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.
It is Dani the Alpine marmot, and she has big, front teeth!
The little group soon installed themselves on the shelf above the chimney, where it was warm.
Percy and Spike were fascinated by some little silver birds that reflected different colours as they slowly spun round …..
…. And as they watched, Dani told them tales about the snowy Alpine slopes where people came to ski during the winter holidays.
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.
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.
Percy flew over first, on MC1.
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!
Little Dani was getting very tired, but she wouldn’t give up…..
….even though Pedro offered to take a turn!
Teds thoroughly enjoyed gadding about in that cart…..
…..Harrison gave them presents …..
With a special orange box of TicTacs for the gallant Dani, who was wearing an orange bonnet to match!
Out in the garden pretty, blue violets bloomed in the ground…..
….. whilst less attractive plants and critters started to wake up in the sunshine.
Look at its little face and mouth!!
Indoors, Teds played on the kitchen table, and watched Granddaughter and Granny making woven elastic loon bracelets.
Anne ….. End of February, 2015.