The Holidays

04 Oct

We have been on school holidays and have filled them to the brim.

We started with helping Grandma and Grandad with their garage sale and ended up bringing home a game table.

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We also caught up with friends that we don’t have a chance to see during the school term.

We spent some time doing boring stuff like house cleaning and taxes and summer clothes shopping.

During the first weekend of the holidays, we went to the engagement party of my eldest niece.  Boy time has flown.   She was my flower girl and now she’s getting married.

The next day we attempted to see a Shakespeare play – The Comedy of Errors.

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We drove the hour there and were greeting by storm clouds.  After hearing that surrounding storms had dropped damaging hail, we got into our car and fled around the back of the storm.  Thankfully we had our audio story to amuse us on the extra long drive home.

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During the evenings, we watched “Uranium:  Twisting the Dragon’s Tail”.  This was an excellent documentary.  Currently we’re watching, “America:  The Story of Us”.

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One day during the holidays I stumbled upon the 50% off closing down sale at the ABC shop.  While everyone else was going berserk buying tv show mercahndise, I had the documentary section all to myself so I gathered a few interesting looking programs.

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On the days when we were home, the boys amused themselves with various activities.  Brayden found this Sydney Harbour Bridge puzzle in the cupboard and decided to finished it.

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge now lives on our bookshelf.

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During the second week of the holidays we were super busy helping family move into their new house.  We started with a couple of days of house painting.

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The boys’ job was to entertain and babysit Little Missy.  A two year old in a house with newly painted walls requires two supervisors.  They did an excellent job with her.

At the end of the week, we helped my parents move all of their belongings from one house to the other.  That was a job and a half.

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Driving home one afternoon, we saw the brightest rainbow we’ve ever seen.  We drove towards it for 30 minutes and it was constantly changing.  Sometimes it was a partial arc, other times it was half a rainbow and occasionally it spanned from one side of the sky to the other.

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It was even a double rainbow at times.  It was beautiful.  Mind you, we’d earned it after multiple storms during the week.

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We spent a lot of time with Little Missy over the two weeks.  She absolutely loves ‘her boys’.  One day she came up to me and told me, “I lub Brayden”.  It melted my heart…and his.

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This past week we went to a Lego exhibition.

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We have a Lego lover in our household.

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There were some amazing buildings.

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You could spend ages at these exhibitions checking out all of the details.  If you look closely, you’ll see all sorts of amusing things.

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Brayden only had eyes for Star Wars characters and they were everywhere to be seen.

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He left drool on lots of the Lego sets

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so we let him bring one home.  He was a very happy camper.

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Then, today, we went to the park to finally see that Shakespeare play.  The weather was gorgeous.  Well actually it was a bit too hot for us but at least it wasn’t stormy.

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We saw, “The Comedy of Errors”

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which is about two sets of twins and their hilarious mix-ups.

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It was an excellent play.  If you think you don’t like Shakespeare, do yourself a favour and go and see one of his plays.  I think you’ll change your mind.

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And that leaves us with only one day left of the holidays.

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How shall we spend it?

Hmmm..the possibilities are endless.


Posted by on October 4, 2015 in Family Life, Field Trips


5 responses to “The Holidays

  1. monikadurand

    October 5, 2015 at 3:40 am

    It’s quite amazing, in your last post you mentioned you were watching “Tudor monastery farm” which I watched about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Now I see you have a copy of “Victorian pharmacy” which I picked up on Friday lol. Amazing coincidence. I’m now watching ” tales from the green valley” which is about a 16th century welsh farm. Same people as in the Tudor monastery farm but this time they are living there for a full calendar year. Have you seen it? Frontier house was really good too. 🙂

    • Tracey

      October 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Have you seen “Secrets of the Castle”? It’s the same three people. Excellent viewing.

      • monikadurand

        October 5, 2015 at 9:52 am

        A saw a little bit of it when it was on Telly. Would love to see it, looked really interesting.

  2. Petra

    October 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Your holidays sounded good! What was America: The Story of Us like? Love the rainbow and storm photos 😀

    • Tracey

      October 5, 2015 at 9:17 am

      It’s very much like the Australian version. Really only a brief overview of the history. It moves too quickly for my likings which is why I think it’s only good for a review or overview.


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