Today, Winter, Stevie and Agnetha came along with me for a visit to Gill’s.A lovely sight awaited me on approaching Gill’s front door. Some of the girl’s were waiting in the porch to greet us! All looking very fine in their Ruth Hartley dresses and shoes. A nice but expensive greeting as it’s made me realise I do want to get the blue smocked set and also the yellow set for my no navel girl’s!! Quick let’s go in , maybe I’ll forget about that for a while…. Emily and Nell were out in the conservatory enjoying a nice breeze from the garden. Cough! ” Excuse me young ladies ” comes a familiar voice ” do you know if there are any NP Sasha’s in residence? ” Emily and Nell look over at the little bear “No ” say’s Emily ” Our Mum likes mainly Gotz girl’s” ” And us!” adds Nell ” re root’s and paints!” “Are you SURE!” demands the little bear ” That Mossy told me this house was full of beautiful NP Sasha’s! I had to smuggle myself into the bag with those no navel girls and that Stevie , who twice nearly stood on my paw!” Some of the other girl’s over on the sofa were not impressed with the demanding little bear. He goes over to a couple of the other girl’s who are chatting on a chair ” Are you NP ? ” he demands to know ” How rude !” “Yes” ” let’s ignore him ” ” Let’s” So the girl’s refuse to answer Reuben tries to out stare them but gives up and goes off. He comes across Blossom riding her bike, he climbs into the basket, Blossom stops and looks at the little bear. “Do you know the way to Lady K’s in the north? ” he demands ” No ” says Blossom bemused “Do you think if I found a map you could take me there? ” questions Reuben ” It’s miles and miles and miles and miles….” ” I get it !” says Reuben ” It’s a long way! Can you take me there or not? ” Blossom looks at the little bear for a few minutes then replies ” I’m not allowed to talk to strangers please get out of my basket before I am forced to call for the police!” Stunned Reuben climbs down out of her basket and walks away mumbling about what he is going to do to that Mossy when he gets hold of him!
Stevie’s come out to talk to Emily and Nell. they are discussing the talented Mrs Shelly , Nell and Stevie sharing all the details of visiting Mrs Shelly for their eye repaint. Emily wonders if she should have an ‘eye job’ but both of the other’s reassure her that her eye’s are beautiful and do not need any more paint.
They tell Stevie about the strange little bear , so Stevie explains about Reuben and his quest!
” Oh I hope he find’s an owner soon ” says Nell
” Well it won’t be an NP since Anastasia left ” says Stevie going on to explain that she was before Stevie’s time but by all accounts a true beauty.
The girl’s continue to chat and catch up on what’s been happening while Gill and Mum chat and catch up!
But what’s this ! it’s seems Reuben was not the only bear to have smuggled into the bag……