It won't be less the coming days, that's for sure.
We've had some interesting animals around the house. A koala in the big eucalyptus tree close to the back of the garden, near Nora's bedroom. It's a funny one, because it's smack in the middle of someone's backyard, so that koala must have been thinking 'that's a nice tree, let's cross the road, see if I can get into those people's garden, and then climb in that tree.' It is the closest we can get a koala, so I thought it was quite nice.
Then another day I was handling the bbq. Yes me, not the man of the house. The meat was done, and I was just about to turn off the gas, when I spotted something unusual on the knob. A spider as big as my hand! On the knob to turn the bbq off and my meat was done! And I'd just had my hand on it to turn the bbq on - where was it then, hmmm?? I got Age out of his lazy chair and had him taking care of the spider with my bbq utensil. It was a big huntsman, racing to a safer spot in the garden, nothing special...
And then yesterday we were eating our dessert in our 'outdoor entertaining area', when Age said 'look, there's a tail coming out of the bbq'. Yeah, that bbq, just standing there attracting wildlife. So I looked and yes, from behind the screen that's hiding the gas bottle from view there was this curly monkey-like tail. And curling and uncurling its tail. Very strange. Upon careful closer inspection we found out we had a little possum sitting there! Not sure what it was doing there, and later, when we all went inside and Age had another look it was gone.
|The good life in the garden on my birthday. I got a new baby bath and croquet!|
|Missy in her tent|
|Tipping things out of containers is now her big thing, so I spend my days filling her bucket with toys, and then Nora empties it and throws everything away in a wide circle around her.|