drenched in glorious sunshine,
i clapped myself on the back for cheekily ignoring the weather report for esther's
birthday party-in-the-park day.
then, when the last item was unpacked from the car, a fine mist started to fall.
within 15 minutes, mist thickened to a good ploppy rain,
which persisted until it was decided to move the gang to this overhang at the park fieldhouse.
we dried out by the fire of five candles,
and shored up energy reserves with chunks of cake.
then, game on.
then through the full circle back into the mist.
happy fifth birthday, my lovely.