Garage Sale To Feed Kids

We are heading over to Sri Lanka for a life changing experience, to carry out a few charitable projects (see my other post on this subject).

The main aim is to help kids break out of the cycle of poverty.  Help educate children stuck in a cycle of poverty the only way for the cycle to be broken.

We are having a huge Garage Sale/ handmade jewelry market this weekend to raise funds for this good cause!

If you are in Melbourne eastern suburbs, come along to help us raise funds that can change lives this weekend 9am-3pm, 8th & 9th Aug at 6 Wendy Ct, Heathmont(near Ringwood) Vic 3135.

The proceedings from the garage sale will go towards setting a “meal a day” program to provide a meal for children in schools that needs it the most.  Did you know it will cost less than 60cents to provide one meal for a child in Sri Lanka?

We sponsor three kids at a very poor village school, where most kids go without even one meal a day, so I will start there and work my way to spread the love.

Be happy knowing that every 60¢ you spend today will feed a hungry tummy.

Every little bit counts!!!!

What is at the Garage Sale?  Pretty much everything, I am just giving away most material things that we can live without.

Loads of  quality baby/kids items including cot, pram, Breast feeding rocking chair, highchair, baby car seat, toys (heaps of them for $2), clothing.  Household items, kitchen appliances not even taken out of box, bed linen, towels,books including chemical engineering text books, Laptop, and much, much, more.

Chemical Engineering and marketing books
Chemical Engineering and marketing books
Asian Recipe books, Donna Hay Cooking Magazenes
Asian Recipe books, Donna Hay Cooking Magazenes
Garage sale to help needy children in Sri Lanka
Garage sale to help needy children in Sri Lanka

Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria for Kids?

You can find more information on the Tromarama exhibition at the NGV website 

 

Photo Challenge: On The Way to Hamilton Island (paradise)!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”

Here is a collection of our epic day of travel from Melbourne to Hamilton Island (AKA paradise), Australia.  I treasure these “On the Way” collection, as it shows me how happy my kids were through 5 different modes of transportation over 12 hours of getting to our destination.  You can read my take on our Hamilton Island trip on my blog.

Kids and Stage Shows In Melbourne

We are big fans of taking our kids out and about. Letting them see the world.  One of the fun things we do as a family is to go to shows or events that comes into town.  It keeps our life exciting!

Melbourne in Australia is a great city rich with art culture, it is named world’s most livable city for the fourth time in a row and it really is.  It is wonderful to live here with kids as there are many events taking place at any time of the year.  My kids, 3 (boy) and 5 (girl) seem to enjoy these events very much.  There are a lot of stage shows that come into town since there are a few theaters that can accompany a whole range of shows at the same time.  We take our kids to see stage shows whenever we can.

So far our kids have been to

  1.  Angelina ballerina by Melbourne Ballet
  2. Thomas the tank engine
  3. Charlie and Lola
  4. Graffallo’s child
  5. Totem by Cirque du Soliel (one of my highlights of the year)
  6. Disney on ice
  7. Sri Lankan cultural dance shows
  8. Today Disney Lion King the musical

My daughter 5 years old is very excited to go see these shows. The Lion King was purely her choice, and it is meant to be part of her Birthday gift this year. Even if she goes to the 8 pm shows she manages to stay mesmerized till the show ends. It is a rewarding feeling to see how she appreciates these shows.

Funny enough, my little boy(3) gets into it too. But the late shows like today’s Lion King, he struggles to stay awake after intermission.  Nevertheless he is at least exposed to it at a young age.

They both are well behaved at these shows and has a good understanding of the importance of letting the rest of the audience watch it even if they are not interested or feeling tired (I am referring to my 3 year old here).

So I think the more we expose our kids to things the more they learn, a simple thing like appreciation of the arts, respecting others at public events, being polite and patient etc are what I think my kids have learnt from these stage shows.  Plus it’s fun to see them re in act afterwards at home.

If you are in Melbourne, Australia Disney Lion King the musical is still running till November 2015. It really is a great show for the whole family. You can book your tickets at Ticketmaster.com.au

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Ready for Lion King Musical

Here they are waiting for Lion King to begin 🙂

It’s a shame we are not allowed to take photos of these shows, as a memory for the kids when they grow older, so we end up getting some before show shots only. Hope they can remember some of them at least, if not I am happy with the thought that they have formed an appreciation towards these different form of art and be well rounded adults one day!