Sunday 17 November 2013


All in the village start to get ready for Winter that will soon arrive, the month of November's half way through and soon December will be upon us and Christmas !
But early on this murky November morning two figures arrive at a house in the village, they stand outside....

" Could this be the one? "
"The name is correct and it's the right village ! " the other replies
"Wonder how long we'll be at this place ! Not long I guess " says the voice sadly
" Well if you stop cutting up people's living room curtains to make cloaks! That might help!" his companion says ruefully.

" Well Sir Walter , we have our cloaks now so will not be needing another " He brightens up at this thought.
"Shall we knock and see who our companion's will be for our next adventure " enquires Sir Walter

" Maybe we should just go back and save time ! " he says getting sad again " It was quite nice waiting with all those others for a home "
"We've waited long enough Lad " says Sir Walter " I'm wanting to be resting in a warm cosy place for the Winter not a cupboard full of chattering Misses!"

Sighing they move close to the door and knock long and loud.
They can hear voices inside and soon the door begins to open.

Arabella appears and looks the two visitors over closely.
" Can I help you? " she enquires after deciding that she can always shut the door if they draw their weapons!
she does not fancy getting hit on the head with a wooden sword!
" Thank you Miss " says Sir Walter " We have come to live here "
" Why am I not surprised " mutters Arabella before saying aloud " Does your friend know he's wearing a pot on his head? "
The boy looks annoyed but before he can say anything Sir Walter jumps in " Yes Miss We are Vikings! and that's his battle helm to protect him from his foes!"

"Mmm He may need it in this place " confirms Arabella

She pushes the door wide, showing them a girl and a bear talking in the hallway.
" You'll fit right in !" sighs Arabella.

"Tell the truth " Hattie is saying " You have been writing to them Np girl's at Lady K's again !"
Reuben looks down so Hattie cannot see his eyes " Never! " he declares firmly " They have been writing to me ! What is a bear to do? Be rude and refuse to answer!"
" Well your rude enough to everyone else " states Hattie " So YES be rude to the Np's that write to you or else!" Hattie storm's away leaving Reuben muttering about unreasonable females....

Arabella pulls the door back and whispers " Are you sure you want to live here?"
Sir Walter looks up at the boy " Well EriK Christensen shall we abide here a while ? "
Erik replies " Looks a good place for a skirmish as any, Yes we will visit for a while "
"Well don't ever say I did not give you the chance to escape " Says Arabella turning and leading them into the house " lets find Mum , I am sure she knows you are coming!"

Their new Mum loves their outfits and takes them off for a photo shoot before she gets them into a hot bath to clean them up, especially Erik!

"Where did you find your helm ? " asks mum
"Off the cooker ! " says Erik " It was full of a nasty smelling stew but it's ok we did not eat it ! we threw it away and washed the pot!" he finishes smiling
" That's another reason we found ourselves at Mrs Shelly's that was the dinner he threw out ! Our last lady was not very happy especially just after that he cut up the curtains!"
"Mmm " says Mum " Well if you need anything you must ask, not just take! If we can manage it we'll sort out want you need  but you may just have to wait a little while"
Erik and Sir Walter look at  each other and Erik starts listing a long list of Viking item's they'd like! The list seems endless..." and a battle axe and a proper helm  " he finishes then pauses and adds " Oh and a Long ship !"
Stunned Mum looks at Erik and Sir Walter " Well It will take a while but we'll see what we can do but a Viking long ship!! Mmm maybe you need to talk to your new brother Percy and Dad and see what they say !"
Erik thinks he just might like it here...well for a while....

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A close up my new boy Erik the Viking! He is a 68 boy with NP painted eyes! I do love the 68 dolls and I was over the moon to have managed to get him before he was snapped up!.

Sir Walter his faithful companion a bear who has many wounds from battle's he's been in fighting beside his friend Erik.
Their shields have the emblem of the House of Stark from a Game of thrones, which is why this post is entitled Winter is coming, the Stark family motto.Well and also Winter is coming :)

This post very nearly did not happen today due to the fact that I took two photo's and my camera froze on the zoom !! and it is still frozen!! I have had to search out and use the DH's all singing all dancing proper camera!!! With No instruction as the DH's is off out all day doing his level three archery coaching course!! So I have to apologise for the lack of  differing photo's as I had no idea what I was doing and if there would actually be any photo's worth using when I loaded them on!! I was so pleased to find I actually managed to get some and that they were in focus!! always a good start.

Well I'm off to see if my camera can be saved! or if I am going to have to try and use this singing one again!!



  1. I'm hopefully here before SS-R who should be down in Brighton doing her son's flat's chores at bthis time!

    1. Well Done K!! You beat me again :)
      I had a busy morning doing nothing after visiting Dan yesterday :)
      What can I say ...I am SO pleased you managed to get Eric! I thought he was superb when I saw him on Shelly's, I am really happy for you and look forward to seeing him and the Village people in the future, I must say his entrance with the saucepan made me smile :)

    2. I am SO pleased I managed to get Erik too! I missed out on the brunette NP eyed boy , so was sooo happy to get Erik. He is just so gorgeous up close! The Village CLAN will be very happy to have him come live here and no doubt join his horde!!
      Glad you liked his saucepan helm :) that's what real kid's wear when they play anything they can find in the house!! :)

  2. Oh lovely! Have been waiting for this post! Eric looking good. Super eye painting!

    Great and amusing outfits, particularly the saucepan head gear!
    So sorry to hear about your 'jammed' camera. Do hope that it can be fixed to allow you to continue to take these blog photos that we all look forward to.

    Enjoyed catching a glimpse of Hattie and Reuben in the hall way. (Am hoping that Reuben might possibly be leaning up against MY future shop front???)

    Super Viking shields and swords! Thanks a mill for another most enjoyable post.
    Will go and tell my NP girls off for writing and encouraging Reuben in his forbidden Sasha Village quest!

    1. His eyes are wonderful! Glad you liked his head gear! :)
      Yes the camera jamming is a nightmare with the things I need to do this week!! It may cost more to repair than it cost to buy ! which will mean I'll have to buy a new one and I have to get my car fitted this week so no money for fixing or buying cameras!!

      I don't know how Reuben can be leaning up against your future shop , that no one's supposed to know about !!! on account of it being a Christmas present!!!

      Yes It may be best if you stop your girls from replying to Reuben's letters for a while or he'll be in Deep water!! and they'll be no Viking long ship to save him!!!!

    2. Well, I had to write a little note to Santa Paul as if not how would he know what I and The Brood wanted?

  3. Well, with winter coming Mr. Dad will need something to do, and a Viking long ship might just be it. Eric is gorgeous. Hopefully Mr. Mossy won't be too afraid of the Vikings.

    1. I'll tell Mr Dad that he can spend the Winter making a Viking long ship....that will go down a treat.... :)
      Mr Mossy does not know Erik's arrived yet!!!!! :) maybe Erik will win him over!!! mind you do we really need a Mr Mossy Viking!!!!

  4. Guessing that we don't NEED a Mr Mossy Viking BUT what fun it would be to have him as one!

    I sincerely hope that there is some form of heating in Paul's shed if that's where he is going to be spending most of the Winter building the long Ship.

    Hope that after this morning's coaching session that he passes his Archery Level Three exam when he takes it with 'flying' colours.....umm no!.....I mean flying arrows!.

    1. I'm sure that once Mr Mossy gets over the shock of finding Vikings in the house , he will probably want to try life as a Viking!!!
      There a leak in the roof of Paul's shed so he is doing any wood work between the carport and the kitchen..shows that I am a very tolerant wife!!!

      He still as until next March before he finishes the course then takes several tests before gaining his coaching upgrade !

  5. My goodness, what a handsome young Viking turning up at the Village!! I'm sure the girls are going to be swooning over his blond good looks! And once he gets his Long Ship there's going to be a fight over who goes out for a sail with him, that's for sure! Thank goodness there is lots of room in a Long Ship!!!!! And what a fine bear he brings with him too!
    I look forward to seeing young Erik all cleaned up and settled in and featuring in more Village stories in the future!

    1. Thanks Sharon, he is most certainly a gorgeous boy! and I am sure all the girls will be tongue tied to start with then once he's settled in he'll be treat just like the rest of the boy's with ladylike distain!! lol
      I don't think the girls will stand a chance if a long ship should appear, those boys will think they have died and gone to Valhalla!!! :)

      the problem is Erik looks so nice in his Viking outfit I dont want to atke it off him!! but he does need a wash, so I'll givehim a day or two to settle in them it's bath time !!! :)

  6. Well Mr Mossy was right! The Vikings have arrived. Love the outfit - typical of children dressing up and using what they can to fuel their imaginations.

  7. Mr Mossy does after all have the sight!! :) Glad you liked his outfit as you rightly say typical of children using whatever comes to hand :)

  8. Love your literary stories and always thinking your are lettered.
    One time there has to be a book (not only) for children to enjoy :)

    1. Thank you Anne :) I would love to do a book at some stage, just need to sort something out.