Thursday 19 October 2023

Heritage and Wildlife

The first weekend we were in Australia had two distinct flavours.  On Saturday, Andy drove us to Wollondilly to a small Heritage Museum.

Inside the schoolroom there were books I remember from my childhood.

Admittedly we used the English version not the Australian version of The Happy Venture series

We were the only ones visiting the museum and a lovely volunteer guide took the three grandchildren on a private tour.

Sunday saw the 7 of us set out for the Hunter Valley and a few days away.  Andy took us to the Australia Wildlife Centre on the way where you could walk amongst the kangaroos.

Some of the animals were fenced in but the children were still able to feed the goats and the pig.

After a picnic lunch, we continued our journey to our holiday house where we were met by a mob of kangaroos waiting for us to feed them.

And the view was spectacular

What a great start to a family holiday.

Thanks for joining me today


  1. Amazing to think that the iconic Janet and John reading books were used in Australia too!
    Fantastic to be so up close and personal with kangaroos 🦘!

  2. I learned to play the recorder with those recorder books!


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