Canberra wrap-up

I’m back!  Our internet connection in Canberra was unreliable, so I was unable to post.

We had a lovely 10 days there, and the weather was wonderful for 9 of them.  The last day – when The Dad had the afternoon off and we had planned to go to Tidbinbilla so the kids could experience a bit of bushwalking and see some iconic Australian wildlife up close, and maybe call in at the Deep Space Communication Centre too – was pretty horrible, with thunder, lightning, rain and strong winds, so we stayed home instead.

We went to Questacon most days – we got a family membership so we could come and go as we pleased.  The kids loved it there, and every time we went we discovered a new thing we hadn’t seen or done before.  The staff are really great and love showing people how to get the most out of their visit.  One day they were demonstrating Mobius strips and knitting in one area; Pearl & Fainjin had fun doing some French knitting.  Babess wasn’t so keen, but I learned a new trick with Mobius strips which I’m looking forward to practising for my new party trick!

On Pearl’s birthday we rode on the Carousel in the middle of town, and lovely friends hosted a pizza party for her for dinner – complete with cake, gifts and even party bags!

The kids admired the views from Mt Ainslie, but they liked the outing to the Reptile Centre and miniature village even more.  We took them up Black Mountain but found the views from there weren’t great unless you go up the tower (we didn’t).  Babess was excited, later that evening, to see the tower all lit up in the dark.  “There’s Black Mountain!” she exclaimed.  “I know why it’s called Black Mountain – it’s because at night time, it looks black.”  She can be very logical at times.

Amongst all this sightseeing, we also spent a lot of time – but never enough – with some very dear friends, which was absolutely lovely.  I have a soft spot for Canberra, it is a great place and I’d be quite happy to live there for a while.  I hope we’ll get back again in the not-too-distant future.

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2 Responses to “Canberra wrap-up”

  1. L Says:

    Does your trick involve scissors? Or paper-clips? 🙂

    • Kate @ upsidebackwards Says:

      🙂 it’s not really MY trick! You take a left-handed mobius strip and a right-handed mobius strip, and tape them together at right angles. Then cut them both in half lengthwise (one at a time, naturally). You get two entwined hearts! Very cute. What’s your trick with paperclips?

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