8 November 13
Tonight I enjoyed hot, fresh pizza from a wood-fired oven — in the company of a great group of people! I was delighted to drive to the outskirts of Warburton this afternoon to share in a pizza party at a friend’s house.
Although we haven’t been to this part of Victoria before, I knew quite a few people at the gathering from other community events or festivals. It was lovely to be surrounded by friends and friends-of-friends after camping by ourselves for a while.
While the grown-ups talked, the kids played in and around the house. Although it rained during the evening, the kids’ spirits weren’t dampened and continued to play in the big yard, even jumping on the trampoline in the rain! Ann has amassed a beautiful collection of toys for her children, and our girls loved playing with the animal figures, so they stayed inside.
I particularly love to hand the bell drum to percussionists, as they play it so well! Simon is a talented musician and storyteller, and his work can be sampled on his website, including a range of great folktales.
It’s been a great evening, and I’m so thankful for the invitation that brought us to this beautiful part of the Yarra Valley. Thank you, Ann, for opening your home to all of us!