Wednesday Tips #25 2014

2014-11-19 00.42.52Our latest trip to The Melbourne Zoo included a visit to the Butterfly House. Miss Five was desperate for a butterfly to sit on her hand but the ability to stay still long enough was going against her. Second best was a butterfly landing on her hat. We spent ten minutes watching the beautiful butterflies and to add to the fun I let her take a photo  when a butterfly landed on my shoulder. Camera strap firmly around her neck!

A reminder that children are admitted free at Zoos Victoria sites during the school holidays. A trip to any of their establishments makes a great holiday treat for children and grandparents alike.

My first tip is pack some simple food, water bottles, sunscreen and hats. The second is to go early and don’t try to see everything. Parking is only $2 for five hours which is great value.

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Wednesday Tips #25

ImageHow satisfying it is to gather the harvest from our gardening ventures. Picking lettuce to make a salad for dinner or broccoli to steam or stir-fry does seem to make the eating of green vegies more interesting for my young gardeners. While in the vegie patch I also take the opportunity to point out new shoots and the occasional worm or butterfly. Sometimes we even look for elusive, green caterpillars lurking in the broccoli. All good fun and helping to make the connection between plants and the food we eat.