Find time to play

Playground1 Playground2 Playground3 Playground4Is anyone going to the Fresh Air Festival in Melbourne this weekend? I'd love to get down there but I'm not sure we'll be able to make it in the allotted times. Have you heard of this festival? It's all about the simple joy of play time. "Everybody knows how to play," the organisers say, "we just don't get to do it any more." Held in conjunction with Pop Up Playground, the festival is three days of hilarious, imaginative, open-air, in-the-streets play time for big kids.

I especially like the sound of this game by Coney, which has all the elements of beauty and subterfuge that I loved about the movie Amelie:

The Tail Wags You’ll follow a stranger through the city and look for opportunities to steer and sweeten their evening whilst staying inconspicuous.

OK I realise it sounds a little stalkerish, but I still like the idea of secretly making someone's evening magical. Are you with me?

Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it is a joyful one for you. And I hope you find at least a little time to play.

{Photos via Pop Up Playground on Facebook)

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