Category Raising 3 Children

Stanley, Tasmania – The Nut

We started our journey by telling the kids we were off to see a giant nut – which in their minds was a literal giant nut, like the big banana or something, so they were a little disappointed when we the nut appeared and it was a mountain.

Then even more disappointed when we told them we were going to climb up it!

On the drive to the Nut, the weather was very temperamental and it looked as if were were driving closer and closer to a rainy destination, but the weather held out for us.





After much complaining we made it to the top…



It was rather windy!  We were prepared with coats, but if I was going again I would take a beanie, as the ears got quite cold!









We walked the track around the top of the Nut, and in the middle was a small amount of bush, where I found a pocket of light…..felt like we could have been anywhere in the world, not on top of a volcanic plug!







Goodbye Stanley, it was a lovely day.

Where did 10 years go?


Earlier this month, my eldest boy turned 10.  As he gets older, I post less about him, mainly because he is mostly at school and not home to take pictures of, but also at that stage of his life where the fake smile reigns and all he does is build Lego, and well, how many pictures of him playing Lego can you take?

I know we all say it, I say it all the time. How has 10 years gone past? How can I be celebrating my son’s 10th birthday when I still remember mine, like it was not that long ago.  I don’t think I will ever get used to this getting older thing.

This year as it was my son’s 10th, we said we would have his party at the “Road Transport and Safety Centre” locally known as The Bike Centre, we have been here for past birthdays and it is just fantastic.



Bike Centre

Bike Centre

Bike Centre


He was spoilt rotten by all his family and friends.



This year a Batman Cake was ordered.  I simply made two packet cake mixes in a lamington sized tray, stuck them together and iced with yellow butter icing.  I used coloured sugar (which can be found on ebay) and printed a template of the batman logo on the home printer, cut it out and placed it on the cake, sprinkled the black sugar, and slowly peeled off the template.

Batman Cake

10 Years Old
Birthday gifts


Like Lego much?