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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

... it's got a long, long, long, long, neck!

Well Ted came back to friday mornings at the farm for the new year with new friends ... Mac and Frieda ... and it didn't take long for this to happen ...

... a happy little huddle playing in the tan bark as if they'd known each other for ages. 

Ted talked his head off all morning long ... after all he had a good month and a half of time without us seeing each other to catch up on!

It was like he wanted me to know everything and was so full of excitement and joy at being back at the farm that he had to let me know Ted style ... which is to tell you all of what he knows and all of what is happening!

At first, before we landed in the tan bark and the huddle, he wanted to know where Magnus was ... when I told him, he took in that he wasn't coming and in a flash said, 'There's Mag.'  I turned round to see and said, 'Maggie the cat?'  Ted's reply was, 'No, Magnus.  That's Magnus,'  pointing and looking straight at Maggie.  As we wandered, he'd see another child and ask, 'What's he's name?'  When I'd answer, 'I don't know.' Ted would say, 'It's Magnus.' ... he'd then stand and look and take them in for moment and say, 'Yeah, that's Magnus.'

It was like he spent the first hour missing Magnus and seeing him in everyone who crossed our path.

Mac had the most gorgeous t-shirt on and he was so pleased when he noticed that I had noticed.  He saw me looking and taking it in ... and instantly started to tell me about it and about the giraffe having a long, long, long, long neck ... as he walked his fingers up it a bit incy, wincy spider like.

Frieda arrived in delight at being at the farm and things stayed that way for her all day long.   She was very happy and got quite a thrill when we were playing down the back and she foung a gum tree branch with gumnuts on it.   Last visit Frieda had, we'd found the same and she'd painstakingly taking all the nuts of the branch, carried them for ages from one place of play to the next and by the end of the day had lost them.   She just picked up from where she left off this time putting them in a little container from her lunch with a tight lid on it so they didn't go missing.

It was a very easy morning.  It was a bit like there was a lot of quiet joy at just being at the farm, being together and the new beginning feeling really good all roung.  The children were most happy playing and the weather helped out as it was gorgeous ...

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