Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rain. Forest.

What do you do on a rainy weekend after being strengthened by a giant pomelo? Well it's time to put on your poutine shirt and embrace the rain!Here is the normally calm canal.And then we met the Singapore water utility logo, Mr. Drop!As you can see, he has a different tone than other water logos I found. Although the awa one is surprisingly feminine.
Anyway, then we faced the rain, much to Barry's excitement.I tried to blend in with the monkeys so they might approach me. But the closest we got was seeing this snake-like monster.
And then we shrunk to miniature proportions!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Puppetation Weekend

Feeling creative and looking for something to do this weekend? Well if you're Barry, you might choose to sew.Ok, Laura does it too, here she's shown with a big tangle.Can you tell what we're making?Here I'm being introduced to my lizard as he eyeballs me.
And Barry hung out with his creepy eye-less bird.
Once the puppets start to take over the furniture...
You know it's time to give them away!
After all that, I suggest a drinkable wine at an affordable price at our fave wine bar.
2 hours of sparkling for $12 can really relax those sewing hands.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Northerly Holidays

For the holidays, we visited weather! (No, we don't really fly on Polar bear planes). We tried to act normal, but we were freezing.We played with cute wee folk.
Teaching them important things like photography.
Then one of them played a practical joke on me. Who stuck the bib to Auntie Laura?
Now what shall I do with this?
We also got to play with their toys, shown here is the hopping penguin, as in real life. But we couldn't master our own toys - here is my helicopter crash face.
Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Rest of New Zealand

New Zealand has many natural wonders. Below are the punakaiki rocks, said to resemble stacks of pancakes.Speaking of pancakes, oh my goodness food! Below are corn fritters, a modern pancake substitute from the heavens!And then for dinner there's lamb, venison and wine, gourmet restaurants in every town, probably even Athol!After all that eating, we went to the steepest residential street in the world.
And then some hiking amongst the ferns which, in New Zealand, have become trees!After that we were rewarded by liquor land, "There's No Land Like It". (Church shown for entertaining constrast).

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Other NZ Creatures

New Zealand has lots of animals to see.
Some easier to photograph than others.
And some with the same facial hair as Barry!Some cute ones.
Some crossing the road.And again: big.
And the lesser known New Zealand animal: the salmon! Welcome to Salmon World.