DRESS UPS FOR OUR HARRIERS CLUB MYSTERY BUS TOUR
Wow, what a busy old weekend. Colin and I went to the Arts Festival yesterday afternoon in Vogel Street in town, to see some Artists, Performers, renovated Warehouses/Old Historic buildings and entertainment. I brought some more graffiti art from Waiheke Artist – Tony Rowe. He lives in Dunedin now. He was selling so much of his work, he remembered us from last time. I have two more pieces of his work to add to our collection :) I will share some photos with you after from the Arts Festival Party another day.
Then we were home to get ready for the last day of our Harriers Athletics Club Mystery Bus Trip. It is always a surprise where we go and always dress ups, if you wish for the end of the season night out.
My friend and I just about to get on the bus
We couldn’t go last year due to Colin being in Hospital and so unwell. Colin didn’t want to dress up, but did wear a hat…his woollen beanie ,…he is a little shit.
At home, just before we left :)
Last night was fun,great costumes, company, and venue…and to my surprise I won one of the prizes for one of the best costumes = a cake of chocolate :) Colin helped me make my Mad Hatters Hat during the week, it is made out of cardboard and covered in green plaid fabric.
It was Huuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggge. I was trying to be the Johnny Depp version of the Mad Hatter (without the face paint and different hair). I made hat pins out of large beads and old fashioned knitting needles. I made a brooch and fob watch and used my old Tap Dancing cane. Then made a bow for around my neck with vintage fabric and roughly sewed some lace off a tablecloth onto my work blazer. And lucky I collect old wooden cotton reels, I stringed them together just like Johnny Depp’s. The only thing I brought was the $10 wig.
My costume up close
We got home just before midnight, then today we went to another event, a lunch with another group at the beautiful Glenfalloch Gardens. It has been an expensive weekend.
We also won a spot prize last night, my # 95 being picked out of a hat :P I had a choice of more chocolate or a home made carrot cake. I love chocolate, as you know, but we wanted to call into the hospital to see a friend today, he is getting more chemo, his cancer has come back. He was in hospital when Colin was. ..Therefore I chose the cake for him and his wife. Colin and I went in with it this morning but he was let out and at home. He lives near the Glenfalloch Gardens, so we popped it in and saw them both for 10 mins. He was chuffed and I think surprised to see us but happy.
After our lunch we had a quick walk around the lovely gardens there, then it was on to the tail end of a VW Club event…learning how to back a trailer. One of our girls won the competition.
Tomorrow night is my Coeliac Society Meeting night, I will have to think of something to make after work tomorrow to take for supper. We have a good guest speaker coming – a Doctor who has written a book about Coeliac Disease, she has it herself too, so is very understanding.
A fun but tiring weekend …yawwwwwwwwwwwwwn :)
My big head