Thursday, June 23, 2011

One Car, Four Kids, Two Prams

We made it. One car, four kids, two prams and no tantrums. Excellence. 








We had such a fun day and it worked out wonderfully. There were a few little high fives between Jo and I, like when we rammed all the prams into the car and finally set off. Oh, and when we drove over the bridge, got lost, drove back over the bridge only to get lost again- with a car full of screaming kids. Thanks to Jo's calm demeanor and excellent navigational skills we finally made it relatively unscathed.

Quilty's work was stunning- feminine and sensitive. A surprise given the thick, oozing, aggressive paintings he usually pumps out. It was smaller than I expected, a surprise. Meh, i'll be honest, I was kinda disappointed.

Hello to my new friends, thanks so much for visiting me ( from Fat Mum Slim or Little Green Shed). It's so lovely to have you here.

So tell me, did you love Quilty's winning work? Find out what others are loving here.

14 comments:

  1. WOOT!! Sounds like a most excellent day out.

    Quilty's work - I've only seen the reproduction - not the real deal, but I loved it. Those slathers of oils, so generous, rich and tactile - and the likeness - amaze balls. I love his work, and I'm with you, I love this more feminine piece. But I haven't seen it in the flesh. Is it like when you see Mona Lisa and it's so small?

    Looks like the smalls had a ball at HP!

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  2. Hey... you are a doll! Thanks for the mention!! I love road trips with friends (without partners) a real sense of sistership. Lou xx p.s. rock those phil & teds! Lou xx

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  3. Sounds like a super fun day, and I love that top pic of you!!

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  4. Ahaha Lexi you are cracking me up. Im so referring to my kids as 'the smalls' from now on. It was kinda like poor little mona- too small for me. I wanted it to tower over me.

    Lou- thanks to you! And really, get a ticket!

    Lizeylou- it was so fun!

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  5. I've gotta say I did like it, I've seen Margaret Olley in the flesh and I think the likeness is amazing. It wouldn't have been my pick but very clever all the same. So glad you had a great day, perfect day for a park play afterwards.

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  6. Well done, it's no mean feat bundling up a car full o' kids and actually going somewhere! Love the shot of them double parked in their double buggies, magic! Glad you had a good day... it IS darn confusing negotiating which lane and which exit to take on the bridge. Took me YEARS to master xo

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  7. Awesome! Looks like a great day! xx

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  8. Well done! High 5 to you. I bet you deserve a nice cold beer. Glad you had a successful day. p.s. getting lost is fun. I always find places I didn't know about before :) x

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  9. Loving your high 5-ing at getting the pushchairs in the car. Ha ha

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  10. what a tops day out that looks. I am daydreaming of something similar, haven't visited the gallery in ages. except i will have no children with me. and i will go on the train. with a book. i'll put it in my diary for 2017.

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  11. I give you super huge congrats for shoving 4 prams into the car. That is incredible : )

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  12. You totally rock (cute pics too)!!!

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  13. Love it! What car could you fit that concoction of Mums, babies and prams into?! Awesome!

    Love the Phil & Teds - we have one too - we took it all the way to South Africa - it's done us well!

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  14. I could go one of those hugemongous fig trees. How awesome are they?
    I'm loving the road trip with your girlfriend and the kidlets. Sometimes it's worth the effort to squeeze everybody in, no?

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em