Day 18 of a photo a day project.
My name was one of the 875 New Zealander's whose name was in a ballot for an invitation to the Waitangi Day Bledisole reception at Government House Wellington
Next Waitangi Day marks 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. I always remember meeting Diana Waring an American Homeschool speaker, who said how awesome it is that New Zealand has such a Treaty. Yes it is not perfect, but we are one of the few countries in the world that have anything like it.
It is extremely rare for members of the public to attend a Government House event.
Can you imagine the planning that has to go into such an event?
Like look at all the strawberries for such an occasion.
Can you believe my name was picked out of all the entries???
When entering you had to say who your guest would be - I put down our daughters name and didn't even tell her I'd entered. So us two girls are off to a garden party! Girls like that sort of thing.
Oh how I've always wanted to attend a garden party - I blame Katherine Mansfield for such ideas.