Well as many of you may know, we are delighted to have three small visitors staying with us at the moment . Ratty, Toad & Mole are on the last leg of a very grand & rather exhausting world wide galavant.
Once they became accustomed to the concept of Christmas & new year beginnings in the time of summer, they joined in splendidly.
Some things were still perfectly familiar wherever one wanders in the world.
oh dear, Mole is still a little topsy-turvy after removing his night cap/Fynn's sock.
How thrilling indeed!!
.. was the Roast Beast Feast of Christmas day lunch.
Other busy boys were boiling,
after all that running & playing & jumping around.
Cousins that rubbed along a little like siblings, but pleased to see each other none-the-less.
And that is how Toad came to wet his pants..
I'll let him explain..
We've all spent a few late afternoon's cooling off on the banks of the Ngaruroro river.
Friendship, adventure, travel..
A you will have noticed.. it doesn't take more than a blink of an eye before Christmas has passed
& the beginning of a new & shiny year comes around.
We, all five, gathered under leafy bowers & spotted umbrellas..
to while away some most pleasurable time indeed.
A perfect, still & peaceful evening..
we chatted about the year just been and all the adventures & mishaps.
We noted the quirky imperfections of our joined lives.
We all concluded that life is for lapping up wherever you find yourself...even if you're visiting.
He was delighted to meet the Willows for the very first time.
The Wind In the Willows Word Book was an excellent place to begin to know them better..
Off for a short walk in Cornwall Park & then to bed.
Cheerio for now from us All