Bright blue sky, mown green grass
Paddocks, lakes, all first class
Scones and jams
Ponies and lambs
Caldermeade Farm at last
See the cows, see the hens
In their shelters, in their pens
Tea and milk
What a great time to spend
Caldermeade Farm takes its pride
In the fun time that you may bide
Goats and bunnies
Cutes and funnies
Not just inside but outside too!
My Grandma and Grandpa took me to Caldermeade Farm when I went to visit them. It was wonderful!
I swigged down my fizzy drink as I strapped on my helmet and clipped on a warm jacket. This was going to be COOl! I took off, watching the cars and trees zoom by, feeling the warm sunset on my face. I had been to a lot of skate parks in my life, but I was feeling extra excited as I cycled to the waterfront to try out some new tricks I had been reading about in some of my sporty books.
I held my breath as I approached the gleaming seaside of the waterfront and saw kids leaping and twisting with their BMXs and scooters on the hard, slippery concrete jumps. I gulped.
“Have fun!”said Mum.
The last time I was at the Waterfront, I was roller-skating, and I have to admit that that wasn’t as confronting as this, but at least I was having fun!
I tried the easy step at the start – it looked really easy – really really easy …
I poised above it, looking at it anxiously. Now that I looked at it closer, the ground seemed much more low than I thought. Then I scowled and told myself I was a BIG,GROWNUP…. um … I paused for a moment – RACER! Yes, a racer.I gripped my handlebars and-
Hmmm … not very, um, elegant … well never mind … I’d had enough of the step and all my tricks anyway,and I was ready to have some dinner!
I forgot to tell you about Burger Inc! Well, here goes..
When you walk into Burger Inc,one of the best Burger shops ever to have laid your eyes upon, it’s like walking through the gates of heaven. Golden chips, juicy juices and BIG, HYPNOTISING, YUMMY burgers … are all reflecting in my eyes. It’s like I’m being drawn into a kind of shock … and then it all comes to me as I bite into the burger. My favourite is the mushroom burger with rocket and tomato.
This is all how nice it feels and how ace you’ll feel if you have a good old ride at The Waterfront Skate Park!!!!!
320 Pakington Street
A new favorite has landed on the list for this years Food Award! A beautiful, bubbly, dessert tea drink has come to my attention, created by the Taiwanese and made professionally smooth and creamy.
Another little treat came above this! Another Asian surprise, The star-bun is a little bun shaped like a star and filled with chocolate-Heaven!
But who shall win? Who shall be the master of the 2011 Food Award?
Find out soon!
Bubble Tea from:
28 Elizabeth Street
Star Bun from:
200 Bourke Street
Over the fields lies the road,
Tractors carrying the load,
The orange moon awakens,
The beauty of Nhill can’t be taken….
The Country can be noisy,
The Country can be hot,
But Nhill’s beauty can be worth it,
A giant forget-me-not,
Let’s a song,
About where we belong,
Nhill has hit the spot …
If you give a keen-learning, music-loving friend of yours a cello or violin and a bow and get them to play a piece of their choice, they’re going to get to completely stuck unless they’re an amazing music master that can play music that they are reasonably unfamiliar with. So that’s what Geelong Summer Music Camp is for.
This heavenly Music Camp teaches music-loving kids to experience a 5 day, orchestral camp with ultra cool electives like The School of Rock, Movie music and Folk Music (one of my favorites!!).
You could be suited for the rocking Tetaz strings! Or maybe you’re more suited to the advanced Galloway
Strings! You could also try out a full-on concert at the end of the camp … how exciting! And don’t worry about all the food – there’s even a canteen there at the camp!
So don’t wait for another opportunity for this eye-popping strings experience! GO MUSIC CAMP!
After a long morning of taking photos with the Diana Mini, it was time for some show action!!! We trundled down the steps to the welcoming building of RMIT, and got into the waiting line for the doors to open.
I was really looking forward to this show since every year RMIT put on a Roald Dahl performance. But I knew this show would be just as ‘bad’ as the others! I took a look around while we were waiting. There were small signs that gave warnings about numerous silly things that would take place in the show, and they even sold made a game about the very bad book! I then noticed the doors were opening and got quickly back into line.
Even looking at the stage made you know that this show was going to be ridiculous! There were disco balls and spooky cupboards, piles of funny props and – our most dreaded part of the show – water pistols! Every year, no matter what the scene, we would get squirted with water pistols! I sat down, tensed up and got ready for… THE VERY BAD SHOW!!!!
Here are my highlights of the show:
What was your favorite riddle?
I’ve got to say, the Mad Dentist was probably the top favourite!
What was the most grotesque joke?
Killer Koalas from outer space! I got completely freaked out!
What was the thing that made you go YUCK!
The poo props including the Poo on stilts, the Dog Poo Family and the ‘There was an old lady who lived in a poo’
Who was your favorite character?
I really liked Brian’s little friend! She’s got a very high voice, though …
What was your rating of the show?
9/10- It was fantastic!
Lastly (phew!) what has been your favourite show so far?
I love the BFG!
No probes … See you next time!
If you hurry, you can still this BAD show!
Let me introduce you to the one and only Diana Mini! No, it’s not a person, it’s actually a cute little film camera from the Sixties, brought up a level in 2009, that makes all sorts of cool, dreamy effects and double exposures (which means if you don’t wind the film up after you’ve taken a photo, you get an amazing over-lapping photo which makes your photo much more interesting).
Also, this spunky camera is ENTIRELY made out of plastic-even the lens! I guess that probably makes the dreamy effects … but I guess you’re wondering how I found and used the Diana Mini.
It all started when we found a good looking session in Artplay’s monthly program called ‘Snap-a-Colour’, and decided straight away to go. When the big day came, I was very excited! We sat down with a professional photographer called Kate and learnt all about the Diana Mini and it’s innies and outies – but that wasn’t all! We trampled around the building looking for interesting things to photograph, and when we were finished, we rolled our film up and gave it to Kate so she could send us our photographs.
So there you have it – the cute, dreamy Diana Mini!!!!!! I’ll update this post when I get my photos to show you how it looks.
Go to Artplay!
Just behind Federation Square
Hello Dad! I’m here to ask you a few questions about coffee in Melbourne!
1# What does it make you feel to get up and have nice creamy coffee in the morning?
Like anything’s possible.
2# Which cafe would you recommend to wandering travelers in Melbourne that are longing to have a coffee?
I’ll do a top 5 – Journal, Cafe No. 5, Superfino, Mr Tulk and Grigons & Orr
3# Which coffee would you be if you had the choice and how many sugars would you prefer the drinker to put in you?
Would love to be a Superfine coffee with just the two, thanks
4# Have you ever had a time when you had so many choices of coffee you didn’t know what to do?
No. I would just take my time and work my way through them.
5# How many cups do you usually have?
3-5 a day. Yum.
Thanks Dad! Have a great time searching for more cool cafes in Melbourne!
>Top spots for coffee in Melbourne
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Cafe No. 5
Centre Place Melbourne
Between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets
275 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
In the State Library
Corner of Swanston and Latrobe Streets, Melbourne
Grigons & Orr
445 Queensberry Street North Melbourne
One day, as we were walking back from a morning of shopping on Pakington Street in Geelong, Mum suggested we should go check out a Middle Eastern sweet shop that she saw while doing her morning run.
‘Funny place to find a Middle Eastern sweet shop!’ I thought.
We stopped outside a brightly coloured sign that said: Sweet Pazarr
As we walked inside, the blissful smell of spices wafted from the kitchen, making our mouths water. We went up to the front counter and looked at all the lovely sweets on display. Pistachio baklava, Mixed Nut baklava, Nutella squirrels, you name it, they have it! We helped ourselves to a few before going.
Here’s a picture of what we purchased!
220A Pakington Street
You’ll find it just after Autumn Street
We stayed at a wonderful holiday house this Christmas in Talbot.
If you look at Enacasa, one of the beautiful cottages in the dramatic countryside of Talbot, you might find it looks a bit normal, like other normal cottages you see in Talbot, and you might turn your back and walk away.
But don’t be fooled by it’s appearance! Here’s a little insight to the inside……….
A very good place to dwell, imagine, and draw, Enacasa provides the best studio I’ve seen, packed with a spare bed, a fantastic view and for some strange reason, 10 bowling pins……..!
At night, it is said that very peculiar smells waft from the deep chasm of the kitchen. The kitchen is stuffed full with all the kitchen-dweller’s equipment, hidden beneath an array of colourful tea towels. Who needs drawers?
Enacasa’s bedrooms are irresistible. With soft pillows to send away your bad dreams, the light of the wire lamps lights up the collected ornaments at night. Cool!
Alive with the buzzing of the bees, Enacasa’s gardens have a beautiful maze of lavender, accompanied with a beautiful brass birdbath in the centre.
Encasa is great!
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