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Published August 17th 2020
Free fun that’s COVID-free
You've seen the teddies, you've spotted rainbows, but now you can find so much more!
But first, let's go back in time… to April 2020. This is a year like no other - just after the beginning of the COVID restrictions, people started putting teddies in their front windows, doorsteps and gardens to bring children some joy. The idea was to send a message of happiness, friendliness and warmth.
Meet a COVID safe dressed tree
Parents started going on a bear hunt. A free fun activity for kids that we could all indulge in (whilst social distancing) during our allowed exercise time.
Today when we were walking in Nell Street, West Watsonia, we discovered someone had decorated several trees with clothing. There were some tutus, a Spiderman outfit partially exposed under a suit and much more. All 'clothed trees' wore masks, of course. I can't tell you about all of them or it'll spoil the surprise.
There's a surprise under the suit
We were behind a mother and grandmother with two small children. The littles ones were running to each tree to find the next 'dressed tree'. They were excited in the way they used to be when they were pushed high on a playground swing or like finding a 'Wally'.
Just across Watsonia Road, another house has a colourful display with toys and messages on the footpath. It's fun for the whole family. I wonder what will be next? When I go walking, I will keep my eyes open for such small, simple pleasures.