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Heather Summers
London Ontario Canada
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Matthew's request was to see some Australian wildlife! So, we headed up to Koala Park for the day. Emma, Mark and Nathan went to school (their last day before we took off early for the holidays). And since Koala Park is right around the corner we headed there for the... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at travel
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We are SO lucky! Adam's dad, Herbert, and nephew, Matthew, have come for a visit! It was a long flight for them (Toronto, LA, Sydney) and they arrived around 7:30 am. Cole and I met them at the airport! Cole was SO excited! He wondered if they would recognize him,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at travel
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Cole is loving doing science experiments with me at home. I am having fun right alongside with him (and finding some great ones to do at school with my munchkins when I get back!) This one Cole called the "bouncy egg". It started very simply. Put an egg in a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at travel
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Seems strange to be saying this now, but in Australia, Father's Day is the first Sunday in September. Adam had the joys of an Australian Father's Day (although I hope he feels the love every day from us!) Nathan made this sweet card at school for Adam and got the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at travel
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This was a fun day trip from Sydney! The Jenolan Caves were about 3 hours away and a great drive through the Blue Mountains. I should rephrase this though, great until the last 15 km or so. The drive up to the caves was a little less than desirable. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at travel
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I'm sure you'll recognize some of these views. Kiama is just a beautiful town that we love to visit! It didn't disappoint on this day with our guests. We parked a little up the coast and wandered along the coastline to the blow hole. Here's some information about the blowhole... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at travel
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After our morning at Hyams Beach, we headed to the town of Huskisson. It's a sweet little town on the coast that is a great tourist destination. There are great little shops (including a fudge shop!), restaurants and boat tours. This is where we went on the dolphin tour back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at travel
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We have been to Hyams Beach before but thought it was worth the drive to take our guests! Jervis Bay is a gorgeous area full of beautiful sites, beaches, shops and friendly folks. We left first thing in the morning to get down to Hyams Beach around 10 am. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at travel
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It was important for Mark to share his love of AFL with our guests. So we bought a few family passes and headed to a Swans game. They were playing Freemantle (Freo). The Swans were in first place entering this final round of games for regular season. So, they sat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at travel
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While Nantz and Jonas were here, we encouraged them to take a few days "off" and head down to Melbourne. I loved it! I got to entertain and hang out with the seven kids for three days! It was so nice to get to know Finn, Kate and Addy even... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at travel
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I've mentioned Andrew, our neighbour before, and I'm sure I will again. We are so lucky to have Margaret and Andrew living next door! Andrew really seems to adore Cole and Cole certainly worships Andrew. Cole is content following him around, asking questions and helping out. It's wonderful he's made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at travel
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This is a bit of a random post but I want to make sure I remember this little treat upon our return to Canada. Some of Adam's co-workers introduced me to Greek or Turkish coffee. It's a yummy treat that I enjoy every once in a while in the afternoon.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at travel
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This is a little hidden Australian treasure. It's a beautiful park that is fairly remote and certainly not busy (we were the only ones there). The best part of the park are the ruins that are left in tact without any grafetti or damage on them for people to explore... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at travel
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We've been here now for just about 8 months and this was our first family trip to Bondi. Nathan and I checked out the beach (briefly) after City2Surf but we hadn't actually spent any time here yet. This is I think Australia's most famous beach. They have a show here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at travel
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Nathan's school put on a dance recital. It involves all the students from K to 6 and they put on a performance every other year. It was an amazing presentation of Alice in Wonderland around the world. All the classes did a different dance from a different region of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at travel
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After having a picnic lunch we headed to MacMaster Beach. Andrew and Margaret (our neighbour's at home) invited us up for the day. We went to their beach house first and then wandered down to the beach. I wasn't sure if the kids would go in, but why wouldn't they?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at travel
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We headed north to Calga, which is an outdoor animal reserve. It was spectacular! I bought tickets on Scoopon for the group to go and it was not only cheap ($10 per person) but AMAZING! Our guests were blown away by the "Walmart greeter". There was a small kangaroo that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at travel
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Today was a busy one. Jonas, Nantz, Adam and I started our day by heading to Flemmington market first thing. We realized after we'd gone through 18 apples in 1.5 days we should buy in bulk! So we headed down and got lots of fruit, veggies and some seafood for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at travel
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Nathan, Emma and Adam headed off to school (I know, I'm mean!) and I took Mark, Cole and our guests down to do some of the "must see" activities in Sydney. We took the train into town and got off at Town Hall. We then walked across the Harbour Bridge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at travel
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I have to say that life here truly has become "normal". What I mean by that is we are busy with day to day activities like sports, groceries, friends, chores..... the only difference is we're doing them in Australia! BUT I will say we were so excited to be reminded... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at travel
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I am so excited for the fall events that Stampin' Up! Canada will be having. I wish I could be there to join in the fun. My amazing downline Martha and Marja are hosting a post Kitchener event.they are both... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Stamp with Heather
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Wow! We found quite the park thanks to Andrew, our neighbour's recommendation! It's in Galston and boy was it fun! It was $5 entry into the parking lot, but well worth it. I should have packed a picnic as I think Cole would have spent the entire day here. Apparently... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at travel
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Australia is making me turn over a new leaf! I'm sure that this one will shock anyone that knows me. Not only am I eating, but I'm enjoying beans and lentils! How crazy is that!? I've always been the one to "sort" my chili and pull out the beans but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at travel
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We've been trying out a lot of new and "healthier" recipes in our house lately. I'm working on getting off the "white" flour, but it's taking a bit of time with the kids. They love the white flour, although when I've subbed other things we've been more successful than I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at travel
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A few Saturdays ago, we had Adam's staff over for a dinner and Canada Day party! It was great fun! I really like Adam's coworkers! They are LOVELY! I think we had about 40 people here for our Canadian day feast (you'll notice some repeats as we had this party... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at travel