|Danielle's cake she made and decorated. This girl is so talented!!|
|B.J., Kathy and Danielle - sv Evenstar|
The Copra Shed is the fancy marina. It has two restaurants, a couple of hotel rooms and a very nice courtyard with picnic tables and a bar. The staff is cordial and professional. There are docks in front of the marina. We have been staying with Copra Shed since our arrival in July and we've loved it. But because the restaurants are open to the public, it's not a good place to have a private party.
|Fairy Leila and her ukulele|
|Carolyne and Danielle in their costumes at Waitui Marina|
I went to Jolene last week and asked about having a little get together for Carolyne's birthday at Waitui. Jolene was agreeable and I explained Carolyne wanted to keep it small and sweet - no big celebrations. I soon learned with Jolene, there is no celebrating on a small scale. When we arrived to the marina last night, the outdoor eating area was dressed for a party.
|Ninja Caleb and his sparklers|
|Blue Sea owner Nathan and his son|
Nathan, owner of the Blue Sea Restaurant, brought out a sound system and played pop tunes and rock and roll. We ordered very reasonably priced dinner from his menu and drank wine with our Swedish and American friends. Some of the employees brought their children.
|Ella, Danielle and Caleb playing TWISTER|
|Jolene surprised Carolyne with a beautiful cake|
|Eleanor waiting for lollies|
Carolyne had been dying to make pinatas, a yearning from years living in Mexico. She made three small, globe-shaped pinatas and painted them. She taught the Fijian kids the art of smashing and gathering lollies afterwards.
|Ninja in full dress|
|The grown-ups... sort of|
|Carolyne setting up one of her three pinatas|
|Because it's close to Diwali Day, sparklers and poppers were for sale|