Dec 02 2007

China and London in one Day

Published by at 12:14 am under family,Humour,random

Last weekend we took a drive down past Wollongong. Anyone familiar with the area with know about the Nan Tien Temple, which is the largest temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

Nan Tien

So we are driving along and suddenly Miss 4 exclaims “I can see China from here“! Very cute.

Further down the track, we see a motel with a clock on a steeple (well a small steeple). Miss 4 says “Look – there’s Big Ben“.

Hehe, Miss four may not know which European country Budapest is the capital of, she at least knows what the capital of France is – and that France is a country in Europe….

(ps – this video was linked to by someone in my feed reader but despite a thorough search I can’t locate it)


Master 16 considers himself somewhat of a wordsmith.

He was referring to “goosey“, and I was somewhat perplexed. Until the penny finally dropped – he was talking about Gucci! He was somewhat sheepish, when I pointed this out (yay – score one for mum, it’s a rare moment πŸ˜‰ ).


Miss 14 was talking about the “soup chef” being an important role in the kitchen. Then I realised she meant the “Sous Chef“!


Wish me luck, I’m going to brave a trip to the shopping centre tomorrow. If I haven’t resurfaced by Monday – send a search party πŸ˜‰

Be Afraid, be very afraidÒ€¦

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “China and London in one Day”

  1. Kelleyon 02 Dec 2007 at 8:35 am

    Well at least that chick is pretty, cause that sorta dumb is why some animals eat their young.

    But OMG her SHOES were fabulous!

    And speaking of shoes, what, pray tell was the conversation for your son to bring up Gucci? I have a 16yr old shoe aficionado protege here that might me interested in a guy that talks shoes….

    As for the shopping, hang out in the carpark for some entertainment πŸ˜‰

  2. alyndabearon 02 Dec 2007 at 9:54 am

    Oh dear, that clip is hilarious! I love the expression on the kids’ faces when they pan out to them. Good luck shopping!

  3. Bryceon 02 Dec 2007 at 10:52 am

    When we went to the temple, my sister would probably have been 6 or 7 and said “Wow, what a big chinese restaurant”

  4. Leeon 02 Dec 2007 at 1:46 pm

    We went to the shopping centre this morning and I think we are now going into shopping centre lock down until next year. It beats me when it is obviously so busy why people feel the need to block aisles with their trolleys whilst catching up with someone else who is also blocking the aisle.

    Then they have the gall to get annoyed when someone wants to walk past them.

    Also the whole rubbish that shopping centres go on with during Christmas just makes the season unpleasant.

    So for us we will now only be going to our local big shopping centre early Sunday mornings for only an hour and doing all our grocery shopping at our local dirt mall!!!

  5. mummifiedx5on 02 Dec 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Hey, you could have come to visit me! We live in the Wollongong area :)
    LOL @ Miss 4 seeing China and London!!

  6. Megon 02 Dec 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Kelley – couldn’t have said it better (except I didn’t notice her shoes)! I can’t even remember the context, but if Gucci don’t make runners then I don’t think it was about shoes πŸ˜‰ Handbags maybe…. na just kidding.

    alyndabear – I know! It must be funny for kids to come across a grown up that is totally clueless!

    Bryce – LOL yes, that would be a big restaurant.

    Lee – I know what you mean. That happened today, people are just in their own little worlds and oblivious to others. And they get annoyed because you want to pass! Another irk was surplus stock and ladders in the aisles making a trolley all but impossible. But, yay – it’s done. All local from here on in.

    Tina – it’s a lovely area – far enough away from the hustle and bustle…

  7. Snoskredon 03 Dec 2007 at 9:18 am

    We did almost the opposite and drove up to Albion Park and Warrawong for a shopping expedition. Probably you might have noticed if you went as far as Kiama what a nightmare the traffic situation is going to be on the south coast this Christmas, because between Kiama and Albion Park there’s a nightmare of roadworks going on.

    It’s always been bad at that bit where the big new 2 lanes each way road section goes back to one lane each way, but now they’ve made it a lot worse. On our way back we saw a 6 car pile up where the two lanes merge into one lane.

    My only advice to anyone who wants to visit the South Coast this silly season is try to travel when nobody else is. Fridays and Saturdays are bad days for going to the coast, and Sundays and Mondays are bad days for going from the coast. And those are all days we’ll be keeping off the Princes Highway if humanly possible. πŸ˜‰

    I’ve never been to the temple myself but it looks like a wonderful photography opportunity, so I’ll add it to the list of places to go.