These words, or thereabouts, were spoken by a dear friend as she was eagerly telling our veggie group one Friday about the upcoming event in her street.
Held in a picturesque garden setting, this muso event was labelled as 'open mic' and was held to raise funds for The Thin Green Line, a foundation formed to 'Protect the Protectors', those working on the front lines of conservation all over the globe; from India to Columbia, the Congo to Cambodia and more.
From their website:
"Many of the world’s Park Rangers work in extreme conditions while protecting our endangered species and ecosystems.
Low pay, lack of equipment, poor living conditions and the threat of severe violence is the daily reality for many of these frontline conservationists."
Besides enjoying a fun day out, I was feeling extra good that 100% of the donations taken on the day would be going to this cause. Not 10%, not 30%, not even 50%! Nope. One Hundred Per-Cent!!
Definitely a feel good day out..
One always has to stop and admire a vintage caravan done up in the sweetest way! (Yes, that 'one' would be me).
The lovely homemade lemonade stand which was run by the local girlies, my daughter among them..
Feeling very much like a 'day on the green', or how I imagined one would - never actually having been at a 'day on the green', the scene of picnic blankies and baskets gave me the warm fuzzies. That along with the fireplaces strategically placed around the garden!
Performances ranged from upbeat to soulful. Boppy to positively operatic.
Dogs were welcome, too!
|Sean Willmore, Founder of The Thin Green Line Foundation|
There was much cool merchandise to peruse..
I came home with the CD which I'm really looking forward to listening to..soon! It even includes Gotye!
I felt totally chilled after spending the afternoon lounging on the grass with good friends to talk to and soothing music washing over me.
Yeahhhhhh, a real feel good Sunday!
For more information, visit: The Thin Green Line Foundation