Palm Beach yesterday by 11am was already 'wear your thongs on the sand or you'll burn your feet' kinda hot.....and it's only the start of November! The beach was glorious and we all splashed in the surf (Flex even ventured with me out past the break - experiencing terror and the thrill of overcoming said terror), dug sand toilets (which luckily remained unused) and spent ages examining eggshell blue moths, weird orange wasps, trilobites, 'overgrown' sea snails and collecting sea glass for a friends' future mosaic. Love-er-ly.
Anyhoo, the fundraiser was held at The Boathouse at Palm Beach and our music store was one of the major sponsors so hubby and I got to go.....gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The theme was 'Pacific Chic' and the beautiful people of the Northern Beaches came out in force! They were glowing in their natural habitat as a soft summery breeze made long silken frocks dance and tanned skin shine in the light of the lanterns....I met a lovely Hawaiian woman who had been home schooled and had loved it, drank some Moet, ate paella which had been cooked over the course of the evening in a ginormous pan (want me one of those!), listened to Kochie interview a passionate and quite funny Capt Paul Watson, swooned as Diesel sing a killer few songs, looked at some great art and some great actors and generally enjoyed swanning around being fabulous!
As the babysitting ran out at 9.15, we picked up the boys and they got to come to the party, meet the captain (They LOVE 'whale Wars' and are really big fans), eat some miniature ice cream cones (one of each flavour!!), groove to Mondo Rock and then....the REAL magic.....we went down to the sand (no pun on 'Come Said the Boy' intended - although Mondo Rock did play that song while we were down on the sand!), and discoved the most AMAZING phosphoresence in the water and on the beach!
Glittering trails through the waters edge as we splashed, our footsteps lighting up like Michael Jackson in 'Billie Jean', glowing waves and a general joyous glee in this magical, fun-as-Christmas natural wonder! All the glitz and glamour of the party actually paled in comparison....overall a memorable evening of both human and mother nature's abilities!