Wow – what a beautiful month October turned out to be! When I first decided to set the dates for two Family Craft Afternoons In the Company of Owls in October half term I must admit to having my fingers crossed behind my back for good weather – and it worked!!
Tuesday Oct 25th got so much interest from local families that I had to say it was full 10 days before the event – with 35 people booked in [adults, children and toddlers] it was certainly going to be a busy afternoon.
The children’s activity was to make owl masks and pine cone owls – and I think the adults enjoyed the crafts as much as the kids did!
Of course there was tea, coffee and cake for all – oh and hot chocolate too. These yummy treats went down well, especially with the opportunity to toast marshmallows by the carefully attended fire 🙂
Sunday 30th was busy too, with a smaller but just as fun group of families – and the sun shone making it feel like a summer’s afternoon rather than the end of October.
The owls enjoyed meeting everyone, with Whisper and Peanut coming out so everyone could get really close up and personal with them!
Peanut was the star of the show flying in front of everyone, showing off what he can do – although he seemed to be a bit full on the Sunday …I think he is catching bank voles in his aviary again 🙂
I am looking forward to starting regular Saturday morning Family Craft sessions very soon – just need to get the yurt built as I am sure the weather will turn more seasonal now it is November.
Meanwhile the owls are busy with private 1:1 bookings in their field, and will also be going out in the community, meeting people and making them smile. Next community date is November 19th in St Austell town centre with CHICKS charity.
See you there!