After Lala's soccer match we spent Saturday mooching in one of my favorite Brisbania parks- Newfarm Park.
We've been taking the wee-uns there since there were only two wee, wee-uns. It has become even groovier over the years with the wonderful Powerhouse complex and cafe and river.
They always have to climb those gloriously spooky and fantastical trees and hide in the roots where fairies live, I'm told.
Last time I was at this bar/ cafe it was with some girlfriends and a few mojitos. This time it was for a shot of coffee and some chippies for the goils. Lala was allowed to view and not purchase what I regard as the emperor's new clothes of bakery- the much over hyped maccaroon.
This little curly number was much more appealing. We'll be trying those next week end aas they are far and away more spectaculous than the "mac".
That good ol' Brisbane River is always salve for the soul I find. It may be brown and muddy but it is magnificent in its own steady way.
There were photos to be taken around the crusty walls of the Powerhouse.The girls were mimicking a wedding that was being photographed. Is it just me or are all the weddding photos from the naughties going to look like feature pages from Frankie magazine with the boys wearing wool berets and old man waistcoats and short trousers a la Jerry Louis. The deadpan scowling at the camera does not bode well for years of marital joy ahead.
Nevertheless we were impressed with the brickwork and the old graffiti....
and found ourselves moved to a philosophical mood.
There was a considered conversation about how we are all the same even though some people have plaits and some have pom poms. Four year old philosophers can really nail it some times.
Then we went home and got a dog!