Friday, July 06, 2012

My Day as a Zookeeper

this is a barn owl called Milo

this is a wedge tailed eagle called Omega

this is a sea eagle called Illuka

This is a barn owl called smudgee

This is Tanami the dingo

 me and Utopia the koala
utopia agaian

Hello again. It's been a while. Yesterday I went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and took part in their 'junior zoo keeper for a day' program. We got to learn about animals such as platypuses, dingos, cockatoos, koalas, and many other types of birds. We made clay toys with nuts stuck in them for the cockatoos to play with and eat. We cuddled koalas, held barn owls and pet barking owls. We cleaned the dingos enclosure and hid bits of meat for them. We sorted through meal worms and earth worms for a tasty lunch for Barak the platypus. It was a very full day. I had a very good time (even though I had to get up a 6:45, blargggg!). The employees all took very good care of the animals and they obviously love them a lot. The Koalas were sleepy and cuddly and would snuggle up against you. The dingos were excitable and happy and leaped to greet you. The Platypus was energetic and could stay underwater for over 2 minutes! We fed kangaroos and looked at tiny joeys. I thought it was a great program and I really enjoyed myself.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Life in Brisbane

Hello everybody who reads my blog!
I'm sorry I haven't been blogging lately. I've been pretty busy. I am now in school at New Farm State School in Brisbane as some of you may know. I have to wear a uniform (arggg!). 

It is much different from home school. The bell for the start of school rings at 8:35 am and the going home bell rings at 3:00 pm. I used to get up at 8:35! Things are busy and my mom is writing a book so the whole family is working hard. We were recently in Airlie Beach on a trip with my dad. We got a TV in our hotel room which was extremely exciting. (When you haven't watched TV in almost 3 years watching TV is thrilling). 

 We also went to Moreton Bay with our good friends Totem. While there we went surfing down the big sand dunes on boogy boards and we had an Easter egg hunt on shore. Good bye for now and happy belated Easter.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

New Zealand

Hi everybody!

I'm sorry I haven't wrote a blog post for a while. We've been in New Zealand for the the past two weeks doing all sorts of cool stuff. We went white water rafting and my parents rafted down the highest commercially rafted water fall in the world. It was 25 ft tall. I did not get to go down that bit (thankfully). Then we went for a soak in a mud bath and slathered sulfur mud all over ourselves. The next day we went horse riding over beautiful mountainous terrain. After wards we drove to hobbiton where parts of upcoming hobbit movie were filmed. Then we went sailing on Lion New Zealand, the 80 ft MAXI yacht that Sir Peter Blake sailed in the Whitbread round the world race (now the Volvo race). When we came back it was my first day of school. Today is my second day. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Australian Drop Bears – A Menace to Tourists and Residents

Warning,Warning! Australian Drop Bear population has shot up during the last year! Drop Bears are a cross between a koala, the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, and a Tasmanian devil. The Drop Bear is at least 3 times as big as a normal koala and normally reaches to a man's thigh. Drop Bears have sharp claws and huge fangs. Drop Bears tend to live in eucalyptus trees, waiting for the unwary tourist or kangaroo to cross beneath their branches and then they drop onto their prey, thus the name Drop Bears. To find out more about Drop Bears go to the Australian Museum. 

Drop bears are a very real threat. Look up, stay alive.

Here is a picture of a drop bear found on a Mountain Bike rider's forum

Monday, January 09, 2012

Charlie the Cat is Home!!

CHARLIE THE CAT IS BACK! It's a cat, it's dog, no I was right the first time, it's a cat! And not just any cat, oh no, it's Charlie the Cat! Charlie the Cat has been missing in action for nearly a year, but he's back from his 11 month long vacation with new found courage to face the hardships of life afloat. When he left to go live with my grandparents I was so sad. I felt as though my best friend had deserted me. And now after 11 months of hissing at dogs and hiding in a cupboard, after 3 plane rides, a month of quarantine, several car trips and 1 dinghy ride he finds himself back where he started his long, long trip. He isn't very shy and he seems very happy. He remembers his old hiding places and he remembers not to fall over board. I'm so happy to have him back. And he's happy to be here.