Yesterday was the big girl's last day of holidays so we went to the beach - she says a holiday is just not a holiday unless you wiggle your toes in the sand at least once!
We drove to Sandgate, which is about half an hour from the bushy edge of Brisbane city where we live. We have lived in Brisbane for about two and a half years and are still exploring, this was another new stop for us. Sandgate park which is right alongside the water was lovely and because the weather in Queensland is more like spring than winter, a picnic of fish and chips on the grass was perfect.
After lunch the girls played in the sand flats 'cause the tide was out - the wee girl particularly enjoyed herself!
Our big girl went hunting and found a couple of little crabs
a blue soldier
and a hermit
She wanted to bring them home - she always does - but reluctantly agreed they were much better off where she found them.
Today - with her back at school and the wee girl sleeping - I finished off what was to be the sample for a project this term at craft group - a kangaroo and her joey. I have been fiddling with a pattern my mum gave me from a June 1973 copy of the Australian Women's Weekly (it's a month older than me!) and while I love what I have created it is just too small and fiddly so now i will have to make another - but that is ok, I have an idea for this one :)