The excitement here in Rose Cottage reached a high this morning as the first, yes you heard right, the first of not one, not two, but possibly THREE visitors to Rose Cottage Boarding House arrived. This was most unexpected.... seems the thought of visiting us here in England and then travelling with Hitty Madge to New Zealand is a very popular destination indeed.
So anyway....who was the first to arrive we wondered?
Hitty Mary Jean gets the scissors to help open the travelling box.
Oh wow look! Our visitor is from the United States of America! How very exciting!
Lots of white polystyrene peanuts to protect and soften the journey.
Hitty Rimu, Hitty Madge, Hitty Mary Jean and myself, Hitty Patience start trying to clear the way.
First we discover all these amazing little baskets - this was certainly unexpected and very exciting.
We put them aside for now so we can see who is in her special travel pouch.
We are delighted to see she knows how to travel in style.
Untying and lifting the lid and there is Hitty Helen.
We welcome her to England. She is a little bewildered after her long journey.
To give her a chance to recover before meeting the rest of the Hittys we take her to the Rose Cottage Tea Room where Hitty Joyful has been making her some sandwiches and cakes and of course the ever needed cup of tea.
Enjoying some sustenance, Hitty Helen appreciates a bit of a quiet chat. She is very pleased to have arrived safely after her long journey.