Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prescot Primary School Colonial Presentation

For their Colonial History studies, Prescot Primary School invited us to give two presentations on the 27th of June for their year 5 classes on Colonial and Frontier life in Adelaide. As the children had been studying the subject it was wonderful to see how much prior information they could add to our presentation. This was very enjoyable as we rarely have students that are able to contribute so well.

Unfortunately the children are too small to demonstrate the outfits. I think that I will need to make a smaller dress and undergarments that are adjustable in size for demonstration of the layers for future primary school presentations.

Wuthering Heights Getaway

We had been getting very stressed of late; Me with my final papers and exams for the end of semester at university and Nic with his promotion at work. So we decided we needed a getaway and how else would we go except in period style. Normally we would go camping and live under our canvas, however, this time we decided to go in style. Therefore, we stayed for 3 nights in a bed and breakfast in the Clare Valley called Wuthering Heights. It is a period style house that was hand built using reclaimed building materials.

Being located in the Clare Valley we had lots of opportunity to purchase and drink amazing wines and local produce. The house itself, however, is located in a large farm area that has been reforested, creating beautiful walks and views. The property has a hill and also a creek that runs into a small lake with a fishing bridge. We thoughroughly enjoyed exploring the property including the remains of the original farm house. 



The inside of the house is just as amazing with a large log fireplace to keep warm and a lovely long wooden table for dinning.

We ended up having a very relaxing time and feeling refreshed to get back to our normal lives.