We were lucky enough to get tickets to see Tim Minchin last Saturday night as part of the opening celebrations of HOTA (Home Of The Arts, formerly the Gold Coast Arts Centre). I was pretty excited about this – my husband and I always managed to be away whenever Tim Minchin performed in Brisbane, so we’ve been wanting to see him for a while. To make it even more exciting, we organised the kiddos to stay the night with their Grandma, and took off into Surfers.
We recently decided to go away camping for the night, and looking for a site that was close to Brisbane and not expensive, we decided on Hardings Paddock Campground at Ipswich. There’s drop toilets, a camp kitchen with BBQs, and lots of space. The eight campsites are all defined spots. The website says that there’s space for… Continue reading Hardings Paddock campground
I’ve gone grocery shopping and loaded up on more bi-carb soda, vinegar, and corn flour for future experiments. But for the experiment we picked out to do last weekend, we needed celery. We’ve tried putting celery (and flowers!) in coloured water before to see if the colour of the water will change the colour of… Continue reading More kitchen science
We received a science experiment book for Christmas (my eldest child wants to be a scientist when he grows up) and have been flicking through, finding experiments to do. There’s not always a lot of patience in this house, so we tried to pick ones that wouldn’t take too much time, but I was surprised… Continue reading Science experiments at home
We have two adult blue tongued lizards that live in our yard – one out the front and one out the back. They like to live in the drainage pipes that capture the storm water run off, although the one that lives out the front will come into the garage when it is very hot.… Continue reading Blue tongued lizards
Last year I read something on a forum about choosing a one word theme for the year. The person talking about it said that it was easier to keep than a resolution, or that you could add in other things as the year went along, or something like that. It seems to be a popular… Continue reading My theme for 2018 – Outside
Our last day on Fraser Island started early, when we woke up before 6am to the sounds of the television going and when we went out to see what was happening, there were two children in TV zombie mode already. “How long have you been watching television for?” I asked. “Dunno. Hours?” Anyway, it was… Continue reading Fraser Island – day four