Xmas Presents

Adrian Moore checking out my Tamiya Super Sabre Quick Drive. That thing still works, albeit I bent a suspension arm by jumping it off a two metre drop in 2008.

Adrian Moore checking out my Tamiya Super Sabre Quick Drive. That thing still works, albeit I bent a suspension arm by jumping it off a two metre drop in 2008.

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This must have been some time around 1992 as that’s when I got the bike I used with the yellow helmet in the picture. The yellow shovel and blue rake were still in use 20 years later by other kids. The electronic set died at some point, the shin guards were donated to Kings High school around 2008 and all of the chocolate got promptly eaten.

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This must have been sometime around 1987, as it was the first radio control car I ever owned. A year later I got a Nikko car, then the Super Sabre shown in another picture. The Asterix books is still around. The Entertech watergun has long since died (who the hell thought making an electric water gun was a good idea???). The rugby ball’s rubber deteriorated and it got thrown out. The Remington pellet gun at the front lived a long life, but was eventually thrown out – it was hideously dangerous and probably shouldn’t have been given to a small kid to play with, it was one step short of a full-blown BB gun. I think the green cassette tape in the backround is probably still in use by my nieces. The last I saw of the fishing tackle box, was it being used by my Dad; hopefully he’s upgraded to something better by now 😉

QE2 park in Christchurch

Family trip to QE2 park in Christchurch some time in the 1980’s.

My first experience driving a go kart. Unfortunately my feet couldn't touch the pedals so Dad needed to ride with me!

My first experience driving a go kart. Unfortunately my feet couldn't touch the pedals so Dad needed to ride with me!

Vroom! My very own jeep :D Pity they didn't let me take it home.

Vroom! My very own jeep 😀 Pity they didn't let me take it home.

My brother Scott hooning around in a go kart.

My brother Scott hooning around in a go kart.

Sweet! Now I could dig some REALLY big holes!

Sweet! Now I could dig some REALLY big holes!

Orana Park

Family trip to Orana Park in Christchurch some time in the 1980’s.

The lions. You used to be able to drive in to the lion area during feeding time and the lions would walk around your car. Apparently they've stopped it these days due to safety concerns :(

The lions. You used to be able to drive in to the lion area during feeding time and the lions would walk around your car. Apparently they've stopped it these days due to safety concerns 🙁

My brother Scott trying to feed a giraffe a piece of stick.

My brother Scott trying to feed a giraffe a piece of stick.