Canberra Holiday – Part 4

(only 6 months after we went!)

The next morning after some early morning children’s tv watching… …we went out and had pancakes for breakfast. Look at that face! We then spent the day at Questacon, a science museum. Monster’s favourite part was the Mini Q section, which we had to get timed tickets for as it was school holidays. It was split into different activity areas. Some of his favourite area were the building section, …… the water activity section, … … and the vet role play section. The thing that fascinated him most though was a display in the entrance hall with balls that rolled around a marble run. We finished the day with his favourite dinner – nice rice!We had a good holiday 🙂

Canberra Holiday – Part 3

We took the bus up to the Black Mountain tower to get the best views of the city. There’s lots of trees and green and it’s not as built up as you’d expect from a capital city.  We could see our hotel from the top of the tower! The tower is a telecom tower. This is Monster doing an impersonation of the tower whist waiting for the bus back to the hotel!



Canberra Holiday – Part 2

Whist on holiday we visited a model village.

Monster enjoyed the bus ride there:We saw lots and lots of models. They were very realistic. This is us on our way into the house whose gardens house the models… … and this is the first model in the garden, of their house.There were models of famous landmarks, like Stonehenge, … … places  that were familiar, like the house in the clouds … … and other (somewhat stereotypical) sights from around the UK like a church wedding (spot the Grim Reaper in the graveyard), …. … a country house, … … and bin day on a council estate! There were also some unusual sights if you were looking closely, like the man in a mask with a chainsaw raised above his head… … and the UFO that had landed in order to use the public toilets! Monster’s favourite part was the model trains with their buttons that made them move around the track. He would quite happily have stayed and played with the trains all day!



Canberra Holiday – Part 1

Last month we took a trip to Canberra.

We travelled there by train. Monster had his own seat by himself of the other side of the aisle to us: We let him choose where to go for tea. He chose his favourite: nice rice! On our first full day we visited the Mint and looked around the centre. Monster took a liking to this sheep!


New Year’s Eve 2012

We went into the city again this year for the New Year Fireworks. This year we decided to stay only for the Family Fireworks at 9pm.

We had lots of time to spare before finding a spot to watch the fireworks so we went to the Maritime Museum. They had lots of children’s activities running as it’s the school holidays. Monster enjoyed dressing as a pirate:Dressed as a pirate He made his own pirate flag at one of the craft tables and then found a glockenspiel to play with in the pirate tent:Playing the glockenspeil He caught some magnetic fish before going out to play in the water fountains outside:Playing magnetic fish

We had some tea and then went to find a god spot to watch the fireworks in Darling Harbour. We sat on the steps along the harbour as it got dark and waited for the fireworks to start:

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The fireworks were really good 🙂

The rest of December

The weather was quite varied for the rest of December so we saw a number of different outfits.

There were some colder days so Monster got to try out his new jumper from swimming (whilst enjoying his Christmas chocolate!)Eating Christmas chocolate There were slightly warmer days when Monster chose his own oufits – his trousers that Mummy made (that are nearly too small now), a shirt, his green hat and shoes, and his Mr Tumble spotty bag:Monster chosen outfit And then it got hot again and we were back in shorts and t-shirt:With his new binoculars

We had a few trips out.

We went on the bus to play at soft play:Bus trip And we went to the zoo. He wore the new shirt he got for Christmas and his sunglasses – a real cool dude!Cool dude Monster was eager to try out the binoculars he bought with the Christmas money he received from Grandad – he looks a proper little explorer!Happy boy

He’s a happy little boy 🙂DSCF1115

Wiggles Celebration Tour Concert – 22/12/2012

We went to see the Wiggles!

(All the pictures were taken on my phone which is why they’re all a bit blurry!)

Monster was very excited. He was very good waiting for the show to start:Waiting for the show to start Father Christmas was there too along with his reindeer and elves:Father Christmas on stage The Wiggles sang lots of songs that we knew:Wiggles singing There were big smiles all the way through:Enjoying the show Henry the Octopus sang Jingle Bells in octopus language:Henry the Octopus Monster insisted I take a photo of Murray in his muscle suit for the ‘Strong’ song:Murray in his muscle suit Captain Feathersword is one of our favourites:Captain Feathersword on stage Along with Dorothy the Dinosaur:Dorothy on stage We had a great time 🙂Watching the show


Sunday Funday (11/11/12) – Taronga Zoo

This Sunday our weekly outing was the zoo.

We had pancakes for breakfast.

We ate lunch on the way there.

We travelled over by ferry.

We go to the zoo quite a lot (we have an annual pass). Monster is a big animal fan. When asked recently what he wanted to do when he was older he said ‘zookeeper’!

Many times we’ve been and asked, “What would you like to see next?”

And received the answer, “Dinosaur!”

So we explained that dinosaurs aren’t alive any more and don’t live in zoos.

Then today we go to the zoo and this is what we saw:


It was a very busy day.

There was a very tired Monster walking back to the entrance.

He had a lovely day though 🙂