Frocktober the 8th and into the looking glass

#frocktober the 8th and watching Ferris twist and shout on RagePretty glassBlack and white bubblesGlass seedlingsLooking (at) glass

White Rabbit "eat me"White Rabbit "smell me"After a little walk in the country, she pulled out some heels #frocktoberTarraWarra Art Gallery activity sheetsSwim

This is what happens when you don a polkadot frock.

  • (These bullet points accessorise my dress well, don’t cha think?)
  • You suddenly wander off the beaten track with your hubby and kids.
  • You drive through the Kinglake Ranges and soak in the expanse of burned landscape from bushfires past.
  • You stop in Kinglake for a quick picnic at a temporary playground. The bush is growing back and new homes are being built but your children ask you about the fires. And tornadoes. And floods. Did I mention earthquakes and tsunamis?
  • You continue to Healesville and visit the beautiful Healesville Glass Blowing Studio. Your children stand mesmerised by the artists blowing glass in their studio. “We haven’t had a child break a thing here. Mums with big handbags do” she tells you with a big grin. You stand for a long time, colour, glass and light being transformed by the artists at work.
  • Later, you sample malt and sniff hops before your children follow a mischievous bird Ibis to a creekbed. Your youngest leans over into the creek and lifts some water to his mouth.
  • Then, your children sit quietly doing activity sheets and drawing while you wander around TWMA looking at artwork – and it dawns on you that you must have done something right.

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I’m wearing dresses this month to raise funds for Frocktober, so that research into an early detection test for Ovarian Cancer can be supported. I just increased my target to $500 as you donated $310 in my first week. Amazing. Enjoying these posts?  You can donate here.