Saturday, May 19, 2018

Camping at Woods Reserve

We decided to have a spur-of-the-moment Easter camping trip to Woods Reserve before autumn arrived and the nights became too cold. The campsite is about 30 minutes from our home and is nestled next to a babbling brook. There's no shop/kiosk there (fees are by an honesty box and kids under 16 are free).

Having wandered up the stream on our first night we then headed to nearby Corin Forest on Sunday for their easter egg hunt. It was well organised and the kids collected a good bag of eggs. Corin also plays host to an alpine run - a toboggan type ride on a track. I've seen it advertised widely but never been along - it was surprisingly fast and loads of fun. Being Easter the ride was packed but it was a nice little trip.

The somewhat strange video is by courtesey of our 'no-pro' as I left our camera and phone at home by mistake.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Meet the Raiders

We're big Raiders fans and the club does a lot to engage with the community, regularly taking part in 'meet the Raiders' sessions where you can variously chat or get stuff signed. Here are a couple of pics taken with Jack Wighton (Eli's favourite) and Josh Hodgson (Raider's hooker, who sadly has been injured for a lot of this season).

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Five a side wraps up

The five-a-side season runs from August through to March. We had two teams (Thunder and Lightning) who played in the comp. Scores aren't recorded and it's all supposed to be 'non-competitive'. In actual fact it's an impossible task really as all the kids keep score from week-to-week. It's a lot of fun and is our third year playing. Amazing to see how all the kids are growing so much.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Birthday Balloons

We took a trip on the lake for my birthday in the new 'GoBoat's. The kids absolutely loved it. I was lucky that my birthday coincided with the balloon festival so we sailed to a point where the balloons touched down on the water. We had a 6am start but it was a fabulous way to start the day!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ann's beautiful foals

We took a drive out to Bungendore to see Ann's foals - Bliss and Presley - both born within a month of each other in December and January. They were lovely creatures and both the kids enjoyed meeting them. Being so young they were still quite 'skittish' but gamboled and played in the field when Ann let them out to play.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fiona Lodge

This popped up on my facebook feed from four years ago. It's Amy and Audrey competing at Smurf Dancing. As things turned out it was to be our last holiday together as a family of four. It was a lovely place and the kids still remember the games room and the time they had with their Mum.