..................Welcome to the Little Cottage down the Hill...

11/3/10

Enter....


At the end of the afternoon,the Dutchess stumbled down the stairs....tired..wearing a deep frown on her forehead...she had been writing....
-'O my gosh'..she whispered to herself at the last step of the stairs..'its already dark in the hall...what could be the time..?'
She reached for the light switch..and waited for the chandelier to spread his light on the big standing clock....
-'Six o clock....of course....we arrived in wintertime..the time of early darkness but also the time of light....we can start thinking about Christmas...how wonderful..'
All kinds of thoughts tumbled through the Dutchess's mind when she walked through the hallway...trees..lights..presents..turkey...friends..castles crowns cottages and laughter...and.. hot chocolate because THAT was the reason to go downstairs..towards the kitchen..
Again....in the kitchen...total darkness...and silence...nobody home..

-I am going to gather and light all the candles there are in the house..and I'm going to have a little party all by myself...celebrating THIS time of year...and everything nice to come...sitting in my quiet kitchen and just contemplate..
After she thought up this wonderful idea...the Dutchess wanted to go on a candle search in the dark...(She didn;t want to turn on the kitchen light to disturb the romance..)

THEN....Ssst....what was that...what sound did she just hear coming out of the darkness....It was a very loud squeak followed by.. the patter of little feet....
-Someone there..asked the Dutchess a bit nervous...who are you..and what are you doing in my kitchen....
-O..so sorry...Its only me....I didn't want to frighten you....but when you came in YOU frightened ME...
-Ah..its you Miss Moussie....I should have recognised you by your lovely squeak...tell me...why are you wandering around in the dark...did you need anything from the kitchen..
-No No...I came to visit you my dearest....I was thinking..why is it so dark in the kitchen...no lights..no stove burning...no Dutchess cooking or sitting at the table....I thought something could be wrong...Are you feeling well dear.....can I make you a cup of tea..You look kind of tired...
-Thank you so much for you concern dear Miss M....but I'm fine..
-"Speak you this with a sad brow?" ...twittered Miss Moussie....I don't believe you..
-Ah..Shakespeare my dear....how wonderful witty...and this you can see in the darkness..
-Mice have very good eyesight...but it would be better to bring some light into this kitchen...I agree..
- I was just on my way to light ALL the candles we have in the house and create a romantic atmosphere in this kitchen...just because its November and we are starting a new wonderful season...The season of light..Would you like to join me...
-Marvelous...simply marvelous dearest....I'll help you....and could we please make some hot chocolate before we sit down to enjoy the candlelight view..
-You can read my mind..smiled the Dutchess....

When the first candles did light up the kitchen,the stove was burning,and the smell of hot chocolate made its way out through the crack in the door....a little creature, walking in the garden stopped in his tracks...

-Hmmmmmm.....I MUST follow that smell.....it uttered in immediate haste....and there it went..

High above the bare treetops....in a cold blustery autumn wind..an owl came circling down...
Who flew in....with mighty flapping wings...not stopping until he bumped into the kitchen door...with a devastating big bump...and there it was he dropped...on the doormat..

A voice inside the Hilltop Hall squeaked..ENTER..

(There we go again dear reader and friend..a new season a new adventure...you are ever so welcome to follow...)

5 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM HERE!!! I AM ALL EARS, ALL HEART, ALL HERE for you dearest one. Oh, how my eyes popped out of my head when I saw that CASTLES CROWNS AND COTTAGES were in your mind; how I giggle at the possibilities for us all to dance in the twinkle of the light of this season; yet another fine season with you across "the pond"....distance is between us all, but the laughter, the wit, the dreams are ever so close. Miss M. will be receiving a rectangular package for a little faerie; it is in the post TODAY, sent on the wings of an angel mouse...or rat for that matter, and I bet you know of whom I am speaking!! My kitchen is dark as well, lit only by candlelight by night, but ever so bright in our hopes and dreams....keep writing dearest one....we are here.

GROSSES BISES, Nita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear Miss Moussie... You have such a kind heart.. How lucky you are to have such a special friend as the Dutchess.. She will light the way always my little friend. May I follow? I can smell the coco in the kitchen..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You have been tagged dearest, only if you want to play...come and see when you can. Nita

Ruben Rivera said...

Dear Miss Moussie,
Your story telling is simply charming. I love the scenery, and smells and sounds, and of course the creatures. I love the image of the smell of hot chocolate stopping a creature in its tracks....And poor owl. He really must learn to put on the air breaks.

I haven't commented on your blog in a while, but want to say how much I enjoy your drawings and dialogue between Big Bear and Little Mouse. I'm smitten by the cuteness of their character and the beauty of their friendship. I love them all. Please don't stop.

Your friend,
Rattus

Jacqueline said...

The anticipation in the dark was pure magic. You have the ability to take us on a journey that is real, it's inviting and it's wonderful.
A new season to come, with anticipation I await by the roaring fire to read more...and more...and more.

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