We have all been somewhat sick. But the girls more so and Krysta was very hard hit. Still they got to their dance classes in preparation for the next chestnut festival. This year, rather than having a stall, the girls were performing with the Heart School of dance.
As usual we . . . → Read More: Chestnut Festival 2015
The first I knew of it was when signs appears at he bus stop advising that the bus stop would be shut and the busses run down Menin road.
Then I went looking and found a page on Facebook. It was not something of great . . . → Read More: Monbulk Car and Bike show
After finally putting the new tyres on Kirsten’s (my old Giant) bike and to remove the rear mudguard as the tyre were bigger, we rode down the only bike track in Monbulk into town for a Mother’s Day lunch.
One advantage of having the girls is that we can ride on . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day
We didn’t unpack the market things from the van. Rather we added a another marquee. In the morning Kirsten headed off to set up.
The girls slept in after the long day before. Both were a bit jaded and just wanted to stay home for the day. Around 10 am I . . . → Read More: Chestnut Festival of 2014 May 4
It was our third Kallista Market. It was the first one for which shower was forecast. In the end the rain held off until later in the day.
Again Kirsten headed up. We are getting organised and she had the van packed the night before.
I headed up with the girls a bit . . . → Read More: Kallista Market 2014 May 3
We had this on again off again start to going to the Renaissance Festival. We spoke with others who recommended it, but turned out not to have actually been to one. In the end we decided to go.
Sadly on Friday morning it was raining. I finished fixing the tent after . . . → Read More: Renaissance Festival 2014
For years we have been invited to go to the show. But we have always had some reason why we could not make it. This was our first visit.
We headed out from Monbulk after the girls made their own breakfast and went to Safeway to swap theirs dream works cards.
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Over the last few years we have always intended to go to the Selby Festival, but we have had other engagements. This was my first year at the festival.
The parking is a bit dire, but the festival itself is small and pleasant. Much better than some grimy street festival.
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Last year we wandered down to the chestnut festival at Kalorama Reserve because it was close and we could walk there. Also it was to check it out and hopefully the kids would have a good time.
After much organising by Kirsten, this year we had a stall for the Sherbrooke . . . → Read More: Chestnut Festival
We received notifications via twitter and Facebook of the impending festival run by the various CFA stations of the Dandenong ranges (or more correctly the Corhanwarrabul range) that there was to be a family day with a jumping castle as bait. So we dutifully penciled it in out calendars and were grateful of . . . → Read More: Dandenong Ranges Family Fun Day