Even though winters here are not severe, spring still brings a sense of opening out and emergence from cosy indoor times. October is a classic month for fetes, fairs, fundraisers and outdoor community fun and I have spent today at a couple of fine events. At lunch time I went to a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research at Hallett Cove – Frocktober it was called and the idea was that everyone – women, men and children, should get dressed up in frocks and walk a ‘coastal catwalk’ through the conservation park at Hallett Cove. I was a bit late for that bit, but got there in time for the party afterwards, free hand and foot massages, lovely food, and great costumes. It was a lovely day too, so fun to be at the beach and with friends.
Here are some pics (click to enlarge):
Then, afterwards I went to the garden party at Sophia, the feminist spirituality centre at Cumberland Park. It is a beautiful place, and again I caught up with some friends who had stalls there as part of the fundraiser. It was great to have a walk around the garden, and to take in the lovely ambience of the place.
Here are some pics… I didn’t take enough, but you get the idea.