Saturday, May 22, 2021



Hello!  Gregoropolis will be on a short break while we take care of family and things.
We will be back soon with our continuing adventures!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Teddy Bear Tea Party, Part 3

 After exhaustive preparations, the day of the party has finally arrived!

Holly Belle: Do you think this a good tea party hostess dress?
Meghan: Oh yes; that's lovely!

Alice: Everything looks so good.
Uli: Ja.  You both did very vell; with my supervision, of course.

Pamela: Tea's nearly ready!
Holly Belle: Perfect; right on time.
Meghan: Our guests should be here any minute.

And with those very words, the guests do begin to arrive.  They are all impressed by the fine array.

All: Ooooohhh!

As with all good parties, it's a very diverse group: bears, dolls, birds, frogs, cats, watering cans...

As everyone sips tea and eats treats, a very pleasant conversation ebbs and flows among the guests.

 >Chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter<

At the conclusion, everyone agrees it was a lovely tea party.  And no guest birds of prey ate any of the other guests...

Great party!  Thank you very much!  Merci, mes fleurs!

Leaving two exhausted, but beaming, hostesses.

Holly Belle: Well, that was certainly a success, if I do say so myself!
I wonder what our next project should be?
Meghan: I would vote for a nap!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

No Pants Day

 Friday was No Pants Day (Really, this is a thing.  Read about it here: Wikipedia: No Pants Day) and the boys gleefully participated.

Well, there was perhaps a bit less glee...

Stephen Orange: >sigh<  The things I do for this family.

Nicholas Sahara: Blimey, America is so dashed cheeky!
Scot-Michael: We are unfettered!  Liberated, even!

Not all Gregoropolis residents were impressed.

Holly Belle: >Ew!<  Boys!
Rhoda: >Ha-ha!<  Wicked! I'm in for next year!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Teddy Bear Tea Party, Part 2

 Preparations for the tea party are in full swing!

Holly Belle: So, Uli, we've been informed that some of these guests have very hearty appetites.
We need to make sure there's enough food.

Uli: >Ahem<  I can assure you that when I cook, no one ever leaves the table hungry.

Uli: My two assistants vill be helping me.
Meghan: Er, great.  We'll leave you to it, then.
Uli: Danke.

Uli: Luke und Alice, let us hop to it.  Do not just stand there until the birds roost on you.  
Luke: Yes, ma'am!
Alice: Oh my, this is so exciting!

Pamela: You came to the right person.  No one makes a better cup of tea than I do.
Even the vicar says so.
Holly Belle: We knew we could count on you!

Holly Belle: All right you two, we need to put those tables together.
Ezra: Why are we always moving furniture around here?

Holly Belle: >Sigh<  No, not that way!
Wesley: Good grief...

Holly Belle: Ah yes, much better.
Meghan: Now to get the dishes.

Meghan: This party is going to take every bit of crockery we have!
Holly Belle: Hmmm...and it won't all match.

Daphne: Oh sweetie, you don't want it to match.  
Nothing shrieks 'new money' like having everything match.
Holly Belle: Goodness!  We never even thought of that.
Meghan: Yes, thank you for telling us.
Daphne: That's what I'm here for.