Saturday, April 10, 2010
Easter in New Zealand . .
My eldest daughter, Meg draw the `Last Supper` on the blackboard at her brother Cameron and his wifes` cafe Alimento in Tauranga - patrons loved it
Matt playing aucostic guitar at Alimento on Easter Sat, Pip, Elliott and I called in for lunch - Elliott enjoyed his `kids` lunch !
Elliott and little friend dancing the moves to his and Amalie`s Dads` band in the street on Easter Sunday - so full of joy - I love watching him dance and sing, his innocence at this age is delightful.
Mats` band, `Bare Bones and Cabaret` is becoming popular around the Bay of Plenty, they have played over here in Hamilton and out at Raglan - lots of good `ol rock and roll, all being their own music - Matt is on the right. Elliott loves jamming with his Dad, he and his little cousin Jackson, were playing the drums ( 2 long sticks on a stool top) and he said their band was called `the poopy beatles` - very appropriate !
My gorgeous 2 nearly 3yr old grandson, Elliott Thomas with his best friend, the Easter Bunny in the street at Mt Maunganui, the beach town on the east coast where he lives with his Mum and Dad.
Every Easter there is a large jazz festival held in Tauranga and the Mt which attracts many bands and solo artists, Matt and his band played at the Mt on Sunday. The population of the place swells considerably and for some reason, it is nearly always beautiful weather. When my children were younger, a large group of us, about 6 families, always went camping at Easter. I have so many great memories of those times and so do the kids, there was lots of laughing, playing silly games, afew drinks ( early rising with a slight hangover is not great ) and plenty of eating done - we tried to go to a different beach each year - special times . .