We arrived in time to see the “Teddy Bear Fashion Parade”. Hundreds of children were showing off their bear’s chocolate wrapper couture. Unfortunately, they did not have a category for over 20s, so Barney and I watched from the sideline. My general observation is that Dunedin somehow has a gorgeous gene pool. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many beautiful children in one place, and a Freddo the chocolate frog suit is probably a decent way to stay warm in winter.
Hamish, the Castle chef, known for his scones, which go perfectly with Devonshire tea, had created a giant teddy bear cake and a spread of sweet treats. As I watched the trays of red jelly, popcorn and cake been doled out I figured that not many of these “younguns’ would settle for an afternoon nap after such a gourmet sugar high.
The Cadbury Cream Egg and spoon race on a sunny part of the main driveway. The kids had varying success getting to the finishing line, and the most entertaining race was the one with all the granddads and fathers. - nothing like a bit of competition to get the grownups going!
Barney and I had to race off to make it to our Monarch Cruise, but I think it’s fair to say we will be back up at the Castle for next year’s picnic.