July 18, 2012
The first week we stayed in our pj’s a lot, read a lot, watched movies at home …..saw Brave (which we had to do having a houseful of girls), some went and stayed with Grandparents and others did different fun things with friends..
On the middle weekend we enjoyed rock climbing. Lots of fun and sore muscles.
The second week of the holiday was when most of the organised activity happened. The youngest two girls went to a week long program called K-central, brilliantly organised and orchestrated by Abbotsford Presbyterian Church. The days were long and fun, craftiness and activity abounded.
13 year old and I went in one afternoon to help with craft. She introduced the kids to manga (Japanese cartooning) and I helped anyone who wanted to make lots of owls.
They learnt about Jesus everyday within the medieval theme. 9 year old particularly liked the sessions given by an actual ‘archaeologist’ (who has done digs around Jerusalem) and 6 year old loved the singing and craft. We are so thankful to everyone involved in making K-central happen. They will be back next year.
In the same week 12 year old went to a week long movie editing/making/acting workshop run by ATYP with the help of the Powerhouse Museum. She learnt how to use Vegas Pro while making a trailer for a movie (starring herself) based on the life of Florence Broadhurst an Australian wallpaper designer who was murdered under suspicious circumstances in 1977.
We are looking forward to the DVD coming so we can see the final outcome. Yet again ATYP give us ‘bang for our buck’ with a well thought through enjoyable holiday workshop.
13 year old and I had a lovely time, sometimes together, sometimes alone. We went clothing shopping, which was mostly me saying “How about this?”. Clothing shopping is not her favourite thing, but we did get the things she needed, had lots of food breaks, saw a movie together and read. I loved the one on one time. Maybe all our school holidays should include a week were all but one does a week long workshop or camp. That way I get to enjoy extended time with just one.
What fun things did you do? Give us some ideas for next holidays.
December 6, 2011
You are the winner of this…. Laura.
Thanks everyone who entered.
Don’t miss the The Little Pink Owl give-away finishing this Saturday.
December 6, 2011
In case you just look at the pictures and don’t read the text……
Enter now. Comment here! Ends lunchtime today.
November 28, 2011
Ideas for Little Girls
Ideas for Little Boys
November 26, 2011
hd: Do you have any new ‘funnys’ for us?
tc: This year I have tried to encourage my positive side and come up with ‘Best. Day. Ever!’ & ‘Happy Go Lucky’ & ‘Sunshine & Lollipops & Rainbows & Everything’. Just try being grumpy when you’re wearing one of those!
tc: I sometimes engage with social media here - https://www.facebook.com/well.spotted but when it’s really important (like a sale) I will send a message to my mailing list which you can join by clicking ‘keep me posted’ here - http://www.wellspotted.com.au/
hd: Last year, rather than offer a purchasing deal on your shirt…. which are really well priced anyway…..you offered a give-away. Thank for that. What would you like to surprise harrysdesk readers with this year?
tc: Since I’ve been accentuating the positive this year I’ll give one lucky reader a ‘Best. Day. Ever!’ t-shirt. They come in coal or brown & are available from kids size 3-6m to 14y.
December 8, 2010
Tony Clayton of Well Spotted
hd: Tell us a little about yourself….
tc: I have arty pretensions & I love words. I only wear jeans & t-shirts. I don’t like shaving or getting my hair cut. I work from home so that I don’t have to shave or get my hair cut. I work for myself in an effort to spend more time with the family but just end up staying up late trying to get everything done!
- SHIRT 1: Comment below telling me which is your favourite shirt from the Well Spotted site. If you win, this will be the one you get!
- SHIRT 2: Write in the comments below your best slogan for a shirt. I will get Tony to choose his favourite and you will win a shirt. It won’t be YOUR slogan t-shirt but a Well Spotted one.
- SHIRT 3: Comment on the blog over the next week (any post) and a winner will be chosen from those. If you comment more than once… you will have more chances of winning.
November 23, 2010
While you are waiting for my upcycled dress-up tutorial, check out these great ideas.
They all have accompanying tutorials, of varying difficulty , for you to try.
Any child on your Christmas list under five will love a dress-up or costume to unleash their imagination. I can think of lots of older kids who would love these as well.