Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Oscar's new passion is space. He lives, eats and breathes it at the moment so when I saw a fact book on the Moon, with pop-out-and-make Saturn V, lunar module and command module models in it I knew I had to buy it. On Sunday afternoon we read the book together, and I found the video of the original Moon landing on Youtube. He was very excited to learn that his Nanna Beckett had watched the first man on the moon, so when we skyped home that night he "interviewed" her. The next day we built the Saturn V rocket while Rae was out, and are both really looking forward to finishing off the last two models.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy Solstice

Depending where you are in relation to the equator, last night was the shortest or longest night of the year. In the UK, where it was the Summer Solstice the temperatures were around 14C. Here in Brisbane we had 24C weather, even though it was the Winter Solstice. What a weird world eh?

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Oscar's Big Thrill

Last weekend Rae, Oscar and I spent Sunday down at Sea World on the Gold Coast. It wasn't the best of weather, as the dolphins were as dry under the water as they were above it. Still, we had an awesome time, made better by taking Oscar on his real first "you must be this tall" ride - the Vikings Revenge Flume Ride.

Click on the big pic above to jump to the full video (3:19 long). If you want to skip to his hilarious reaction to the drop just drag the slider to the 3:00 mark.