Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Body Art by the Bonfire

Anjes has just arrived home again, and what better way to celebrate than a good bonfire. Briony (body artist extraordinaire) had some great new body paints that she and I were keen to try out. Hans and John had some superb curry recipes. Britt had some new songs to try out. Toby had some hugs to dispense. The Tree (you know, The Tree) beckoned climbing sprites, somersaulting youths and laughter hidden among the leaves.
So friends and family were invited and bonfire was lit, bodies painted, wonderful curries tasted, and young voices soared under the crystal clear stars.
In the morning there were farm-fresh scrambled eggs cooked on the hotplate; pancakes baked on the open fire by Yarrow; a brumby mare to be tried out; sweet custard apples; and The Tree with climbing sprites, somersaulting youths and much laughter heard hidden among the leaves.
Afternoon somehow nudged us to the beach for swimming and fishing and ballgames ... Hot fish and chips to finish the day.
Thank you Anjes, Britt, Tess, Yarrow, Briony, Tui, Sam, Toby, Ongel, Grandpa, John and Hans for sharing a wonderful weekend at Moreton's Myth.


Erin said...

Aw, how I love reading your blog! I can't resist hearing all your beautifully written stories and seeing the amazing photos. Your family is so wonderful and I am so grateful I had the chance to spend time with you all. You, Hans and the girls have have given me a new perspective on the world and on family. Your open, honest relationship with the girls is something I hope to have with my children. I also hope to help engage my children with the world and nurture their curiosity the way you have done with Tess and Yarrow. They are very special young ladies. I miss you all and hope I will see you again!

I love you all!!!


Mieke said...

Erin, how wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for your lovely comments. We'd love to have you come visit us again soon! Hugs and love from all at Moreton's Myth xxx