Some of the Characters
The Host and the Butler
Summer beach holidays
At Narooma in 2002 our group of campers, who annually camp on the cliff overlooking the ocean at the Surf Beach Caravan Park, joined in to play a host of murder. We prepared for days, with furtive visits to the local charity shop to purchase our evening wear. We had dinner under our awning and played the night away.
It has been an annual custom for me to provide an ice-cream cake. Themes have varied and included The Sinking of the Titanic, Who Killed Barbie, Death by Chocolate. On this occasion, given Luella's untimely fate drinking hot chocolate, fellow camper, Jean Liggett and I found sixteen china cups at the second hand shop and filled them with 'hot chocolate'. The cups were filled with chocolate ice-cream, chocolate mousse and had lashings of cream and more chocolate on top. They were stored in a cabin-van (thank goodness every one in our group is not a hardy tent dweller) freezer until the right moment, when the identity of the murderer was finally revealed.
You do not have to be Australian or camping at Narooma to play, but if you are holidaying with a group, or having a group gathering this summer, you can be certain that this murder mystery is a lot of fun.
3. Try making a virtual message in a bottle rather than cluttering up the ocean with glass.
4. Shelling is still my favourite holiday activity. Alternatively you can try this guided imagery. It is my favourite.