A short while ago (back in early February) I visited the Stickman Trail with my daughter and her children. Whilst there we collected some sticks … to make a couple of Stickmen (well what else would you make from sticks). At that time I wrote about it and posted pictures here Stickman Part One and here Stickman Part Two
On Easter Sunday one of the Stickmen (a sickman) was returned to me for repair – it was a severe case of rot for the wooden fellow, two broken legs requiring major surgery. Daniel and Emma placed him on a a makeshift stretcher (a tea tray), covered him with a makeshift blanket (a tea towel) and placed him near the back door ready for moving to the shed … regrettably I stepped on him and snapped his spine!
But despite it looking like he might not even see the summer let alone survive it, I’m pleased to say that some quick repair work has made it look like he has pulled through and will survive a little longer.
The overall upshot of this is twofold – the imagination and make believe world of two small children remains intact and perhaps more importantly (for me at least) is the continued belief from them (for now at least) that Grandad can fix things …
Some pictures below – clicking on the first picture will open a scrolable gallery