Friday, October 01, 2010

Families with Children from China cultural camp 2010

Oh what a week!
Graham was able to stay for the first afternoon, night and then the next morning before he had to head back home to work in Mt Beauty.
Eb and I had more fun that I could have imagined possible!
The location was perfect - Bendigo.
Here are some photo's and video that will explain the events!

First up was an official welcome at the Bendigo Town Hall - it was terrific to see the effort that FCC went to - these two gorgeous characters (whose names I just can't remember!) where there to greet us - I wasn't at all sure how Eb would go - but she was fine!


as you can see!


Then it was the formal welcome...




and a bit of time for some photo's in the park after the welcome...


Then this first video was taken on the very first night. There was a dinner at a wonderful Chinese Restaurant in Bendigo and the children were all set up on tables at the front and we Daddys and Mummy'\s were further back. I wasn't at all sure how Ebony would cope at first - but she swung straight into action and had a ball! When they started the Karaoke she was first up there and when asked if she wanted to participate you couldn't keep her away! She was first up and this was her performance :) (There must have been over 150 of us there but that didn't bother her at all!.....

video

along with some photo's.....


and a prize! (that is almost bigger than Eb!)


Monday morning it was off to Bendigo Pottery. I loved this 'event' and so did Ebony. It was also great that Graham could be there to enjoy this. Eb got to choose from a plate or a mug and she chose a plate to decorate (with Mummy's help of course)




Eb, Eliza and Meisie watching someone else at work...


some photo's in the grounds of Bendigo Pottery


Then some craft in the afternoon - making dragons!


Interspersed with lots of fun of course!




When we got back to our hotel room, Eb thought it was time to enjoy her prize!(she only ate about 1/10th of it by the way!)


The next morning was spent at the Bendigo Chinese Museum where there were great opportunities for photo's!






Eb and Ruby...


The beautiful grounds of the Chinese gardens at Bendigo...




Eliza, Eb and Meisie with their 'dragons'....


Some much enjoyed 'kite flying'.....






Then a cultural dance session....which Eb loved!








Then it was the last day! and it started with some time with the people from 'Circus Oz'. Once again - it was a physical activity and Eb was in her element...






Ming


Final fun in the park outside the venue....


Then it was time to head home. I couldn't resist some time in the Canola fields....






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