Following fascinating conversations about HDMI inputs, comparative contrast ratios, SRS technology, DNIe technology and 3D enablement, we chose a nice 50 inch Samsung because it was a shiny black colour just like the IKEA TV unit.
After being dragged off the shop's electronic bucking broncos by a fiercely moustachioed salesman, Dylan eyed our meagre 50 inches with a sneer and began fondly caressing the 103 inch TV beside it.
Jody, on the other hand, was more interested in a passing 103 inch polar bear.
Following a hard morning buying large televisions, it was off to Magic Planet. Because no self respecting shopping centre is complete without a huge children's adventure centre. After watching our new ten-year old friend Daniel scale the climbing wall, Rachel decided to give it a go, and show everyone how athletic she is. She did. By falling off the wall half way up.
Seeing an opportunity to demonstrate his physical superiority, Mark wriggled into a harness, and fell off the wall at the same place. But it wasn't his fault. His arms had turned to jelly. And he was sure that he had got a bit higher than Rachel. Honestly.
Unimpressed, Jody and Dylan decided to get to the top quicker by plane.
And then it was time to go and look for a big fridge freezer...