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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Culburra Beach , NSW, Australia

I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

August 06, 2005

childhood is a journey not a race

Today* my youngest is having a birthday party. She turns 16 next Tuesday and she is a gorgeous girl. So she wanted to have a birthday party today with her friends. When she was 6, we held an *Alice in Wonderland ~ tea party* for her and she wanted to repeat it 10 years later....she has done alot of organizing.... for the tea party, she has everyone wearing either a hat or coming dressed as a character out of the book. She, of course is Alice. We have lots of different flavoured teas...lots of yummy cakes & biscuits (cookies) * sandwiches and some small quiche.
They are playing flamingo croquet * and will the watch the original Disney Alice cartoon.
I admire these young people who are quite happy to celebrate in this way...... some aren't coming as its not cool. How sad * which made me remember the title of my post ~ CHILDHOOD IS A JOURNEY, NOT A RACE


Anonymous Amy said...

What a fantastic idea! My daughter would love to do that for her birthday.

7:16 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday. It sounds so lovely and congratulations to her for choosing what she wants to do and not being swayed by others saying it's not cool. Such a pity when people can't step outside the either real or imagined restrictions of their peers. But then, perhaps that's all part of growing up and they are not as ready as your daughter is to be her own self.

Have a very happy day, all of you.

8:13 am  
Blogger Kali said...

It sounds divine ~ may a special day be had by all, especially the delightful birthday girl !!

8:41 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a lovely and special person she must be. Her party will hold its own down thruough the years in her guests memories, I'm thinking. I love the idea of her Alice in Wonderland tea party and the hats and dress up....so fun! Love your post title too, "Childhood is a Journey, Not a Race". The same quote could be used for our lives too.....Ms*Robyn thanks for visiting me and leaving that lovely comment. Flute is a beautiful instrument, I have one also, but only play it once in a blue moon (whatever that is). I'm sure you enjoy your daughters talents so very much. It makes life all the richer, doesn't it. Blessings to your Birthday girl !

12:12 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

This sounds like your Louisa has learnt a lot from her Mum about the finer things in life. I hope she can stay with it and not be led into the darker side of life by those who would call themselves her friends.

1:42 am  
Blogger Sharon said...

what a wonderful idea for a birthday celebration... A friend of mine's daughter had a fairy party for her 21st complete with fairy lights and fairy food... Everyone came dressed accordingly... My friend was amazed that so many of J's friends were willingly to 'play'... Perhaps indicates what we already know - mostly too late - that being a grown up is not all that it is cracked up to be at times...

4:18 pm  

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