When spring is full of turbulence, and you are struggling to throw off a winter virus that keeps returning to bite you in the throat, it’s time to look at life through a child’s eyes.

‘Look Granny, there’s a giant shoe in the water!’
‘I’m wearing my special cloak. I’m the fairy godmother.’
 ‘It’s got a window in it, just perfect for my little hut.’
‘Here are all the flowers in my garden.’
 ‘And a rainbow is shining.’

I join in, and make a boat on the beach, a boat to take me across the seasons to a gentler time.

Meanwhile the little monkey plays in the pohutukawa tree.
Reversals are easy through a child’s eyes: just swing around and upside down, and you have a different world.