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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Day Off

Christmas arrived in the Galbraith household on Saturday. After a usual morning of dancing lessons, coffee and chocolate pastry, writing into notebook (came up with a great idea for a kids short story) and visit to the aquarium shop (bought 3 African Dwarf Frogs for the tank), we all had lunch before heading out to see Happy Feet in the cinema.

It's yet another animated offering for kids but supposedly with adult content. It had its humorous moments; a tap dancing penguin is always bound to be funny to an extent, but the adult content seemed to revolve around a rather heavy handed attempt to ram a simplistic environmental message down our throats. Stop fishing and save the penguin seemed to be about it.

It was good, don't get me wrong, if only for the fact all three of us were out and munching on popcorn and having a carry on, but I've seen better animated films. They seem to be struggling to come up with original ideas ever since Nemo.

Gail had to rush home to get ready for a Christmas night out so Laura and I went and bought the Christmas tree. We picked the one we wanted and took it up the road. Gail put the Star on and left us to decorate it. And I think it's looking spiffing. I'll take a pic and post it Monday.

After what turned out to be a longish day I wound down by entering details and thoughts into the old notebook while watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Simply a fantastic film.
Colin 7:34 am


Sounds like a fun day.

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