Wednesday 6 July 2011

Island castaways

It's school holidays. I have to admit that I kinda forget about school holidays and wasn't really prepared. Lil-lil was a bit distressed that we weren't actually going on holidays. The first few days haven't been that exciting. I've had a long list of 'have to-dos' so the girls have been forced to entertain themselves a bit, which isn't always a bad thing. There have been 2-hour long games of 'hospitals' and hours jumping on the trampoline and more hours of drawing. Oh and yesterday they kept preparing me "feasts" of lemons and grass as I attempted (in vain) to write. I ended up surrounded in bowls of their "cooking".

Today, I thought, I had to do something with them, something school holiday-like. So we jumped on our local ferry and went to Cockatoo Island. With the sun streaming down to counteract the chilly winds, the girls ran amok. There were wide open spaces to skip in, strange things to climb on, lots of water to throw rocks in, trees to make 'homes' under. Then we jumped on the ferry and headed home for a warm Milo to thaw out.

It was a great afternoon out, hopefully the girls will be tuckered out for the evening and my guilt at their lack of holiday fun has been eased.

Here are some shots from our day:
Spooky tunnels to dance ghost-like through.

Open spaces to run in.

Rocks to throw into the harbour.

Big weird, mechanical things to look at.

What are you doing these school holidays?


  1. What a great day! That is such a cool idea, jumping on a ferry and heading over to Cockatoo Island. Ah Sydney, you never cease to entertain :o)
    It WAS really cold today, milo always does the trick xo

  2. Well done, Mum!
    Looks like a great day.
    Don't you love the school holiday activity pressure?!
    I loved our camping trips when I was young, but I also loved when Dad pitched the tent in our backyard and we spent our whole holidays entertaining half the neighbourhood in there.
    It's only now I realise how clever my Mum was with that one!

  3. What a great place to visit! It was also a beautiful day for your girls to just be free and run with the wind in their hair.

  4. What a great idea, it's something that i have never thought of doing. But now i'm going to put it to the top of my list. It looks like you all had a great day.

  5. hi toots! Oh this looks like it was a fun day out!! One of my fav spots in sydney...although Im proud of you for doing it in this weather! Im sure the girls were pooped... Hope your week is finding more balance! Thinking of u all too and looking forward to feeling better enough to play with you all sooooonxxx


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