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Not the most stylish of photos, but knocking up a fire engine for Niblet before 9am on a Sunday morning with limited resources does not really require finesse!!

He woke earlier than he has for weeks, I persuaded him into the spare bed for a bit more sleep (mostly just wriggling). Then I had no choice but to get up and make some breakfast. He dressed up in his fireman’s hat & jacket, played with his hose (a piece of pipe insulation left as a gift for him by the plumber) and announced that he wanted a fire engine!!

He has been using a little wooden trike as a fire engine, so I suggested this. No, he wanted A FIRE ENGINE.

I had a hunt and did the best I could with a large-ish box, a silver pen, some foil, a bit of ribbon, a couple of small yoghurt pots, blue gaffer tape and a red felt tip. It sits nicely on the back of the trike so he can actually ‘go to an emergency’ on it.

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The hose is now dual purpose, he also pretends it is the pole to slide down in the fire station!!

He seemed quite pleased.

More successful than the fat/seed coconuts I made for the birds!! They finished the ones I bought, so I thought I’d refill them myself.

Block of lard, bird seed & mealworms. I think I put in too much seed, they are definitely not as popular as the ones from the shop.

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