Todlers and mothers were the first to enter under the protection of the pink parachute. The wood animals were waiting.
Three came that first Wednesday morning. Holly and Ivy.
A fire was made
And we ended with a dance, naturally
Hardly time to turn around, we did, and welcomed our first radical (rooted) children for the afternoon.
“When I was at school” Mell began, “I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. A Lolly pop lady, I said. She was the kindest person I knew and I wanted to be like that.
‘I think you’d ought to think of something else’, the adults advised. So here I am at last, being a lolly pop lady, halting where the forest river road transects with the woodland path.”
Bug collecting, clay working, stick fighting, exploring, finding a piece of chalk in the ground and drawing a butterfly, all this happened on our first day.