A Trip Back in History Lesson

I thought it would be a fun idea to take the boys on a trip back in time (a casual history lesson) so we spent the day at the Historical Museum in Caboolture and loved it.
Great value, plenty to see and do. 
We joined a group where we did a few organised activities (I learned how to french knit!) before having free time to walk around the town and all the wonderful historical buildings that have been lovingly restored to their original state (most have been salvaged or donated).

There were so many cool retro pieces (sadly there was no antique shop here) and so much to look at I actually only took a few pics (really).
We watched a blacksmith work wonders with metal.

At the end of our morning we visited the old School house for old time games, such as sack races and tug o war.

Wow... I don't think I would have made it as a teacher back then, I can't resist loitering in ice cream parlours.

A train ride was included which the boys enjoyed as always.

Waiting for scones at the CWA.

The hospital building was one of my favourites, all the antique equipment...

 Not sure I would be comfortable going to this dentist though!

 There were many examples of old cottages (wealthy and basic conditions) and all sorts of equipment used in daily life, including a well stocked corner shop.

 I had to take a photo of the friendly animals, the goat expected a photo and the donkey called us over so loudly.


There were many, many old vehicles and sheds of tools, trucks etc etc.
 One of our included activities was gem mining and we got to keep them too!

 Beautiful well kept grounds and gardens, a lovely place to visit and extremely good value!

We need this water delivery actually.
No we didn't leave the boys in the "lock up"!

Vintage Plane Museum

 J is liking vintage war planes at the moment and wants to be a pilot ( when he is not being a scientist ), so we visited the Warbird Museum in Caboolture the other day...
 The planes they have here are actually still used for flying and yes you can go for a ride in one if you save up your dollars, however we opted for sitting in some of the other stationary ones.

 Lovely model planes that any boy (or girl) would love to have on their shelf.
 Pulling levers and watching flaps move is fun!
 Learning about this ejection technology...

The face of the pilot says it all!

Working and Playing

Garden beds around the recycled swing set.

Fairhill Native Gardens and Nursery Art

We decided to go to the Native nursery at Ninderry to check out the gardens and wildlife
(plenty of birds species and reptiles). We took our drawing equipment and made sketches
of some of the things we saw.

There is a little coffee shop there and plenty of native plants to buy for our garden.
We will be doing some pastel work from our photos and sketches...when I find them!