Hampden Street School's 2015 Twilight Gala

Renovations didn't stop Hampden Street School from putted on a huge evening at their annual Twilight Gala. Rachel Reese the Mayor of Nelson was there to officially open the festivities, all in aim of fundraising for the wonderful school. 

There was face paint, nail art, Lazer tag, bouncy castles, lil train rides, and old fashion 'smash a plate' games. Kids enjoyed buying Jolly bags, and venturing into the famous Haunted House (for over 8yr olds) 

So many people helped out to support the school with parents and teachers, grandparents and friends all getting involved. Z service station was along serving hot Nachos, and Butter Chicken rice. 

I enjoyed a plate of Nachos, some yummy carrot cake and cream and old fashion lemonade. Here is a glimpse at the atmosphere on Friday night.

Family Fun Event - Victory Park Tuesday Nov 17th

On Tuesday I captured some of the fun at a great community event... the 'Family Fun Event' at Victory Park. 

This was a violence free 'Its not Ok, its ok to ask for help' event. Supported by 'Keep Victory Safe', 'SVS' Living Safe, 'Its Okay to ask for help', Nelson Ark, Caco the Mako Mascot, The Truck, Victory Boxing, Koha Shed, 
Local growers  supplied free fresh produce,  The Koha shed was there with lots of clothes, books and house hold items for free to help those in need. The Nelson ARK did great dog demonstrations which were enjoyed by all. 

Families enjoyed free cookies and sausages under the Nelson sun, there were plenty of activities for the children, music and games. What a wonderful community I'm proud to call home!

Extra Special thanks to the organisers and all involved. 

School Holiday walk up the Brook Dam - Nelson.

During the school holidays I had a chance to take a break from study and relax with the kids. I spent the time taking lots of photographs. Here is a visual snap shot of one of our many adventures together. 

You can get some really interesting images shooting up through the tree canopy.