So Granny as had to move things around to get more shelving in ! So the place is all at sixes and sevens!
" I will need to go get some more stock " Granny tells Bruno " While I am away you can start filling the shelves "
"Where shall I put the things? " asks Bruno as Granny starts to leave
" The same as last year " Granny says keeping walking
"Last year you moved it all when you got back!" calls Bruno
Granny laughs " and if I need to I can move it again this year ! Just get it on the shelves and hopefully I won't need to move much this time "
Bruno looks at all the things that need doing, where should I start ! he wonders but being a very organised boy and well taught by his granny, he soon makes a dent in all the work.
He moves the Christmas gifts across to make way for the Christmas cards.
Lots of lovely cards for the villagers to chose from.
The gift shelves are filling up.
But what's that? ...... mmm I think Bruno's playing with the goods....
" And make sure " says the Witch " that you mop the floor and clean the windows and cook the dinner and have it all done by the time I get back !"
" At last that old witch is gone! " says the woodsman " I will not mop the floor or anything else ! " he says with a very gleeful voice sounding just like Bruno " I'm going to sit in a chair and stuff my face with sweets and chocolate and anything else I fancy !"
The woodman looks a little surprised " Mmm last time I was very sick when I did that... mm maybe I'll just have some chocolate maybe a Toblerone ! "
"Yes I think a Toblerone would be perfect " says a voice from the other side of the counter
"What! I mean Pardon ? you do? "
" Yes I do " giggles the voice
Bruno looks up from his hiding place " Oh Hello Jenni " he says going red in the face
" Hello Bruno I love your puppet "
" Oh he's not mine I'm just putting him out ready for sale "
"I see , well your very good " if possible Bruno's face feels even hotter! Not a good feeling for a wooden doll! " Thanks " he says shyly
" Do you have any Christmas cards in yet? "
"Oh yes just over there "
"Thanks " smiles Jenni moving off.
"See that's what happens when you don't pay attention!" says the woodsman
"What!" says Bruno
" People suddenly appear and scare the daylights out of you !"
"They do? "
"Bruno! What a fine job you have done" says Granny appearing near the counter
Bruno's heart nearly stops when he see his granny watching him
" Hello Granny did you get everything you wanted ? "
"yes some very nice things to tempt the customers to spend! " says Granny happily " what's that in your hand? "
" Nothing " says Bruno quickly dropping the woodsman down behind the counter " just dusting... "
" What a good boy "
" You have been such a helpful boy today you can go watch a film and have a nice piece of cake " says Granny giving him a hug
" I can? "
" Yes " says Granny " and don't come back down until the film is all finished "
"Thanks Gran "
Bruno hurries away spending just long enough to put the Woodsman puppet on the table to be seen for sale along side the Witch and the Dragon.
Jenni is still trying to decide what cards she wants and how many she needs!
Granny clears away a few things and then checks on just where Bruno's placed things. She's very happy to find that she hardly needs to move anything.
She just settles in to trying to decide what else she can get in to make this the best Christmas sales ever. There is still lots of room on the shelves, even with the few items she bought back with her.
Now where's that phone ? There are a few things she'd best order quick if she wants them here in time to sell for Christmas!