The biggest lad’s 6th birthday interview

6th birthday interview Life on Wallace

Gosh, the biggest lad is 6! Time for another birthday interview. The biggest lad has started school and is really growing up. I’m very proud of how he’s settled into kindy. With the exception of occasionally asking me to do his homework for him, he’s interested in learning and seems to be well liked among hisRead more

2016 book week costumes – Australia! Story Country

2016 book week costume ideas

The theme for Book Week this year is ‘Australia! Story Country’. It’s a challenging theme, at least when it comes to costumes! The biggest lad is only in Kindergarten, it’s the first year he’s had to dress up for book week. He’s excited. Maybe I am too. After all our brainstorming I thought I’d put togetherRead more

A birthday interview with the middle lad!

birthday interview with the middle lad

July is birthday month here on Wallace. That meant it was time for a fourth birthday interview with the middle lad! Perhaps it’s a middle child thing, but he’s a quirky, creative kid, with a great sense of fun and mischief. He’s also a chatterbox! I’ve got a soft spot for that boy. I doRead more

You MUST visit the Early Start Discovery Space

We may have stumbled across THE best space for kids! If you absolutely must visit the Early Start Discovery Space, located on the campus of the University of Wollongong. It’s Australia’s only dedicated ‘children’s museum’ and is a brilliant hands-on creative learning space. It has been designed specifically for children from birth to 12 years to provide valuableRead more

Cafe 2773 – a fabulously kid friendly cafe!

Cafe 2773 - a fabulously kid friendly cafe!

Now you’re setting off on an adventure to the Museum of Fire, you’ll need somewhere to fill up your empty bellies. I scoured this terrific list of kid friendly cafes in Western Sydney for our lunch destination. The closest to Penrith was Cafe 2773 in Glenbrook, technically in the lower Blue Mountains. Not only is CafeRead more

Museum of Fire in Penrith

If there’s a budding firefighter in your family, you really must visit the Museum of Fire in Penrith. As soon as the boys’ caught a glimpse of the fire engines the excitement was palpable! There’s a huge number of shiny red fire trucks at the Museum of Fire, from every era. It never occurred toRead more

Hanging out in Jakarta with kids

hanging out in jakarta with kids

Jakarta is not a destination you’ll see on many people’s travel buckets lists. We stopped off for three nights simply because it was en-route from Yogyakarta to Sydney. It turns out that spending three days in Jakarta with kids was fabulous, in fact we’d have happily stayed a little longer! If you find yourself inRead more