Sunday, November 30, 2014

School year over for Harri

Harri has commenced school holidays, being in year 10 with the seniors, they start 2 weeks earlier than the lower grades. This will give us 8 weeks practice time with his SGD, in preparation for next year. Year 11 subject selection included english, maths, IDMT (visual design technology), creative industries (media), 2 lines of IEP, senior leadership program and academy.

The ten pin bowling season has also come to a close, with the awards night next weekend. The new season will recommence next January on the 17th. With Harri nominating for the Kedron tournament in March.

My apologies for low number of posts lately, but a lot  of my spare time has been absorbed by the project of completing the rumpus room downstairs. The aim was to have it completed by the time the school holidays started. With only the windows and some small paint patching to go, we are close.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Once in a life time holiday

In the 2nd week of the school holidays (Sept/Oct) the family enjoyed a trip of a life time on the P&O Pacific Dawn. We departed from Brisbane for the South Pacific Islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu for 7 days.  We joined in a group of family and friends about 50 strong who had cruised before. 

We departed on the Saturday about 2pm and celebrated our first night at sea with dinner in the Waterfront Restaurant, 3 course A la carte.

 The first night was a little bumpy, but we all got through with no sea sickness. 

The first sea day we were very busy with activities around the ship. There was the Liar Liar show, where 4 crew members gave a story each and only 1 was the truth. Then there was dance classes ( cha cha) finished of by dinner with the group in the Waterfront Restaurant again. After dinner an acrobatic performance in the atrium, then a musical performance "Please Don't Stop the Music" in the Marquee.