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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Julia Creek ... here we come!

Well, I think I'm ready ...

kids clothes
food for a week
my clothes
schoolwork from our last unit to return to teachers
art and crafts from my store
de-activated my ETSY store for a week
de-activated my MADE IT store for a week
swimming togs
laptop and September invoices to process

We're off to Julia Creek this afternoon for the week for mini school.  All the kids from the Julia Creek area who do distance education with Mount Isa School of the air descend upon Julia Creek for the week and either camp at the sports oval or stay in motels. (I'll be motelling it ... and not afraid to say that - see my camping blog post)   The kids then spend the week eating together at the main hall, exercising, doing schoolwork and fun activities with their friends that they hardly ever see.

For us mums, it's a week of (also eating together at the main hall) planning, cooking, working the kitchen roster and this year I'll be taking my art along with 2 other mums (Caroline Butcher and Karen Price - previously blogged about here) to see if anyone would like to buy some presents for Xmas!

One of the mums has also organized for us to learn the Marimbas... apparently some kind of African drum, so I've put my name down... see how that goes.

On Thursday night the kids will all dress up in their costumes, do a parade and interview on stage with one of the teachers for all to see.  (Usually the dads all come in from their respective cattle properties on Thursday to see their wives completely frazzled after the week and the kids super excited to be sharing their costumes on stage).

My mum will be coming out for the week as well which is great  - she gets to see the kids, catch up with all my friends as well as I can rope her into helping when I'm on kitchen duty and looking after my art store while I'm bashing the marimbas...

See you in a week!

ps.  there's an obscene amount of food that we all take to feed the 30 families and so lots of things like lamingtons, peach blossoms, sausage rolls etc which we never have at home... possibly a new exercise regime will follow when I get back as well.

good old Aussie lamingtons - image via Pinterest

mmmm... Peach Blossoms - EVERYONE'S favourite!  recipe on Macellina in Cucina

 ~  enjoy  ~


Marcellina said...

I happen to find your comment in my spam box - don't know why. Anyway glad you like peach blossoms as much as I do. Yes, I am from Ingham-good guess. I'm following you. Nice to meet you!

art house mum said...

Hope your mini-school was good. I was a govie in Longreach for a year, and remember mini-schools with a smile... grace

dkshopgirl said...

Marcellina! Thanks for following! I"m from Ayr - what a small world... and yes Grace.. mini school was really good this year. Busy, exhausting but fun :-) All glad to be home!

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