We started sharing our nature experiences and the mood began to lift. Some lovely views of Sonning from our resident cyclist, rivers giving us a sense of calmness and serenity. But you don’t need to go far to capture natural beauty – as this spectacular sunset over Bracknell just proves!
The star of the show though was Sharon’s new addition to her family. No, not another Royal Python, blue-tongued Skink or even a Tarantula but a little baby Dragon for the garden! After much discussion we named him ‘Loki’ from Norse mythology – a real mischief -maker born from fire!
Today’s game was ‘Animal twenty questions’ with skunks, caterpillars, hyenas, orangutans and earth worms. Vanessa’s choice of orangutans was easily guessed (group members had the advantage of knowing where she goes on holiday!) whilst Jodie declared herself the winner since we got confused between caterpillar and butterfly (although you could argue they are really the same animal!) All this led into lots of mischief and teasing with some great facial expressions and much laughter.
A fun experience and the whole session left us feeling more grounded, conformable and safe in being part of this group. Oak trees (Steady and Trustworthy) and Willows (Protective and safe) were the Planticons of choice when we checked out.
Much to enjoy, even in these difficult times. Looking forward to meeting up together next week!