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  • Merlin's voyage
    Merlin's voyage
    by Emmanuelle A Buecher-Hall

    in English

  • Le voyage de Merlin (French Edition)
    Le voyage de Merlin (French Edition)
    by Emmanuelle A Buecher-Hall

    en français

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Sunday
Sep172017

Walk in the bush 

Felix started his holidays with a 16km walk through the bush, carrying his full pack (food, tent, sleeping bag etc) … that unfortunatelly got drenched even before he started (thanks to a leaky water bottle).

Thankfully, the sun was out, drying everything quickly. HOwever he then had to boil some water from the lake to have enough to drink. This walk was quite steep and proved quickly that his walking shoes were sadly too small. He came back with few blisters but happy to have ticked the most adventurous requirement of his Duke of Edinburgh project - which for a well trained scout wasn't so hard!

After dropping Felix on Saturday, the rest of us also went for a hike, less challenging but with great views. Just perfect to start these schools holidays.

With Victor we dreamt of more callenging hikes we could soon do!

Saturday
Sep022017

Copy time :(

The end of the 3rd term is approaching fast, which means tests and assignments for the students and marking for the teachers. I finished few days ago my 1st lot of 110 copies. I should have a quiet week end before starting again (150 copies) in a couple of days.

Our furry visitor wasn’t much help but a nice distraction.

Saturday
Sep022017

Ca croustille et ca fait des miettes

Depuis un mois un second boulanger s’est installe a la marina et au grand Bonheur de tous, il est francais et fait du pain francais. Nous avons donc servi de cobayes avant l'ouverture de la boulangerie, a gouter baguettes crouistillantes mais tendre a l'interieur, pain au levain et bons croissants feuilletes qui se laissent "eplucher" doucement.

..il ne manque plus que du bon fromage!

Friday
Aug252017

Camp a Canberra

La tradition australienne veut que les enfants en derniere annee d’ecole primaire aillent visiter la capitale du pays. Apres Victor et Felix, c’etait donc au tour de Clea de partir en camp a Canberra pour 4 jours. Les visites sont toujours tres educatives et citoyennes: Parlement australien, visites du muse des Sciences (Questacon), du muse de la guerre, muse national etc.

Clea est revenue bien sur epuisee (et malade), mais enchantee, non seulement par le camp en soi mais ausssi par toutes ses propres decouvertes.

Wednesday
Aug162017

Our new official drone pilot 

During Science Week I had the opportunity to take Clea to fly a drone. There was an obstacle course that we had to fly around. She was really impressive ad succeeded at her 1st attempts. I needed more trials but we had fun … She has now her drone pilot certificate, and we just need a drone!