Saturday, September 26, 2009

The day the earth stood still

Every two years a work colleague of mine pays a window cleaner a fairly hefty sum to do all the windows in his house. That day was last Tuesday. Now referred to as "the day before Sydney's greatest dust storm". That man is welsh... need I say any more

Normally people fly to South Australia for a visit, but on this day South Australia decided to come to us. Lake Eyre apparently, or the dusty remnants of it. Waking up at 5.30 am, as we parents normally do, we were treated to the sight of something apparently no one in this emerald city has ever seen before.... Me in my pyjamas

At the zoo

It was Ivy's first real zoo adventure and it has to be said that she made an absolute monkey of herself.... sure there was a bit of of horsing round and general fishy business but ultimately it was unbearable. Much like the entrance fee of $45 per adult plus another $15 for parking and then your $4.50 for a bottle of water to look at the back of someone looking at the back of someone looking at the baby elephant. But whoever said I was a cynic? For me it was a chance to take the wife, the kid and the toy snake on a lovely Sunday adventure.