Fun Afternoon

Its getting very hot and the tourists are starting to thin out. We had a delightful afternoon with Sarah and Michael from Belgium who thought it was a top experience and Ash, Ollie and Emmett from Brisbane who wrote “Thanks for such a wonderful afternoon Manuel. The boys and I had such a great time painting and making fire and throwing spears and hearing about your life. A special memory the boys and I will remember forever.”

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Great morning

We had two terrific groups in this morning.   Kimberley Wild and Australia One. The Klemm family from Germany wrote. “A big heartfelt thanks to Manuel and Petrena for a truly wonderful morning.  We have enjoyed meeting you and the little joeys.  It was an exciting and joyful experience to be taught by Manuel about how to paint and throw the spear and make fire.  Thank you for this exquisite experience. Simon and Sarah from Kimberley Wild wrote. “You made a frustrating experience fun for a non painter.  Thank you.” Don’t be too hard on yourselves your paintings were very good.   Just check the images folks and you can see they are all very good. Manuel is a good teacher.

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Fantastic Morning

What a fantastic group of people we had in this morning from all parts of the world and Australia. Everyone had a wonderful time and learnt lots, had lots of laughs and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.

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Bangkarrang Seasin

The hot weather of the build-up is called Bangkarrang season, when the ground heats up and burns your feet, and the country shimmers in the heat. Well we have had rain already in September and that has changed everything as the days are not as hot and intense as they can be in October. They predict a wet build-up and wet wet. Let’s hope they are right as we need the rain. Had a great family through today, Andrew, Kelli, Tess and Jack. Andrew’s sister did a CE with us last year and told them to come in and do the same. All did very good “Bimno” rarrk paintings, lit a fire BUT big red is still standing. Our new addition to the family , Bella, got lots of cuddles and the other lots of sweet potato. They all thought the experience was fantastic, educational and hands-on.

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MacKillop College

MacKillop College Students were in this morning and we have another group come in this afternoon. It was a great morning with very impressive painting achieve by the students who listened carefully to what Manuel had to say. Great rarrk paintings were painting, fires were lit and big red was hit. AND the wallabies got lots of cuddles.

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39 degrees but we are cool

39 degrees today.  Lucky we have a sprinkler on the roof and lots of huge mango trees to stand under so we did not feel the heat.  Great group in with Kimberley Wild and the Barnes family who wrote. “Brilliant tour, so worth the stopping for.  Manuel so engaging with sharing knowledge rather than just talking at us.  Will frame our artwork.  Kids loved the spear throwing and then the bonus boomerang throwing.  Holding the baby wallabies, gorgeous.  Fantastic venue you have here.  Good Luck.” The O’Haire family wrote. “Memorable, Educational and Fun! Will definitely recommend. Thank You”.

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Muggy but fun day

Bit muggy today with the water around and sun shining but we still had lots of fun with Manuel and the wallabies. We had two nurses from the Katherine Hospital and Wayoutback bus join us today. Very impressive paintings were achieved. Must be a good teacher Manuel!!!! Katherine wrote “Thank you for giving us such a warm, wonderful, experience Manuel. It was a privilege to hear.” Lisa and Nuria wrote “Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot. Big thanks from the Swiss girls!”

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Our mangoes are coming on splendidly this year, can’t wait. The rain has been a God send as it has cooled the place down which has been a relief. We had a great time yesterday afternoon with Wayout back group and 15 inbound agents paid us a visit and met Manuel and enjoyed some quality time with him. Everyone was very happy with how Manuel shared his story and taught them how to paint, light a fire and throw a spear. The wallabies got lots of cuddles as well.

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Emanuel College visit

Emanuel students and their mums and dads came again this September to enjoy listening to Manuel and doing all the fun activities we have as well as getting to cuddle some cute wallabies. David got the fire lit and Noah and David our fire lighter (take him camping) hit big red. We always enjoy their visits.

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It has been very hot and even though the tourists have started to head down south the last few days we have had buses in as well as some self drive people coming through. This afternoon we had three lovely midwives from New Zealand. A good time was had by all. Barbara, Rose and Sandy were lots of fun. Sandy wrote,”Fantastic afternoon learning a little about your culture. Thank you Manuel and Alex.” Rose wrote. “Thank you Alex and Petrena for a wonderful afternoon. Thank you Manuel for teaching us about your culture and life. Thoroughly enjoyable.
















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