Monday, 31 January 2011

Back to School

The school holidays went SO fast! We had so much fun on our 'staycation'. The furthest we went from home was an hour and a half drive. I feel pretty lucky to live in such a beautiful environment. We spent numerous days at the beach and sea pool just down the road. Other days we went to the city, the Zoo, the Reptile Park, Manly, fishing, bushwalking, and having fun times together. 

And now, after all that holiday fun, guess who doesn't want to go back to school? 

"School's boring Mum!" he said. 

So I said, "You will be going into a new class, with lots of different kids from the other Kindy classes from last year". 

He replied, "Well I bet they don't want to go to school either, so we should all go to the beach!" 

I couldn't agree more (sigh). Look at today!
He was happy once he got to school, phew!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Foggy Aussie Day

On Australia Day we woke up to this, the whole of the Beaches covered in fog. It was an eire feeling, quiet. Standing on my balcony the fog was rolling around our house, I felt like I was in the mountains.  It cleared around noon, and later on we went to the beach in true Aussie Day style.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Mirazozo @ The Opera House

We went and saw Mirazozo today. You have to go see it if you are in Sydney for the next few days. It finishes on the 27th January. It's so much fun!

"Mirazozo luminarium is a sculpture people enter to be immersed in radiant light and colour. Mirazozo is inspired by nature, geometry and Islamic architecture. Its original feature is the "illuminated seam" that is found in all the principal domes. The luminosity of light and colour inside the luminaria is created purely by the daylight shining through the coloured plastic." It is all completely handmade.

I warn you, make sure you pre purchase your tickets (we didn't), we were waiting in line for an hour and a half with the kids, who were surprisingly well behaved. It was well worth the wait though. We got some GREAT photos inside.

I was even lucky enough to run into an old school friend, inside the sculpture, who I haven't seen in 20 years! Hi V! What a fab day!

Mirazozo by Architects of Air
3-27 January 2011
10am-7pm daily
All Tickets $10
Sydney Opera House Forecourt
All ages, all abilities

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Summer School Holiday Fun

We're having too much fun on School Holidays, we'll be back with some new things from Remi and Jack at the beginning of February when school goes back. Time with the kiddies is precious you know! Sorry, got a little carried away with the photos....
Australian Reptile Park

Balmoral Beach

Fishing on the Lake

Fountains in the Corso

Buried on 'our' beach

North Head bushwalking

Taronga Zoo

Tired at home

Long Reef rockpools

Scooting at the Park

Zapping everything with his Harry Potter magic wand

Sydney Aquarium - On the Loose LEGO exhibit

Sketchbook Project Pages

Here are the first 8 double pages of my Moleskine for the Sketchbook Project 2011. I will upload the other pages over the next few posts. I have had such an amazing time doing this, I went out yesterday and bought myself a 2 pack of new Moleskines to continue the sketchbook project for myself, for me to keep. I have a new found love of drawing again! 

My topic is "A Day in the Life". It's pretty random, we have been all over the place since I started it in August, so have a peak...

Monday, 17 January 2011

QLD Flood Appeal

Photo by Dave Hunt of AAP


This last week has been mind boggling. In Queensland, water has been going in every direction, destroying peoples lives. We have all been watching it from afar and cannot imagine, even in the slightest, what they are going through. Everything... lost, gone, washed away in the blink of an eye!

If you can, please donate. They need money, cash, any currency, like right now. There are a few Handmade Charity Auctions going on which go directly to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. My Sister has donated a quilt, along with many other crafters. For a list of Auctions go to Make it Perfect (Toni's Blog), there are some lovely things to bid on and 100% of sales goes directly to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. Now, go and bid!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Ours was spent at a birthday pool party yesterday afternoon, then the 9pm fireworks at Collaroy Beach in the evening, we had a front row picnic blanket and got some good pics (I can't tell if any are upside down or not). What a fantastic way to end the year.

Goodbye 2010, you were a very interesting year. Hopefully 2011 is a little easier - here's hoping!