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Polly Turns Six

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Three years ago we were walking to a house three minutes away for a third birthday party. Then our friends thoughtlessly moved back to where they love best and built a house there. And now it takes an hour and forty five minutes. Did I mention THOUGHTLESSLY? 😉

Our friend Polly turned six. Extraordinary, really, considering she used to be two. Sometimes in my head I summon her up and she is still sitting in the double pram with her baby sister on the way in through the door at playgroup. Climbing out of the pram in our front garden as it rains. Time passes.

It was a Faraway Tree party – such a great idea for a party theme! I had thought Small Z would only agree to be one of the witches that has a fleeting bit part in those stories. But I got home from work and she had willingly accepted M’s suggestion of Saucepan Man! Small DB, of course, was Silky the Fairy…

The Smalls are now old enough to be able to put up with a longish car drive when they are excited about where we are going. They were DESPERATE to see their friends, and so thrilled about the party. They had a ball…

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There was still ice on the ground (in the shadier places) from a VERY rare snowfall the day before. Kinglake is up in the hills and the air was very cold. But it was a sublimely beautiful day, and all the party poppets roamed inside and out, upstairs and down…

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These four have known each other since the littlest ones were a few months old. It is so lovely when we can get them all together. Check this old picture out – Small DB barely had curls!

NOTE: M has *finally* updated his blog and there are some beautiful entries – particularly this one involving our aforementioned friends from Kinglake.

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2 Comments

  1. seepi

    Lovely. We went to a Faraway Tree party – about 8 silky fairies and one dame washalot.

  2. Love it! It NEVER would have occurred to me as a party theme, but it’s so great! M suggested I go as the Angry Pixie…but Dame Washalot would have been more accurate, I think…

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