Croc School Report

Not all of our blogs are written by the adults of this family. Here is a message by Jetson back to his school teacher about some of the things he had seen in the Northern Territory. Be Crocwise Hi Mrs Burton and room 22 I saw lots of crocodiles mostly on the jumping crocodile tour …

Experiencing Florence’s Art With Kids

Florence is renowned for its collections of significant artwork, and visiting the Academia and Uffizi galleries is one way to see some of it. However, travelling with three kids between 5 and 10, we know they would not be fans of spending a few hours strolling quietly through an art gallery. In our three days in …

A Greek History Lesson

The first stop on our European tour is Athens. We had a pretty rocky start to our visit here, but we soon got into travel mode. Athens is a very busy and expansive city with many great things to see and do. We had fun exploring the narrow streets of the city for shopping, eating …

10 fun facts I learnt in South Africa

A guest post by our daughter Olive (aged 9), written originally for a school presentation. Here are her top 10 fun facts she learnt from our month-long trip to South Africa in September 2016. 10. A kudu only makes two footprints The kudu only makes two footprints because when it lifts its front foot up the back foot comes …

Please Support Sjaki-Tati-Us

Sjaki-Tari-Us in Ubud is hidden away in the corner of the soccer field Sjaki-Tari-Us is an education program for special needs children, particularly mentally disabled children, based in Bali. One of their main projects is the Sjaki-Tari-Us school and restaurant is hidden in the corner of the Ubud soccer field, just along from Tutmak, and the CP …

Our Balinese Girl

Stunning Olive all dressed up Last term at Pelangi School in Ubud, Olive joined the Balinese dance classes, which culminated in a performance at the school graduation ceremony yesterday. The girls had to arrive quite early before school to get dressed up which included bright make-up, hair extensions with flowers and the outfit. The costumes are so colourful …

Balinese Traditional Games

Olive has leant some traditional Balinese games from the teachers and friends at school which we thought would be interesting to record and share. The descriptions and images below are by Olive. Bekel To play this game you need a rubber ball, or any small bouncy ball, and 5 or more small pieces, such as stones …

Walking To School Is An Adventure

We knew that going to a new school in a different country was going to be challenging for Olive, but we did not expect that the walk to school would be a part of that. We chose to stay at Bali T House as it was within walking distance from the school. We found out once we …