Exploring Our City With Uoo Uoo’s

Uoo Uoo’s (pronounced you-you) are 100 unique sculptures strategically placed around Melbourne to enable people to enjoy an art walk, while touring different neighbourhoods. To celebrate the The Royal Children’s Hospital 150 year anniversary, their foundation asked local Australian artists to design individual Uoo Uoo’s (which would later be auctioned off to support the hospital.)…

March 2021 Goings On

I’ve been to the hospital twice this week. Once for my J who fell at school and we thought he might have a wrist fracture. Thank goodness, the scans came back negative and the doc’s say it’s just a soft tissue injury. The second visit was for my girls who have head colds and we…

Victoria State Youth Bouldering Comp

Over the last weekend my kids competed in our local state bouldering climbing competition. It was held in a boulder jam format – the kids have 7 climbs to complete, over the course of two hours, with as many attempts as they needed to try to top. It was really fun for everyone to be…

Domino Rail Trail

We took one daughter and a dog by car, an hour outside of Melbourne, to hike in the forest. The path was an easy, flat track that followed an old railway line running between Trentham and Lyonville. I find two things to be true each time I set out on an adventure outside of the…

Galah

Probably my most favourite bird in Australia, the galah or rose breasted cockatoo, is so pretty. We found these two at the park recently. The screaming went on for a good 20 minutes and could be heard from afar. I’m not sure if it was out of anger or a mating call but after 20…

More Bouldering Fun!

Here’s another fun climb as of late. Not as challenging as the yellow one shown here, but a tricky finish – I know because I did this one myself. I was not as graceful as my daughter, who makes it look like a piece of cake, but I did muster the strength to hang in…

Bouldering Fun!

My guy has been working on this more challenging climbing route at our local gym and finally topped it this week. It’s pretty cool to watch…not easy. If at first you don’t succeed, try again and again and again.

Dog Days Of Summer

We’ve been watching a lot of funny animal videos on YouTube lately. I’m not usually amused so easily but how can you not smile while watching something so cute, especially when they do something ridiculous? As our dog, Jack, tried to grab his tennis ball through the trampoline today it dawned on me this was…

Punting On The Lake

The kids and I (mostly I) decided we needed an outing today. Not having seen a lot of the city we now call home leaves us with plenty to do during these lazy days of summer. Although I know how captivating iPads, the X-box and reading books are to my little people, I also believe…