Last Saturday, Emu Park celebrated its Christmas Bonanza so we went along to see what it was about. The shop frontage along the length of the main street was occupied by tables, stalls and charities, all wanting your money. Entertainment-wise the Belly Dancers were performing and loud music was blasting from the speakers of a local radio station. Later a fire engine arrived carrying Father Christmas, much to the delight of the kids who still believe . . . and those that were prepared to believe if there was a free gift in it. The highlight of my day was the disgraceful indulgence of a large iced coffee with cream and ice cream in the air-conditioned comfort of Jolt.
On Monday we, Pete and Pam, celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of the day we set off from Perth to explore Australia. To this end we had a barbecue with friends from within the park, managers old and new, and friends from without the park. A good time was had by all, I think.
Talking of managers, some parkies will remember Ernie who managed the Park before Jim and Sue. Well, staying in the park at present is Denis who managed it before Ernie!
On Wednesday evening, Trivia came to the park . . .
It was oganised by Fiona (standing) who was here for a few days with Tiffany, both employees of Next Generation. There were only enough participants for two teams but it was huge fun, thanks to Fiona who doesn’t have a shy bone in her body. Despite the fact that she had tilted some questions in our team’s favour, we still mananged to lose convincingly. Afterwards, Fiona sang us some very funny songs. Hey, Mr Next Gen C.E.O., we want her back on a regular basis and especially for The Big Morning Tea on July 27.