Our most recent occasion has been my daughter-in-law’s 40th birthday celebrations. Danny and Heather hired the lodge in the native conservation forest beside us for the night. The lodge is owned by the Lions Clubs of Northland as an outdoor education centre, the perfect venue for such gatherings. As we live quite a drive from ‘civilisation’ it’s great to have a place like this where guests can party and then stay the night.
Photo courtesy of the lodge website
Heather chose City Gangster meets the Wild West as the theme for her party. The great majority of guests got into the spirit of the occasion and came in fancy dress. I laughed at my niece Paulette who had her dress and shoes, then raided her mother-in-law’s dress up box to complete her outfit. That’s her in the ‘dress ups’ hat, fur and gloves with her sister, brother-in-law, my son-in-law and grandson in this photo.
Danny and Heather with my daughter Leone (doesn’t she make a great man?) looking on:
It seems everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, loves to dress up.