Oh dear oh dear, our phone and internet line went down early Saturday morning and we have been incommunicado - I like that word! I've been worrying about whether my latest guest managed to leave on time to arrive today so I have been anxiously waiting at the door for her imminent arrival. (I hope you appreciate all the big words I have been learning!) Mum says to stop being a show off... Fortunately the BT engineer came out late this morning and fixed it so I can show you all that yes she arrived! She beat the BT Engineer man - must have come in a speedier vehicle! Yeah I have a new visitor.
Hey there Lottie, so glad you arrived safely, we were worried about whether you would arrive on time.
This is Rory and Sasha, who I am sure you have read about before.
Hi there. Lottie says.
What's that tucked in your jeans? I ask Lottie
Oh that is my catapult, also known as a sling shot! It is pretty cool and I hit all sorts of things with it! Lottie tells Henry
How does it work? Sasha asks Lottie.
Well you put a stone, or acorn, or something in this leather end, then pull back the elastic and release. Lottie explains.
I am impressed...a girl with a sling shot. I can't wait to show her the garden.
We leave Rory and Sasha discussing the sling shot and I take Lottie outside.
We take a walk down the garden path.
Hey look at these fungi - they must have come up the last couple of nights!
Impressive aren't they?
Can you eat them? Lottie asks me.
Oh no, you mustn't eat them. I tell her. They might be poisonous, so it is better to be safe than sorry. That's what Mum tells me anyway.
We admire the fungi for a little bit longer and then wander off to play amongst the leaves.
Wow these leaves are huge! Lottie exclaims.
They are from our Maple tree. I tell her.
What a shame they are so wet, it would have been fun to have been able to throw them up in the air, and crunch through them. Not quite the same when they are soggy and damp!
We stay outside for a bit longer and then come inside for a cup of milo (hot chocolate)