Sunday, October 5, 2014

From Lion Kings To Break Ins

We are currently on term break at the moment, which means a nice little break from planning lessons and facilitating our days. Things are all pretty carefree here right now. Since I have some time on my hands I thought I'd get to work on a week in review type post.

Our week began with a bang! We've had our tickets for The Lion King for some time now, waiting patiently for this day to arrive. Our children are regular theatre attendees, they've seen and been a part of some fabulous productions over the years but this was their first experience inside a theatre of this size. It was really quite exciting!

The production of The Lion King certainly did not disappoint us in any way, each and every one of us had our eyes and our hearts glued to that stage. We can't wait to see what's coming next!

We headed into the city much earlier than we needed to for The Lion King, this gave us some time to check out the Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits exhibition at GOMA. It was full of patterns, kaleidoscopes, tessellations, camouflage and more.

The kaleidoscope hall was particularly fun and interactive. Odd shaped screens all at different heights so that people of all ages could easily interact with them.

Each screen had it's own camera and gave the kids a kaleidoscope image of themselves that had them giggling for ages.

As you moved closer or further away from the camera the image changed quite dramatically. They had to work to position themselves to get a great looking image. This exhibition was loads of fun!

Quite a bit coding happened this week after I saw a magazine at the store. B13 got straight to it as soon as I handed him the book. It covers scratch in a little more detail, SmallBASIC and gives them a start on Visual Basic. He will continue to work through it over the coming weeks.

The kids attended a school holiday program at their Gymnastics/Free Running centre. They were originally only booked in for one day but they loved it so much they begged to go again! They are goofing around at break time here!

We spent time catching up with friends, no photo's to share though, as I was too busy catching up ;-)

More holiday fun at their gymnastics centre, it's tricky to get any decent photo's when they are always moving so quickly in there.

We have a budding florist on our hands and K10 has been whipping up handpicked and created bouquets quite a lot of late. Always lovely to bring inside some of the goodness from outside.

 C6 was pretty chuffed that he got in his first quick dip of the season. Still a bit chilly but he was all smiles regardless.

We got to spend the day with my sister and her gorgeous kids! Always love hanging out with these guys. It was our first trip to the beach for the season also. Once again water was freezing, but it was lovely relaxing on the sand, soaking up some gorgeous rays.

Whilst we were out enjoying a lovely day someone was at home breaking in, going though our belongings and stealing our beloved items. What a terrible thing to come home to! Consequently we have spent much of the weekend clearing up the mess that an experience like this entails. It will still be some while before this is all behind us.

So what's a girl to do when you are somewhat down on your luck and feeling a little blue, besides picking yourself and carrying on of course. Well a little retail therapy always does the trick!

Given that we are in the think of the Middle Ages with our history studies this year I have been thinking of this series for some time now and decided to take the plunge. We've only watched the first couple of episodes but so far we are enjoying it.

So whilst our week didn't end so well we are very much looking forward to a much smoother, less eventful week ahead.

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Ticia said...

I'm so sorry about the break-in, that stinks. Other than that it sounds like a lovely week.

Dawn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That must have been so scary and really preys on your trust. I am glad the rest of the week went well. I hope everything is quickly resolved.
Blessings, Dawn

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your break-in - hope you are all feeling safe and secure again. And after such a fabulous day too.
Looking forward to hearing about your Middle Ages studies though :)

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