Ginny on the left is showing Laura in the centre who comes from Milton Keynes or MK as it's called and Kristie whose come all the way from Alabama in visit.
"Where are we now Sugar? " asks Kristie " who seems to have a bad memory for names "
" This is the play room, nursery, workroom well almost everything and anything can happen in here "
the girls look about.
Laura who is quite shy is just about to ask a question when a certain bear appears !
" Sorry I'm late !" puffs Mossy rushing in and leaning back to catch his breath against a toy tv.
"Mum!" he says to Ginny " I told you I would meet the visitors ! But you should have given me time to prepare!"
He uses the little toy tv to help him climb up on a chair.
After a lot of huffing and puffing , Mossy finally sits down on the chair.
" Ok I'm ready " he smiles " Now one at a time come forward and I will sign your Mossy photo and then you can have a photo taken with me" he continues " NO KISSING of the fur, it gets all wet and yucky "
" Sorry Sugar " says Kristie " I totally forgot to bring a camera with me but with my eyes it's a trial anyway"
Shy Laura is worried as she says " Oh Mr Mossy I did not think we would be allowed to take photo's in the Village so I too did not bring a camera " she thinks quickly " maybe you could give us an autograph to treasure ? " she is a very quick thinker
A slightly put out Mossy grumbles " Ok, I'll just sign the photo's you have of me then !"
" Oh sorry " says Laura " I do not have one with me !"
Mossy turns a steely glare towards Kristie and notes that her hands are also free of any image of the famous Mossy the Green!!
" If my number one fan had won this competition " He points to his fan letter ", she'd have sent her best Sasha along with a camera, photo's and most probably chocolate!! " says Mossy " Well obviously you are unprepared to meet a bear of my fame, so I will leave you to it!"
and he jumps down and heads for the door!
" MOSSY!" say Ginny horrified at his attitude " Come back here and say sorry for being so rude !"
" No!" says Mossy pausing for effect against the high chair " I am heart broken at such treatment "
" Oh Sugar!" says Kristie looking at the chair " You'll should be happy that we did not bring chocolate I'm sure it must be bad for bears!"
Laura who is watching the retreating Mossy " I bought some mini Eater eggs for all the villagers to share " she tells him kindly
" Share! Share! " he cries " Does Brad Pitt have to share his chocolate!! NO I don;t think so !" He walks out slamming the door behind him.
" Why Mossy Sugar" laughs Kristie who is still talking to the empty chair " I'm sure with all the children that man's got I bet he's lucky to get a piece of chocolate to keep for himself "
Laura looks at Kristie " Mossy's left the room, can you not see well with them glasses? "
" My sight is real bad Sugar!" sighs Kristie then she brightens up " after I finish my visit in the Village I am off to see the famous eye Doctor, Professor Shelly Baxter , E.d MTc SBR , then I will be able to give up these ole bottle top glasses !"
" What does E.d MTc SBR stand for? " ask Laura confused
" Eye doctor, Make Them Cool, Shelly Baxter Rules " replies Kristie " Here " she offers Laura her glasses " have a look through these "
Laura puts the glasses on " Woah!"
" I cannot see anything !" says Laura " Just blurs of colour!" she quickly gives the glasses back to Kristie.
They are just trying to decide what to see next when Hattie arrives. " Hello Girls' how's the tour going ? enjoying yourselves? "
" Yes thank you !" chorus the girls.
" Love the beret " smiles Hattie knowing full well it's one of hers! " You are right on trend for the village, Would you girls like to come see my studio? "
The girls agree and Hattie walks across to the door followed by the dogs " Come along then ! I have a lot to do at the moment but I'm happy to give you a quick tour before I start "
Ginny quickly whispers as the girls move to follow Hattie " If she asks if you'd like to help make a hat say no!"
" But I would like to help Hattie make a hat ! " whispers Laura back " To make a Hattie hat with Hattie " she sighs in bliss.
" That's fine " says Ginny hurriedly " If you then want to still be making hats for the rest of your stay !"
" I heard that Ginny " says Hattie over her shoulder, laughing " I won't keep them working ! Mum's got plans for them, she says strange things are happening and she needs them to help out!" Hattie continues on her way followed closely by the dogs and Laura's Owl ! " Like there are not always strange things happening in this village " mutters Hattie " The bears here talk for a start! "...........................
To be continued....................