I have had a wonderful morning today - there was a birthday party for ten year olds organised as part of the celebrations for our Botanic Gardens. Thirty children registered and they had a fantastic time. I was supervising a treasure hunt in the shade garden where the kids had to look for all sorts of interesting plants and butterflies etc. Other activities included planting a seed in a pot (to take home later) and then decorating the pot, fence painting, negotiating a maze, and various outdoor games. The very last activity was to decorate cup cakes with icing and a variety of bits and pieces - then eat the results!! There were some sticky messes to clean up later, but what fun. I am glad there were no more than thirty, that was enough chaos.