Lantern love

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Having endured many cold winters in London, not always with the best of grace, I now long for the feeling of being truly cold and needing to 'rug up' accordingly. Tonight is cold and crisp in Sydney and the littlest one's pre-school held a lantern festival where stories were told and songs were sung and we went for a walk in the dark with home-made lanterns to light our way. It was magical! When we got home we had a picnic dinner in front of the fire with candles and our lanterns and sang songs (mostly show tunes!) and told stories (although ghost stories were strictly banned by the middle one). Children really are so wonderful at making you appreciate the little things, even my rather dismal story telling had them begging for more.


The Garden of Self-Defence said...
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The Garden of Self-Defence said...

i remember mum reading to us in front of the fire while i heated up the poker and inscribed letters and marks into the wood as it burnt. fond memories from childhood triggered by your post. thanks h