Autumn in Melbourne

Today we went to our local IMAX theatre to watch the Great Barrier Reef movie with our homeschooling group followed by some park play time outside the Melbourne Museum. The movie was great – there was so much beauty to draw us in, some information about the bad stuff happening (coral bleaching and sea turtles…

St. Kilda Art Trail – Uoo Uoo’s

It’s Easter weekend and the city is empty so we are out exploring another new neighbourhood of Melbourne, St Kilda. It’s a seaside suburb of inner Melbourne around 6km from the central business district.

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…