Arrangements were made and soon after I had finished making Laura a new classic yoke dress of Liberty fabric, she took her rucksack (containing waterbottle, apple, notepad and pencil), her pet owl and a chocolate gift for the Villagers and set off on her adventure.
|Laura and owl all ready for visiting Hattie and co|
|The note my younger daughter wrote to the Sasha Village clan|
- Visitors arrive in the Village
- A little modelling
- The visitors go visiting
- Things that go bump in the night
- Breakfast toast and bears
- The hunt is on ...
- A discovery is made ...
On Thursday she travelled home and arrived safely on Friday much to my younger daughter's relief, who had missed her and keenly asked every day if there was a new post for her to read with her breakfast. None of the others had the heart to play or go outside while Laura was away so they had big plans for her return.
She brought some very generous gifts home with her from Hattie, Dee and all the others in the Sasha Village.
Today our Sasha's held a tea party to celebrate Laura's return. The weather wasn't kind enough for this to take place outside (sunshine and showers), so they used our dining room table and sat picnic style to enjoy the feast, when they were joined by a new member of the family:
|Laura's owl perched on her head, in the hope of cake crumbs|
|Miranda was determined to dress for spring|
|A little fuzzy creature arrived...|
|... and peered longingly at the tea and cakes|
|he sidled onto the table and smiled at everyone|
|before making his way to Laura and her cup of tea|
|which he tried to pick up|
|Florence almost forgot her own tea in her surprise at the new bear|
|Laura introduced him to everyone |
"This is Clemence, he came with me from the Sasha Village
and is going to live with us"
|Reuben regarded the new bear with interest|
|while Leo and Mabel leaned forward as they held their bears and the |
owl came down for a closer look as his travelling companion
|Clemence snuggled up to Laura while the owl looked on|
|Everyone welcomed Clemence and Laura and Owl's return with tea and cakes|
The following photos show what my younger girl did with Laura, her owl and her new bear on Friday evening at bedtime.
|Laura and Clemence bear (in a glove)|
|Laura's owl snuggles in to Reuben's pyjamas|
|Clemence in the glove|
|Clemence reads about his cousin Mr Mossy and honey toast|