We live in the foothills above Adelaide and have glorious views over the suburbs , City and towards the coast.
With this luxury comes the seriousness of living in a high bush fire danger area. Recent hot weather(today is 42 degrees Celsius) brings home the reality the things could get bad very quickly. We have a fire plan in place. I go with Mein Spatz and Henry to a friends house in the city. Depending on the severity, Vati will stay to defend or come with us.
Having a 10 year old dog (who thinks he is a lively puppy) can sometimes cause havoc for Mein Spatz.
He loves to set up small world scenes and then imagination kicks in.
The voice overs full of detail.
Dialogues, drama and concentration.
Then, suddenly an excited dog runs through and messes it all up.
"MAMA! MAMA! Henry has ruined it".
So I found an old, large coffee table and placed it in his playroom. We put all of his small world baskets and boxes underneath and then everything is to hand.
It was the best idea.
Boy and Dog friends again.
Peace in the house.
On a table near our balcony door I set up a little bird watching basket.
Every bird that Mein Spatz has seen on our block has been eagerly found by him and labelled by Mama for quick referencing. He has also located the birds that he feed every morning while staying with Grandma in Sydney last November.
The Kookaburras are very noisy at the moment and he has to run out to see which tree they are laughing from.
Yesterday some crafting was needed.
We sat together and made paper folded stars.
He picked the colours.
(the concentration showing with the tongue)
He did the folding in half with a little help.
Was in charge of his glue stick.
And let Mama do the smaller folds into the centre.
Mama then glued it in order of the colours that he picked.
Placing above his bed all by himself.
Then we sat down to have lunch.
Today a lovely friend had Mein Spatz for a play while I went to the supermarket.
Instead, I used the time to wandered around the local charity shop and found.....