Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Staying at Granny's

We had a little birthday/late Christmas celebration over the weekend and stayed at Granny's house. It was lots of fun and we got to visit Tango in the morning! Dom stayed up very, very late, having had a sleep-in in the morning and a short nap in the car on the way down.


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Sunday, January 01, 2012


Mum had a cool painting of a giraffe at her house - the canvas had been painted stripey green, then the outline of a big smiley cartoon giraffe had been painted or drawn on with vivid. Debbie asked if I could do something similar for Dom's room but with a dinosaur. This is what I ended up doing:


Not very much like the painting at Mum's place, but I like it.
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Kelly Tarlton's - best bit

This is the bit of Kelly Tarlton's which I remember from my childhood visit, and it didn't disappoint on a retun trip. The sharks looked a little smaller but the experience of being under water but dry was very, very cool. There was a ride past the penguins (which we didn't go on because of the queue), an open tank which Dom loved, a couple of side rooms with seahorses and eels and stuff, and the arctic exhibit from Chch, but the underwater tunnel was bestest.

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*Photos taken with a Panasonic TZ8 on scn mode -> high speed burst (3M) -> speed priority.