Today we went for a wander in the bush ~ at Bunyaville which can't be more than 10 minutes drive from home, first we had a picnic on the grass and then set off for a walk. I needed some sticks to make wooden buttons with but apart from that we had no adgenda.
if you look very carefully on the left you will see an orange lacewing butterfly on a leaf ~ just reminded me of this craft group post 'leaf pocket butterflies'
While we were wandering my beloved read a sign that said if we looked up we might see a Koala. Yeah right I thought. The wild Koala populations are in serious decline - they are not listed as endangered yet but they are a threatened species. See the Australian Koala Foundation for more information. Turns out we are a hopeful lot because we gave ourselves cricks in the neck searching the canopy above us for any sign of a grey furry lump.
I walked closer through the knee deep grass praying I was scaring the snakes away, the big girl in hot pursuit, Yep a Koala, a real live wild one!
We were everso excited. It kept scuttling around the other side of the tree each time I moved to get a better shot and this is a much zoom as I could muster BUT how cool is that? it made our day.
of course we had our own little Koala sleeping on her daddy's back
Well now my exciting news is told, on to the giveaway...
a hand made, by me, Kangaroo and her joey - 100% wool felt, wool fleece stuffing with a little river sand for balance and,
a new paperback copy of one of my all time fvourite children's books Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by the famous and wonderful Australian author Mem Fox.
You can listen to Mem read this story aloud and see the stunning illustrations here.
So what do you need to do? First up you'd best leave a comment BUT not just any old comment. Tell me what my favourite Australian Animal is (you might have to do a little blog searching) AND yours too ~ I might even make one. If you are really keen you can pop in each day after that and say hi til I pick a random winner next week ~ This giveaway has ended ~
I don't mind where you live as long as you have a postage address.