Childhood magic

We are in the middle of half term here – a whole two weeks! And suddenly there are children everywhere, parked chez les grandparents. 

I passed two children playing in my neighbours garden.  Aged nine and six, they were busy mixing magic potions, using mainly an assortment of green herbs and earth.

Then yesterday I had a brief discussion with my granddaughters, aged nine and five. Guess what, they were mixing magic potions. Theirs were a mixture of flour and food colouring. 

The session ended suddenly; the potion had stained the white dining table. Emergency action was needed.

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