Hello Bloggy friends!
I have much to tell you. HEAPS to tell you. But the worst of it is that when we have a lot of adventures, there is little time to blog about them.
Here’s a quick peek at this weekend’s activities..
Off to a ball Friday night…
A couple of hours sleep, and it was time for the Abbey Tournament! If you haven’t been to a medieval fair….go! There is jousting, sword fighting, birds of prey, Turkish oil wrestling (yes! ), and.. and… one of the joys of my life.. a furrier! I thought that nothing in the world could be softer than the beaver pelt I became attached to last time we went. But! When dragging a bunch of friends there today to see why beaver fur is a great passion of mine, one of my friends had the sense to ask the lady stall holder if there is anything softer.
Oh. Friends. I want a chinchilla. I want a warm, live one to love and stroke, and conversely I’d like a bundle of them to wear.
And because history is irresistible fun for us.. we recently went to St Helena Island. If you are studying Australian History and you live in SE Qld, this is a great excursion. Truly, this deserves a post all its own, but you may all have finished homeschooling before I get to it. Have a look at Brisbane Bay Tours. Brendan (the proprietor) is very friendly, will transport you to the island, provide a guided tour and a yummy lunch, and take you back all happy and exhausted.
You’ll see prison ruins..
There were wallabies about the ruins.. cute!
There is also a museum.
And.. one of the extra fun activities was feeding the fish at the end of the jetty before going home. The water is crystal clear, and we saw a couple of stingrays on the walk back to the boat, and some days you can see sharks.
And the good news? Brendan will offer a discount to homeschooling groups/families if you book during the quieter midweek time. Sweet? Yes! Oh, and I must say: wear comfy shoes for walking. And the kind of clothes that are sensible for getting on and off boats. Just saying… ;)
That’s it for now folks.