Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Impending Father’s Day (or was that imploding)

This week I was at the mall and saw advertisments for the upcoming Father’s Day.  Whatever is next I thought.  As I emerged from the escalator I swung to the left and straight into the David Jones Christmas Shop.  That is what is next.

But back to Father’s Day.

Last night I thought I had better broach the subject of gifts with the Workaholic.

Our conversation went like this.

Me:
What would you like for Father’s Day?

Him:
A golf weekend in Tasmania

Me:
Do you still want a new TV and Apple Box for your study?

Him:
A golf weekend in Tasmania

Me:
If you don’t decide you might get soap on a rope and a tie from Bunnings (DIY store which is Masters favourite place to shop)

Him:
A golf weekend in Tasmania

Me:
Oh, are we all going too?

Him:
Beep, beep, beep, the less said the better

Happy shopping for the man/father/partner/husband in your life

Arghhhhh…….said the pirate

It is an awful day in Sydney today, lots of rain and blowing a gale.  What better way to forget about the weather than to upload gorgeous photos of one of our favourite parks (on a beautiful day).

Here is our local pirate park down at D’Albora Marina at Spit Bridge.

Again pictures tell a thousand words.  There is plenty of parking (paid if you are not a rate payer), toilets, rubbish bin and coffee across the road if you feel like a bit of a jaunt (easier to pick it up on your way to the park).  It is fully fenced with a mixture of sand, rubber soft fall and mulch, and has shade from some lovely old trees.  The ship acts as a climbing frame and has a bridge and a slide.  There is a saucer swing (see below) and also a set of traditional swings. It does catch the breeze though being close to the water but that is totally ok on a hot Sydney day.

Enjoy!

 

What a view!

What a view!

Climbing frame, slide and games within the pirate ship

Climbing frame, slide and games within the pirate ship

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Playground Frenzy

We have been really busy lately with our visits to new play grounds.  This week I am fortunate to have my parents visiting from New Zealand and so outside of day care hours, they have been entertaining the twins.

So, no new playgrounds this week.  But not to worry as I visit so many I usually have a stash of photos and notes stored up.

The one we found last week is divine.  It is a little community garden with a playground attached.

Corbett Playground and Manly Vale Community Garden

It is just so cute.  I think the photos will tell the tale for itself.  There is also a scooter track around the perimeter of the fully fenced playground.  There is a mixture of mulch and rubber soft fall (so nobody gets that dirty).   The only downside is that there are no toilets or rubbish bins.  My two explored the community garden as well, pointing out all the vegetables and fruits that they knew.  We even had some of them in our own garden at home.

If you are reading this Mothers Group it is well worth a visit.  Plenty of seating for us ladies and shade too.  There is on street parking outside the park but we had to walk about 150 meters as it was filling up.

The River and Boat

The River and Boat

Community Garden Corbett

Spinning Flowers

Spinning Flowers

Seesaw Corbett

Older Kids Climbing Frame

Older Kids Climbing Frame

Climbing House Corbett 2
Slides Corbett