Stunning birthday roses from Mom and Dad Van Dyk.
August birthday-bash for Amanda, Ewan and I. Grilled gourmet sandwiches and a few cakes to choose from!
Lots and lots of kayaking.
A very fiery Lantern Party. First came the Creme Brules and girls wielding torches. Then came the heart-stopping release of the much anticipated sky lantern-- which proceeded to travel sideways, not up, at our forest with alarming speed. We watched in horror as it skimmed the top of a pine tree by a hand's-breadth. Only to blaze onwards and upwards in a ball of fire towards the Carp airport. Note, lantern instructions #1, as translated from the Chinese:
Should choose at the option open, calm environment released for flight. the tall building the floor, and so on have covers under the thing to release for flight, must leave outside the airport 10 kilometers from flying.
My birthDAY was spent in pampered luxury at the home of dear ones in Wakefield. Little dancers, amazing food and lots of giggles. Curled up under blankets watching the night sky for falling fire.