Ralfie and Jemima

Ralfie and Jemima

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Happy First Advent!

🌟 Dear friends 🌟

How nice to be writing a blog post with Nina after such a long time. Yes, this is Fudge writing to you from Riverside!

My Mommy has been too busy to post anything for such a long time, justifying her behaviour with things like "work" and "problems" and "real life" - whatever that is?! I got very upset with her time and again, saying, "What could be more important than spending time in Riverside?"

Well, today - completely unexpected - we received a package from the north of Germany; from my other Mommy called Birgit, to be precise. Nina could not believe her eyes. "But I haven't posted any stories or commented on her blog posts in ages!" she exclaimed. 

Do you know what I said to her then? I told her, "Well, that just goes to show how very, very well behaved I have been all year round. I am sure that that is why Birgit is sending this package. She has a special feeling for this kind of thing, you know! Just like Santa..."

Would you like to see what was inside the parcel?

Could we please spend a moment oohing and aahing over the gorgeous card she has sent us, the golden cabochons with diamonds in the middle, the little wooden balls and hearts, the frog, bird, chicken and gift box? And last but not least, a miniature house made by Birgit's own hands and a moose

When Nina saw that Birgit had gifted her one of her tiny houses, she might have shed a tear or two... She made this foto of it in her hand, so you can see just how small it is. 

I love the little planters on the front porch. 😊

We also received a table calendar with photos of my cousins Rosey and Fluby (hello, you two, if you are reading this!), a colourful rocking horse, a beautiful pink and white blanket with roses and these two very delicate blue cushions with Peter Rabbit on them.

As if all that weren't enough, Riverside now has this wonderful red swing, a packet of delicious marzipan sweets and a bunch of beautiful christmas ribbons (some shiny and some satin).

As every year, Birgit has gifted us with a Fluby and Rosey chocolate advent calendar. 💖

Dear Birgit

you have made our first advent weekend a truly magical one

with your gifts and generosity and friendship. 

🎀 Thank you so much.🎀

(Especially for making Nina write.)

Wishing everybody a very pleasant advent Sunday, maybe even with some delicious coffee and cake and some fudge of course... You should always have a piece of fudge. 😊

Hugs to all, 

Fudge & Nina