Someone asked if we were going away this last school holidays and I replied no, because I got the kids Netflix instead. I was joking of course… (not really).
So apart from watch tele, this is what we did –
01. Overseas readers might find what I’m about to say incomprehensible… But my four kids have never seen snow – that was until our visit to Lake Mountain. So glad we can finally tick it off the list because I was reminded of why I hate snow (on account of it being cold and wet).
02. The highlight of the day was a walk to the Lake Mountain summit (that’s the view at the top of the page)..
03. Had to choose between going to sausage dog races and a mindfulness seminar one morning… which is the biggest #firstworldproblem ever. Anyway, the sausage dog races won. There were dogs dressed as tacos, Priscilla, sheep, the Red Barron, and rappers. Obviously a worthwhile outing.
04. Had a few glorious days at Phillip Island with a friend and her kids – two adults, eight children…we survived, probably because we both embrace sensible things like this:
05. We popped into the Dior exhibition. Stunning.
06. My daughter finally got her own sewing machine. If I’d done this on day one of the holidays, I wouldn’t have had to do anything else.
07. We weren’t planning on going to the Royal Melbourne Show this year but in the end we had to because this (completely up myself now….):
08. A Show highlight for the kids was trying the Lolly Bag cake (apparently ‘as seen on Masterchef‘). Just so you know, the layers from the top are: Redskin glaze; spearmint leaf buttercream; lolly banana joconde; musk mallow; mandarin jaffa ganache; Freckles crunch; lolly banana joconde; dark chocolate. I have no idea what a ‘joconde’ is (apart from a wanky word for cake) but the Freckle crunch layer was sensational.
09. PSA – Bertie Beetles are now available online (so you don’t have to go to the Show to get your supply).
10. Discovered a fantastic new Indian restaurant – check out Piquancy if you’re in the hood (I can highly recommend the Kerala Fish Curry).
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