Mira is cooking for me today. ‘Here’s a stir fry for you, with frogs and berries.’
Oh, yum. Then we had one with fish. Then some sticks were thrown in, as carrots. But ‘no biscuits today, sorry.’

 Then it’s time to make a card house. She’s never seen one before. In each room, some of her little animals are placed: ladybirds, frogs (now released from the wok), a little pig . . .

 But woops! a frog almost got away. There, it’s caught now,

and all the animals have gone to sleep. Granny made a chimney so they can keep nice and warm, because it’s winter now.

Tomorrow I go to Taranaki, to visit my old teacher. It’s going to be a big journey.
I’ve been a bit absent, dear blog friends. Life has been rather serious. But when Mira comes for the afternoon, fun and fantasy are guaranteed.