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  • Day100

    Halfway where again?! Happy Day 100!

    May 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today we marked our 100th day together on the road with a celebratory TimTam cake (plus a few “intrus” - Whittaker mint chocolate squares for Davy) and some of Melbourne's awesomest Duke Pizza! 100 is not only a nice round number, it is also the halfway marker for our 2019 World Tour sabbatical adventure. So glad that we are taking this time out to hang out with our favourite people in the whole wide world. Here's to another 100 days of laughs, learning, discovery and new experiences!Read more

  • Day148

    Fire, fire at Travancore!

    June 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    How lovely to be woken up this morning to the sound of an extremely effective new alarm - the building's fire alarm, that is. Plus Meg rushing around like a chicken with her head cut off: “Fire, fire!” Despite her awareness and enthusiasm, she neglected to get dressed until everyone else had their shoes on and was just about ready to step out the door.

    At the last moment, the kids were allowed to go back for Monkey and Ducky. The fate of the other bears was a topic best left undiscussed. Then on our way down the stairs, we encountered a little old lady who was apparently not evacuating the premises quite fast enough for Meg: “Out of the way! Very Important Beanette coming through!”

    After the false alarm was confirmed, the kids were lucky enough to be invited into one of the firetrucks to check out the real onboard equipment. There were oxygen tanks, walkie talkies, gas masks, torches and more! The crew were super friendly and happy to show the kids a bit more about the tools of their trade.
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  • Day118

    Monkeying around in Melbourne

    May 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We were quite fortunate during our stay in Melbourne to enjoy unseasonably warm weather, only one or two well and truly rained out days, and close proximity to a surprising number of quality kids' playparks. During the course of our frequent treks to various markets, Davy and Meg mastered zip lines, monkey bars, rope climbing and much more!

    To pass the time amicably on rainy afternoons, if we weren't at the shops or the library or Ninja Gym, Meg invented a new game dubbed “Pens.” It was designed to be played with pens (as suggested by the name), along with pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers and books - all things that wouldn't be sanctioned for non-“sage” behaviour.

    The pens et al. would compete in various freestyle “skiing” events constructed using books and other pens, securing points that were carefully noted in “moniteur” Meg's coaching logbook. Invariably the top marks went to Shar (pencil sharpener adopted into eraser family), Lyreco (Shar's best friend in the eraser family) and Faber Castell (pencil sharpener). Boaty joined us at a later point to help the team travel together from one event to the next.
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