's pretty funny, but she doesn't think so.

    What did you guys get up to over the break? I loved all your comments, thank you!!!


  • Poor Holly!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    So the WORST thing happened yesterday!

    Holly is pretty much the best sister ever, and so I'm sooo upset for her. I just wish I was older and I could help her out!

    A new girl started in Holly's class (around the same time as Dora) and has turned out to be the meanest, most awful person! I try SO hard not to think mean things about people, but this girl is just sooo... mean! There's no other word for it!

    She started out seeming really nice, but gradually she's let her true colours show.

    At first it was things like saying she was having trouble catching up with our school and asking to borrow Holly's homework, and then leaving it at home so it looked like Holly hadn't done it.

    Then she asked the teacher if she could swap seats with Holly because she can't see from where she sits, and so now Holly has to sit at the back on her own (she was next to her bestie before). Now this girl is super-good friends with Holly's bestie and says that they're having desk-BFF lunches together, so Holly can't join in!

    Yesterday they had PE, and while Holly was in the bathroom the new girl took her PE shirt out of her bag and put it on (she had forgotten hers) so when Holly came out she didn't have her full uniform! Her PE teacher gave her an official warning and everything.

    Mum picked us up from school yesterday with Cotton, and when Holly got into the car she burst into tears and told us the whole story.

    I felt SO bad for her! 

    Mum says she's going to talk to Holly's teacher today and see if there isn't another solution to Holly sitting by herself, and also explain about the PE uniform.

    Holly's worried that that will make it worse, but I think if it keeps going on it will get worse anyway!

    What do you girls think?

    Jessie xx
  • Holly Update

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey TGs

    Thanks for your comments!

    Last week, Mum and Holly met up with Holly's teacher and explained what had happened with her homework and PE uniform, plus how Holly was hating sitting at the back by herself.

    Holly's teacher was super nice about everything, and said she had no idea that Holly was unhappy by herself. She said that next week one of the other students is moving to another class, and so there will be a desk available next to one of the boys that Holly has been friends with for ages.

    The teacher said that it was terrible that Holly was feeling bullied, and that while she had only heard one side of the story, taking Holly's PE top wasn't right at all. She is going to speak to the mean girl next week and explain that she can't do things like that.

    Holly was SO relieved. Before the meeting she was worried that telling the teacher would make it worse! 

    I was waiting in the car, and after it was over Mum took us both out for gelato. I got strawberry and Holly had coconut, and they were both delicious. 

    Mum said that Holly had done the right thing in telling her, and that sometimes friends let you down. It doesn't mean they're bad people, it just means that it's best not to rely on someone until you know them really well.

    Has this ever happened to you? What did you do, and did it work?

  • Winter Netball

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey guys!

    I haven't blogged in ages, sorry! I hope you're all super happy and loving the autumn (actually is it winter now?) weather!

    I have been dancing every Saturday for two hours for about a month now. If you've got the latest TG, I wrote about the hilarious day I met one of my now nearly besties, Jo. You have to check it out!

    Anyway, I was also doing netball for school, plus gym, plus the animal shelter volunteering, plus actual school, and things were getting really hectic. Last week, Mum said I had cried three times that week, and that it was because I was over tired because I was too busy, and that I had to give up one thing.

    I cried then too! I mean I know I sound like such a crier right now, I'm honestly not, but I couldn't think of a single activity that I'd be happy to lose. I LOVE my netball team, it's the same girls from last year and they're like my netty besties. I LOVE gym, I've finally started not being the worst in the class, and every time I look at Cotton, she reminds me of how much I LOVE helping at the animal shelter. Plus even though I've just started dancing, I've loved every second so far.

    Mum says I have a week to decide.

    What do you guys think I should do? I just can't pick one. :-(

    Jess xx
  • OMTG My New Look!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Okay TGs, if you've got the June or July issue of Total Girl, you'll have seen my new look blog!

    My column used to be called 'Jessie's Space' but TG editor Amanda said it should get a makeover (along with the rest of the mag). We decided to rename my column 'Jessie's Blog' and the amazing designer Anais created the new look.

    What do you think? I love it!

    I'm such a proud mama of my blog and my ah-mazing readers.

    Love and makeovers
    Jessie xx
  • Broken Leg Blues

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey TGs,

    How are you? I'm writing to you from my room while all my friends are out enjoying the sunshine. I'm feeling a little gloomy because I've broken my leg and aside from being really sore, it also means I don't get to do as much as I wanted over these school holidays.
    I had big plans to go to the brand-new Trampoline Land that opened near the local shops; I also wanted to continue dance classes.

    It's pretty funny actually, because I was just complaining the other day about having too much on. Now I'm sooo bored! Check out my before/after pics:

    Total Girl: Jessie's Blog. Pic: before and after I broke my leg!

    The only good thing about breaking your leg is that you get to pick the colour of the cast, I chose pink because it's a bright and happy colour. All my friends and lots of kids from school signed the cast before we went on school holidays. I can't believe I have to leave it on for a few weeks. It's pretty gross when you think about it.

    Have any of you guys ever broken a bone? If so what did you do to beat boredom while you were stuck indoors?


    P.S. For more about my Broken Leg Blues, check out July TG. The TG team were sooo sweet when I told them!

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