Sunday, 1 July 2007
Once upon a time ...
Once upon a time, not that long ago, in Far Far Away land it rained, and it rained and it rained. The lovely princess was expecting the princes and princesses from afar to come and celebrate her birthday in the palace grounds. But this was a tale of Happy Never After and Far Far Away was transformed into Near, Near to Home for the day!
Well rain abandoned play in this household too! The shrekalicious barbecue and outdoor feast were cancelled and an indoor banquet was the order of the day. Thankfully the princess' parents had been blessed with the best guests ever and it all went off without a hitch! Mudpies were eaten and not thrown! Shrek slime was made and enjoyed without turning the whole kitchen into a swamp (2 parts cornflour to 1 part coloured water plus the odd toad or lizard).
Pass the Onion (parcel) because ogres are like onions, they have many layers, was played and prizes were swapped! Pin the Tail on donkey (ouch!) was a huge success.
Gingerbread men were decorated and fallen in love with. Princess Fiona was successfully found in the treasure hunt, the little minx had been hiding in the tent in the rain. A pinata that the princess had made to look like a castle was thumped into submission and the princess' mummy was so pleased to find that the confetti had been strewn everywhere!
And if that wasn't enough 5 lucky princesses spent the night and were up, bless them, at 5.15am to have some more fun ....
... so this is how we are all feeling now!