Sunday, 14 October 2018


So Sunday's arrived and with it the rain! and lots of it, although here in north Hertfordshire it's not as bad as in other parts of the country.
But Poor Paul and Casper are off out at their first gun dog training class, so will be soaked by the time they return.

The week's been quiet on the doll front with just general house type things going on , although it is now just six days until the Chat n Snap! It's amazing how these things seems so far away and then suddenly it's down to just a few days!
A lot of what needs preparing cannot be done until the last minute, getting the food and drink, setting up etc.
This years display is quite basic to prepare as it's a Halloween Dance and the band and the suitably dressed Sashas and Gregors will be the stars of this scene, so it's just some suitable decoration to add to the display.

Elton John is playing with some of the display items! So I've used his photo for the reminder to all the attendee's and to up date the chat n snap blog.

It will be nice once it gets here as it's sort of limbo time, too early to start on the remaining things that need doing! But you want to get on and do them!

Although I still need to sort out my costume for the Halloween dance for one of the Sasha's or a Gregor, then of course deciding who gets to go! always a nightmare with so many who want to attend but only a few spaces.

In fact because this year's theme is Halloween by the time the Chat n Snap's over I'll  be well prepared for the actual day! Usually I forget all my Halloween decorations but this year I have found them to use at the CnS, so I'll be able to come back and put them out.

Then once we get through October it will be time to start planing for the next big event !

So don't forget your Halloween photos for the 20th's post.

Have a wonderful week, don't let anyone grind you down, pick yourself up and know you are better than them and go forward.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018


Mabel Lucy and Sophie and sitting quietly enjoying some reading in Sophie's case and playing with Clint the Eastwood bear in Mabel Lucy's.

They have been enjoying themselves for a good hour when three elephants appear and walk across the room. Sophie pauses and watches them pass through the room.

Mabel Lucy suddenly reacts  turning and looking over the arm of the chair !

" I could swear something just passed by my chair ? " she says confused " It felt so strange !"

" Oh it did " confirms Sophie " just three little elephants passing through "

" Three...... three elephants just walked through the room  !" repeats a stunned Mabel Lucy

" Yes " Sophie confirms again " They were very cute "

"Elephants in the living room.... just walking by.... " Mabel Lucy still cannot quite believe it.. " I wish I'd seen them !"

" Where did they come from? where are they going? "
" I believe they belong to the Elephant Sanctuary that's due to open next year in the village just over the hill"
" Oh how wonderful ! " says Mabel Lucy excitedly " can we go visit please !"
" Yes next spring when they open , we'll get mum to take us we can meet the Schoenhut's then "

They girls settle back into what they were doing before three elephants wandered across the living room.
Mabel Lucy telling Clint that he too can come visit the little elephants and the show me huts people "
Sophie listening just smiles, then gets back to reading her book.


" I don't think they saw us " Sighs the lead little elephant
" I'm not so sure " says the one at the rear, " I'm sure that girl with the yellow hair looked straight at me !" the little elephant gulped
"When ! " says the middle elephant in a stern voice " Are you going to admit you are lost!" he nudges the one in front with his trunk
" I have a perfect sense of direction!" replies the lead elephant " It's just along here and then down and over to the right "

"It's getting very dark " says the elephant at the back
" Well let's stop here for the night and we'll carry on tomorrow  , It won't take long once it's light "
 " I told you he's lost " mutters the middle one....