More Camping Adventures

We spent the first week of the school holidays with a bunch of friends camping in Sorrento.  We were right on the beach and with so many kids (16!) ranging in age from 4 months (superstar Peggy) to 9 we needed there to be lots to do.  We need not have worried – the kids busied themselves building cubbies, exploring along the beach, treasure hunts, sandcastle competitions, endless loom band making, colouring, making mud slides in the rain, totem tennis, chess/checkers, hide-and-seek, fishing and the obligatory Easter egg hunt.

A beautiful start to the week:

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Fun on the beach despite the weather:

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Crazy boy jumped from the pier to this nearby boat


Antics before bedIMG_5094

So high….I was worried about Charlie until I spotted Oscar’s feet way above him!


Building their CubbyIMG_5110

Crazy girlIMG_5114

Sisters out for a strollIMG_5068

Those with wetsuits were a little braver!IMG_5121

A spot of fishingIMG_5133

The biggest test (for the adults not the kids) was the 3 days of fairly constant rain in the middle of the week.  Thankfully most of the tents remained dry and the communal eating/kitchen area got a quick upgrade with the purchase of several tarps to keep that space dry too!


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Daylight savings at the start of the week proved challenging with some of the kids waking as early as 4.45 one morning.  It’s impossible to keep the daylight and the sounds of chirping birds out of a tent so most of our days started between 5:30 and 6.  The plus side was lots of exhausted kids at the end of the day so the mums & dads could catch up over a few (?????) drinks and dinner of an evening!

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Ella with the youngest camper, PeggyIMG_5118

A rare moment of relative peace on the beachIMG_5127

Escaping from a hangover!IMG_5134




More Camping Adventures

What a Fete….

A few weeks have passed but on March 29th our kids school held their inaugural fete.  My good friend Jenni took the reigns of the fete some 18 months ago and with a very capable, hardworking team of other parents supporting her, a fantastic event was created.  I think I can speak for everyone involved in saying it was rewarding and the day made all the better with the sun shining for us!

The hot air balloons rising as set-up began

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Setting up for Chocolate Toss (a very popular stall!!)


The lovely Preps (I can’t get use to calling it Foundation) opened the day with a song which I hope you enjoy!

Poppy front in red and Ruby behind to the left in yellow.


Beautiful Light-Boxes made in the art room (Ella with Zoe)

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A face-painted Ruby


Fun on the rides

photo 1Our Sporting Principal in the Dunk Tank!


Until next time…..





What a Fete….