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January 12, 2008

and now for something completely different

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awesome!I remember my brothers and I broke the clothesline at our place by doing that when we were about 10 or so (so much heavier than Zoe).

Posted by: Cheryl | Jan 13, 2008 11:55:35 AM

Excellent! Ditto, Cheryl, my brother and I managed to capsize our washing line at about the same age. It was a big old wooden rotary number and I'm still surprised that neither of us were killed by it.

Posted by: Peter | Jan 14, 2008 8:55:28 AM

awesome! A turtle pool and a cardboard box to slide down the stairs and we have ourselves and amusement park!

Posted by: Scott G | Jan 14, 2008 9:41:34 AM

Scott, if the camera rotated, you would see an inflatable bouncy castle-y kind of thing and an enormous wooden structure with: a rope climbing frame, a slide, a swing, a ladder, a porch (with driving wheel and telescope) and a cubby house that I can stand up straight in, with kitchen, beds and sliding windows! It's called Zoe Park (seriously!) and it's in Wanny and Bugga's backyard!!

Posted by: Deb | Jan 14, 2008 11:59:53 AM

Thanks fo rth elovely memories folks.

My Nanna, rest her soul, would be aghast at this video.

At nanna's there was a hills hoist (for non Aussies, hill's hoists are these washing line tings, and an Aussie icon). All the grandkids (there were a few) were quite aware that swinging on it was verboten. Our uncle even threatened to lock us in the cellar as punishment (not sure that this was ever carried out).

Thing is did it stop us? When the family finally sold up some years ago, it was still there, with a nice big bend in one of the arms.

What I like about this swing, apart from its a load of fun for Zoe, and great exercise for granny, grandpa, mum and dad, is that it paves the cowpaths. Kids want to do this - why not make it safe, and not damaging?


BTW Scott, in addition to all the stuff that Deb mentions, there's also a possum and baby which Zoe feeds apple to every time she is there in the shed. It's a veritable fun fair Nanna and Granpa's place!


Posted by: John Allsopp | Jan 16, 2008 8:46:33 AM

You keep a baby in the shed?


Posted by: Cheryl | Jan 16, 2008 2:05:49 PM

Before I get a visit from DOCS, (child services) it's a baby *possum*


Posted by: John Allsopp | Jan 17, 2008 7:25:28 AM

Very practically. Thus one can save the money for the fairground.

Posted by: Nico | Mar 2, 2008 8:01:04 PM

Thanks to the artistic individuals that created these videos! Great, fun, awesome!

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