Showing posts from August, 2016

A new friend in minneapolis

Dear Diary,

Angelo:  It's great to make a new friend!  Here's a letter we just received from Minneapolis, USA.
Hello Adam, Angelo, and Simon!
My name is Benjamin Roy and I have come to live with Sasha, Anthony, Giancarlo, and the others now.  They told me I should write to you all and introduce myself as I am now part of the family.  I can't tell you how happy I am to be here...I was stuck in a box for 30 years when my guardian Mr. Archibald Hetherington Nastyface found my only relative, Daddy John.  Mr. Nastyface arranged for me to be sent to Daddy John and here I am!  

Daddy John has been so kind to me, he's been working very hard to get me some new clothes right away--it was such a relief to get out of that school uniform!

Daddy Steve and my new brothers have all been very welcoming.  So far, Pete Dakota and I have hit it off the best.  We like to play hide-and-seek out in the backyard and just talk about a lot of different things.  I am a very quiet person by nature, so…

Springtime love nest

Dear Diary,
Adam:  Winter is passing and spring will soon be here.  It's lambing and calving time now, even though the weather remains harsh.  Every day we can hear more birds chirping in the trees and bushes.  We take a big interest in nature which surrounds us here in the country.  We like to feed the birds because it helps them to get through the winter.  Now, the birds are returning, looking for a place to nest and lay their eggs. Angelo and I decided to help out.
Angelo:  Papa bought a bird house last autumn, with the intention of putting it up this spring.  Adam and I are going to take on this job for him.
Adam:  We got out the ladder and soon discovered how big and heavy it is!  I wish we had a doll-sized ladder but then again, it most likely wouldn't have reached high enough.  

Then, we had to shift the house across the garden to its new home in the hedge.

Getting the bird house up the ladder was quite a job for us.  It was a bit tricky on the steps and we both wished we ha…

The new lodger

Dear Diary,
Angelo:  I was sitting and reading when the quiet in the house was shattered by knocking at the front door.  I just about dropped my book!  It was odd because our friends never use that door.  I got up to go to answer the knocking.
When I opened the door, there was a stranger at the door, a doll I have never seen before.  He seemed so frightened; he said that he was lost and homeless.  He looked so pathetic, thin clothes, no coat or hat and no shoes.  It's the middle of winter here and so very cold; I couldn't very well leave him outside so I invited him indoors.  I was curious to know more so I asked him for his name.

I invited him to come in and get warm.  I thought I'd better call Adam to come and see what's going on.  He is older, after all, and more experienced in the ways of the world.
Adam:  Angelo called for me to come and help.  I went in and found him with a stranger doll.  I decided it would be best if we all sat down so Simon could tell us his story…