Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Caversham Wildlife Park

L is still very into animals so we took a trip to Caversham Wildlife Park at Whiteman Park. The park was much bigger than we expected and we had plenty of chances to get up close and pat the animals. The highlight was the kangaroo feeding. The park has a large walk-in area with many friendly kangaroos and wallabies who will eat from your hand.

We were also able to pat the koala, snake and wombat.

Lots of other amazing animals were on display including many birds, possums, reptiles, bats and more. Altogether a fun and education day out.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Long Summer

We're having an unseasonably warm Autumn here in Perth. Whilst the sea is not quite warm enough to swim in it's definitely ok for a paddle.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Cake Decorating

These school holidays the children took a cake decorating workshop. They made these fondant decorations and piped the icing.

Monday, 23 April 2018

A Day at Perth Cultural Centre

Today we went into Perth Cultural Centre to see several exhibitions. First up was the Museum of WA Discovery Zone in the State Library. The museum is still being renovated until 2020 but you can see some of the collections in the State Library.

These live in Perth but we have never seen one flying around

The typewriter was popular!

Still at the State Library we went to see the children's sketchbooks on show with over 100 others in the Propel Youth Arts Sketchbook Project. They look great all together.

Nearby is the Art Gallery of WA. The permanent collections have just been rehung and there are several temporary exhibition on including "A Window on Italy", "Year 12 Perspectives", "Tom Malone Prize" (glass), and "Julie Dowling" (Aboriginal Art). There was plenty we hadn't seen before. I had the zoom lens on so it was tricky getting some of our favourite large pictures in the camera frame!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Joondalup Festival 2018

The past 8 weeks we have been preparing for Joondalup festival by making costumes and lanterns with our home education group. Here we are setting out for the parade!

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sculptures by the Sea 2018

Today we went along to the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe beach. As usual it was packed with people which makes it very difficult to get good pictures of the sculptures. Here are a few of our favourites.