Monday May 20
So it’s all over, Rowans first Communion day happened on Saturday. A great day of sunshine, celebration and song. The church bit I dreaded for fear of uncontrollable crying turned out to be a gorgeous experience and the party afterwards was fabulous “and so say all of us”!
Rowan played the tin whistle accompanied by harp and he played with such naturalness and ease I couldn’t have felt happier or more proud. There was a warming feeling of peace in the church I knew everything was going to be ok. A few funny moments too when Jonnie’s phone started talking and a poster fell only to be stuck back again upside down by a stressed out dad. Seems silly now but at the time provided a welcome laugh!
It was great to see everybody at home afterwards. Over twenty friends and family tucked in to sweet chilli chicken and rice, which was yummy. Lovely gourmet Joan made the biggest pavlova I’ve ever seen and two fine tarte tatins along with other goodies. Dave made banoffi pie which was delicious too. At my request my sister-in-law Joyce burst into song and Dave then recited one of Pablo Neruda’s poems. Our neighbour Ita sang beautifully too but our three Spanish ladies resisted.
Want to say a big thanks to our neighbour Kevin for taking great photos before the church.