My First ‘Mummy’ Homework!!!

I can’t believe how excited I am….. I got my first ‘Mummy’ homework from Ben’s Pre-Prep!!!  It was a two page spread about ‘Our Family’ for Ben to share with his classmates and then go in his folio.   Ohhhh it was so much fun!!!!  {Don’t worry I know how ridiculous I sound – I just can’t help it!!}.     I adapted the ‘About Us’ that we use for the blog and added it to the first page and the second page is family photos – Ben’s favorites.  I included Ben, Andrew, myself, all the cousins, both sets of grandparents, pets and scarecrow.  Sorry Aunty’s and Uncle’s I didn’t have photos of you all….. beware at our next  get  together!!!  The  homework  also  said  that  all  family  special       events/holidays/memories can be added during the year.  So we can add a page about our new cousin when she arrives….YAY and other family from Melbourne or overseas we might see!  Oh and yes I just had to add bunting…. as I can’t get enough of it lately and it always makes me smile!

So here it is……. I think it captures our family.



My publishing skills are a little rusty….. I haven’t done anything really since Ben was born.  I used Publisher in the Virtual Box…… which is just crazy as I am sure Mac has something fabulous I could have used.  I also used ‘Picnik‘ a cute online photo editing program to put the curves on the photos {Shauna from ‘The Reed Life‘ suggested it… THANKS}.  But there has to be an easier way to do that as well.  I also need to acquire a few more skills…. like being able to select just the bunting and not the background.  I am interested in all suggestions for editing programs for the Mac….please.

With my first ‘Mummy’ homework finished.  I will share with you another of my  Pre-Prep Parent delights……I LOVE RECEIVING SCHOOL NEWLETTERS…….I really do!!!!

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I am going to link up with ‘Life Made Lovely Monday’…. ENJOY!!


Brisbane floods: before and after

I thought these two news items on the ABC web site were a great use of tech for visualisation of the flooding around Brisbane and Ipswich.

Part 1: Milton (Lang Park), Rosalie, Rocklea (Markets), Fairfield, South Bank, Brisbane (overview), Bundamba (Ipswich), Riverside (CBD), Rocklea (wide view), Basin Pocket (Ipswich), Chelmer, Milton (Coronation Drive), Bellbowrie and Riverhills, Jindalee, St Lucia (University of Queensland), Toowong, West End, Graceville, New Farm, Yeronga.

Part 2: Floating pallets in Rocklea industrial estate, Rocklea industrial area, Ipswich farmhouse, Houses in Elmes Road, Ipswich, Riverfront homes in West End, Cow takes refuge on Ipswich roof, HMAS Diamantina in ‘dry dock’ at South Bank, Trucks and cows stranded by floodwaters on Ipswich Road at Rocklea, Riverhills Rowing Club, Jindalee Swimming Pool, Toowong CityCat terminal, River Walk floating walkway New Farm, Eagle Street Pier, Milton business precinct, Riverfront restaurant in Milton, Rosalie Village, Albion Park Raceway, University of Queensland running track and tennis courts St Lucia, Debris in Brisbane River near Pinkenba, Homes in Fig Tree Pocket, Homes and streets in Fairfield, Moggill Ferry, Industry on Donaldson Road Rocklea, Riverfront homes in Tennyson, West End parkland, Two men in a floating ‘spa’ in Chelmer.

These images or PhotoMaps are provided by NearMap.  Here you can see the entire region with a time scale across the top.  Move the slider to the left for the “before” images.

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