Sunday 31 May 2009


The world did not end

Yesterday we went to the zoo with Vonnie and her family and had a lovely sun-drenched day. You'll just have to take my word for it because, being a muppet, I didn't take a single picture. Perhaps I thought that if I took a picture of any of our new friends, once home and uploaded, we'd see that they were in fact figments of imagination. Because surely such nice and friend-compatible people don't exist. And if Baby Greer doesn't win the title of Best Baby Ever, I'll eat my hat.

There were a couple hiccups in the day, the most fundamental being that we shelled out a fortune between our two families to get into the zoo and the kids weren't interested in the animals one bit. They only wanted to play on the playground. Which somewhat lost its luster (to me anyway) when a little boy 'dropped trou' and had a poo in the doorway of the wooden ship. The only doorway. Maia was tired and hot, so whinged and whined all day and showed none of the spirit and independence I brag about. Jamie kept loudly asking 'What's his name?' about Nairn, despite shouting 'Nay-er!' in excess of 500 times during the day. For those of you who like gymnastics, Jamie executed a near-perfect double back-flip with two and a half twists dismount from a wall. We only scored him 8.5 because he landed on his elbow instead of his feet.

Despite these (inconsequential) niggles, we all had a smashing day and can't wait to see our new friends again!

EDIT: Courtesy of Bob, photographic proof!


  1. Despite best intentions I managed to take very few shots while we were there as well.

    I'll run any decent ones I have through Lightroom and post them up soon. In the meantime I'll leave you with the only photo I have of the both of you to prove you did actually meet up ;)

  2. So glad you guys had a great blind date!

  3. Yayy! We had so much fun too, I'm so glad the kids all got on as well as we did ;)

    Hope Maia and Jamie slept well for you guys last night - I was so impressed that they were still on the go when we dropped you off, such a pair of stars.

  4. Sounds like a great time (except for the charmer in the doorway)