12 May 12
Today there’s a cheerful crew preparing for the party of the decade — the Bush Fairy Dairy’s 10-year anniversary! Never one to sit idly by, I kept popping over to the dairy to see what was going on.
But first, I had to finish my bunting. I used some fabric I had salvaged from the caravan of a community member who has moved on. I know Kiri would be happy to see her fabric put to use like this.
When the bunting was finished, I took it over and presented it to Beryl yesterday. Initially I wanted to string it up at night as a surprise, but David encouraged me to give the gift in advance, saying that the anticipation of using the bunting would increase Beryl’s pleasure on receiving it. I think he was right.
Ever since hearing about the party — and especially the fact that it was a costume party! — our girls have been planning what they would like to wear. While we visited the town of Kerikeri last month, we looked in a secondhand shop for some costume pieces.
Actually, the shop was closed, but David started talking to one of the woman who was working there, and she invited our family to enter the shop (on a Sunday) for a private viewing/shopping experience. It was quite a privilege, and we were glad to find some good items for our outfits.
In the end, Aisha didn’t ever dress up in her costume. But we overdressed, making up for it, I’m sure!