Alice is from England and is visiting Manjushri with her Mum and sister, Daisy. She is loving the Festival particularly as she gets to make new friends.
My name is Alice and I am four and this is what Summer Festival is like for me.
I like it here cos people are kind and nice and want to be friends. Mornings are good cos Mummy brings me and my big sister, Daisy, breakfast in our tent. I like having a little packet of butter and choosing jam or honey and opening them and doing my own spreading on my bread roll.
We are camping in the children’s field and I like playing with my friends and going to their tents and the children’s marquee. My favourite things there were glueing gems onto the children’s banner and facepainting (I was a dalmation, dragon and a clown). I thought they were going to throw a bucket of water on me but it was confetti, which was a funny trick and made me laugh a lot. I also like going to the tuck shop and today, at the other shop, I saw a picture of Tara and a nice lady gave me a chocolate.
I like going to the garden where there is fairy treasure and a tiny pond that Daisy paddled in when we were playing. My friend, Reece, takes us on brilliant shoulder rides around there.
One night I was allowed to stay up late and went to the Temple with Tubchen and it was evening. We made wishes I wished to have the stabilisers off my bike and Tubchen wished for everyone to be happy. And then we took Tsog back to Mummy and had a midnight feast. I felt grown up.
I am very tired from playing when the sun goes down, and sometimes I am sad when it’s too noisy to sleep at night. But when I do get to sleep, it feels all lovely in my warm sleeping bag, cuddling my best teddy.
I will come back next year, I will.