Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Sweet in the Heat

Today it was 42C outside so R decided to make us a banana split with home-made chocolate sauce. The ice-cream started melting straight away!

L added to the heat problem by deciding to bake shortbreads. They were lovely with cream and cherry sauce.

Sunday, 7 February 2016


The kids have been cooking unhealthy stuff as usual! L made these sugar cookies whilst R made an apple pie; with pastry from scratch too!

Yanchep National Park

We took a day trip to one of our closest national parks; Yanchep. We bush-walked the forest and gorge trails and joined a guided cave tour. There were plenty of birds and this lovely shingleback lizard along with kolas and a bees nest. It even has a pub serving proper pints of beer!

Kings Park

A couple of weeks ago we visited Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in the centre of Perth. There are some great playgrounds and amazing views.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Google Tour Builder Sydney-Perth Road Trip

The children have been using their travel diaries and photographs to record our road trip using Google Tour Builder.

To get the best experience of their tours use INTERNET EXPLORER to open the links, not Chrome. In this way you can fly over a 3D World.

R's tour

L's tour

Monday, 18 January 2016

Explorers - Treasure Ships

We're just about to start a new topic on explorers. Today we went to the Art Gallery of Western Australia to see the Treasure Ships exhibition. There were plenty of treasure boxes on display:

This treasure box is made from a whole coco de mer nut.

There were some amazing old maps, scrolls and books. Of course we weren't allowed to photograph the best exhibits so we did some drawings instead.

A treasure ship with cannon hatches by L

A sailing treasure ship by R

Dagger and scabbard

Shadow puppet

Dragon boat necklace

Treasure cabinet

Games table

Leopard print

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Adventure West - Sweltering in the Stirling Ranges

Today we were going to climb Bluff Knoll (above) but the forecast is for 38C and thunderstorms. Too hot and too much chance of bushfires. Instead we opted for the scenic drive and short walks to the lookouts.

Today we hit 5,000km since we left Sydney.