Expressions on a Wednesday at the Strawberry Fair

We went to the Strawberry Fair, where red balloons floated in the air.

Alice & the red balloon at the Strawberry Festival

We feasted on strawberries red,

drizzled with cream.

Alice feasting on strawberries

And watched the QM College girls sing like a dream.

QMC girls getting ready to sing

Alice danced, and clapped, along to the songs –

dressed in a vision of strawberry red,

with a Christmas tree, towering, over her head.

Alice clapping along to the songs.

Sophie looked a picture, with red bows in her hair.

Sophie with red bows in her hair

And big sister Charlotte, on route to the doctor,

Managed a few minutes of fun at the fair.

Charlotte with Alice at the fair.

For this season of spring, does not all joy bring, for –

sufferers of hay-fever and allergies dire.

On to the hospital for Charlotte this day –

but at least she ate fresh strawberries on the way.

She’ll sleep well tonight, like Alice after the fair –

with dreams of red balloons & music in the air.

Sweet dreams

P.S. Grandma & Granddad do not worry – Charlotte is okay – just another allergic reaction to ‘something’ – nose bleeds and coughing fits last night, along with a very itchy rash ūüôĀ She’s still smiling though and dosed up to the max tonight x


Please visit the ‘Hospice Strawberry Festival 2011‘ website.

New Zealand hospices provide some of the best quality specialist care in the world
for people facing terminal illness and their families.

Celebrate spring and help keep hospice services free
and come along to one of the Hospice Strawberry Festival
selling spring strawberries and ice cream.



Coming up in Wellington for the Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington:

19 November –¬†Family Fun Day, MacLean Park, Paraparaumu, 10am – 4pm

This special family friendly fun day is packed full of events; with all day entertainment, bands, dancing displays, bouncy castle, face painting, barbeque and strawberry sundae sales. Come along and meet special guest РShortland Street actor, Lee Donoghue (aka Hunter McKay)!

23 November – Top of the Cable Car, 8am – 5pm

You can explore the botanical gardens with stunning views of Wellington whilst eating delicious strawberries and ice cream, from 8am Р5pm.

26 November – Porirua, outside PAK ‘N SAVE supermarket, 8am – 4pm

Three stalls will be selling strawberries and ice cream between 8am¬†and 4pm in the PAK ‘N SAVE car park, Porirua. Have a treat before doing your shopping!