Ralfie and Jemima

Ralfie and Jemima

Tuesday 25 December 2018

A Parcel From Drora!!!

It's Christmas Eve at the Periwinkles'. They just popped outside to have their picture taken on the town square by a professional photographer. This gives us a chance to snoop around...

Jemima has decorated her room with a little green christmas tree and a drawing of a happy penguin.

Quackie and Button are wondering how many gifts Santa is going to bring them. Button was very good this year. Quackie not so much...

The parents' bedroom is decorated with a beautiful wreath that Cutata from Sweet Berry Valley made last year. On the bed are some heart shaped pillows and the cute and very comfortable rabbit pillows they received last christmas from Sarah at Magic Mayhem.

Julie didn't have any time to knit before christmas, because she was too busy baking and cooking. The bag of wool that she got from Marianne last year is standing next to the armchair in the reading room.

In the bathroom is a little white deer ornament next to the pot of Drora's pansies. James Periwinkle takes very good care of the flowers all year round.

Here we are in the kitchen. Looks like Julie baked some delicious christmas cupcakes!

On the little blue table is a gingerbread house made last christmas by Birgit. 

Seems like the Periwinkles and their friends are back from the town square and in the mood for unpacking presents.

Jemima is dressed up as Santa and her friend Ralfie as Rudolph. Jemima's cousins Billie and Jillie are there too, as well as Hippolina, Fudge and Pickles.

There have been rumours all around town that tonight different Santas from all over the world are bringing presents to Riverside. 

It seems like they are true! The very first Santa slipped through the chimney while no one was looking and brought presents from Drorasminimundo in Israel. They were delivered without wrapping paper. Jemima is very happy about this, as it means there will be less time spent unwrapping and more time spent playing!

The presents include a colourful dolly with movable arms and legs, a white cake stand with freshly baked chocolate cookies on top, a miniature red and white rocking horse, a giraffe (with real hair!) on a wagon, the most precious pink stroller Jemima has ever seen, and a new (feline) addition to the family!

The doll jumps into Jemima's arms immediately. She is happy to have a mommy now.

"Funny dolly," Jemima giggles. "You ah so soft!" 

Jemima knows what to do with the stroller immediately. It is the stroller she has always wanted for Quackie. 

And Quackie is proud as can be. No more bothersome waddling around, she says to herself. From now on she will be pushed from A to B like the V.I.D. that she is.

(In case you didn't know, V.I.D. is short for Very Important Duck.)

The toys are great and Jemima invites her friends and family to play. Billie takes the dolly next to her onto the armchair and Ralfie says hello to the horsy and the giraffe. 

Pip and Molly and the new cat are getting acquainted also.

Jemima quickly decides that she should be called Pumpkin due to her orange fur. Pumpkin purrs in agreement and Pip and Molly stare at her with curiosity.

Drora's presents are THAT great, that Jemima's toys even play together in her room now when Jemima isn't there. 

And it is always great fun for Jemima to play with them with a group of friends.

💝 Thank you, dear Drora, for these precious little handmade treasures and for being such a good friend to Jemima Periwinkle and me. 💝

🎄🎅 Merry Christmas to everybody! 🎅🎄



  1. Hi Nina!
    What a delightful story to read just after Christmas Day!
    You know how much I love The Periwinkles´home. It always looks warm and cosy ( and very clean and tidy) but at Christmas time it looks even better. I love all the Christmas decorations. The cushions add a lovely touch. I was happy to see my garland on Julie´s and James´s bedroom wall. The kitchen looks wonderful and those cupcakes just out of the oven must be delicious.

    I can imagine Jemima´s excitement when she saw all those lovely gifts under the Christmas tree. They are all adorable and some of them so tiny. Drora is very talented. She makes lovely miniatures!
    Quackie must be over the moon with her new stroller. It´s so cute!
    Congrats on this wonderful posts (the pictures are lovely!) and congrats on those great little gifts. They´re adorable!

    Last but not least, I wanted to tell you I love the picture taken at the Town Square in front of the Christmas tree and the Christmas market.They all look so happy!

    Merry Christmas to you and the Riversiders!

    A big hug!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Cutata!

      The Periwinkles and their friends like how the photo turned out too. It will always be a reminder of a pleasant time spent with good friends.

      Stay tuned for the next part of the Periwinkles' christmas celebration.

  2. Hello Nina
    What a wonderful Christmas the Periwinkles had, and how lucky they are to have received such lovely gifts!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!

    1. Hello GreyRabbit, thanks so much for your comment!

      The Periwinkles are very fortunate to have so many kind friends all over the world.

      My Christmas was great, thank you. I hope you and your family have a pleasant New Year's Eve!

  3. Wir hoffen, Du hast die Weihnachtstage mindestens so schön und gut verbracht wie Jemima und ihre Freunde. Was fĂŒr ein schöner Post - und was fĂŒr wunderschöne Geschenke (und das kommt von jemandem, der das beurteilen kann). Drora ist wirklich einer der nettesten und talentiertesten Menschen, den man in Blogland finden kann. Viel Spaß mit den schönen Geschenken... und natĂŒrlich war uns sofort klar, was eine V.I.D. ist... wir hier haben ja z. B. ein selbsternanntes V.I.F. - aber das ist ein anderes Thema. Wir freuen uns schon auf viele Momente in 2019, wo Quackie in ihrem WĂ€gelchen von A nach B geschoben wird... Oh, und nicht zu vergessen - das offizielle Weihnachtsfoto ist klasse geworden.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe
    Birgit - und von den BiWuBĂ€rchen auch

    1. Hallo Birgit!

      Vielen Dank fĂŒr Deine Zeilen.

      Die Periwinkles und die Hogwarts sind sehr stolz auf ihr ofizielles Weihnachtsfoto.

      Sich in ihrem WÀgelchen von A nach B schieben lassen, ist bereits Quackies (zweit-)liebstes Hobby geworden (das Erste ist Schokolade, Kekse oder Kuchen mampfen, bis sie umfÀllt).

  4. Hello Nina!

    Your pictures are excellent. It is very nice to see, how cozy home The Periwinkles' have.

    Drora had sent perfect gifts. Jemimas toys are cute. So many toys for a little girl! She has really been kind and behaved well this year, we think.

    It is a treasure to have many friends :)

    We wish you and all the Riversiders Happy new year!

    1. Thank you Sirkka! Happy New Year to you too!

      Jemima is enjoying all her new gifts. She says it is a good thing that it is cold and wet outside, because she needs to stay indoors and play.

  5. Beautiful gifts from Drora.

    1. I agree, Fabiola. Drora is very talented.