Saturday, December 10, 2011

christmas is in the air

 It was Christmas in the Park dress rehearsal night on Friday.  We took a picnic tea (Nana and Poppa were here too) and stayed just till it was dark.   We've never been to the actual night with the kids.  It's just too crowded and noisy.  Even the rehearsal was pretty loud but at least there was plenty of room for dancing.  Both boys jumped up when the music came on and unselfconsciously danced like mad things. Gorgeous.

 The rides were free thanks to Coca Cola having their staff function there that night.  Yeeha.

 Sometimes little people get a bit carried away and need a wee telling off.

 Franklin Road lights from a moving vehicle isn't quite the same as walking it.

 But still very pretty.

For me the hi light of the evening was the Motat Christmas lights.  We drank mulled wine (very European) and listened to a group of carollers in the Victorian village.  It was very sweet and subdued after the noise and bright lights of the Auckland Domain.  The blacksmith was doing his thing and the boys got to make their own lollies ($2.50 each), and play some old fashioned games.

I'd really recommend the Motat thing if you want something festive without all of the craziness that is about. Gold coin entry which goes to local charities to buy Christmas presents for kids. Lovely.


  1. Grandpa12:32 PM

    Very festive & lots of fun. The glasses are very cool. L & C Grandpa xxooxx

  2. Aunty Anna9:42 PM

    Hey Meg. Looks like lots of fun. My fav photo is of you with Reu on your back. Cute hair cut too xoxox

  3. I agree with Aunty Anna - gorgeous.
    I love the Motat light thing - we went last year, and that candy is GREAT!
    I'm looking forward to taking my brother and parents and nice n nephew and sister-in-law - ah the whole bunch - with us next friday night, if its not wet


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