Yes, one more post on our holiday. As the perceptive readers will know, Tarq turned 8 years old; he is now officially grown up! And to my great astonishment he proved that by behaving as the perfect gentleman, all the time!
Right, Tarq is an Arab, so an Arabian inspired party seemed the right thing to do.
D. had helped me prepare for Arabic food (or rather, I helped D.!), and S. brought lots of dressing up clothes, and A. gave Egyptian belly-dance lessons.
When dinner was ready I got the Tarq and everybody sung for him. He behaved as if that happens every day. Of course, being the Tarq he is probably only surprised that this doesn’t happen every day!
Tarq has been given buckets of horse-candy. Enough for the rest of the year, and a beautiful zebra saddle-pad. Tarq accepted the presents with great affability.
It looks great on him
Group-portrait of the dance class
After singing, presents, Photo-opportunities with the Tarq, and dancing it was time for dinner!!!!
This was my illustration for the info-booklet. I always make a drawing but this time I decided to put in some extra effort! It is in the style of Bilibin, a Russian illustrator I have always been very fond of.