Mama Long Legs.

Mabel: Mama, you’re my favourite. You’re my favourite because you get the spiders out of their webs so they don’t scare me.

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Cute Christchurch: Ferrymead Heritage Park.

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We went to Ferrymead! For Children’s Day! We rode the tram!

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Mother was mostly concerned with the light fittings! They were good light fittings. And the ceiling! She has a thing for pressed tin.

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We found things with wheels!

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And bright red doors!

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We climbed in the butter churn!

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And chased these chickens!

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We played in the phone box!

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And made prank calls!

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We found the Post Office!

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And ate chips in the garden of a weatherboard house! (Which does not differ, really, from our every day life!)

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We rode something else! A steam train this time!

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Mother was mostly concerned with this sign. It was a good sign. She’d like it to hang in her kitchen.

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And though it was crawling with people, we found little pockets of stillness. And like so many pockets, that’s where there’s treasure.

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