Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bucky the Dolphin

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Yesterday I said we were doing something super cool today, well I wasn’t lying. Today we visited the Porpoise Pool and got up close and personal with some Dolphins and Seals. Daddy I advise you not to look you might get a little jealous… mummy got a kiss from another handsome fella although he was much wetter and little rubbery.

The dolphins and seals were amazing. At first I was a little nervous of them, I didn’t want to give them a tickle on their belly or let the seal kiss me. But after a while I couldn’t get enough and was volunteering to help with everything in the show. They put on an amazing show. I was surprised how high they  jump, they catch balls and surf better then me too. They love fish and I was lucky enough to help mummy feel one of the seals. I also volunteered to help through a ring for one of the seals to catch. I loved them all after that.

Here are some pics that we took.

Have you ever got up close and personal with seals or dolphins?

H x
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Urunga

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What a funny name for a Town! There really are some funny names for towns in Australia.

We have moved on from Nelson Bay and ventured north. We are now residing in Urunga, a small beachy town south of Coffs Harbour.  Why are we here?? My Oma and Aunty Carol live nearby.

We had so much fun in Nelson Bay, I’m the last few days we did some more fishing, we sailed, we swam, we fed some Kangaroo’s and we went yabbying.  
I have so many pictures to show from the animal farm but my Aunty Mel took those ones on her camera so you’ll have to wait a little bit till mummy can get them.

At first I was a little unsure of these hoppy Kangaroo’s. Most of them were bigger than me and they had no awareness of personal space but after a while i warmed to them. Mummy and Ophelia loved them. My favourite animal were the Koala’s. They just chilled in a tree and let us pat them. They are so furry and cute.

On Saturday Heike and David came to visit us. It was a really nice day on the boat and Poppy got the bbq going and Heike and David were not the only visitors we had on Saturday, we had some dolphins stop by and say hello on our way back to the Marina. 

Australia day was lots of fun. It was a beautiful sunny day and the water was calling us so we sailed over to a little beach and moared.  My Omi took Ava and I in the Kayak, she did all the hard work to get us to shore and she did a good job, it didn’t take long and we didn’t fall in.

Once we were on shore, we all had a paddle and splash then Poppy whipped out this interesting contraption.  It sucked up the sand then he would push it out again and in the sand he sucked up we had to sift through and look out for Yabbies.  Yabbies are great fish bait so we collected a whole bucket full so we could do lots of fishing in the afternoon.  Mummy took a video of us doing it becuase she was very proud of me holding these little critters. They were funny, they had one big claw and they didn’t stop wriggling!

It was sad to say goodbye to my Aunty Melissa and my cousins but I had so much fun with them all week. They are all so much fun and I really love Omi and Poppy’s boat.

So now we are in Urunga and the fun has definitely not stopped….. but I will keep you in suspense because I heard we are doing something really fun tomorrow. So I will tell you all about the next part of my trip then.

H x
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Catch of the day

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My mum told me about this crazy guy that had a fishing show in Australia. He would go fishing and each fish he would catch he wouldn’t take them home and cook up on the barbie, instead he would pucker up and give them a little kiss and send them on their way. What lucky fish, some of those big fish wouldn’t have stood a chance if Poppy caught them. What a crazy fella this Rex Hunt fella is… but not crazy enough that I wasn’t going to give it a try myself with the little ones.  Now all I had to do was catch a fish……. I waited. …. I got up and sat down…  waited again… got up … sat down… got up danced around and blimey!!! I nearly lost my rod over the marina. I had caught a fish!!! Luckily poppy helped me reel him in cos he was a fighter. But he was just a tiny little thing so Omi grabbed the little fella off the rod and without a thought I gave him that rex hunt type of kiss and sent him on his way. Mummy got a photo of me and the fish but she missed the kiss. 

Today we had another go but I wasn’t that interested, it was mummy’s turn to get the catch of the day. I love spending time on the boat. I am very careful climbing up and down the ladder and walking around the marina. Today I saw a boat with a pirate flag on it and yelled out ‘shiver me timbers!!’ That made mummy laugh as she had never taught me that.

If the weather is nice tomorrow we are going to feed some Kangaroos at the zoo.

Have you ever kissed a fish?

H x

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Sorry you have to wait for mummy to get photo’s off Omi to see my catch of the day. Xx

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Return to Oz

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I promise this is not about the sequel to wizard of Oz, although mum says it’s a brilliant movie (never heard of it) this post is about our amazing trip to Oz to visit our family.

We took a very long plane ride via Dubai to visit some friends – the Tominey’s!! We landed in Oz two days ago and spent a wonderful.morning in darling harbour then drove straight up to Nelson Bay where we are staying for the week.

The weather is fantastic!! I am not allowed out of the hotel unless I am covered head to toe in suncream..  don’t be fooled by my passport I am really an English Rose and will burnt immediately  in direct sun light.

Today I had a beautiful day on the beach near the marina with my cousins. They are so cool I am having so much fun with them. We played at the beach for a while then I went for a swim in the pool. I was swimming for almost an hour it was amazing!!

After dinner we saw some dolphins. Poppy took us kids for a walk to get a closer look and we spotted a seal eating a fish and playing in the water. 8th was so cool!! I am exhausted now and definitely have a bit of sleep to catch up on. Ophelia and I may have been angels on the flight but we definitely challenged mummy with our jet lag last night!

H x
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Best bits 2013

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The most entertaining part of my blog, the annual video you have all been waiting for is finally ready!!!

Welcome to my best bits of 2013. I had a brilliant year – I went skiing, I started nursery, I got a new sister and went on a summer holiday and made some new friends. These are just a few of my favourite parts of 2013, I hope my video gives you a little insight of how I spent the year and how much fun I had. I hope you have fun watching it.

I am off to Australia in two weeks – with a summer holiday to start the year it looks like 2014 is going to be as much fun as 2013, if not better!! Can’t wait to see all my friends, family and fans. See you all soon.

H x