Christmas time part 2

Carols in the park The local Baptist Church put on a huge show for carols in the local park The crowds got bigger as the night went on. You could pat a snake Or play dress ups with Mary and Joseph Even the three wise men were there It was a great night with singing... Continue Reading →

Christmas time part 1

Schools are winding up and parents around Australia are enjoying/ enduring Christmas plays. They tend to be about going to the north pole, while everyone is in t shirts. Christmas carols are sung and gifts are given to the teacher.

Mt Keira, Wollongong

Today we went rock climbing at Mt Keira at Wollongong. Wollongong is the 10th largest city in Australia, just 40 minutes drive south of Sydney. It has some great beaches, a university and the mountain range which includes Mt Keira to the west. This is the view of Wollongong and surrounding towns from Mt Keira.... Continue Reading →

End of the school year

I didn't get to write a blog post during November as I was so busy at work. Schools around Australia are getting ready for the Summer holidays. Teachers are marking yearly exams, writing reports, putting up Christmas decorations and preparing end of year picnics to the beach. It's an incredibly busy time, and then we... Continue Reading →

A horse race that stops a nation!

I'm not joking, at 3pm tomorrow afternoon, work will stop, lessons in schools will stop, all activity will stop for a horse race. Everyone in Melbourne will take the whole day off for the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday of November every year at 3pm. Originally only Australian horses... Continue Reading →

Sculptures by the sea

Sculptures by the Sea is a coastal walk with sculptures from Bondi to Tamarama beach. Each year it gets bigger and better, with local and international artists entering the competition. They get about 500 000 visitors each year. Bondi beach The sculptures work in well with the environment. They are also humorous. They are all... Continue Reading →

Gymea Spring Fair

Today is Gymea Spring fair, where the main road is closed to traffic and there is lots of fun and entertainment. It was a bit windy for the 195 stalls, but they are expecting about 55 000 people to attend. The police and fire brigade were there, and you could sit in the front seat.... Continue Reading →

Sutherland Farmers Market

Around Australia you can find markets where farmers come into metropolitan areas to sell their produce. Some are once a month, but others like the market in Sutherland, in Sydney's south is every Saturday morning. I like it because I can walk there with my shopping bag, buy some fresh fruit and veggies, have a... Continue Reading →

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