Wednesday, 15 September 2021


 The Chat n Snap is only a month away ! So everyone is making sure they have a space to attend.

Robin is in charge of admissions. Quite a queue has built up.

They are being very orderly ! Must really want to attend !

Valentine is first and asks Robin " I'm just checking I'm down for a table ? "
Robyn checks his list " Yes you have a table and it's all paid for "
" Thank you , I will start getting by stock together ."

"Looks like you will be very busy today " states Valentine
Robin smiles " Nothing I cannot handle "

" I do hope there will be some bargains " Violet tells Margot
" Me too! I never seem to have any money when the day arrives " she sighs " mind you that's because I forget and spend it all before !"

Olivia and Bea have never been to a Chat n Snap and are excited that they will finally get to one, there are saving their pocket money and making plans of what to buy.

Atticus is wondering how long this queue into the dinning room is going to take as he is starving ! Breakfast was so long ago !

Robin has worked steadily and the queue is over and gone when Toby comes rushing up 

" Am I too late for the chatty snip !" he gasps 

" Well no it's not until October " a bemused Robin tells him

" October ? Isn't it October now? " Toby asks

" No it's September "

" Well whens October ? Tomorrow? "

" No not for another couple of weeks "

" But  but but " cries Toby

"But ? " Robin waits

" But I need some new shoes and maybe a coat !"

"Well come back in October when the Chat n Snap is on and don't forget to buy your ticket "

"BUY A TICKET !" cries Toby and turns to stomp off

Robin watches him go, there is always one he thinks and starts packing up.


Robin just wants to point out that the village children will be attending the SVCNS,,, The Sasha Village Chat n Snap to be held the following Saturday after the adult one, there would be no room if all the dolls attended the main event !

Sunday, 12 September 2021


 Well this week's been taken over by the garden! There is just so much to get done outside. We are putting in a fence on the side that is our responsibility , while we are still fit and able to do so.. well when I say we , that's a royal we , as in Paul is doing the lions share of the work with my help when needed. 

I'm more helping to lift panels in place and clearing and cutting up branches etc. The fence is now going down where our neighbours have a massive hedge, they are happy for us to cut it back as much as we need to get the panels in and in a straight line. 

This is some of what we are faced with !

and we still have at least another six or seven panels to get in. But once it's all done this area will be so much better and we won't have to keep cutting back our neighbours hedge. He's also asked Paul to help him reduce the top by around two foot, so he can manage to maintain it easier.

I could list the things that need doing in the garden over the coming months but it would take too long !and that's without everything we have to do in the front garden!

So we have ordered a garden shredder to help with being able to compost and decrease the amount of wastage from everything we have to do in the coming months. We had one years back with was great , so hopefully this new one will help make the job much easier.

We did get out to The Dog Fest at Knebworth on Saturday , taking Casper and Rufus along too, they met some lovely dogs and we also met up with our eldest daughter and her dog Bear, a Malamute , there.

On the doll front, a few sold and were posted along with a few more clothing items. One doll arrived but not a Sasha, another Roche doll.

This is her changed into one of the Sasha's dresses.

Well I need to get back out into the garden and move some piles of bricks from one place to another! So that hedge trimming and fence erecting can continue to happen next week.

Wishing you all a happy healthy week ahead