Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
I'm going to do some gardening.
I should have had breakfast earlier?
But I was too busy climbing my tree.
Oh, the sun is up.
It's going to get hot soon.
I'd better do the gardening first.
I need to pull out some weeds,
I need to cultivate the soil and then I need to water it.
This isn't the right tool for this job.
I know, the smaller tool, the trowel.
I'll be back.
I'll need to get the cultivator.
Yep, this one.
Now I need the rake.
Done. It's all nice and smooth.
Great. Now we'll need to water it.
There it is.
I'll just need to go to the tap and fill it up with some water.
I'd better put those tools away.
Sally doesn't like to see them lying around.
She wouldn't be happy.
You see that bird up there in my tree?
He's my friend.
I must go up and say hello.
He's not really my friend.
But this one time, he came and sat on my finger.
I want him to do it again.
I can see Possum rushing up and down that tree of his.
He's very energetic.
That sun is very bright.
I'll need my sunglasses. Hold on.
He's got so much energy.
It's really hard work, climbing.
I can remember having to climb up the mast.
I could only ever do it the once.
I couldn't do it again and again.
Oh, that sun is still bright.
Sally always wears a hat.
I know, I'll get mine.
The sun has gone behind the clouds.
I don't need my sunglasses and hat anymore.
Is that my bird friend over there?
It's so far away, I can't tell.
Skip loves birdwatching.
He let me borrow his binoculars.
I have them, I'll go grab them.
Oh, it's Skip. Hello.
I'll be right down.
You must be exhausted, Possum.
All that climbing.
I am, Skip. What are you here for?
Well, this belongs to Sally.
She lent it to me so I could bake a cake and I'm here to return it.
OK, come on.
What are you doing, Skip? Come on.
Right. Hi, Sally.
Thank you so much for letting me borrow your egg beater to bake my cake, thank you.
Oh, thank you for bringing it back.
Would you like a cup of tea?
Oh, yes, please. Thank you.
Would you like a drink, Possum?
Um, no, I'm alright.
Hmm. Every time Skip is here,
Possum, you're always so excited, but not today.
I'm excited Skip is here, yes, but…
Are you sad about something?
No, I'm happy.
Well, you can't be lonely.
What have you been doing this morning?
Well, I climbed my tree and then I was going to have breakfast but I did the gardening first because it was going to get hot.
And then I climbed my tree again.
Did you do anything else?
No, just climbed my tree.
Possum. You didn't climb your tree just the once.
I saw you going up and down and up and down and up and down.
You must be exhausted.
You're right, Skip.
He's climbed that tree so many times and because he didn't eat breakfast, all his energy is gone and now, he's tired.
Skip, did you eat breakfast?
Oh, yes. I had some orange juice and some toast and some eggs and bacon.
I had a hearty meal.
Skip and I both know how important it is to eat breakfast and not skip it because it gives you energy to get through the day.
If you skip breakfast, you have no energy.
Why don't we watch some children learning about healthy foods?
Yeah, let's watch.
Just before you do that,
I've just had a thought.
How about I go and bring something from my house.
I'll grab a recipe and a few ingredients.
That was great.
Yes, it was.
Those children learned a lot about eating healthy food.
If they eat healthy food, that gives them lots of energy so that when they go to school, they can learn.
Sally, look at all that food.
Well, the three of us are going to make something.
But, Possum, I'm not sure you have enough energy to help me.
Oh, no, it's OK. I can help, Skip.
Can you please get the recipe?
This explains how to make the energy balls.
Oh, these are great.
I can remember working on the ship during a terrible storm.
We had to work very hard and we didn't get any time to stop and eat but the ship's cook quickly made up a batch of these energy balls for us to eat on the go and they gave us lots of energy so we could get the ropes down.
Oh, that's great.
Well, I think we've got everything we need here.
Are you ready to make them?
Right, hang on.
Possum, no. Come back here.
Skip has already got everything on the tray.
We don't need anything else.
You are very organised, Skip.
I'm not so organised.
I had the tools all over the garden and kept having to go up and down my tree because I was forgetting my hat and my glasses.
Right. Are we ready?
Oh, hang on, Skip, we're forgetting something very important.
Wash our hands. Come on.
Yes, that's great.
Alright. Are we all already?
What we need is three-quarters of a cup of almonds.
And three-quarters of a cup of walnuts.
Oh, that one.
Now we're going to need some chia seeds.
Use the tablespoon for those, please, and we need two of them.
Two… Oh, that one.
We also need a tablespoon of flax seeds.
Now we need tablespoon of sunflower seeds.
Now we need to blend it all together until it becomes flour-like.
Take the lid off.
In with the dates.
They are delicious.
Yum, yum, yum.
The next ingredient is cacao powder.
Now some protein powder.
And some coconut oil.
One big scoop.
Place the lid back on and let's blend it all up again until it gets to a nice sticky mixture.
Now we'll use the spoon to scoop the mixture into our hands and mould it into balls.
Take the gloves off.
Skip, do we cook them now?
Oh, no, no, no.
We don't need to cook them.
We can eat them just as they are.
Oh, I've enjoyed making these so much.
I already feel like
I've got more energy.
Skip, do you want one?
Yes, I do.
I will take one with me.
The most important thing is they're very healthy.
I have to go. I need to do some more rigging on my crow's nest.
Alright. Off I go.
Can I grab another one?
Alright, then. See you later.
Oh, Sally, making these has given me lots of energy.
I think I might climb up to the top of my tree and look for my little bird friend.
Oh, that would be great.
Can I take some?
You should take some with you.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Can I get one more?
Alright, off you go.
Possum is in such a hurry today, he doesn’t even stop for breakfast. He may run out of energy. What can Skip do to help?