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Saturday night we joined the rest of Charlie's class to walk in the Lantern Parade.  Over the past few weeks I've popped into Charlie's class and helped make willow and tissue paper presents, and a tall Christmas Tree.  It has been a wonderful experience.  Seeing the spark of imagination, through the processes of weaving the willow, to building the lanterns and finally seeing them all lit and part of a huge community procession.

The atmosphere was magical.  My parents joined us and our little family was a party of 6, with Charlie's official lantern and Rufus' homemade version.  

Local community groups, local samba bands and schools all came together to walk for an hour through the neighbourhood.  We danced, laughed and chatted with friends.  It didn't matter that it rained... it was great fun.

Can't wait for next year!

7 comments:

  1. AWESOME! So been meaning to come to this for the last 2 years - maybe 2014? Also, good to see you briefly yesterday. I had the best fun cycling home in my santa costume - everyone waved and children smiled at me. If you ever need a pick-me-up just put your suit on and go for a ride!

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  2. Such a fun idea, this looks great!

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  3. What a lovely idea, it looks wonderful. Glad you all had a good time.

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  4. Wow this looks incredible. Well done to the class for creating such beautiful lanterns. xoxo

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  5. Ooh, I love that chicken one!

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  6. The lanterns look wonderful! We went to our local candle light festival which was lovely & festive, and I'm hoping we might join the lantern parade next yr, although it's not as spectacular as this x

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  7. Anonymous4.2.14

    Lovin the lanterns dude :P

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