Monday, December 12, 2011

Ginger cheer

It was the annual fundraising gingerbread-house making event, where kids put together the houses and then decorate them to their little hearts' content. This year, one wise parent suggested we have the barbecue first to avoid all the lollies being eaten beforehand, which can leave the houses looking a little bare and the children a little unbearable. Clearly, The Child didn't have a problem this year.

One of her friends, a budding graphic designer, methodically separated his licorice allsorts to create a tiled roof. Another, who had some dodgy advice from his architect mother, had a wall breach. No matter. Every single one looked fantastic when wrapped in cellophane and a big red bow.

The weather was kind, the food was good and we walked home content we'd had a lovely evening and made a collective contribution to a charity.

Sometimes, all feels right with the world.

Gingerbread kits from here.

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