Sunday, 31 January 2016

Busy, busy, busy!

We are all so busy here at Rose Cottage at the moment, preparing for possible arrivals.  Lots of correspondence going back and forth between prospective guests....

Becassine and Hitty Granny Estelle have been busy taking an inventory of stock in the kitchen.

They are taking note of any supplies they may need to get in.

Lots of hard work is needed to get the place into ship shape.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Welcome Home Hitty Anne Challenge

There is a rumour that Hitty Anne might eventually be ready for her journey to the UK and as such there is a Hitty Girls 'Welcome Home Hitty Anne' Challenge going on to make some clothes to welcome her home when she arrives.

Hitty Ethel has been busy sewing and has made some pantaloons and camisole and our person has knitted a dress.

Hitty Michaela kindly models the dress.  I can see her wanting one as well!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Hitty Madge visits Windsor Castle

Hitty Madge had a really lovely day out yesterday - it was cold so she was well wrapped up in her red cloak, but the sky was a glorious blue!

The destination was Windsor Castle

She had hoped to visit the Queen....

She waited patiently at the gates...

But it seems the Queen wasn't to be seen.

Never mind it provided the perfect backdrop.

Hitty Madge had a little friend keeping her company today.

This castle really is quite spectacular.

Lots of other photos, but this is it for now.

A very enjoyable day out.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Rose Cottage Boarding House is open for business.

Following on from the big meeting held here at Rose Cottage a couple of weeks ago with regards the opening of the Rose Cottage Boarding House, Hitty Ethel has been busy at work with preparations.

She has been measuring up beds to work out the sizes needed for bedding.

She has a very good eye and doesn't need a tape measure!

She has been preparing dressers.

Making sure the lounge is in order.

Busy sewing, and sewing....

Meanwhile Hitty Mary Jean has been reading one of Esther Robertson's wonderful books to the Hitty girls.

They have been very much enjoying 'A Visit to Judy Brown's Shop'

Eventually the bedding is made.

The mattress is put on the bed

Sheets, blanket and pillow

Finally a quilt is laid on top. 

Rose Cottage Boarding House is open for business!

Any budding travelling Hittys looking for adventure please get in touch with Hitty Madge for further details and to make arrangements.

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Our Plans for the Year.

Hitty Patience here...I have managed to gather all the Rose Cottage Hittys together to have a meeting about our plans for this New Year.    We have managed to take down all the Christmas decorations - a little earlier than we usually do, but want to get on with things.  We are leaving the lights up for a little longer as they brighten the place up on dull dark and rainy days.  

I have an agenda to work through and asked the girls for suggestions.

They all thought new clothes would be a good idea - of course - but poor Hitty Ethel said that she felt they had enough for now and perhaps underwear was more of the priority as she had heard that some were without - yet all claim to be wearing some!

We are expecting a new arrival at some stage - she booked her passage last year but there have been delays and she will need some underwear and a new dress - so perhaps we can set to achieve that in meantime so it is ready and waiting for her.

Hitty Madge and Hitty Joyful are hoping that they can open up the Hitty Cottage Boarding House and Tea Rooms to visitors this year - after the success of Hitty Mischievous unexpected visit in 2014 (was it really that long ago?!) they are quite excited about having others come to stay.

We were all unanimous in that proposal and will work towards getting a room ready for the Boarding House's first visitor.

Much work has to be done as can be seen in this photo taken last year when Hitty Natalie arrived - bedding is seriously needed!

So if any intrepid and budding travelling Hittys wish to come and visit - our doors are open.

The Rose Cottage Hittys.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

The Christmas been and done and a super gift.

Well it seems Christmas has been and gone in a blink of any eye!

The girls here at Rose Cottage were thrilled to get a little book from Christmas from Hitty Robinson and family and thank Esther very very much as her books are always a delight. 

Hitty Madge can't wait to start reading it.

Seems something has made Hitty Mary Jean giggle...the sight of Hitty Michaela running round in her unders....the question is was she getting changed OUT of her Christmas dress or into it?

Hitty Leonarda (the resident Hitty Witch) was rather bemused to change out of customary outfit into a Christmas dress, and even more bemused to be left holding the baby.

Albeit a couple of days late, the Hittys at Rose Cottage would like to wish all their friends a Very Happy and Healthy New Year full of creativity and fun.