I'm back from camp. And so it's school holidays! Yipeee!
We went to Lake Burrendong, which is an "adventure" camp in the bush about an hour from here. By the end of the first night, we'd realised that:
a. our kids seemed to be failing Living in tents 101
. When the tents hadn't keeled over, they were left open and subsequently prey to nocturnal visitors.
b. the teachers were more immature than the kids (we rolled down the hill when they weren't looking!)
c. the food was going to be a struggle. Especially because there were MICE in the teachers' cabin, which got into our emergency-decent-food supplies.
Yet, in the manner of all camps, it was fun. We went grass skiing. We did archery (and all pinged our arms with the string and compared bruises). We went canoeing and kayaking, which I love - the teachers all get kayaks, so we can float about on the lake in peace. Woe betide any student who tried to splash a teacher, though. We hunted in a pack once splashed, and made the splasher rather soggy. We did a night hike to a campground where we made damper, which the kids adored
(note for overseas people - damper is a kind of bread cooked on a campfire. There's a number of ways to do it - we stuck it on sticks like marshmallows and roasted it). And we played games, and ran about like gibbering idiots, and generally had a ball.
I also finished a whole school of fish. I'll post a pic on the weekend, once I'm at Mum's. I
've emailed to join the Nautie KAL
too, as I think they're neat. I'm contemplating making some super-big nauties as cushions (someone on the Knittyboard suggested Nautie cushions, and I think it's a BRILLIANT idea!) to go with the fish blanket once it is in the lounge room.
Gah. Cleanup today, then driving tomorrow. At least DM is visiting tonight...