The Christmas Challenge “2010 update”

We  purchased Ben a fort for Christmas 2010.  Andrew and I  researched and decided on a climbing fort from Pepper Town on the Gold Coast.  We chose the Skyfort Clamber Climber with some additions.  But there was only one small obstacle….. it was proving to bit of a challenge to build it.  It didn’t stop raining.   Fortunately for us we have great family and friends and with their  help and a tarp to keep off some rain, the fort was built ready for Christmas. We can’t thank Uncle Al, Uncle Phil and the Durringtons  enough.



We told Ben it was a new Chicken House but he isn’t stupid and soon informed me that it wasn’t a Chicken House but a Ben Sized Play Fort!  We didn’t put the finishing touches on until after Christmas so we could wrap them up and put them under the Christmas Tree.  I also convinced Andrew and Dad  decorate the fort in the pouring rain on Christmas Eve.


We were so excited to see Ben’s reaction on Christmas day……. but there was only one problem IT WAS STILL RAINING!!  I think Andrew and I were more disappointed than Ben about the rain.


Ben still managed a little play between the showers.  I think his face says it all.  It is a hit!!

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