Gravestone Rubbing

Taking a gravestone rubbing is commonly used by family history researchers for preserving a tombstone inscription. I remember doing this as a child with my primary school class at a local cemetery in Connecticut. It’s quite easy and fun and makes for a unique activity to do with kids. I did a quick search online…

COVID Free (At Least For Today)

For the first time in 4 months, the state of Victoria has announced 0 new cases and 0 deaths due to the corona virus. Wow! Lockdown works! It’s hard to watch the news and see the rest of the world struggle in such a big way, it’s mind boggling really. Hopefully, the sacrifices we have…

The Cup Challenge

New week, new sport challenge. This time we tried the Cup Challenge as Miss F had to complete it and send a recording to her sport teachers at school. The object is to begin standing upright, balance a cup on your forehead, lay down and then stand back up without the cup falling. Sound difficult?…

Shoey Challenge

My daughter attends a sports academy and the coaches are always trying to assign creative challenges for the kids to complete for their remote learning. Today’s beauty was the “shoey challenge” which we all had a crack at. Surprisingly, we got it relatively easily despite how difficult it may seem at first. The idea is…

We Built A Wall

As competitive rock climbers, my kids train a lot! We spend more time at the gym than we do at home. Once the virus hit and the gyms closed we were all forced to take a break. If I’m being honest, I am so grateful to not be in the gym during the cooler winter…

Knitting: Learning New Skills

We have all taken up knitting while we stay inside, away from society. Perfect timing heading into Australian winter. It’s our first year in Melbourne and it definitely feels cooler than Sydney. What are you upping your skills in?

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 6

Cyprus Today we made Louvi (black eyed beans) for lunch. A very traditional Greek and Cypriot dish that every family has their own recipe for. It so reminded me of the southern US cooking my dad made at home with black eyed beans, greens and a spicy vinegar. So good! Egypt We visited Sharm el-Sheik…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 5

Israel Oh Israel, I cannot wait to travel again and visit your beautiful country and dine on your fabulous food. A last minute meal thrown together tonight was perfect for and autumn night. We were impressed with all of the Israeli trivia we dug up. Many bright minds doing amazing work. Latvia Tonight we made…