As a treat I decided to let Luca chose where he wanted to go on Saturday. 

Right now they are changing their cheques in the banco de chile of kidzania. It's like a little village. Everything is built to a scale. Maybe fifty percent of the real world. 

We entered and went to the bank and then they're off. No goodbyes and see you later. They're just off on their own. Being daddies  as Luca said. 

So I just met up with Luca. He's now a maintenance guy. He's had to press a button on a clock of something. We found the clock together. Then we saw Indy. He is taking money around the place. He's a money security guy. 

Luca the maintenance guy. 

Indy the money guard. 

All the shops are all makes and brands and names from Chile. The place is kind of fun. But very brand orientated. If I was a bank I would pay to have my branch here. Once you lock somebody to a brand they can stay quite a while. 

And I just got told off for setting up the pool table. It's only for kids. The "I am a kid" didn't wash with the woman telling me off. 

Just seen Luca being a detective. I was trying to do something illegal but couldn't find anything illegal to do. Anyway he noted down my name on his arrest form. 

Luca the policeman. 

Indy was just being an architect and putting a house together. 

It's actually all very interesting. 

Lots of time has gone bye. I was just following Luca around. He's now in the entel shop. I notice we the parents are all taking photos of our children doing grown up things. Even the most mundane of jobs we wouldn't want to do. I am trying to understand what this place is for and how it works. Mini-world. 

Luca has just been a dentist and Indy is now making my sushi. 

We did four hours in total and we were all tired. But a good afternoon was had. 

Boxing Day Walk

We went to Parque CampaƱa for a nice Boxing Day walk. We did the same curricuit I did with my mum and dad; Canista Circuit. It was a nice walk. 

A belonging to the woods which gave us the pleasant shade and the act of just being. The musketeers were more four by four. The kids were driven only slightly mad by the adults need to rest and recooperate before carrying on. 

We lunch at the place near Rockbed. Nice ribs and meet eaten. 

One highlight was a dead tarantula. I even squished it and juice came out. Poor thing. 

It would have been nice if Indy and Luca could have come but their mum didn't play ball. 


We had a good Xmas. Our boys, the five aside team of them, were at their other families for Xmas eve. XY and I had a nice quiet eve with lots of jigsaw and two films. Both Christmassy. 

On waking up I went to collect Indy and Luca and on our arrival here were met by the musketeers who were Christmas excited. 

Rapidly we got down to the business of opening presents. It wasn't an orderly affair. With five young boys I wouldn't expect it to be. 

All presents open and playing began with said new presents. Top hit was playmobil. Luca and Ben each got a ship of the line. Royal Navy frigates. Well that's what I thought they were. The building and then playing was almost the theme of the day. 

Lunch was at a nearby Chinese restaurants down chicereo avenue. Whilst it was ok it wasn't as authentic as some of the other Chinese restaurants we've been too it was ok and we know the boys like it there. 

Afterwards and quite a way through the day arrived back at the ranch and it was swim time. Well this time not for all. Ben had a speed boat which was cool. Indy and Seba did game console stuff. In the water was just Bebe and Luca and I. Luca excelled at swimming for his age. He could be another me in swimming. He was doing widths under water and racing against me over lengths. I am impressed at his swimming. 

XY was head down in the jigsaw puzzle which she eventually finished. I reckon I did thirty three percent. I'd never have thought I would enjoy a jigsaw puzzle. Who knew. 

Tea was quickly eaten. Boys played more game console. A bit of Mr Bean was watched and then bedtime. 

It was a lovely Xmas. 

Get into the Spirit of Xmas. I say.

So I went around to say hello to the boys. It's the night before Xmas. This is something written into an agreement between Andrea (the ex) and I. She made it as unpleasant as possible. 

First ,she said I was not invited today. Even though we had swapped emails about this period and this particular visit.  

Second, she said the boys didn't want to go with me tomorrow for Xmas day and that I could only visit, after I said I'll pick then up between 1000-1100h. Even though Luca very clearly asked of he could spend the evening here tonight Xmas eve) and Indiana had said it was ok to me already too. 

Third, she referred to my girlfriend in a derogatory term. What's the point if that. 

Andrea was insulting and annoying. In front of the children too. She even stopped Luca and I having a little kick around before I left. Something Luca likes to do. 

Luca had been talking to Diane outside and when he came in he asked if he could come over tonight and stay with Diane and I. 

So much for Christmas spirit. I had just had the thought to say hello to the kids and wish them a good night for tonight. I do hope they do have a good night. 

Chuck e Cheese is the Hunger Games

It's my theory that Chuck e Cheese is the Hunger Games. 

Why? Well the hunger games is all about the spectical of the games is so great it can control a population to the extent it wouldn't revolt against a corrupt and controlling government.

Can't you see Chuck e Cheese is just the same. I've been here two hours now and I cannot think straight anymore. I also cannot hear either. It's a place that takes your brain and minces your brain into a pulp. 

That said the kids love it and I rather do like the basket ball game. Of course wouldn't boast about winning 100 tickets on one game. 

Nice meal for two

XY and I had a rather nice meal for two last night at the place we call the Wooden Cow restaurant. It's down the road from the ranch on the right hand side. Yep that's the place. It's a wooden building and the logo has a cow. We don't know the real name of it actually, but its a nice place. Food was OK. They do need to concentrate on order. Starters before mains is normally how it goes.

This was after a rather stressful day of resting, swimming, exercising, present wrapping. We are in holiday mode. Yeah baby.

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