18th April 2014
Start of the long Easter break, and what a sweet as start! Butterfly Creek. if you haven’t yet taken your bud here, this should be your next destination over the weekend. B had a ball of a time here! even M and I enjoyed our day out.
Butterfly Creek Courtyard
They have various encounters (programmes/sessions) throughout the day starting 10.30am to 3.30pm. Dinosaur Kingdom, Butterfly House, Crocodiles, Farm, Greenfinger Bugs, Aquarium, Reptiles, Alligators, Monkeys and so much more! click here to check out more about them!
Creative. Clever way of childproofing.
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Charles Spurgeon
our last weekend was just this! especially for B. no expensive places, no formal dinners. just a simple trip down to Western Springs and Mission Bay. its amazing how kids find happiness in the smallest of places, in the simplest of forms.
we made a last-minute plan of going down to western springs saturday afternoon. A place for B to see the ducks and birds, walk along the lake and run on the grass! he loves the open spaces where he can just walk and run around aimlessly. But just as we reached our destination, we saw B had dozed off! a 30 min wait in the parking till B energized himself. Worth it as B surely had a good time pointing and screaming out birds, ducky and tatet (water) all along. he also fed a duck a piece of bread (i am too scared to do that so its a big thing for me!) for the first time but got a shock when the duck snatched it from his hands! he did not dare go near a duck the rest of the evening!
a few hours on Mission Bay on sunday also proved to be a hit for B. whether its playing on the slides, just running around the playground seeing other kids or just sitting on the beach throwing sand everywhere. Toddlers always bring out the best from the simplest of situations. and sometimes we adults forget this. Our lesson learnt this weekend!
oh i forgot to mention the main action of this weekend. B walked upto a dog sitting near a bench (on Mission Bay) and gave a good pull at his hair! So grateful to the dog he spared our lil B!!
This breathtaking marvel of modern design was custom-made for an Indian diamond merchant (natch) out of 40 individual sections of Burma teak. Each section is carved so that the door integrates 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, a wire-rope and a counter weight hidden within the single pivot. Stacked one above the other in the closed position, each plank can then rotate by a simple push causing the door to reconfigure into a sinusoidal curve. The door was one of four Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award winners, a prize which honors “the best pieces of design by young architects from across the world.”
Well deserved to say the least.