Chapter One – A Cautionary Tale

There will be several posts today.  It is catch up time, and I’ll link each one back to this first one.  You may have thought that THE THINGS had already left, but far from it – they have continued to cause madness and mayhem as we travelled from place to place.  The time will soon come for them to move on, so this cautionary tale (and the ones that follow) are indications of what to expect for the next host or hostess.  I had hoped that a visit to our cultural and historical country would have given them a chance to mature, however, this first post will probably convince you that that is just NOT going to happen…..

So, it is a while since we travelled to South Wales.  It was a teaching trip at Busy Bees in Newport, and the last place I would have wanted them to come as I knew there would be too many opportunities for The Things to get lost.  Sadly, they have obviously learnt a thing or two on their travels, and I had not sooner removed my coat that to find…..

….. Two little Things trying to get out of my pocket!

What a shock for 14 lovely ladies!  It was meant to be a workshop on the embellisher, but as you will see, once they saw the colour there was no keeping the Things under control, and most of the time was spent chasing them around the room.

What a squeal went up when they saw these colours, they thought it matched their hair, and wanted a coat.  I can see they need some colour lessons!

Frankly, I think this went well with their hair, but they were more interested in hiding underneath it.  Thing One disappeared really quickly

It wasn’t long before they found this one.  Thing Two thought it made them invisible.  Thank goodness for turquoise hair!

At coffee time they found this flower!  They wanted it for a buttonhole……..       We had to drag them away.

They were only left alone for a minute.  Off they went again – this time find some pretty fibres.  It took us ages to untangle them,

and, undaunted, they just went off to find some more mischief.

We had hoped that they would take an afternoon nap, but no such luck.  They were desperate for a ‘go’, however I feel that they are too young to play with needles

So, another tangling seemed to be the order of the day!

They soon found more

More squeals announced that they had found another ‘buttonhole’

Then, just for a moment, they went quiet, and we thought they had gone to sleep!

We were wrong!  Off they went to play roly poly on another partly made cushion

but this was once again changed for some more quick tangling.

Finally, though, something took their eye, and all was peace until they saw something really unexpected out of the corner of the eyes


At last, we had some peace and quiet was negotiated!

Chapter Two is here

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