Monday, July 11, 2011

Tuesday Tune and a Picnic Down Under!

Hello dear friends and welcome to NatashaInOz.com! Thank you so much for dropping to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under today. It's so nice to see you!

I am actually a bit sad today as it is nearly the end of the winter vacation and my kids are going back to school on Tuesday. I love having Maddy and Big Al at home with me and even though they do tend to fight sometimes they love being at home together too. We have had a good break and to end our holiday today we went on a picnic and a hike through the JC Slaughter Falls park in the Mt Coot-tha Reserve.

Mount Coot-tha is a mountain as well as suburb of Brisbane, Australia. The mountain is 287 metres (900 feet) above sea level and it once used to be called One Tree Hill when bush at the top of the mountain was cleared except for one large eucalypt tree. The Aboriginal people of the area used to come to the mountain to collect ‘ku-ta’ (honey) that was produced by the native stingless bee. Mount Coot-tha, translated to Place of Honey, replaced the former title ‘One Tree Hill' in 1880 when the area was declared a Public Recreation Reserve. The Mount Coot-tha Reserve contains more than 1500 hectares of natural bushland, including JC Slaughter Falls. Source

I have loved every minute of our 3 weeks together and so I put together this virtual scrapbook of some of our special memories.

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I have been having a few lessons on multi-media from the kids over the break too...how is it that an 11 year old boy knows more about Google+ and itunes than a 39 year old teacher? Anyway, we have been updating our itunes play-lists and Apps and while I was online I came across this gorgeous song from Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, better known by her stagename Caro Emerald, a fabulous Dutch jazz singer. I can't stop playing this song so thought I would share it for today's #SundaySong. I hope you enjoy listening to it too.

Isn't it a great song!

Have you heard any news songs lately that I might like to add to my playlist? I would love to hear your suggestions! If you have posted about any songs lately please link your blog post up to today's #TuesdayTune link up.

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I am trying to squeeze in a few more activities before the kids go back to school so please forgive me if I post and run. I'll see you during the week!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,
Natasha In Oz 


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