Hello all. The last few days have been so very busy! And even though I love having the kids home from school... I am also quite looking forward to them being back there! LOL!! All of a sudden there is a stillness in the house and a little peace that feels so soothing! hahaha...
Last Thursday, my Mum came for a whirl wind visit. She wanted to see us all while she had time off during the school holiday (she is a school nurse). We didn't tell the kids she was coming until the day before! HA!! I love sneaking these surprises onto them!
As you can tell, except for maybe Cam... well... definitely except Cam... they were pretty excited to see her! hee hee.. I think Cam was too cranky from lack of sleep to be pleasant that morning. Oh well.. He did warm up in the end. I promise!!
While she was here we visited the local Warplane Museum. The boys wanted to go and see the bombers! And to be honest, I didn't even know this place existed! What's that saying about not seeing the things in your own back yard? Anyway.. We all had fun checking out this little museum, in a hangar, at the local aerodrome. Who knew?... (ahem.. not me!!!!)
There are a lot of things to see in one space. And beside the actual planes, there are replica models, uniforms, memorabilia, wartime "trophies" and much to the delight of my boys... bombs!!!!
Two hangars down from the museum, there are a group of volunteers who are rebuilding a magnificent plane... if you are into that sort of thing. But somehow, you can't help but get swept up with the enthusiasm of the kids. This is The Beaufort Bomber. After its completion (and the team need a further $2million), it will be the last remaining plane of its type in the world. I can't help but think that this is such a wonderful achievement.
This place isn't an actual museum. It is a working hangar but for a few $$ donation, you can come and look at it. If you are a true enthusiast, you might be allowed to go inside. Our friend Bill, who is a war historian, was given this privilege. The kids got as close as this...
I know this is another photo heavy post and if you have stuck with me this far, you are to be congratulated! LOL! So, I'll leave it at that for now. Thanks for visiting...x :)