Tucks Ridge is one of our top three favourite places to take kids for lunch on the Peninsula – the other two being Box Stallion and Montalto. It’s got a sandpit for the small ones, a big lawn, nice outdoor deck and some decent kid-friendly grub.
The little Panny Lumix camera I normally use ran out of batteries so I brought along the Leica M9 instead. It’s been woefully underused because it weighs a ton and is that much more fiddly to use the manual rangefinder when your subjects are lightning-speed kids. But it was actually a lot of fun to practice manual focusing and the pictures turned out reasonably well.
We recently got them these genius little take-along wooden box sets from Tiger Tribe which open up to reveal a dollhouse (for Dylan) and a train set (for Finn). They’re really well made and easy on the eye as well. Santa did well…
It’s tempting to always use the spray-and-pray super-fast focus mommy cam, but I’m making a resolution to break out the Leica more and take less photos but better ones. Hello first resolution of 2012!