More from Christmas 2013

Damn, I’m slack – I was meaning to do a post every few days to get through all these, now it’s a month late and it’s not so relevant.  Ah well.

Anyway, continuing the theme – we spent a lot of time outside (as it wasn’t stupidly hot) and the beach, being pretty much on my front door step, was an obvious place to hang out for Ella and Henry!Anja and Piper decided that they didn’t want to come this time, so the tree of us went out and had a few hours of boogie boarding, swimming, wave jumping and castle building.

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We also went to the outdoor pools, where everyone (well, nearly everyone, Henry had a most spectacular drop lip when he realised he’d left his goggles in the house) had a great time.  The wind got up a bit and it was pretty chilly out of the water once the sun was shaded by the trees.


One thing we really had to do was go to Caversham Wildlife Park to see the kangaroos, koalas and many other Australian animals.   We had to take 2 cars and managed to take different routes to get there too (the wonder of sat nav and poor communication!) but once we finally met up, we had coffees and unpacked our picnic lunch.

It was a pretty hot day – heading up into the high mid 30’s so we all took things easy and tried to stay in the shade for as long as possible.

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Theres an area where you can pet kangaroos – they’re very friendly and the kids thought it was amazing, even Anja and Piper, who’d been many times before.

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Piper loved the possum 🙂  I think there’s a certain similarity between them – nose, eyes, whiskers.. 😉


We got to meet the wombat.  This was one cool creature – it just sat there for picture after picture and didn’t complain.  I’d have loved to have seen it in more of a natural setting though.

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Goats – love them – they’re so naughty but so cool.  When we get 50 acres of land (ha!) I am so getting some goats.

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Koalas!  They’re so cool.  We got to cuddle up to them for a bit too.


Lunch out!  I thought we should go out for lunch, but Ella and Henry are the most fussy eaters ever and didn’t really enjoy it – ah well – everyone else did!

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The famous Christmas Morton Bay Fig tree in Fremantle.


I took Henry out (as we were in my car, whilst Ella went with Jay and the girls in their car) to the lighthouse in Fremantle – we got to have a little but of fun, just the two of us 🙂

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Next up – Point Peron

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