Sunday, 17 January 2016

new arrivals and introductions in what is now known as The Dwelling

 It has been a while since I last posted and a lot has happened, is still happening in fact!
As some of you might already know, in particular those who also read Nancy's blog Pomegranate Trail, a brave group ventured out from her place to ours. After a surprisingly short journey they arrived almost two weeks ago. Despite the fact we weren't completely prepared (the trip took them less than a week and we were still reeling from the New Year's celebrations)they were of course given a huge, warm, albeit make-shift, festive welcome. 
Hugs, kisses, bustling, unpacking, shedding the occasional tears of joy and relief at having made it safely across the Big Divide. There was music and dancing and merriment of all kinds, lasting well into the small hours, or so I'm told as I went to bed early, it being a Wednesday night and me having to get up early the following morning! 

Communication with the outside world on the subject was impossible as my laptop let me down, i.e. gave up the ghost as we say in Dutch......and I ended up having to purchase a new one, which always means a lot of getting used to, uploading, installing et cetera and so forth. Hence the delay.

No more of the latter, we will start the introductions right away
our porcelain Doll has acquired a new fan, the Tiny Mouse who immediately fell under her spell. Beside her we see a huge box of chocolates they brought along, yummy, who doesn't love chocolate?
Porcelain Doll now has at least three suitors and she can't make up her mind who is to be her beau, spoilt for choice indeed. 
As was to be expected BirdBoy and DutchBoy (the one on the right with his mischievous grin) hit it off straight away. Together with a couple of like-minded fellows they gathered in BirdBoy's mess of a room, to chill I believe it's called, and I dare say other than sleep/chill out there, they're more likely to be found all over the place intent as they are on experiencing Great Adventures. Hopefully they will not get hurt, or if and when they do, I hope I will be able to fix them......I'm sure they'll get into trouble. However, I am not really worried about that, as the OldBirdKing is more than capable of dealing with them in the appropriate manner.

in what has now become the nursery we find the Twins in their swinging basket, watched over by Sally on the left, to the right in the cot Big Baby. He does own the large red suitcase and was used to sleeping in it, but as soon as he spotted the empty cot he declared 'Mine!' and so it is.


Whitey the polar bear finds the Twins highly amusing and enjoys watching over them, offering Sally a break from time to time.


'drumsticks' Gorilla has never been properly introduced although he has been with us for quite some time now, so here goes....drrrrrrummrollllllll........here are a couple of comments on Drumsticks
'He's a very happy fellow', says OBK
'He always has a smile on his face', according to BirdBoy. 'He's not fazed by noisy children and together they can create a Lot of 
Loud Music' adds GhostBird.
'He has a lovely voice and he knows hundreds of lullabies by heart' Emily whispered in my ear.

Need I say more? That is precisely the reason he's in the nursery and when he's not banging away on his drumset or singing a merry song, he's quiet as a mouse, keeping to the tight sleep-schedule Sally has worked out for the babies' naps.


.....crumbs after breakfast


isn't he a cutie? I believe I have fallen in love with this Doggie. He has a great personality, expressed in his gentle but solid observations, such as 'a tree is only a tree when rooted'
deep huh?

In the image below in the OldBirdKing's room we see more newcomers. On the right seated on the lizard, Mr PR who according to Nancy set the whole troupe off, as it was initially his desire to join our Gang. Lying on OBK's bed is LittlestBoyBaby, who had literally lost his head. You'll be happy to know Nancy, the head has been glued back on and we are all very careful with him. This is also the reason OBK has decided to let him sleep in his bed for the time being. OBK will sleep with Otter who will be able to keep him warm during the Winter's months.



Meanwhile in one of the kitchens Mexican Lady has found her new home together with Mrs. Simpson, 'call me Marge, dear' 
'buenos dias Marge, yo soy Frida'
They have been twittering non-stop about recipes, where to get the best ingredients for all of their favourite dishes - many of which I had never even heard of - since they have met (I exaggerate, of course).
They love food, cooking, discovering new recipes and talking about food, cooking and looking up new recipes. Although how they manage to understand one another is beyond me, as Frida speaks Spanish and Marge English, oh well they are very happy together and I am so glad they have found each other. 

In the post title some may have noticed a change of name for the Project, which will remain an ongoing project for as long as we're all. A proper name for the actual place where the Gang all live has eluded me since the beginning. Nancy once again came up with a name so fitting and right, I fail to see why I hadn't thought of it myself. From now on we will call the house The Dwelling, so be it.
Nancy we cannot thank you enough for what you have given us, the many beings, the delightful names and even more importantly, your trust and faith All would be welcome and made to feel at home here in the Dwelling. 

p.s. 
Nancy, I realise there was even more in your box, we will get round to that in a later post, rest assured!

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh sighs of contentment and shrieks of excitement!! How very wonderful it is to see them all settling in over there. I am particularly touched to see how they have each found their 'people' within the Dwelling. I am so glad to know that the babies are well cared for and loved by those in the Nursery and that LittlestBoyBaby has again got his head about him! Dutch Boy looks quite at ease with other chaps to hang with, which does my old heart good. I've known and loved him for so very long. Likewise, I had not one doubt that DOG would walk right into your heart and I am so glad he did. Also, I was happy to meet Drumsticks! What a fun guy to have around! I bet he'd love that little wood barrel to bang about on!!
It is completely and totally obvious that I made the very best and right choice in allowing the screaming masses to have their way and make this journey to a new land. I'm so grateful to you Saskia, their most wonderful hostess. OK then, carry on...

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

thanks Nancy, your enthusiastic comment tells me you approve of their exploits thus far, we will keep you 'in the know' of future endeavours!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i could keep reading forever...

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

so I must keep on writing......