So yesterday Bren went and found 'the box of stuff you need to make a lantern'.
Then we placed a piece of wood in the can and banged a sharpened nail along the design, puncturing holes as we went.
We drove down to Hepburn and mingled amongst around 300 members of the community. At dusk we all lit our lanterns and walked down the candle lit path to the Mineral Springs Reserve where we were treated to the most amazing fireworks display I've seen in years.
I love the lantern parade because it is an ALL ages event, because of its strong sense of community, because there is nothing for sale, because it encourages home made and because it has become part of my family's history.
There are five days left until I randomly select a winner for my giveaway. Have you entered?