A family visit to the museum for Tata!

Well today we took Tata to the Museum. It is the first time that he has actually had the pleasure of visiting it since we moved here as usually he is working while we are out learning in and around the community. The girls were excited to show him all the different parts of the museum. Afterward we visited Mures and had some chips for lunch – very scrumptious!

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Annual Statewide Home Educators Picnic – Ross Tasmania

Well today we enjoyed a day out at Ross. This is where our Annual State wide Picnic is held. There was lots to see and do and a fabulous amount of people enjoyed the day from all around the state, which was great.

The girls enjoyed egg and spoon races, the childrens corner, full of colouring in and play dough as well as face painting, two legged races and so much more.

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Molesworth Environment Centre – Pond Life Study

Watching a powerpoint presentation

Today we enjoined an outing to Molesworth where we enjoyed learning about Pond Life with other Home Educating families. This was one of the activities I had arranged late last year for us all to enjoy in 2010. The girls enjoyed it immensely. The best part however was when they got to actually go to a pond and investigate the water to see how many of the creatures they learnt about were lurking around.

Collecting the Specimens

Collecting the Specimens

Examining the Pond Life

Examining the Pond Life

Identification Chart

Identification Chart

Drawing the specimens

Drawing the specimens

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Football Fever – At last we can go to a game!

Well today is a great day! we have always followed the football team in the AFL called Richmond, Tigers and we have always enjoyed going to the football to watch them play – rain, hail or shine, win or loose! However since moving to Tasmania, we have not had the opportunity to see the Tigers in action – live, as we just have not been back to Melbourne in footy season to go and see a game.

So we were delighted when Richmond was announced as coming to Launceston in Tasmania to play Hawthorn for the NAB cup. We rushed to purchase tickets the minute they went on sale in December and got great premium reserved seats! So today was the day. Football Fever landed in our house. Unfortunately I was so sick that the ticket I had purchased for me could not be used, for I was to stay home in bed, while SZG took the girls to the Footy. To say i was devbistated is an understatement, but then how I feel is so bad right now that I know I made the right and only decision to stay home.

The girls and their day had a great time. They got all dressed up in footy gear and enjoyed the game of footy, even though their team lost by a long shot… Now that’s dedication for you.

Ready for the Football!

Ready for the Football!

Football Fever has Arrived!

Football Fever has Arrived!

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Our Trip to the Richmond Maze!

Today we took a trip to Richmond to visit at the Richmond Maze – Which is actually two mazes in total! The weather was quite warm and the children where all excited. The trip around the first maze proved to be a bit puzzling to us, after quite a while of walking around and finding dead ends, we were guided to the centre of the maze by another group of our friends.

The second maze we found to be much easier to navigate. It had no dead ends, so if you went the wrong way you could be walking around it for hours. This seemed to be the issue for the other group of friends who visited the maze with us. Our Friends, after finding the middle of the second maze, seemed to get lost on their way out and after about 30 minutes walking around in circles they rang  our mobile to ask for help! We assisted them with providing them a map as we could not get close enough to them to help them actually find their way out..

Thankfully another family were also enjoying the maze and assisted in navigating the way back to the front of the maze for themselves and our friends and everything turned out fine!

A lot of fun and also frustration was had, and the only thing I can say is make sure you carry a drink bottle when attempting the mazes, because if you get lost it can be a long time between drinks! – oh and grab a map before you venture in!

A Postcard of the Richmond Maze

A Postcard of the Richmond Mazes

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