Byron Bay

We just returned from a long weekend in Byron Bay.
It had been 10 years since we last visited and things have
changed. It is no longer the sleepy town. It feels busier and more transient,
with more backpackers and less hippies.
The beaches are lovely (although Noosa is hard to beat).
We stayed in a cabin at Clarkes Beach, a few steps to the lookout and beach.

We walked to town every day to grab a bite and check out the shops,
Plenty of beach walks too.

Sunset dining.

Dolphin and whale watching a plenty.
Many whales were spotted from the lighthouse.
Dolphins cruising the beach every day.

I found The Farm.
A cool cafe, restaurant, bakery, florist and farm.

Great sourdough organic bread.

We visited some very small towns on the way to Bangalow, 
which has some lovely shops too.

Reading on the beach is a must.

See you in another 10 years Byron Bay.
It is good to experience other places, 
even though we are lucky enough to live in the best place in the world.

Art Classes Term 3

We have been using acrylics this Term and worked on the above.
Jarrod painted Camille and Harrison painted Mustard.
The teacher guides us with tis on technique and colour mixing.
Next ...watercolour koi.

Sir Mustard

I knight you Sir Mustard of the round garden.

Sunshine Coast Symphony

A little bit of magical music last night.

Abbey Medieval Festival

A few weeks ago we visited the medieval festival and enjoyed
watching a variety of old world activities.
seeing people dressed up and living like the vikings and knights would have.
cooking with open fire and old style utensils.

Real jousting, fencing, battles, music, food.

Canons, castles, tents, arrows, birds of prey, etc.

A fun day in sunny QLD.

Sourdough from a Starter

We have been making sourdough bread.
First we made a starter from organic rye and Spelt flour.
One week later we were ready to make our first loaf.
It took 7 loaves to get to the loaf we would consider best for us.
Light and very crusty on the outside.
Delicious with our fermented homemade butter!
Butter is so easy to make, now that I know how to do it.
Fermented ginger carrots.

Art Term 2

By J.
This Term we have been focussing on faces and drawing what we see, 
not what we think we see.
By H.
The boys completed their sketches.
Biggles by J.

Having fun with faces, eyes and colour.
Next term we are back to painting with a new artist.
Lots of fun.