Holiday in Montpellier, Arrival ….. An Arbour Tale

Holiday in Montpellier, Arrival

An Arbour Tale

When the Teds arrived they found a Pads newcomer waiting to meet them.

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It is Dani the Alpine marmot, and she has big, front teeth!

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The little group soon installed themselves on the shelf above the chimney, where it was warm.

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Percy and Spike were fascinated by some little silver birds that reflected different colours as they slowly spun round …..

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…. And as they watched, Dani told them tales about the snowy Alpine slopes where people came to ski during the winter holidays.

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One day they visited a big shop called Baobab, where little mice lived in cages and snuggled in tiny pads, rather like some of those at Crystal Palace.

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Out in the front garden Dani found a toy cart which had been left to get wet in the rain, and she brought it in and dried it.

“Come and see what I found!” she cried to the others.

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Percy flew over first, on MC1.

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Then the other Teds quickly followed and took turns in climbing onto the cart, whilst Dani tried to pull them along. It was heavy work!

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Little Dani was getting very tired, but she wouldn’t give up…..

….even though Pedro offered to take a turn!

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Teds thoroughly enjoyed gadding about in that cart…..

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…..Harrison gave them presents …..

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With a special orange box of TicTacs for the gallant Dani, who was wearing an orange bonnet to match!

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Out in the garden pretty, blue violets bloomed in the ground…..

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….. whilst less attractive plants and critters started to wake up in the sunshine.

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Look at its little face and mouth!!

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Indoors, Teds played on the kitchen table, and watched Granddaughter and Granny making woven elastic loon bracelets.

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Anne ….. End of February, 2015.

8 Responses

  1. cilla says:

    It looks like a good time was had by all. Your grandchildren must really look forward to your visits. :yes:

  2. gertie says:

    I certainly look forward to seeing them…it was really lovely Cilla :heart: …if [dare I say] a tad exhausting at times :rake: !!
    More chapters to come soon ….. :rose:

  3. gibbon says:

    lovely’ I get on well with snails, and love to be in their company, I have spent a lot of time teaching them how to fly over the years, funny I never seemed to get the time to teach them landing, never thought about it to be honist.

  4. gertie says:

    These snails are big and flat-shelled Cliff, and having only before seen them as empty, white fossils, I was surprised at the brown colour….. and the critter itself a blue-black colour :yahoo: There were a lot about :wacko:

  5. dixon says:

    Escargot. 🙂

  6. gertie says:

    Yuk!
    I once saw giant, fat, round snails crawling about in a wooden box, outside an African grocer shop in Rue Dodouville [sp?] in Paris, really, really big ones :rake: …and they moved :harvest: horrors!! never forgotten them. these were cute by comparison :rose: 😆

  7. shedsue says:

    Colourful as ever Anne :good: ….Dont get any ideas about installing mice and chucking the Teds out though. Sacre bleu 😉 ………….PS. those loom bands are so tiny :rake:

  8. gertie says:

    Teehee Sue :heart: :rose: ….. I have worn mine ever since Matilda Rose made it … proud granny :yahoo:
    Love to Shedted :rose:

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