Despite the fact that it was raining most of the day and rather freezing cold we had a great time at the Kyneton Daffodil Festival on Saturday.
We installed our scarecrow early on, then made a quick trip back up the freeway to meet up with the gorgeous Miscellaneous Mum and her equally lovely family. I’m really terrible about meeting new people, but I made myself be brave (that’s #28 from my list!) and Karen is just as lovely in person as she is on her blog. She didn’t even seem to mind that we chatted while my kids and I stuffed our faces with sticky bakery goodies!
We headed back to the festival after ‘brunch’ to have a wander around. The girls had their face’s painted by the lovely people from Pass the Parcel, a super lovely toy shop in Kyneton. All three kids got a free balloon flower/wand – the coolest I’ve ever seen. I broke the bank and got them a $2 lucky dip each which turned out to be the best buy of the day. No cheap, nasty, plastic rubbish in this lucky dip, instead lovely little wooden toys and trinkets. Izzy got a fly eye looking glass, Zoe a little wooden frog compass (she tells us which way is north every five minutes!) and Muski a little wooden puzzle. Best $6 I’ve ever spent!
Then it was time for a bit of ferret racing. Izzy was mesmerised by the ferrets and in love with the one she got to hold and cuddle. Thank goodness the ferret lady told her that ferrets need a lot of looking after and to start out with a guinea pig as a pet till she was older… phew!
Then is was time for the announcement… the winner of the inaugural Daffodil Festival Scarecrow Competition! Ok so, technically we didn’t actually win. Our scarecrow came second but that is just as good as winning when you are five!!
Here is Alena the Rainbow Fairy Scarecrow!
Many thanks to Nanny Pickle who helped get the head right. She’s now installed in our veggie patch scaring away the egg-napping crows, or at least trying to.
The Kyneton Daffodil Festival is still on for another week, with a variety of different activities and events running all week, culminating with a grand parade next weekend. So if you are up that way do stop by and join in with the lovely community spirit like we did!