September 2016 Archives

The Bonfire aftermath


2016bonfire1.jpgThank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather and came to the Bonfire Party.

2016bonfire2.jpgWe were overwhelmed by your support, generosity and thoughtfulness.

Thanks especially to Mum for helping to plan the day and for preparing most of the salads, condiments and sweets. And to my husband Sean for making the place look so beautiful and quickly erecting hasty taups when the weather closed in.

Other thanks go to my parents-in-law, Ian and Merran, who came by boat from the east coast especially for the party. Ian put in a full day's work on the mower on the Saturday in readiness for the party. And Merran took a load off my mind by looking after Abigail so I could spend some time with you all.

My brothers, Mike and Pete, were of course the Aldersyde tractor drivers on the day. Thanks boys.

But of course the biggest thanks goes to YOU! Some of you have never missed a party. And it wouldn't be the same if you did. Thank you for your loyalty and encouragement over the years. We never would have made it without you.

We hope you'll join us again next year.


Bonfire Party update

2015_tractorride.jpgWe have toyed with the idea of changing the Bonfire Party to Saturday as the weather for Sunday does not look great. But we know some of you have booked accommodation for the event and others have travelled from as far as Yamba to share in the day. So rather than frustrate anyone's plans, we will stick with the Sunday.

Pleeaase bring wet weather gear with you and perhaps a change of clothes for the drive home. We will have some undercover shelter but count on tired, muddy but happy kids on the drive home.

The forecast is showing fine weather in the morning but showers starting later in the afternoon and getting heavy by 6pm. You might like to consider arriving earlier, around 11-12pm, so the kids have time to enjoy the festivities before the weather sets in.

If you are coming for the BBQ please remember to bring meat or a plate/salad to share and a few picnic blankets or chairs. We will fire up the BBQs around noon.

And remember to leave space in your car for a case or two of wine - it's a steal at $150/case - and helps us to continue the Bonfire tradition each year. 

See you all on Sunday!

Lara and family.