Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Perfect Ending II

One of the joys of life is to spend time with members of your family, particularly when they live interstate and you don't see them as often as you'd love to.  So what has this to do with a headless skater?  Let's go back a few hours.

The perfect way to end a Twilight Market is to pack up and spend the evening in a city hotel, courtesy of your daughter.  Bliss.

Vegemite fingers for breakfast - luxury.

A quick look at the Myer Christmas windows

The Gallery of Modern Art has a brand new exhibition, 21st Century: Art in the First Decade which opened that morning and was top of the list of things to see and do.  Admission is free - hard to believe in this time of consumerism.

The first thing to greet us was this gigantic double slide, which had to be tested.  We older Fudges chickened opted out.

We noticed a room full of purple balloons which called for immediate investigation. 



The ideal way to swim - no need to dry off.  We meandered through room after room of brilliant exhibits which were such fun for a five year-old, and her elders.  We stumbled upon a room full of hand-made bird's nests.

Fudgelet's contribution

What a marvellous inspiration this wall of ribbons is.  Children are encouraged to take one to wear on their wrist ...

Fudgelet randomly picked one which said, "I wish I had school every day", which was so appropriate for a little girl who had just finished her first year of school and told her parents a few days earlier that she wanted to start her new school year as soon as possible.

The children were asked to leave a wish of their own in the wall and our munchkin's wish was to be a fairy, which just beats being a princess, apparently.

We walked past the silver balls and the headless skater ...

... into the outer space room,

which does strange things to your dress!

It was time to go home to meet the cousins,

and open some early Christmas gifts.

One of our local little granddaughters was so proud of her sparkly red shoes.

As Dorothy would say, there's no place like home.


Mannick...91 said...

What a great visit and I love the picture with red shoes ... put in reverse, hi, hi.
Your girls are lucky: they have beautiful dresses


Thea said...

I hope you are having a nice break. I wish you all the very best for a Happy and Prosperous New Year. xx

littlechrissy said...

Great pics! Am definitely going to go and check out that exhibition. Will try not to chic... opt out of the slide :-)
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Chris x