Recipe for fun with kids

Rose and I are doing our first kid sleepover! One of her nieces has recently turned 13 and come to stay for the night as a treat. We’ve done amazing glitter tattoos, takeaway Indian, a movie (we watched Rise of the Guardians for the first time, I loved it), a midnight picnic down the beach, and tomorrow has plans for board games, op shopping, and cake. 🙂
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I have been drowning in adult responsibilities lately and SO MISSED being silly, having a laugh, getting sand in my ears. Just the beauty of the beach at night was enough to cut through the sense of deadening mundane. I’m blessed. 🙂

Recipe for midnight picnic:

  • 1 Mad Dog
  • 1 Themos of hot chocolate
  • 1 packet of Raspberry licorice
  • 1 large beach towels
  • 3 Beanies
  • 3 Jackets

Take all to beach around 11.30pm. Dispense onto sand. Start ticklefight. 

Zoe ran excitedly around like a mad thing, dug holes, half buried us in sand, knocked us over, and cracked the occasional rib. We got into an argument about whether you could see Victor Harbor from Grange beach. We discussed the probability of a mysterious apparition in the sky being a spy platform, a swarm of flying scarab beetles, or a cloud. We threw a stick for Zoe. We lay down in a huddle and star gazed.

Whoot!
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Painting People

I’ve been working hard lately on my face and body painting business. I have new updated cards in the mail, a freezer full of fresh mixed henna, and the new workshops I’ll be offering at a local community centre in development. It’s also school holidays so I’m pretty busy with gigs. This is not doing a lot for my sleeping, but I am getting things done and almost keeping up with the admin, if I don’t think too much about how many things are still on my list. None of that is terribly exciting to read about, so here, have some lovely photos from my recent gig at Monarto Zoo. 🙂

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