Local Heart, Global Soul

March 30, 2018

Drooling Cheese And Fabulous Views…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Visiting the Gondola in Christchurch was family outing that was a complete success.

There was something for everyone and we were all taking in the exhibitions and sights.

Soon though, stomachs rumbled and hopeful noises were made from our offspring with reference to the Café.

“Lolly cake” New Zealand Lolly Cake, the favourite of generations of Kiwi’s… was especially a target on their radar, a particular bakery speciality of New Zealand.

When Little Mr found out that they also made toasted sandwiches, he was set. The Café was our next stop.

The cheese in the toasted sandwich turned out to be both a source of frustration and amusement, being so soft and melted that it drooled out of the toasted sandwich in every direction.  Little Mr managed to enjoy it regardless, and later devoured the Lolly Cake that he had been looking forward to.

I delighted in a brownie and Kiwi Daughter found not only some Lolly cake but also some delicious peach iced tea. Delicious all round! The tables in some of my shots look empty, but that’s mostly because they had been filled with people who had young children.

Trying as much as possible to take photographs to exclude the faces of young children on my blog, I waited to take photographs until they left. I’m finding one unexpected problem that appears to be the result of today’s “camera age” where every little move is documented (yep, of course that’s me guilty too of course! but I don’t document my children relentlessly like some parents do), that some children are now conditioned to constantly posing for photographs.

On occasion I am trying hard to exclude a small child and the same kid thinks that since someone is pointing a camera even slightly in their direction, this is their cue to take part in a photo-shoot. Some even run into the shot when I move to one side, clearly thinking that if there is a photo, then surely they should be in it. It’s a startling by-product of multiple devices we carry these days that all contain cameras. I was rather surprised to see that a couple of the people taking photos further along the balcony appeared only interested in taking Selfies with the view in the background, rather than any photographs with just the view.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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