Monday, April 4, 2016

Around Here

Around here we've had our first week of school holidays and they have been great.  We've been to the movies, skating, we went to the beach to visit a friend, cooked damper on a stick, made scones and the kids also made hot cross buns which they were thrilled with.  We watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz, they played a little on their iPads, Sienna knitted and painted rocks with glitter and James read a couple of novels.  It was just a great week and as a parent when kids get on each others nerves and fight it's not very pleasant however there wasn't too much of that which made the week even more special...we all had a wonderful time.

Exploring the rocks at Rainbow Bay/Snapper Rocks.

Watching the surfers catch the waves.

An unusual huge jelly fish on the sand.

My surfie chick.

Painting the sugar syrup on the hot cross buns straight out of the oven.

The kids made half with sultanas and half without as Sienna doesn't like them but loves the hot cross buns.

Dancing to "Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight" at skating.

A morning at skating which is great exercise, good music and lots of fun.

James decided to make some scones for morning tea.

Sienna did a lot of knitting on the holidays, she is so good at it and starts new project by herself.

James picking up sticks in the local bushland.

Sienna posing for a pic.

The kids making damper on a stick for afternoon tea.  This picnic ground with wood fires is about 10 minutes drive from our house.

Once they are cooked we pour "Golden Syrup" into the middle of them, so yummy. Recipe is here.


  1. Looks like a great week and lots of variety.

  2. That all looks like good old fashioned fun!
    School holidays start next week here, I may just be borrowing a few of these ideas to keep the kids occupied!

  3. It's so refreshing to see kids enjoying the simple things in life instead of stuck inside glued to the computer or Ipad.