Monday, August 31, 2009

Girls on the Range Again

Went up the range again last Wednesday with the girls. They weren't too into shooting this time - more interested in playing in the mud but Miss 5 did try out the .22 ...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ED Waiting Times

ED in Western Australia now have their waiting times shown on a website. The information is updated every six minutes. Apart from wondering how many resources were diverted to this project rather than being spent on reducing the ED waiting times I do like the idea ….

Here’s the link ..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

School News

Both my girls wanted to take their targets from the shooting they did last week to school for news.

Miss 7 created a PowerPoint presentation (with a bit of help) showing the photos, as well as a slide on what to do if you find a gun and "The Four Rules". She took the presentation and her targets. One Monday the PowerPoint presentation didn't work (the USB device couldn't be read in the teacher's computer), so she was asked to do the talk without it. She was then given the opportunity today to redo her news with the PowerPoint presentation.

She said the responses from the kids and the teacher were positive.

Miss 5 just took her targets in and talked about them. Again she said the kids were all interested.

It's nice to hear about the reactions as I was a bit unsure of how they would be received.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun on the Range

My family and a friend went up to the range last night. My friend bought his air pistol along for the girls to try. They both really enjoyed it - especially Miss 5.

Here's a few photos of her:

And here's some photos of Miss 7:

My eldest also shot my .22 ruger:

And the .22 Winchester lever action rifle:

Miss 5 has previously resisted using the rifle but she said she would shoot one bullet from it ... well once she started shooting it there was no stopping her (she did need a bit of help) ...

The girls had a great time ... and want to do it again soon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cute Kid Pics

I'm surprised that there's room in the bed for her ...