When we were little and still living in Edinburgh Granny C used to take sisterS__ and I to the Botanic Gardens. I loved the rock garden and the glasshouses were amazing - they looked like castles from the outside and on the inside they were warm and filled with ponds and water lillies and they seemed never ending.
But mostly I loved a massive flat stone that was placed in the middle of a creek under a willow tree.
The stone was large enough for sisterS__ and I to turn into a pirate ship.
Up in Queensland Mama, sisterB__ and I went and had a picnic at Crystal Creek. It felt like another place full of magic and games. I wonder what a pair of five and eight year old girls would have made of it?
A pair of twenty four & twenty nine year old girls tried to swim against the waterfall and splashed and shivered and laughed loudly in exhilaration.
Then we ate sumac roasted chicken & beetroot with fetta and chatted with Mama.
Did you have a magic imagination land game place? Maybe one like this place?
Oh happy sigh!