Saturday, 3 November 2018

On The Gold Trail

This week we found out all abut the history of gold in Perth by taking the Gold Trail and visiting Perth Mint. The gold trail takes you to some of the oldest places in Perth. We don't usually walk around the city so it was exiting finding new places and admiring all the different styles of architecture.

The trail ends at Perth Mint where we took the tour into the museum and gold pouring area. We saw the World's largest coin; at 1 tonne it's made from about $60 million worth of gold.

R discovered that even if the gold hadn't been bolted down it was too heavy to carry away!

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Foster Number 22 - No Ears Lizzy

Introducing our latest foster cat "No Ears Lizzy". Poor Lizzy had to have her ears operated on to remove skin cancer and she's only 3 years old! That's why it's super important to keep your light haired kitties inside. What she lacks in the looks department she makes up for in purrrsonality. If you would like to become a foster carer or to adopt this super friendly cat or any other cat or kitten please contact Cat Haven.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Spring-time at Kings Park

Today it finally stopped raining so we went to Kings Park to see the spring flowers and to play in the newly renovated Naturescape. The children loved the new cubby sculptures and the improved climbing ropes. It was even just about warm enough to get into the stream for dam building.

Double Figures

L has now reached the grand old age of 10!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Marzipan Fruits

Lately L is getting into homemade sweets. We've had toffee and fudge; which were both delicious. This week she made marzipan from scratch and then shaped it into these fruits. Yum!

Sunday, 22 July 2018

A 3D Hole?

By R

This week we made these 3D holes in our paper with another tutorial from Circle Line Art School.

By L

Friday, 20 July 2018

Sculptures and Stuffed Things

Today we finally got some sunshine so we took a trip to the Swan Valley for some sculptures and stuffed things!

First up was the Gomboc Sculpture Park. The kids had a great time wandering among the sculptures and visiting the gallery exhibition. One of our favourites was a huge crushed drink can, with a toilet seat for a ring pull. It was actually a mini house!

In the afternoon we visited historic Guildford for the Natural History Museum. We enjoyed exploring the cabinets and hidden crevices of the museum to discover all sorts of random stuffed animals, fossils, shells and skeletons. We never did found out who these severed hands belonged to.