Monday, October 15, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY all you October Babies

October is spring in Australia, the flowers are in bloom and the sand and surf are calling.

Did you know the gemstone of October is the Australian Opal which you can still be lucky enough to find in north eastern New South Wales. Every opal is unique and Australia supplies around 95% of the world's opals.  Opal is said to be able to bring happiness and healing, help with depression and with finding true love. Opals have been mentioned in the Aboriginal dream time stories, some of which say that the opal was left by an ancestor to symbolise his or her presence.

Family friendly activities in October: 
National kidsafe day events
Safe Communities Story Time Palmerston Library, Northern Territory, 23rd October 2012 with Kidsafe NT Driveway Safety interactive display, Safety House, Hector the Road Safety Cat, Red Cross and COPAL Safety Walk.
Children’s Week around Perth 20-28th October 2012
Children's Week Melbourne 20-28th October 2012
Brisbane's Green Heart Fair on October 28th
Portrait of Spain Kids Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery October 17th, 2012
Canberra's Floriade festival which runs until mid-October.
Night Noodle Markets in Sydney's Hyde Park until October 19th
Community Food Festivals all around Sydney
Oberon & Villages Spring Garden Festival runs daily until Sunday 4th November 2012.

Do you have any activities to add?


  1. Thanks for the birthday wishes...interesting info esp. about the opal and the aboriginal dreamtime

  2. I didn't realise october was the month for opals...i love those stones and fondly remember digging for them on a family holiday in Cooper pedy when a kid!Beautiful bubby pic!

  3. Yes we also went on that outback trip and it made a lasting memory