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! :P ), 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. :D
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. :D