Half the fun of putting on a presentation is the preparation, in particular the last couple of hours before guests arrive. It is at this time all the ideas and hard work of the past few weeks come together and create our dream. There is a buzz. It is when everyone in our family, including Granny next door, pulls together and we see team work at its best. I always ask Gary whether all the hard work is worth it, and this time I wasn’t well so it felt harder than normal. Yet the answer from us both is a resounding yes after the event. Memory making is always worth the effort. Here are some photos of our presentation, showing the preparation stages also:
As you know, each presentation we do we invite some lovely people from our community to come and join us. We live in a village where everyone is so kind and willing to give their help in any way needed. Our guests for tonights presentation were the couple who own the coffee shop close by. I buy a latte every morning and even when she is shut the wife, B, has been known to bring me up one before going on her way so I don’t miss out on my caffeine fix! Also she gave up a whole evening, after working in the coffee shop all day, to teach us all how to cook Thai food.(She is from Thailand). She has become a good friend- thankyou B!!
Our guests arrived at 7pm. They were offered a drink and given a program of events for the night:
and settled in for the night.
The girls chose to do their presentation in the form of an interview. They got this idea from the Horrible History DVDs. They asked Daddy if he would play the part of a reporter from the 21st century, travelling back to the Viking age. He agreed. The interview was on the role of women during Viking times.
After their interview we stopped for a Viking supper:
It was then T10’s turn. We had removed the Viking room and archery net to reveal his ‘stage’ and off he went. His presentation was about the reasons why the Vikings were such great explorers:
All in all a very successful evening was had by all!
Jimmie from notebooking fairy made some lovely note pages which we used on the night to great effect, making posters and programs out of them:
She asked me to do a guest post about how I used them. If you would like to read it, click here.