Tuesday, 14 June 2011

I fell asleep beneath the flowers, for a couple of hours, on a beautiful day....

Well, here in the land of Pie Country of Staffordshire, there has been some rather troublesome goings on.
Dixie, One Eyed Wonkey and Wonkey Donkey found out by pure chance that there had been a celebration of the first day of Summer, in the Pie Country of Central California, where there is a smell of brine in the air, warm sunshine, flowers and birds... farmerjulie , donkey, hedgehog and all their friends gathered, to eat delicious home baked pies to celebrate the coming of Summer...and to be honest with you, 
my three donkeys felt left out and told me so... 

 So I quickly rustled up a party table for them, spread with the prettiest of patchwork, the sweetest plate in all the world, bedecked with Violas and party flower hats...
 but see, no hand baked pie for this hungry threesome, what is a person to do in such circumstances?   (Answer:   run to the local Spar and buy a packet of French Fancies) Pretty cakes, sickly sweet, full of E numbers and not quite in the spirit of the magnificent farm party over the sea and a bit, but .....

here they are, tucking into their cake...
Wonkey decided to change his hat to match the cake....

 Then without any kind of warning, in comes Mechanical Mike, most put out that he was not invited to the first day of Summer Pie/French Fancy party, pushed Wonkey roughly out of the way, pinched his hat and helped himself to the cake, tut tut...

 Dixie and One Eyed Wonkey were very upset and told him so, but you know how monkeys can be when they decide to get upto monkey business.
~0~
Now I have a dilemma....my sister in law, who lives in Australia, has arranged for many family members to meet up and stay in the Loire Valley, France soon, which we are looking forward to very much....but I am worried sick as to whom I should asked to accompany us.   Wonkey Donkey came with us to Kent for the seaside air, but who should come to France?   Should it be One eyed Wonkey's turn or Dixie Donkey?
I may have to toss a coin.  
Mechanical Mike will certainly not be asked after his dreadful and anti-social behaviour of today.
Any help in this matter would be most welcome.
All of this aside, happy summertime to all our dear friends near and far.
Thank you for stopping by.x

24 comments:

"ethel" said...

Ha ha ha! I think the sun has gone to your head missus! But it is so wonderful to actually have a bit of sunshine. I keep lugging stuff outside to work on but then getting a bit dazzled and unable to see and having to come back in a again.
By the way, I can't see MM in any of the pictures...

The Devil Makes Work said...

Oh Viv - you are so bonkers in such a lovely way!!!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Well now, I think One-eye deserves a treat and a trip to the land of pastry would be just the thing.
I do admire all their choices of haberdashery. And hope their eating habits were not quite as shocking as thier California cousins.
Do have them send a post card from the Loire
c/o
Farmer Julie
Pie Valley
Calif.

xx
julie

Magic Bean said...

Such decisions cannot be made by the toss of a coin for heaven's sake...
You will have to tell them that journeying abroad will be decided on Good Behaviour over the next weeks.
And whoever is left will have a marvellous present brought back for him, as compensation.
Ax

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Viv - what a wonderful story, you should go into print, your story really made me smile this afternoon - thank you.
Take all of the bonky donkeys, you could tell the naughty boy that this is his last chance and he can come to but if he mis-behaves that's it!!!
T x
ps we are hoping to go to France this summer, have a lovely time.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Maybe you should have a draw then they all have an equal chance of going!

Jayne
x

Clare said...

They all wear their hats so well any of them would certainly look the part!

carrad said...

You ARE daft (but lovely!) I'm just hoping my granddaughter's stuffed friends don't start having such amazing adventures or I'll be bloggin about them! xxx

Hannah said...

I love the Loire Valley :) it's beautiful and lovely and hot. Some beautiful Chatuex's along it and Smaur (if you are going there) has a great market. Another one that was really good was Doue-la-fontaine, they had a brilliant market that runs right through the town )which is actually pretty small).

Hope you enjoy it!


Hannah

Hannah said...

samur*

Joanna said...

Stuff the toys (so to speak), take me to France!!! Sweet sweet tea party, I love it.

xx

A Blessed Life said...

You are a crack up viv,and we would not have you any other way a great post...when are we leaving for France...

Flaming Nora said...

I think you are quite right about that pesky monkey.Monkeys of that kind can not be trusted to behave in any kind of social situation. i would say One eye should go, but he does look as though he has a delicate constitution and is happiest at home with a blankie over his back taking the weight off his hooves. Would he be able to cope with all that foreign food? I would hate for him to get a dickie tummy.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Take them all and avoid any rivalry...
Either way have a lovely time.
Susan x

Spiral Dyed Downunder said...

Maybe Mechanical Mike senses he is not as well loved as the others and is acting out his feeling of loneliness in attention seeking behavior? Consider taking him, I am sure he would be better behaved if he felt more included. Now I'm not saying this is a fault of yours, toys require lots of attention and some of them are just greedy for it. Give Mike a go, he might surprise you!

Betty said...

I think this little threesome are a family and, like any family, would love a day out together - mechanical mike will only learn by example so please let them all come with you! (p.s. did you know you can get passports via internet shops for your toys? we had them when our boys were little for two teddies that travelled and they were given stamps at various entry points (France are particularly accommodating). Bettyx

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

Toss a coin, it is the only fair way! Love your blog - happy summer, we are battling through winter - but the beautiful full-moon tonight warmed my heart ! Which part of Australia is your Aussie from? Enjoy France - I have never been but would love to visit some day ;o)

Jackie said...

I think you should make this into a book. You have a great imagination.

Filamental said...

You are way too funny. Love it. I love you donkey, take him!
hugs to you on this summer's day.

Simone said...

I love this! I think you should definitely take mechanical mike - and leave him there!!!

found and sewn said...

I love these photos...so funny!!

Letticeleaf said...

Obvious innit!

The one that's got a flaming passport Silly!

LLX

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey - loved that post - and take neither - just a nice big bag for your french booty. (Love the Loire BTW - look forward to going back without boys so I can spend longer at the Châteaux without the 'can we have an ice cream now's.)

I've posted your work on my blog today - I can't tell you how much i love that make. It is so special.
fee x

l.wilks11 said...

What a lovely story, my little grandchildren would love to hear about Wonky Donky and his friends. Don't delay do it now........x