Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Once upon a time...

Playing games and feasting with The Thomas Family.

Once upon a time a little prince went on a long trip. He was very excited and made lots of gleeful sounds as the cars rushed by. Is there little more exciting than the anticipation of a journey with Shannie & Dahdee, chips for lunch and a cuddle from his older brother and his princess. At least thats what he thought until Dahdee took a strange turn. This is not quite right thought the little prince. The direction is all wrong. What are my parents thinking. He was most concerned.

We drew up to a little castle in Canberra, when long-time family friends lived. This isn't too bad thought the prince. "There's Pingu and the Incredibles and chickens in the garden...and I get to stay up late".
The following day was even more exciting as both of the prince's older brothers & their princesses appeared. There was a feast to be had (though he didn't eat and indeed wished to escape from the table), games to play coke and he even joined Dahdee on guitar hero with his wiggles guitar.
The little prince went to bed early after a long day. His brothers went their separate ways...one pair to the north by road, the other pair to the south by air. All seemed content. It was a grand day.

But all was not well..the little prince awoke shivering with cold, then became extremely hot. He wouldn't drink, or allow anyone to further poison him (his view regarding oral medications). Finally he cooled down an slept snuggled into Shannie. He was a little brighter next day so despite the suggestion we return south, northward we went. 5 days of fever and asthma, an excursion to the hospital, with little food or drink and our Prince wanted to go home, even though he adores his older brother. Sometimes there's no place like home. Going further north was out of the question...it was just a matter of when we should go home.

Then there was a call from home. Ronin had left Khya yowling for him in the back yard. She was afraid and alone and he was in the pound.

So as the little prince was now well enough to travel, we took the long journey home and rescued the dog the next day. Both Liam and Ronin were very relieved to be home. Liam slept most of the way home, whereas Ronin steamed up the car, and vibrated it at each set of traffic lights.

Khya gave Her errant friend a thorough sniffing when she saw him (wanting to know exactly what he had been up to and where no doubt). Khya (a husky) was ver happy to have him back home again.
Apparently Shepherds love their rhythms and routines and get quite distressed with changes. Oh no! our dog has autistic tendancies ...and I thought they all had ADHD (LOL).
(There are books called "All dogs have ADHD and all cats have aspergers)

The little Prince started to smile again and gradually recovered from his ordeal. He was over the moon when (by Tuesday) he was in the pool and giving the Kinder assistant and his aide lots of smiles and cuddles at kinder. It was good to see the little prince so happy again, though Shannie & Dahdee were not quite themselves.

The journey was not a complete loss as I did aquire 2 new bras, a pair of runners for myself and Liam and Moroccan spice (from paddy's market) :). We alsohad some lovely chats with Adam & Naomi. Its always good to see them
I also came home to my hugs swap package and my order from Orange Daisy.

It also took me a couple of days to catch up with what everyone had been up to in blogland. My you are a busy lot....can't leave you alone for a second. LOL.

Interestingly enough, one can survive on whats in the frige, freezer and cupboards for a while...though some shortages became critical :)

My booty from orange daisy complete with the free button for the first stitchery (which is featured in Homespun).

Anyway I'm off to go preciousing (that is getting Liam from Kinder.) Its Kris's term. It developed from the days when Adam was a school and Simon at kinder. Simon would constantly want to know when we were going Adaming. We thought it was very cute.

Hope you are all well.

Lots of hugs,


  1. Oh you really should think about writing a kids book - LOVE the way you told your story!!! It kept me enthralled until the end - AND I knew how it ended - LOL.

  2. Hi Sharon,
    Oh, I agree with Debbie. Your story writing is fantastic. I'm glad to hear Liam is feeling better.