One of the highlights this year was helping Rhody with his wrapping paper project. He thoroughly enjoyed creating painterly printed paper in the studio and of course having Mummy's undivided attention. Not only did he enjoy making the paper. But he also had wonderful times at both the Montville Market and the Heavenly Harvest Market were he regularly sold his handmade wrapping paper. Rhody made friends with the Juice lady Sue at the Heavenly Harvest Market. You would find Rhody at every market busily making fabulous experimental Juices side by side with Sue.
At our local Montville market where it all started in the Young Entrepreneurs Corner Rhody made friends with the local children and contributed as a member of a community. He made sure he tipped the musician's, selected seedlings for the vegetable garden; played the hall Piano, made arts and crafts with his friends, worked on the school's stall, ate lots of barbeque breakfasts, pancakes and drank litres of fruit and ginger juice. He learnt how to Juggle, was interviewed by Alistair Mcleod for a Queensland TV show. And survived 6am starts in sometimes cyclonic weather (and I never heard a moan, I might add.) Yes! he loved it all! We always spent way more than we ever earned but we and he gained so much more from the experience than we could possibly have imagined. I am not sure what we may do next year. However when I asked Rhody if he wanted to do his wrapping paper again next year he said Yes without any hesitation. He is in year 2 next year, so if we go ahead I think I will introduce accounting into the process. That will be interesting. We always get lots of feedback from our loyal customers saying their friends loved the paper their present was wrapped in and most would say that they framed it. One person even used it as a table runner. Creative!
So I'll leave you here and wish you all very happy Holidays a safe and joyous festive season and see U in the new year. Candyxx