Ralfie and Jemima

Ralfie and Jemima

Saturday, 30 April 2011

A New Workplace

Christopher Longblossom, the owner of Riverside's bakery, has had to travel abroad unexpectedly. He does not know when he will return to Riverside, if ever. When the Periwinkles found out about this, they asked Christopher Longblossom if they could rent the bakery and run it for him, during his absence. Christopher was thrilled at this idea, and agreed immediately. Due to these events, the Periwinkles have taken over Riverside's beautiful Water Mill Bakery. They feel very lucky to have found new jobs so quickly!

Today, Julie and James Periwinkle are going to show us their new workplace.

 Let's follow them to the Water Mill Bakery! 

Here we are. 

 James and Julie are ecstatic. They are going to enter the bakery for the first time as new tenants. They are inviting us inside. Let's go!   

The two rabbits examine every detail as they enter their new workplace. The interior seems to be in perfect condition. But, oh! The dust! It has formed a coat on the floor and the counter. Julie and James decide to give everything a thorough cleaning. 

First of all, Papa Periwinkle goes outside to get some water from the millstream.

Now they can start to clean. James' wife has already started to wipe the counter.

James is cleaning the oven, while Julie is polishing the display.

Together they clean the dough mixer.

After the entire bakery has been wiped clean, the Periwinkles start to carry inside all the baking utensils. They start with the trays,  which they are going to need to display the pastries on. 

"Let's put them in the shop window," says Julie.

Then, she gets the cash register. It is brand-new.

While James carries in the scale, Julie tries out the cash register to see if it works.

Done. Now the bakery is ready for tomorrow, when James and Julie Periwinkle are going to bake and sell their fresh bread, cakes and cookies. 

"I love you, my precious willow catkin," says James. He does this quite often, mostly when he is as content as he is now.

"I love you too, James," replies Julie and smiles at him. 

Before they leave, they look around the shop one more time, in anticipation of the next day.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Welcome to Riverside

Do you know the Periwinkles? If not, you shall meet them today! The Periwinkles are mother Julie Periwinkle, father James Periwinkle and little baby Jemima. They are all very excited, as today they are moving to a small village called Riverside. 

 Papa Periwinkle has found them a lovely home by the river. The house is called “Riverside Lodge”. It is a bright and cosy little house, with three rooms and a stove. Come inside and have a look!
You might be surprised that the house is completely empty! Well, the Periwinkles are still waiting for the moving van with their furniture to arrive… There it comes!

Several hours later, in the early evening…

Papa Periwinkle is still busily working away. He is designing furniture for the new living room. 
What do you think is happening upstairs?

Upstairs, in the bathroom, little baby Jemima is preparing for her bath.

She loves the warm water. Mama Periwinkle washes her with the soft pink cloth, until she is squeaky clean!

Baby Jemima loves her rubber duck.

She calls her Quackie.

After bathing Jemima, Julie Periwinkle puts her daughter to bed. She tucks her in really tightly, the way her baby likes it, and goes downstairs to have a cup of tea with her husband.

What a great day this has been! The first day in their new home!