Last weekend we made a little road trip to my parents place, we gathered there with my brother and his beautiful partner James, my aunt Patma and my sister Suriya and there we prepared for a party to celebrate my parents and their 40 years of marriage. Amongst all the cooking, decorating and yes, a bit of op shopping, my most favourite part of the lead up to the party was the late night chats. Sitting out on our back deck staring at the stars, being amused by flying termites and doubling over with laughter, i felt my soul being nourished, it was so easy and so full of love.
I found it interesting watching my parents and seeing where they are now, they seem to be in a place where individually they are both nourished, nourished by their art, their friends, their family, their interests and together they, as they said ' to get to their comfort zone', yes they still have their moments but they love where they are in their lives, feeling so blessed by their relationship and all those around who help to support it and to open it up.
How gorgeous are these old pictures, taken in Penang, where my mum grew up and where she met my dad.
The party was full of people from all different generations, old friends, new friends, children's friends, grandchildren's friends and family. It was a great and easy party, wonderful music, dishes upon dishes of amazing food (lots of curries), flowers, flags and laughter. All these things reflect what my parents bring together and share.
True to form, the rest of the weekend was also about food, my brother brought his pasta machine along and we ate fresh rainbow trout from the backyard, unfortunately the heat was a little too much for them, luckily they were a great size for eating.
Okay, heading back to my pile of sewing, getting ready for the Artisan's market this weekend and Bello market next weekend. But stay tuned for some Christmas crafting ideas. xxx