Sunday, August 31, 2008

End-of-Summer Party


Harold wanted an end-of-summer garden party yesterday. Rather than string wire all around the garden I borrowed a load of candle lanterns and had Devious string them up through the trees and around the lake. Delirious followed his trail afterwards with a bag of tea lights and a household box of matches. It looked marvelous when he’d finished, like there was a thousand trapped fire sprites crucified to the trees*

Smiling, we called him the tea light fairy and for a joke he came to the party wearing a tutu. You should have seen the embarrassment on his brother’s face when John turned up in the same outfit!

It was a lovely party with tea of several varieties and a dragonkin spit-roast. Delicious.

Of course, just to spite us it rained all day today.



*We tried this two tears ago but the all burned through their ropes. We tried it with nails as well, but that tended to put the fires out.

2 comments:

aims said...

Those sprites! I mean really! A little nail and they won't light? Pfffft!

An end of summer (was there one Harold?) party sounds like a lovely thing to do. Sadly we didn't have anything like that over here. I think we're in need of a few new minds around here to dream up these things.

Leatherdykeuk said...

We don't generally have them here, either, else they'd occur in July!