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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photo Hunt: Chipped



Just as well that the areas where my kids play on the swings are wood chipped. This week we had a sad realisation at one of the local parks here in Canberra where we are on holiday. The kids were too tall for the monkey bars. How sad is that for two wannabee monkeys. They had to improvise, which of course they are good at.

Happy Australia Day Weekend everyone. And for my Scottish Heritage, it is also Burns Night on the 25th. I'll be throwing a haggis on the barbie mate!







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22 comments:

Annie said...

Chipped wood! I never would have thought of that but it's perfect. Cute kids too.

Leslie said...

Ahhh, chipbark - good one Colin. I'm going to count the chipped teacups I see today. lol

Have a good holiday, waving at you from Tuggers. Hope you didn't get wet with the rain last night! I moved my lemon tree in a pot, out into it. :)

Have you taken the kids to Cokckington Green way over north side, with the miniature village and the little steam train that you ride on? My boys loved that place. Straight out of The Borrowers.

And up the other end, out Tuggers way, is Lanyon homestead, really beaut for a calm, quiet wander. I was there the day they planted the Hawthorn hedge near the front entrance.

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow~!! They are good at improvising those swings. I did not know that they have chipped wood laid on playground. Do they do that everywhere in Australia?

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Photo Cache said...

Chipped wood/wood chips, never thought of that. Good one.

See you next week.

Jayne said...

Great pics, hope you all have a fun-filled holiday :P

Bengbeng said...

a wonderful post. the concept of outgrowing the monkey bars . i like it. :) for us adults we want to slow time if possible but for kids the journey is ongoing and they grow up so fast

YTSL said...

Like the idea of wood chips on the ground of places of potential kiddy thrills and spills! :)

gengen said...

That is clever way of interpreting the theme. happy weekend. mine is also posted.

SASSY MOM said...

Wood Chips... that's a good one. Nice take.

Napaboaniya said...

I think it's great that chipped wood is used as padding of the play areas. Good use of nature :)

barbarah said...

Good one -- I wouldn't have thought of wood chips!

julie said...

Nice fun photos :)

Enjoy your holidays!

Aileni said...

We have sacks of the stuff - use it in the garden but never thought of it.
I had a great adult looking chair as a kid and got a horrible shock when I couldn't sit on it any more.

jmb said...

Well I guess grass wouldn't last long under the swings so chipped wood it is.

Happy Australia Day and Robbie Burns day and dinna forget the neeps and tatties for the Burns Supper.

sammawow said...

Oh, wood chips are great for the chipped theme! They celebrate Burns Night at our local microbrewery and they do serve haggis!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Happy Burns Day and Night!

bintang said...

I guess that chipped wood is for shock absorbent. When kids fall on them, it can reduce the fall impact.

luna miranda said...

great idea for playground...nice shots.

Liz said...

Happy Burns Night! We have a haggis in the cupboard but that's where it's staying!

RJ Flamingo said...

Haggis? Nae, you'd have to provide copious quantities of whiskey to get me within 5 feet of the stuff! I'm good with the neeps & tatties, though... :-)

Great post, Colin -- Happy Australia Day & Burns Night (both of which are quite over by now, I dare say...)

Thanks for stopping by!

stan said...

I cannot resist swings even today as an adult. Too many childhood baggages on them previously perhaps. haha.

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