Easter Bonnet Parades
24 April 2011 | de Big Fish
Mia was excited to have Ealish for a sleepover on the boat, the Kinleys having come over to see the boat earlier in the day. Saturday morning was spent hurredly making Easter bonnets for the parade at de Big Fish. Kim had put on a great day for the kids with prizes for everyone (Lochy winning the scariest bonnet contest with his dragon hat and Mia winning most traditional bonnet with her battle of flowers style paper flowers!) There was also pass the parcel and bite the doughnut contest and we ended up spending the whole day there. Ealish's dad Peter took Mark to a couple of hardware stores to buy a planer to replace a victim to the rudder cause and so he popped back to the boat for more work on the rudder. This week it was Mark's turn to go to Bananas with Whit, Steve and Gissy, but he came home at a much more sedate time than last week, so he could be fresh for today - another day's work on the rudder. He has just come back for lunch with a beautiful specimen of wood workmanship, largely thanks to Steve; we're thinking a profession in surfboard building may be the way forward! A very relaxed day today after the excitement of yesterday, with the kids making a treasure hunt for Whit to find his Easter egg. I might take Lochy to the beach later to use his latest toy - a metal detector that he acquired by radioing in on the Grenada sailors net on channel 68 - that's my boy!!