Midsummer Maahes – let’s get this party started!
Let’s get this party started. I have been inspired to run a summer party, please come along and join in the fun. Starting today, midsummer and ending with a virtual get together on Saturday, we will build this party, share some thoughts, songs, ideas and more. There will be puzzles and games. At the end of the party I will put an entry, for each comment, into my mechanical awesome amazing hydraulic excellent selector [MAAHES] and draw out a winning comment to receive a prize that money can’t buy.
Let me start by explaining a bit about Maahes, an ancient Egyptian god of war, but also of midsummer; you can learn more about him here. As well as being a bit of a tough guy, he defends the innocent and is a helper of wise ones; you may find him useful later in the week.
In my last post you should have chosen your outfit for Saturday and decided what food you will bring. There is still time to go back and add comments. The more comments the more chances of winning the prize.
It being summer, the party theme is journeys – most of us will either be on a journey by now or have one in our sights for the holiday period. Possibly you have just returned and wonder how you can capture that feeling of being away whilst retaining the comfort and familiarity of ‘home’. Even home may not be where you live, but where you would prefer to be.
Enough philosophising, lets start this party with the first quest. We are starting a long journey I have three questions for you:
1) On this long journey you have no books. Is there one poem you can recite by heart? If not could you commit to learn one? For me I offer up Jabberwocky, I used to be able to recite it, I will re-learn it now for when we meet.
2) Could you add some tracks to the party Spotify playlist please. The current songs are listed in the first comment. What would get you up and dancing on a long hot summer evening?
3) As I walked out one midsummer’s morning, what was my name and which village did I leave?
I will publish the posts in the morning, so post away, no one will see your answers until after #okdoggy has been for her walk.