For this post to make sense I'll have to give you a bit of background. When I was in Junior 1 (now known as Year 3) my dad sat me down and helped me to design a fantasy picture for an imaginary world that we had created. We drew a pumpkin house and a toadstool house. I practised and practised drawing these all the time and created my own little world for the fairies, pixies and goblins (yes, I was brought up on a diet of Enid Blyton too).
At work we have a little grass courtyard and yesterday there was a blanket of mushrooms/toadstools covering the courtyard. Living in such an urban area, not having a garden and working full time in an office means that sometimes, just seeing a little bit of nature make my heart swell and this time it bought the memories of my toadstool house drawings flooding back too.
And yes, I did look a bit of a tit, crouching down in the courtyard with only my mobile phone camera to hand, squelching through the grass after all the rain we had this morning... The staff in the office facing must have thought I was on the hunt for mushrooms of the magic variety!!