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Hummmph – either someone has tidied away the view (Mummy), or someone is trying to sneak up on me.

Funnily enough, I have spotted the odd couple of strange ears on the horizon lately.

Marigold, have you spotted any stranger than usual going on type things in the ‘strange ears on the horizon’ department recently?

No? Oh well, never mind. Nice hat by the way.

Humm – now what can this ropey looking appliance be? Sorry to string you along, but it’s time for my daily stroll on the lawn.

Oh goody – there looks to be a tasty treat trap – fine grass and tomatoes – my favourite.

And a jolly useful piece of rope too. I wonder what’s on the other end.

Oh, it’s just a couple of strange ears on the horizon, with a couple of mousie types attached.

SQUEAK-SQUEAK – Howdy, darn tooting pardner!

I’m Roger Roy and this is my Lass, Sue. I work in the Wild West Bank as The Lone Arranger.

Marigold! I told you a couple of strangers just drifted in to town.

Looks like we may need to call on the services of General Custard – we are surrounded by red skins!

Yes I know that was a bit wheek, but I couldn’t resist it! And now . . . back to the story . . .

Okay you two no good, low down hombres – go for your Bun.

Waddah ya mean – which one is ‘Ugly’?!

Now then my little Amigo’s, what is this Wild West malarkey all about?

I like the dressing-up bit – very ME, don’t you think?

Oh, it’s a Lasso is it? I knew that.

Would you like to see my Clint Eastwood impression, Sue?

When a Piggy with a Tasty leaf, meets a Mousie with a Lasso – the Piggy with the Tasty Leaf is me. Or anyway, something equally profound, oblique and suitably tough sounding.

I like the sitting around the campfire telling stories about how great darn tootin’ I am too.

Errr Muuum!

Enough of this sitting around – it’s time to round-up that thar posse and go rustle up some salad.

Adios, folks!

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Frosty The Snowmouse!

Squeak! Squeak! Errrrr – Auntie Fairy – it looks like Mummy has forgotten to dust the garden this morning – either that or she’s been baking and has run amok with the icing sugar!

Don’t be silly little mousey types – it’s been snowing. Go on, off you go and explore.

Wowee – this snow stuff is brilliant! Cool!!!

Is his Lordship Mr Lord Plantagenet coming to play too? Just a minute – is that him over yonder?

Goodness – he must have been here a long time and got all snowed over.

Shall we take some of this snow back inside so Fairy can join in a snowball fight? Mummy wouldn’t let her play outside today in case she got all lost in the snow, what with being so bright-white herself. Mind you, if you told her it was food – she’d soon eat herself to safety!

Well my little mousey type kiddies, did you enjoy your first taste of snow?

What did I say????

 

 

 

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Oh Come All Ye Faithful . . . Mices!

Oh come all ye faithful (followers)! Joy to the world (of mice) – Fairy is come amongst you!
It’s time for my pre-Christmas address to the Fairy type nation.

Just a minute! Who are YOU then? Mr Robin? Hum . . . birds don’t eat salad do they? No? Oh well, you can stay seeing as you’re here. Sit still though, no fluttering or chirruping type annoyances.
Now where was I? Oh yes . . . it has been another truly magical year, with lots of spiffing adventures and everything.

Errr, it might be my imagination and I apologise for the interruption but I can’t help noticing we do seem to have a somewhat larger, multitudinous even, Mouse family than I remember. Have Peregrine and . . . what’s her name again . . . oh yes, Pandora, been errr, visiting the Adopt-A-Mouse Agency???? I expect they are very busy at this time of year finding jolly good homes for all those unwanted gift-mousies. So well done you two!

You newbies look like the Three Wise Mice!
I’m your Auntie Fairy. And I am IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING particularly the fridge, so listen up and listen good – our job is to help spread peace, joy and goodwill to all living creatures. I know it’s a tough job – but we will do our best.

Right then, there isn’t much time so away you go and spread that good ol’ Fairy Magic – and don’t forget the salad.

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A Very Important Meeting!

Greetings my people.

Fairy here, your very own Plutocratic type business mogul. Welcome to my Extraordinfairy Emergency General and Very Important Meeting. I held a big vote before you all arrived and you will doubtless be relieved to hear that I was elected Chair-Fairy – unanimously.

So, let’s get straight on with things and let’s not get sidetracked by irritating interruptions, irrelevant ramblings and boring bits – just like in Daddy’s big meetings! I declare this Meeting duly convened.

It gives me great pleasure, (well when I say ‘pleasure’, I don’t mean as much pleasure as a huge bowl of fresh lettuce of course, but anyway . . . ) to welcome to the table The Mouse Committee, and Mr Bear, my personal assistant and ‘chef de mission’.

Order, order . . . I said ORDER!
No Monty, you can’t have a double cheese with extra cheese on the side!
It’s time to sit round the bread-boardroom table, keep quiet and all listen attentively to me.

Hay! COME ON, settle down over there – don’t make me SHOUT!

Thank you. That’s much better.
Ladies, gentlemen, Mice, viewers, Mr Bear . . . according to my Big Book of Holding Important Meetings, we are here to discuss . . . err . . . the Principal Objective . . . the err . . . Constitution and things of that ilk.

Well, it does sound very good, impressive and everything. But goodness knows what it is supposed to mean?

Do you have any ideas Peregrine? Pandora? Thought not – too busy miss-describing houses for sale in your capacity of Estate Agent.

I’m listening . . . yes, errum, yes, I quite agree . . . you are probably right, Montmorency, it might well mean ‘Get on with it!’

Before we get to the main reason for convening this meeting, a quick ‘Point of Order’.

Mr Bear, it has been debated at length, in top secret talks, and my vote has been cast according to proper procedure. The motion has thereby been duly carried that your HAT is not suitable attire because it is all extremely bad taste.

Oh, I see – it’s stuck! Well serve you right for keeping sticky marmalade sandwich snacks under it!

Before we go any further, Mabel has requested a comfort break. All those in favour say . . . oh I can’t wait for all that nonsense, I’ll just help myself to another crafty snack or three.

nom . . . . nomnomnom . . . NOM. Nice spread, Mr Bear.

And now we . . . . ORDER, I said ORDER!
Let’s get all focussed now – I would like to announce the reason for convening this meeting – right NOW!

I have some beautifully crafted visual aids that will help make everything clear. Yes Minty, I might well look smug!

If I can just draw your collective attentions to this cart full of demonstratables.

Oi – get your nosy mousy whiskers out of there pronto. It had slipped my mind just what a pesky set of Mice you are.

What do we have here? Oh yes, very good, these are just the job.

See – a perfectly produced selection of extra tasty medals! No doubt I will be accumulating plenty of those in the not too distant future – wink, wink, hint type clue.

It’s in the can! Look, the envelope that contains the very expensive, professionally designed logo for my wonderful new venture. All will be revealed, in just a moment.

It’s got MY name on it and everything.

Do sit still will you? All that jiffling about is making me peckish . . . maybe there’s time for another quick snack.
‘Get on with it’? Oh, alright, Peregrine.

Ahem – I can now reveal my very Important News.

It gives me great pleasure to announce The OLYMPIG GAMES 2012 are to be held HERE, in Fairy-Land next summer – and you are all invited to compete!

We thought it would be a Good Idea to give you plenty of time to get into training. I know some of you more indolent types will need all the help you can get, not mentioning any names, Mariella.

I have already drawn up a big list of events I am likely to win, including The Back Stroke (put me down for the Sweetcorn Gold Medal), The Stretchiest Pig (ditto), Widest Yawn, Tidiest Teeth, Cross Country (a trot round the grass), The Hay-Tossing Championships, The Pop, Skip and Jump, Relay Zoomies and what not.

If you would like to propose some more events then let me know.

Thank you everyone for attending, Mr Bear for taking the Minutes (it took him hours), Regiane’s-Logo’s-While-U-Wait-Service for our smashing Olympigs Logo, The Olympig Committee Mouses for their squeakiness and for YOU, my devoted public, for . . . well, making it all worthwhile.

This meeting is adjourned until the next one.

THANK YOU! You can bring on the snacks now, Mr Bear.

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High Tea!

Ho, Ho and thrice Ho! Fairy here, your internationally renowned spirit of Christmas. Well, just to further illustrate what a selfless little bundle of philanthropic joy I am, I’m throwing a Festive Tea Party for Minty and Monty and the Pesky Mousie Babes so they can all show their appreciation for me and all my good works.

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Just need to hang a few of these festive looking baubles to make the scene look suitably decorous. Can’t help thinking I am Gilding the Piggy, but Hey Ho, it’s traditional at this time of year.

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Mmmmm actually, this bauble stringy stuff is very tasty – nomm nomm. And perfect for a spot of personal dental hygiene – that’s flossing for the uninitiated. Auntie Lisa will approve!

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Lets just double check the catering arrangements – woolly cakes and glass decorations for the micey guests and fresh salad leaves for me – perfect!

Hark! Do I hear the deafening pitter-patter of millions of thunderous tiny paws approaching? I’d better go and greet my guests. I’ll be back for that tasty lettuce in a moment.

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Oh – err, hello Mr Bear. I wasn’t aware I had invited you as an official gate crasher. Hummph, **thinks** – better hide the Sherry!

We are having Tea at the top table today. Don’t worry about the climb, Mummy will give us lift up there.

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Right everyone, lets have a group portrait of the grown-ups.

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And now one with the whole lot of mouseys. Look! We are all wearing matching ears!

Everyone say SALAD!

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Oh what joy it is to be such a popular Piggy.

Ready, steady . . . wait for it . . . let’s get noshing!

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Oh hello Marmaduke what do you think you are doing in my “seconds” bowl?

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MUMMMMMMEEEEEE – Marmaduke needs to, err, ‘GO’!

Hummph – You would have thought he would have thought to ‘go’ before he came! Or come before he went or . . . well, oh you know – GO!!!!

What was that Marmaduke? Oh it’s okay Mummy, he doesn’t need to ‘Go’ anymore.

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Oh for goodness sake, Petunia – how many more times – Mice do not like Salad!!!!

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Mummy – Mr Bear found the Sherry – this party is getting out of paw!

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Oooops – **tremor** hold tight! What was that? Some sort of Earthquake thingy? Yes Minty, I’m sure the Earth did move for you too!

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Mummy – everything just jiggled. Was that Daddy putting his foot down again?

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Goodness us – **lurch** there it goes again. Hold tight everyone.

MUMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEE – I know I am famous for my savoir fare, but this is getting ridiculous! All this furry table top moving about malarkey is making me feel quite queasy.

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What was that Mummy? Oh, I see – it appears we have an extra special Big Guest Star featuring in today’s story. Well, no one told me and I am supposed to be The Star after all. Wait ‘till my Agent hears about this!

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Quick, over here everyone – apparently it’s time to go and meet our special guest – with the Big Personality.

Big Personality???!!! Just between you and me Monty – I think Mummy is starting to loose it!

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Mummy – where is it then? This special guest of whom you speak so eloquently?

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Whoooooooooooa – Crikey! Er, I think I might be a little bit bit scared at this point!

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Actually – it turns out ‘Winnie’ is a really Big Softy and apart from the odd unexpected jiggle, she made the perfect location for our High Tea Party. And being as how Winnie is so lovely, she has agreed to share her tea with me.

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Pity she has such a tiny appetite!

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Merry Christmas everyone.

I hope you, your family and all your furry Piggy friends have had a lovely peaceful and loving Christmas holiday. I can’t wait to share more of my pics and stories with you in the New Year!

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Winnie was adopted by Daddy for Mummy from Sarah. A Big Surprise for her on Christmas Morning!

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