Friday, May 30, 2014

Meanwhile in Butterlea...

Miss Daisy, the Realtor, has asked Beittoven to go and check out some properties for her. Since he's the local contractor, it makes sense for him to give an estimate as to how much it will cost to renovate.

Now Beittoven doesn't know much about the potential clients other than one is a single female fairy and the other is a pixie, gender unknown, looking for a spot to open a pub. He's been to see several locations all completely unsuitable. The first was a cute little cottage which would have been excellent for the fairy except for the location, right next to a fox hole! Beittoven has put it on his list of "potential to relocate".

The second and third turned out to be much too small even for a fairy. But the fourth seemed promising.

There is an entrance just under the fungi that would be perfect for a front door.  It's in a good location not far from the sweet little two story. I guess we'll have to see what Miss Daisy thinks!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Angel and the Attic

It seems to Angel that Grand's house goes on forever, and ever!  Yesterday when all the other kids were writing end of year tests for school, Angel, who is only three and doesn't go to school yet, wandered off exploring.  She found a set of stairs just outside the nursery that lead up to the attic.

Now I know what you are thinking, attics are dusty, musty places full of spiders and just not a safe place for a three year old to be exploring unsupervised!  It's okay to think that as I'm sure that is what most attics are like. But this is Grand's attic and she knows that eventually one or all of the kids in her care will end up there.

It wasn't long before Angel came across just the thing she'd been searching for but hadn't known it!  There in the corner was a unicorn just the right size for a wee thing to go for a ride.

Except everyone knows that riding a unicorn isn't as easy as that!  You can't just get on thinking the unicorn wants you there or will even move for you.  So Angel sat down with her dollies and had a long chat with the creature hoping to make friends with him.

Of course just being friendly with a unicorn is no guarantee so Angel got out her magic wand. A quick wave of the wand and she was riding the unicorn in fine style. And apparently the unicorn's name is Fred!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spring Part 2

It may be spring but when you are working hard it does get warm. Crumb found a spot for a quick nap!

 Unfortunately for him, Murphy came across him while walking in the woods.  She'll calm down once she sees all the grass that Crumb has managed to cut so far.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Spring has finally arrived in Butterlea. It was touch and go whether that would really happen. But, it's here and with it comes the chores like cutting grass, chopping firewood for next winter, and putting in the vegetable garden.

Crumb recently arrived in town and since the sun is shining today, he set out to look for work. First stop is the cute little two story where Nixie and Murphy live.

Murphy was surprised at the knock on the door as she hadn't been expecting anyone. The dinosaur head at the window made her slightly cautious as she opened the door.

Crumb apologized for scaring her and explained that he was looking for work.
"I'm a great gardener," he explained.

"Have you got your own tools and equipment?" asked Murphy
"I sure do!" replied Crumb. "I can cut the grass, trim trees and till the soil for the vegetable garden."

By this time Nixie had come to the door too. Murphy introduced her to Crumb and explained that he was willing to look after the yard work and he had his own tools.

"Well, Mr. Crumb," said Nixie, "It looks like you are hired! I have a good supply of all natural bug spray to keep the mosquitoes away and if you come to the back door at lunch time, I'll see you get a nice tall glass of iced tea too."

And that's how Crumb got a job as grounds keeper at the sweet little two story.