Visiting Friends and Family

Today the children had fun at Babcia and Dziadek’s house, before taking a walk in the evening to visit with their Aunt and Uncle, who live close by. The children had a lot of fun today and especially enjoyed building with these special blocks and things! which I am sure you can tell from the photos below.

Australia Day Happenings!

Well today was Australia day and also our first real day back in Victoria. We spent much of it catch up with family and friends. Unfortunately time was not on our side so we only got to spend a few hours with those who matter to us. However it was great to see them all regardless. Here are a few photos from our day. Unfortunately we did not manage to get photos of us with everyone we saw today, maybe next time!

Tia and NIK

Uncle & NIK

Uncle & NIK

NIK, Babcia and JAHG

NIK, Babcia and JAHG

Spirit of Tasmania II

Today is the first day of our week long holiday. It started out with a long drive from Hobart to Devonport to get onto the ferry for our trip from Tasmania to Mainland, Victoria. Our boat for the day was the ‘Spirit of Tasmania II’. It was a great trip, with wonderfully clear weather, a nice Porthole Cabin to relax in and time to read, chat and just enjoy the ride!

Spirit of Tasmania II

Spirit of Tasmania II

All packed and ready to go!

Well it is off to bed early tonight. We are all packed and ready to go on our grand adventure over Bass strait to the mainland!

The car is brimming with everything we will need for the week. Excitement is in the air and come tomorrow morning (3am) we will be setting off on our way to the Spirit of Tasmania!

Better go to bed to get some kip!

See you all soon!

A Visitor for Christmas! – An Exchange Program

Well today we have a wonderful visitor arrive at our house. There method of transport was a little unusual, however their arrival was well known about and anticipated.

‘Splash the Dolphin’ arrived today all the way from Mrs Tyndal’s Class at College Park Elementary in Irvine, USA. Snuggled up in a postbag along with some wonderful gifts and treasures for us.

The girls were very excited to meet him and in no time had introduced him to the local wildlife, shown him around the house and also enjoyed a good chat over a drink.

Splash the Dolphin is on an exchange program and will be staying with us on a grand adventure for the next few months. He will be visiting Victoria, with us in January when we go over for a holiday and will also be very involved in our Home Ed and family lifestyle. Already Splash has been busy writing about his travels in his journal, so that when it becomes time to go home he can share with the children and Mrs Tyndal all about his Tasmanian Adventure!
As this is an exchange program we will be saying good bye tomorrow to one of our good friends, Tassie Devil or Tassie Tiger. – They are still trying to work out which one will be the exchange student and be able to go and live in the USA for the next 4-6 months. – We will keep you updated on which student actually makes the flight over to the USA – just as soon as a decision is made!

Right now though we are just having fun with our new friend Splash and I will come back and post some pictures of his first day at our house soon!

Welcome to Hobart, Tasmania, Splash! It’s a pleasure to have you stay with us!