Thursday, 31 October 2013

Fete Fun

Don't you agree that there is nothing like a school fete!

Parents work for months organising stalls and helpers, food and entertainment. People pot up plants and strike succulents. There is baking for the cake stall.  Lolly necklaces and bracelets are made. Teachers organise art work to be displayed and activities to entertain.
Plant stall
Art gallery...we are the proud owners of two masterpieces!


The whole school community comes together for one evening of community spirit, hot donuts, fun, face painting and toffees.

Our school community came together this week to do just this and it was a fabulous evening out. The children came and went as they spent our change with gay abandon while we talked to friends and teachers while eyeing off the cake stall and the second hand books.

Master B taking his turn at manning the put put golf

Enough jewellery to make a little girl's heart flutter
cake stall

Italian baked potato for dinner...Yum!
Is there anything you look for at a fete or market?
Hot donuts are my weakness!

Kate x 

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Where's WALT?

Broken Hill

I had a visit from a furry Western Australian gentleman bear a couple of months ago (whose outback adventures you can read about here) but has anyone wondered what WALT has gotten up to since we sent him on his way?

Well he seemed to have got lost and we had almost given up hope when he popped up at Janet's house. What a wonderful surprise. He was a little worse for wear and unable to account for his whereabouts for a few weeks but he was back on his journey.

After Janet's he was found living it up and lending a hand to Lani in the ACT.

Have a look at these links if you want a peek into different parts of our great country as well as keeping up with WALT's news.

I wonder where he will be next?

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Double Figures

Do you remember turning 10? Do you remember how important it was to have made it to double figures? I do...

I had forgotten just how important it was until recently as there was a special birthday in our house and Mr Now-10 was extremely excited. It reminded me that I was told I could not learn to ride the motorbike parked in our shed until I was ten, that I would probably be able to reach the dustpan and brush hung on a high hook when I was ten, that I could have a charm bracelet when I turned ten...

Mr 10 invited a friend to come out for dinner with him to a place of his choice then a sleepover and as you can imagine, dining with two young gentlemen (and a lady sister of course) was almost as much entertainment as hosting a party for twenty children in your backyard.

Between fizzy drinks, accidentally setting a menu on fire through inattention and tea light candles on the table (!!!), exploring the murals that decorate our chosen venue, The Palace Hotel and running up and down the  upstairs verandah because sitting for a whole meal was taxing for some of the party, we had an excellent evening.

fizzy drinks for everyone!

The Palace Hotel...a little bit famous

On the way home we were open to requests to take the scenic tour so we took in the view then went home for cake...

Line of Lode restaurant and Miner's Memorial

great view

Just quietly I can't believe I am the mother of a ten year old! He's over halfway to his 18th...more fizzy drinks and craziness if I remember correctly!

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