Toru Road Events have an event coming up next month that we are super excited about. Once its been held we will have photos to post (keep it a surprise for the mo). Had a busy afternoon and evening creating six "different but same" mockup centrepieces with my collaborator on this event, MaiTui Events, ready for a presentation hui that I had last Thursday. My whare was just a tad chaotic in the process, and that's not just because of this creativity, nor the moko visiting Nanny and Papa's on a regular, but it was the week that I decided that we (note the inclusion of Augie) would clean up a storage space to set aside for Toru Road. Everything that was in that space was tipped out, and put into other spaces around the house and the storage space is completely empty ready for Toru Road gear. In the process I found some hidden gems that I had forgotten about which have quickly been put to Toru Road Event use, and forced a reorganisation of another space - so that's two rooms total cleanout!
Don't you just love it when you find stuff that you haven't discovered for a while. Amongst all event/theming, props hire items I found, I also found numerous memorabilia. A programme and pen from the North Island Squash Champs, and the Wellington Squash Champs from the amazing year that was 1980 (how can that be 40 years ago, wow), a book of waiata that I had carefully written (and drawn pictures to match) from Te Rangatahi our kapa haka roopu from Kapiti College - how cute lol, and just a couple (well quite a lot, I was proud) of newspapers from Augies NZ Dragonboating days. Glory Days!!! So cool to look back at that stuff from a different time and have a laugh.
I just love the creative juices that come alive when collaborating with MaiTui Events, it is soooo much fun, and I love that when working together we can mess around with each others creative capacities (don't worry there is no shortness of critiquing going on, which is great because you want to have the best). My resulting hui with the organisers was a success and they loved the concepts, so we are good to go. Yes this will be my first official Toru Road Event having now secured my company name last week. A big occasion for the business and that makes me happy.
Along with my MaiTui Events collaborator I had a fun night on Friday night with some amazing wahine toa that we met at a HineBoss workshop that we did last year. This group of like-minded wahine are super spesh and are all following their dreams to get into a business venture of their own, or are already successful in their own businesses. Being around them is so inspiring and I just love this photo taken which depicts some of their energy! These two look amaze and whilst we did do a few karate kicks on our way back to the car afterwards, it was not quite as fast as lighting - and it was, dare I say it, just a little bit frightening! Love these girls.
Can't stop singing... Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting...