Saturday, 24 March 2012

The school Gala

Despite a somewhat dicey weather forecast, the rain held off and the day was warm and dry if a little cloudy.  

The wee girl goes to what is essentially a rural school just outside the suburbs, cows roam the fields surrounding and there is a winery next door.  It's very green and eco friendly.  They have a couple of goats, worm farm, orchard and grow their own vegetables.

We had to be at the gala first thing as the wee girl was playing at 10:05 in the marimba group.  They were on "Breakfast" on TV 1 on Friday morning along with the rest of their enviro friendly school to get a little publicity for the Gala to raise funds for new computers.  Apparently it worked because the school was packed with people.

The WG and I got henna tattoo's, I am on holiday so I don't need to worry about going to work with orange flowers all over my hand.

The man child managed to find a group of friends, all ex students of the school like himself and they all roamed the grounds together doing teenage stuff which comprised mostly of avoiding their parents at all costs.

We participated in two raffles and won ... well nothing.

We ran into other parents we knew, colleagues from both our workplaces as Emergency Services were on display to support the school,  my nieces and nephews were there.  Both my children attend school with various cousins, even though we are spread throughout this suburb.  Who says the big city is full of strangers?

I managed to find a book called "Every Day Slow Cooker recipes" which I intend to put to good use.

After lunch at the sausage sizzle, we wandered around the stalls once more and then headed home to rest.  It was a big morning!

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