The Party went well and thankfully no accidents or incidents to report! When I was out shopping pre-party and mentioned to anyone that we were having an 18th party, I was met with looks of horror/sympathy or wishes of Good Luck!
So we weren’t really sure what to expect. We know a lot of son’s friends, but not all of the ones coming. We also hear so many media reports of wild parties, gatecrashers etc. So it was a little daunting. We had a few security measures in place and a few friends over to help and give moral support.
However on the whole it was a great success. It was all pretty casual. The kids were organised, responsible and most of all had fun I think. It’s a bit of a novelty for some to be on acreage – we had a big bonfire but it was a bit of a fizzer due to lack of aged wood to burn. I think they enjoyed it though.
I spotted him above the kitchen window the night before. The photos aren’t very good; I was just holding the camera up and taking the shots hoping I had it in the frame, but you get the picture!
Look at all those geckos! Obviously we live in Queensland. I wish the snake would take a liking to them.
Earlier in the week I had seen this snake in the yard when Angel our big boofy dog made a funny yelp. When I went out she was cowering from it. She had obviously investigated its' transit across from a garden bed (probably making its way to the house).
Yes she did get a bite on the snout, but she is fine as carpet snakes / carpet pythons are non-venomous. I rang the vet to check.
So all in all, it’s been a big week. Two over-stressed worn out parents combined with one fully aged 18 year old!
We are heading down to northern rivers NSW for a few days to catch up with some friends. I'm looking forward to some serious market-time!
Cheers for now