We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


The boys and I headed off to the markets this morning and bought some divine fair trade organic chocolate- it is so good we ate it before we could take any pics.
The lovely people who make it are calling themselves Nutopia
and we tried the truffles- mmmm to die for,
the macadamia chocolate spread- yummmm
and the dark chocolate with macadamias- yumm.
We also bought lots of lovely fruit and vegies
and some onion and thyme relish I can't wait to try.

Then we headed into town to pick up the parrot books I ordered in at the library and we went for a wander along the riverfront.

I headed in this direction because I really wanted to get some sketches and some photos of this old building- it is the back of the sheriffs office and the front is still in use.

But this side is so beautifully old and crumbly- there are ferns growing out of the walls and a beautiful climbing fig is slowly covering them up.

There is an old fire place

and the floor is old bricks layed in a herringbone pattern.

The sandstone is all hand hewn.
I wonder what it was, it is in the area of the old police station and the court house.
I will have to research it now.
I love it and it is inspiring my next art work.


artemis-of-the-eucalypts said...

wow, you live in a pretty amazing looking place Louise!

Louise said...

These pics are all in Graton AOTE, we live near a little village miles up the river.

alecat said...

I enjoy looking at old buildings too, Louise.
I hope you have fun doing your research! ☺ ♥