24 August 2009

Squelchy, Ben and Healesville

Let us begin by bowing our heads in silence to contemplate the plight of our fallen soldier, Scottie. He had a knee arthroscopy and now has a new friend called squelchy. It makes disgusting, water bottle like sounds and drives the hyperactive lad crazy.

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Ah, there's squelchy.

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With Sam gone and now Scottie spending all his time with squelchy, I had to call in reinforcements in the form of Ben, who kindly flew down from Brisbane for the weekend.

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We drove to Geelong and got to skate the amazing park for about 5 minutes before it started raining slippery rain.

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The face behind skateboard.com.au and numerous pseudonyms on the forum, Drew.

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Drew's new shop, where we dined on delicious Italian fare and South Australian beverages. Thanks, Drew!

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The epicentre of the internet. If that screen fell off the wall, life as we know it would crumble.

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So anyway we shredded all weekend, but filmed it all with Ben's sweet video camera. Clip forthcoming. I can hardly walk. We went to a show briefly at the Pinnacle, where this band were playing their final gig, complete with gnarly props. Everything reminds me of Sam, I'm a mess.

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They were pretty good, especially the drummer. Nonchalance personified!

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On Sunday, I went to Healesville with Ed, Olivia, Milo and Fia. We stopped at this amazing op-shop.

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Quite a bit to look through.

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Duck! Who, me?

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Ed found a few corkers.

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What a nice place.

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The main reason for our outing was to visit the Healesville Sanctuary, which I had been talking up pretty heavily. Thankfully, the birds of prey exhibition lived up to expectations.

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Milo was loving it.

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This swimming monitor had rhythm, and a penchant for slapstick!

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Parenting, what a gig.

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The curtains of the reptile show

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Freaky stuff.

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The monkeys

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Mandatory kangaroo

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And koala. Textbook!

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2 comments:

georgiarose said...

cute cute CUTE

Aul Blog said...

Fwack meng, I had a dream last night about birds of prey and the main bird in it looked exactly like the one in your blog- whats more is I was skating with a dude from Geelong called Liam over the weekend and he was telling me about that very park in your blog. Fancy that?