Saturday, March 10, 2007

A walk in the park

It was such a lovely sunny day today. The local brothel was taking advantage of it to dry their washing. It's good to know they maintain high standards of cleanliness.

It was also a lovely day for the community open day at Sydney Park.

I had a splendid time. There was a kite flying demonstration.

And also free plants, free lunch and free presents for dogs.

The City of Sydney was giving away free things in return for input from the public on their proposal to develop a kick-arse playground. They had posters showing the possible features of the playground, and you could vote on them with dot stickers. Funnily enough, no-one was voting for the mysterious labrinthodont.

So I did. Because he's clearly an integral part of the design.

Sydney Park is all about hills. It must have one of the best hills-per-square-metre ranking of any park. They're quite windswept, but they've got a great view of the airport, are perfect for launching any kind of flying object, and lend themselves to rolling and cartwheels.

But the best thing about Sydney Park is the dog watching opportunities. The dogs were out in force today, probably to claim their free gift.

There were the cheeky-but-cute ones, like this little fellow who had taken himself for a dip in the wetlands.

And those who appreciated the park's amenities.

Having completed my civic duties, I went to the Dragstar yard sale and picked up a red version of my most favourite black dress, reduced by $165. It was a great day.


Anonymous said...

love the labrinthodont.
Can you take it down the embankment slide?
Will it eat the leaping lizards?
And what is Auslan for "WATCH OUT FOR THE LABRINTHODONT!!!"


Karen said...

You already have one of those dresses, so you should give it to me.

Nosey in Newtown said...

So much possibility! And all the kids wanted was a stupid climbing wall...

Anonymous said...

The top of the rolly hills are excellent in the summer evenings. Not only good views but the ocean breeze to cool you down, especially when your one room flat lacks a fan. Michal and I spent many evenings doing exactly that. It was our fave spot.


Nosey in Newtown said...

If you had a blog about Krakow, you could tell us all about your fave spots there! :)

grocer said...

the dog having a drink is Samson - also a harry noble regular!