We had a great time at the community fun day to celebrate the refurbishment and re-opening of the Theatre Royal Hotel in Kumara today. I forgot to take the camera, but there is a youtube video of the opening here. The weather was great, the stalls were good, the kids loved the sack races and the tug of war and then we retired to the playground (I retired to sitting with the newspaper; the children were rather more vigorous) for a while.
Back home, we had our first barbecue of the year where it was warm enough to eat outside. The kids got out the hose, the water gun and the little paddling pool. Since Favourite Handyman had kindly mowed the lawn while we were out gallivanting in Kumara, the kids got to fill the pool with water AND grass clippings and other ingredients for a magic witch's potion.
A great day, all the better for sharing it with our lovely friends. And the total joy at attending an opening of a business in our part of New Zealand, in such contrast to most of our local news, is hard for me to put into words. Go well, Theatre Royal. We will be out to sample your beers and wares soon.