And I have a secret planned for him...
|A secret door leading to where,|
and lived in by whom...
I saw this on Rachael's blog and thought it was a wonderful idea. If it works out, then I hope the memory of this will live in his mind for many, many years. I would've loved to have found something like this that stirred my imagination when I was his age. Nothing better than allowing a child free range of thought - especially in today's world where everything is instant result and instant gratification. I reckon it's of paramount importance that a child exercises their brain in other ways than through electronic stimulation - which is the current pathetic situation for today's young 'uns.
But he's a good kid - the best in fact - I know - I'm biased :) And like his Nana, and his mother, he loves reading.
No, I don't have any old, gnarled and twisted oak trees on the farm - just an alien Australian Black Wattle down by the dam.
But, I think, with a bit of ingenuity, it could work.
We have plenty of scrap wood for the door, and I will be taking a bit of pewter along to fashion into hinges. Perhaps I can use a paper tack as a handle...?
If it works I will post a pic for you.
I wonder how many times he's going to visit it to see if there are any visible signs of any inhabitant...