Saturday, 8 December 2018

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Rose Cottage is looking very festive and the girls have been hard at work decorating it.

Some tinsel has been added to the tree, along with the Christmas Star.

Hitty Patience is working on the Christmas Card list, whilst Hitty Mary Jean and Hitty Rimu are putting out some nativity scenes.

Such industrious girls.

They are delighted with their tree.

Upstairs Hitty Annabelle is reading stories to the children.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Let there be light!

Looks like Hitty Moana might have really saved the day this time.

She has some more lights, and this time they are smaller and more delicate.

Hitty Mary Jean claps her hands in joy, declaring the lights just perfect.

The girls put the lights on the tree with Hitty Patience making sure the top one is in the right place.

The tree really does look delightful now.

A job well done.

Next job the decorating!

Monday, 3 December 2018

Christmas Lights!

Hitty Mary Jean thought she would get the lights ready while they were waiting for the other girls to bring the tree back.

There seems to be something wrong with them.

Oh no!  Disaster.  Hitty Patience is shocked that somehow the lights have lost their 'plug' and no longer work.  What are we going to do?

Never fear though, Hitty Moana comes to the rescue. 

With my trusty shopping basket I can go down to the shops and be back with some lights ready in time for the arrival of the tree.

What a relief!

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Choosing a Christmas Tree

Hitty Madge called all us girls together to see who wanted to go and choose a Christmas Tree.

Some of us were content to just stay in the warm, as we knew we would have fun decorating the tree once it arrived anyway.

Hitty Madge was joined by Hitty Annabelle and Hitty Rimu and they had a lot of fun choosing the tree.

They loaded it on the sleigh, helpfully pulled by a local reindeer ready to be taken home.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Christmas Yarn Decorations Out and About.

Hitty Madge was delighted yesterday when she was out and about to discover the local postboxes had been decorated with knitted Christmas decorations. 

They are all absolutely delightful.

She insisted on having her photo taken with them all

Of course now she wants to change into her Christmas dress as it would have been far more appropriate than her Autumnal dress.

She especially loved the little dog....

and of course Father Christmas!

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The Hittys of Rose Cottage are back!

We have finally been able to reinstate Rose Cottage and the Boarding is lovely to have the Hittys out from hibernation, even if the weather is getting much colder.  The Hittys are looking forward to decorating their house for Christmas.

They have been hard at work today, cleaning and setting up their house.

It has been set up very similar to before with just a few changes.

The library is still upstairs and Hitty Annabelle is already been enlisted to tell the little ones stories!

Hitty Madge's art corner has been set up and she is now just waiting for some inspiration.

Hitty Ethel is already hard at work at her trusty sewing machine.

A few of the girls are having a relax and chat after their hard work this morning,

I (Hitty Patience) am of course typing up our memoirs, whilst the NZ girls are about to embark on a game of chess.

Out in the garden, Hitty Joyful has discovered it is a bit too cold now for a short sleeve dress!  Miles is making sure his rabbits are well fed.

In the boarding house kitchen Becassine is sorting and cleaning ready for some baking

The children's room is in need of bedding, but at least there are some toys!

Just love the detail in this house - there are coat hooks in the entrance hall and of course a radiator to keep the chill out.

Hitty Granny Estelle is sitting in the lounge enjoying the peace and quiet.

Hitty Natalie Rose is tidying up the bedroom and putting fresh sheets on the bed.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Who has been sitting in MY chair?

Gosh a post, and not before time!  Although it will still be short and sweet.  Had fun thinking up something for the Hitty Girls 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears Challenge'. 

Hitty Mary Jean wanted to play the part of Goldilocks as she said her hair been red rather than black was closer to Gold than the other Hitty Girls...Of course she was able to play the part quite well!