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The birthday girl, on an extra special outing ๐Ÿ™‚

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Leaving Elizabeth Quay for the river cruise
Leaving Elizabeth Quay for the river cruise

Little Puffles had competition ๐Ÿ™‚

Perth skyline in the background
Perth skyline in the background
Elizabeth Quay and Perth skyline in the background
Elizabeth Quay and Perth skyline in the background
Happy little bears!
Happy little bears!

Little bears loved the cruise with Gondolas on the Swan, they will do this again!

Next stop, the Elizabeth Quay Carousel, built in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, with hand-painted Venetian artworks created by some of Europeโ€™s best artisans.

The Divine Miss Honey

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Little bears sat in the royal shell of course ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Divine Miss Honey

Why go to Venice when Venice will come to little bears?!? And for the complete Venetian experience, Gusto Gelato, also at Elizabeth Quay.

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Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party

It was 65 years ago today when Disney released the movie Cinderella.

The movie was based on the fairy tales “Cendrillon” by Charles Perrault and “Aschenputtel” by Brothers Grimm. Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, is a European folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression. Written versions were published by Giambattista Basile in his Pentamerone (1634), by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passรฉ (1697), and by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales (1812). In the Brothers Grimm version, help comes not from a fairy-godmother (as in Cendrillon and then the Disney version) but the wishing tree that grows on her mother’s grave. The wishing tree appears in the Into the Woods musical fantasy film.

Facts you may not know about Disneyโ€™s Cinderella:

*Cinderella was the 12th animated feature film released by the Walt Disney Studios.

*The film first opened in America on 15 February 1950 after three years in production.

*Unknown to actress and singer Ilene Woods, her demo recordings of songs from the film were sent to Walt Disney, who chose her from more nearly 400 hopefuls to be the voice of the title character.

*Itโ€™s said that Walt Disney regarded the transformation of Cinderellaโ€™s torn dress into a shimmering gown fit for a Disney Princess as his favourite piece of animation.

*The film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Music, Best Song (Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo) and Best Sound Recording. It turned out to be the greatest critical and commercial hit for the studio since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

I know we normally have the movie playing ๐Ÿ™‚ but not this time. The DVD of Cinderella is far too expensive! Seriously… The movie was followed by two direct-to-video sequels: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007), DVDs also expensive! So the girls have to entertain themselves. Doesn’t appear to be a problem… ๐Ÿ™‚

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A live-action remake of the same name directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James (best known as Lady Rose MacClare in the period drama Downton Abbey) as Cinderella, Richard Madden (best known as Robb Stark in Games of Thrones) as Prince Charming (or Prince Henri in France), Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother is scheduled to be released on March 13 this year.

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We have to decorate for Christmas…

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We are playing with Lego. It’s fun! Did you know that Lego comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”? We are, we are…

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We have to decorate for Christmas!

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All the Lego has disappeared!

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It’s back in the box!

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Where’s the box?

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Here’s the box!

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Let’s get busy!

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All done!

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Let’s turn on the lights…

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We are so good!

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Santa, this is for you to fill up with lots of presents!

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How many more sleeps to presents?

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Did someone say presents?

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