Friday, 10 December 2010

EK through the eyes of Kiri

Daddy & Rob doing Kayaking, by Kiri Sundin.

My eldest daughter, six year old Kiri proudly presented me with this picture after I returned from another overseas trip last week. I asked her what it was, & she said 'it's you & Rob doing paddling in your kayaks, past an island in Singapore, on a sunny day. You just did a roly poly, but Rob is still the best at kayaking'. 
She is wise beyond her years, and in love with Justine's latest canoeing DVD where a great Dad takes his young son Douggie down a beautiful wild river in Canada. She is pestering me daily on when we can go paddling together, & loves nothing more than a few minutes on my new Ergo machine, punching out some miles. She still talks about Freya, having charmed the lady in black for a morning on the day she headed back to Germany, and thinks she might want to paddle around the world, rather than just Australia. It brings a smile to my face, and I'm looking forward to getting my little girl out for an overnight paddle over the Xmas holidays.
The artist & budding paddler in typical cheeky monkey mode.


  1. Mark, that's nothing less than pure parental gold.Makes all the sleepless nights worthwhile doesn't it.:)

  2. Mate, after a sleepless night last night, woken up by vomits by daughter #2 at 11pm, 12am, 1am, 2am, 3am, almost on the dot…..mmmaybe…
    I've nicknamed little Deni (the vomiter) Hickory Dickory Dock, who vomits on the clock. She thinks it's very funny.


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