My mum and I took the kids to the Collingwood Children's farm on Friday. It was possibly a slightly cooky idea to drive all the way to Collingwood to see a farm when there is a farm over our back fence! Even crazier to take them during school holidays when it was ridiculously crowded. Nevertheless we had a good time… despite Turi having his eyes gouged at by another child while he waited in the queue to cuddle a guinea pig! It's such a gorgeous place. Highlights were definitely the pigs and geese… but by far my favourite part was watching the heavily made up, upper-class mothers tottering about the mud in their high heels, distractedly clutching their designer hand bags and phones whilst their offspring prodded at the animals with sticks. A particularly flattering portrait of modern motherhood.
Afterwards we strolled across to the Abbotsford Convent for a macaroon. A lovely way to end the afternoon.