Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge

Sunday, 20 January 2019

A Parcel From Sirkka!!!




The next Santa was from Finland and he brought sooo many beautifully wrapped presents from Sirkka, her mice and her doll family.



"This one is for you," said Fudge, "go ahead and open it, Nina!" he pleaded. 
(He probably thought it was a bar of chocolate.)



It was not. It was a Tonttuovi, a gorgeous finnish elf door. It allows the elves to peak in on the children of Riverside before christmas to see who is naughty and nice.



Thank you, Sirkka, for this wonderful gift! We will use it next year and maybe then the children of Riverside will be even nicer than in 2018! And maybe Fudge's paw will get stuck in the Periwinkles' cookie jar a little less often...



Our favourite little rabbit girl Jemima received a present from Iivari the mouse.



 It was this cute little wagon with colourful building blocks.



From Emily... 



...she got this gorgeous rag doll wearing a pink hand crocheted dress.



How precious!💓



From Siiri she received this wonderful, also hand crocheted bedspread.



She loved it, and so did Quackie.



Sweet little Eetu regaled Jemima with this adorable dolly inside her own bed.



"Hello, little baby", Jemima said, "I'm your new momma. Sleep well now."



Now it was Fudge's turn to open up a present. It was from Eetu and Emilia. Pickles and Quackie couldn't wait for him to open it. They thought it must be something edible and yummy if was for Fudge.



Fudge unwrapped his gift and didn't know what to say. The children sent him... six heads of lettuce?! 

Quackie didn't even pretend to hide her disappointment. Pouting, she crawled into Jemima's hat. Pickles the dragon stared at the cabbages and felt a bad cough tickling in the back of his throat.



Compared to Pickles and Quackie though, Fudge had not forgotten his manners. He showed everybody the beautiful tray and picked up one of the vegetables with his paw. As he took a closer look at it, he realized that it wasn't a vegetable at all, but a delicious muffin smelling of pear. 

He would keep this knowledge to himself for a little while longer...



Next, there were two gifts for Julie from the wonderful Marianne. The first was a beautiful machine embroidered table cloth. Julie thought of keeping it in the living room...



...or maybe on a table in the kitchen.



The second was this bright red Poinsettia. The rabbits loved it.



Then Julie unwrapped this amazing hand embroidered picture inside a wooden frame and two matching cushions, all of them made by Siiri!



Finally, it was James' turn. He would never forget this christmas, as he had never received so many gifts at once. 

What was this wonderful thing he got from Iivari?



It was his very own work belt made out of real leather!



And it even came with this very sharp and useful knife and sheath!

Julie admired James from the side and thought he looked very handsome and manly with his new gift and James was already imagining the most spactacular adventures he would have wearing his new belt and knife. He could travel all the way to the other side of the world and fight evil child eating monsters with this knife... 

...or he could just use it for gardening.



From Tuomo he got this fancy bag made of faux crocodile leather.



Look at James' face. He was happier than Fudge inside a toffee shop. His new belt and knife made him feel adventurous and brave and his briefcase made him feel smart and elegant. What a great way to start new year!



DEAR SIRKKA, 
THANK YOU FOR ALL THESE WONDERFUL PRESENTS!

YOU HAVE GIFTED THE PERIWINKLES AND ME WITH 
HOURS AND HOURS OF FUN.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR 
GENEROSITY AND FRIENDSHIP.

💙 🐥 💙