All good things come in small packages? Mmm
"Mum said to open the packages and put the contents away for her " Ashley informs Martha
" Well this box is huge ! We'll have trouble taking whatever is inside , out! " complains Martha
"Lets guess whats inside " Martha says starting to pull the box open
" Mmm " Ashley thinks " A set of nice plump cushions for our living room "
" No, I think it's lots of new clothes for us , so many they needed a box !" Martha returns
Both girls laugh.
Both girls look into the box and stare !
"What is that ? " asks Ashley
Martha leans in , almost falling but manages to remove the item and place it on the box leaf.
"It's a china plate "
"It's quite small " Ashley comments
" Well it's for Mum's miniature china sets I suppose "
"It seems to me " Ashley says " That surprisingly small things seem to come in big packages these days !"
"Yes " agrees Martha " not at all PC "
They careful set the plate aside.
"Okay whats next ? "
They study the next package
" Well it cannot be a tiny plate it's not in a big box " giggles Ashley
The girls open the top
They peer inside
" Mmm fabric !"
" What a surprise ..... not! "
" But whose fabric ? "
"Like we don't know even before we take it out !"
"Morris and co !" they both say together
"Why as Mum got more fabric ? " questions Martha " she's got loads in the cupboard already "
" Let's open it out and see if we can work out why " Ashley says " Well apart from the fact she loves almost all things Morris ! "
" Well they are pretty " Martha agrees
" I know why Mum got these ones !" Ashley says suddenly
"Those are the colours of Mum's bedroom once it's been redecorated "
" But that won't happen for ages " sighs Martha " she's already had the wallpaper for years ! "
"and it will probably take her years to use this fabric !" Ashley states.
" Well no, Mum said once she retired she'd be spending her time making things with her fabric " Martha defends Mum
"I haven't seen her making much " Ashley retorts
" Ah ! But Mum keeps saying she's not officially retired until the middle of next year !"
"That Mum is so wily.. so sneaky " laughs Ashley